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Brights Balanced with Black

Above: The residents of this dorm obviously love bright, bold
colors by their use of lime green and their patterned bedding.
Often, such colors can overwhelm a dorm or make it look childish.
In this dorm, however, the use of black balances out the bright
colors. I really like the color scheme.

Above: The modern futon serves both as a comfy place to
hang out and as spare bedding if a friend should stay overnight.
The trunk can also serve multiple functions: as a footrest, as a
coffee table, and as storage.

Above: Now that's a well-organized closet! These roomies
don't even need to pull the curtain closed over their clothes.

Above: A glimpse under one of the lofted beds.

Above: Both residents lofted their beds to create extra floor
space and a place for bookshelves, mini-fridges, and desks.

Above: A productive study space tucked underneath a loft.

Above: I like the unexpected use of mismatched throw
pillows. The pillows are all different patterns and colors, but
they appear to be of similar material. The colors compliment
each other and look luxurious against the black.

Above: Underneath one of the lofted beds, a book-
case holds keepsakes of home and lots of photos.

Inspiration to take from this room: If you are drawn to bright colors, balance them out with black. It will look more sophisticated and less childish. Don't be afraid to mix-and-match throw pillows. And lofted beds save a lot of floor space. What a lovely room!

This dorm room and photos of it belong to macymarie120 at HGTV's Rate My Space.



I like how the room looks so neat despite being jam-packed. How did you do it?
Anonymous said…
I love this! I'm thinking of doing the same layout in my dorm!


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