Tuesday, September 7, 2010

DORM ROOM DECOR: KEEP IT COLORFUL

Make your dorm room a home away from home. Create an eclectic mix of color and pattern where you can crack the books in a style all your own. Here are some things to get you on your way, whether your tastes run bohemian, mod or trad.

Get off the wall with sugar- induced study breaks, and bag big game the eco - friendly way, with Anthropologie's Zebra Bust, made from used cement bags covered in pages taken from vintage French books.

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters
You must remember this... a sweet saying from Urban Outfitters.

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OMG! Tapestries are back! Why did I ever throw mine out? Probably because they did not smell so great. The Tree of Life print makes it au courant. Pick one up at Urban Outfitters, and just make sure you are not creating too much o of a fire hazard.

With a contemporary silhouette and bohemian patchwork upholstery, this chair from Urban Outfitters can transition easily from dorm room to first apartment.

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Plastic fantastic! The Pod can be a table or quick seat, from Urban Outfitters.

Photo courtesy of CB2
Keep your precious text books all in one place with CB2's space saving Array bookcase. Instead of kicking them under the bed, you will be able to locate books before class starts.

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Modern and fun, Urban Outfitter's Circle Stack Mirror Hook can handle necklaces and scarves.

Photo courtesy of Ikea
Stash the term papers you are most proud of in striped storage boxes from Ikea.

Photo courtesy of West Elm
Create a space where friends want to come hang. The Dhurrie Pouf is on sale at West Elm, hurry and grab a few.
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If you have space to spare, this new West Elm Console Desk with side shelves in crisp white is the neo Parsons.

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Get rid of that stale wood chair they provide and replace it with a shiny pink one from Ikea.

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Maybe mod squad is more you. Flower power has never been so cute as this pillow from CB2.

Photo courtesy of Target
Burn the midnight oil with cheap and cheerful lighting by Target. The turquoise shade adds a punchy color to the industrial surroundings...

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Cuten up bare wall space by adding a classic wooden headboard decal from Urban Outfitters.

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Target's Room Essentials Bedding Collection is pretty sweet. Chrysanthemums in shades of pink and purple bring the garden inside.

Photo courtesy of Dwell Studio
Fly away home with Dwell Studio's peacock - adorned duvet and shams.

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A bold all over floral pattern is happy and fun. Available online from Urban Outfitters.

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Your friends may wonder, "Oh did you find this great nightstand at a tag sale and repaint it yourself?" You wish. Only you will know for sure. From Urban Outfitters.

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There will be a place for everything and everything in it's place with Urban Outfitter's Wire Drop Shelf.

Photo courtesy of West Elm
For those in a cold climate with drafty windows, this adorable Pom Pom throw from West Elm is just the thing. Cozy and cute, for a nice price.

Photo courtesy of Ikea
So the days of wearing a sarong and caftan on the beach are over, but you can get your boho chic with this embroidered tassel Ikea pillow.
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Have dance parties on Anthropologie's funky Ends of The Earth Rug, flamingos and all.

5 comments:

mydesignchic said...

To be in college today...so many fun choices. I especially love the plastic pod from Urban Outfitters-a wonderful pop of color!

a lovely being said...

what a fun roundup! I am obsessed with the dwell studio peacock bedding. your commentary on the turquoise urban outfitters nightstand cracks me up :)
xx fallon

The Consummate Hostess said...

This post makes me want to go back to my college days! Love the zebra bust!

Marisa said...

I had so much fun researching this, there are tons of fun and fresh designs to transform a concrete cube!

Stylebeat said...

So fun right!