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Uninspired, drab dorm spaces are never very welcoming. But if you think of the space as a blank canvas and add some of your own creative ideas and furnishings it will soon be a comfortable new home away from home. Dorm rooms are the quintessential one-room-living. So decorate it as such. Define the space it into areas: a place to study, sleep and relax. For inspiration, start with anything… like your major. No matter what your major, or even if you are not in school, these styles are sure to inspire.
You are going to dig this style inspiration. Major: Archaeology provides a sense of the past with the practically of the future.
Prerequisites: A place to work, Navigator's Ivory and Woodgrain DeskSomething illuminating, Robert Abbey Natural Brass Pharmacy Desk LampA place to sit, Zuo Metro Beige Office ChairSome stylis accessories, Uttermost Elegant Swirl Set of Three Wall Art PanelsStorage, Set of 3 Espresso and Mock Croc Storage Boxes
Your dorm mates will be green with envy with Major: Biology. This style is enjoyed by those who like structure, comfort and a touch of the fun.
Bio 101 includes: Green like grass, Movement Green Area RugGreen like Kermit, Pinguino Lime Green and White Accent LampGreen like bamboo, Hunter Lime Finish Three Panel ScreenGreen materials, Set of 3 Adalyn Embroidered Dot PillowsGreen like an apple, Shirred Headboard Apple Green Velvet Bed
For the person that admires simplicity, clean lines and hitting the books (or at least reading a good one) Major: Law is for you.
Required reading:Let the record show form and function can get along, Khaki Microsuede Tufted Bed Don't sweep the facts under the carpet, Mossa Collection Sprinkle Cream Area RugShine some light on the subject, Chrome Finish Adjustable Arm Floor LampReflect on the rules, and you new haircut, Babette Holland Burnt Orange 26" Wide Wall MirrorBooks aren't just for reading, Set of 3 Book Nesting Tables
How do you decorate your dorm or small space?
Top images courtesy of photgrapher Laurey W. Glenn.
What are some ideas for a small dorm room with (ugh!) bunk beds. Also there is a sink in the middle of one wall.
Thanks for the post. Dorm rooms are a good example of what could be extremely drab, but with a little design help can be beautiful. Every detail including lighting fixtures and furniture elements are extremely important for creating the right ambience and feel you want.
Thanks CBJ. You could add fabric panels around the sides of the bottom bunk to create privacy; add some pillows for chill. Or...you could create a study area by removing the bed (be careful not to destory the stucture of the bunks, we wouldn't want you to get hurt), insert a desk or make one out of found items like bricks and a like plywood top. Hope this gets you started!
Hey ID, thank you for leaving a comment! I agree.