Top Five Back-to-School Ideas, Dorm Edition

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Hi All! So we in NY don’t head back to school until after Labor Day, but I know many of you are heading back in early August, including college students who have the exciting opportunity to set-up an amazing dorm room! Here are some fun ideas to personalize your room and show.your.unique.style!

ONE: Personalize your room with artwork or download some of the amazing printables out there.

customize your monogram
customize your monogram

and….

Similar can be found here
Similar can be found here

and….

via Etsy
via Etsy

TWO: Create a custom headboard.  I constructed an upholstered headboard for my older daughter’s room using this tutorial and it was easy peasy and can be done on a budget (not speaking from experience or anything, but when you totally change your mind next month it is easy and cost effective to alter).

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and….

Create an Amazing Custom Headboard
Create an Amazing Custom Headboard and a shout out to my fellow DELTAs:)

THREE: Organize your desk area to study.in.style! I was out and about at one of my favs, HomeGoods, and saw these awesome options to give your desk area some PIZAZZ!

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HomeGoods Desk Lamp and Organizer
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HomeGoods- Because there is always.too.much.paper!!
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HomeGoods- LOVE!

Below is one of my favorite pics pulling the look all together:

Study In Style with a Gorgeous and Organized Desktop
Study In Style with a Gorgeous and Organized Desktop

and lastly, I have been informed by my kiddos that we are doing this at our house for all their homework necessities:

Inexpensive DIY storage option from IKEA
Inexpensive DIY storage option from IKEA

FOUR: Bring in something living.  Adopt a plant, orchid, or succulent and it will make the room feel more like home. When I met hubby in college he had a palm-like plant in his senior suite they named Kiki.  She actually made it to our first apartment together.

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FIVE: You can never have enough bins or storage containers.  They hide messes, organize like items, store things, and….did I mention hide messes?

HomeGoods vinyl baskets
HomeGoods Vinyl Baskets
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HomeGoods Colorful Laundry bins

And, as I read this over, I realize that while the top five things apply to ladies and gents heading to college, my inspiration tends to be more for the ladies.  So guys, PBDorm has a cool Lookbook for more gentlemanly dorm room designs.

Gorg Inspo Pic for the Boys from PBdorm Cookbook
Gorg Inspo Pic for the Boys from PBdorm Lookbook

Happy BTS dorm dwellers!

Best,

Kelly

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