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Dorm Decor Week: Rose Gold & White Marble Inspiration Board

This dorm decorating inspiration board is inspired by two hot trends: rose gold and white marble. I love how the pinkish gold metallic pairs with classic white marble. It's ultra feminine, but with a sleek, modern edge.

Dorm Decor Week: Schoolhouse Sweet Inspiration Board

This dorm decor inspiration board is inspired by old schoolhouses, vintage botanical prints, and sugary sweet retro colors. It's a little preppy, a little girly, and a little industrial—all at once. Balance preppy pastels with candy brights, vintage metals with retro woods, and bold typography with pretty illustrations.

Dorm Decor Week: Luxury Style on a Budget

With college starting back up, The Lovely Side is going back to its roots for a full week of dorm and college decorating ideas. Kicking it off, I want to share an inspiration board and sources for creating a dorm like this one recently featured on BuzzFeed :

Get the look of stained glass—affordable and temporary!

In my office, my desk sits in front of a nice bay window that faces east and looks out over the neighborhood. For six hours of the workday, I love it. But from 8 AM to around 10 AM, the sun is in a position high enough to peek over the trees, but not so high that it's over the house. So it's a really bright, sunny spot to sit in the morning—sometimes it's hard to even see my computer screen. (Now I know why the previous dwellers had a strange window blind that only went halfway down. I took that down a long time ago.) So I've been brainstorming ideas to tame the morning sunlight a bit—without blocking up my window with blinds. I found myself inspired by the real, original-to-the-house stained glass window in our living room. It looks like this: