Monday, July 7, 2014

Dorm Room Inspiration

Hey guys!
I have written a couple of posts in the past couple of days, but saved them as drafts, as I just want to let them kind of...stew, for lack of a better term! So today I thought I would share with you guys how I'm hoping my dorm room will turn out! I move in on September 19th, so I want to get a bit of an early start on getting decorations and all of the necessary items sorted out.

I would love  to find a tapestry or something like this to hang in my room since we can't paint or anything. It's so pretty and would definitely personalize my dorm a lot more!

I also love the idea of hanging lights and pretty fabric over your bed! This would make it seem so much more cozy and home-y.

 These little photos hanging off of fairy lights are so cute! I love how it looks at night.

 This is such a great idea! I really want to break out of my shell in college and have the time of my life, and this would definitely force me to do it! The little bucket on the side is so adorable, too.

The birds flying along the lights are so cool as well - I love bird silhouettes!

I love how clean yet boho this looks! I absolutely love dream catchers and really want to put one up in my dorm, so something like this would be perfect! I think I might do something similar by my desk. And it would be cool to put pictures in the shape of my home state!

This is basically exactly how my dorm is going to be set up, with my bed being lofted and my desk underneath it in order to save as much room as possible. This room just looks so cozy and home-y! I would really like for my dorm to look like this.

How cool are these lights?! I have seen this DIY project on Pinterest and I am definitely going to give this a try. If it's a success, then you will be seeing it in a future post! However, if not, then in the pile of "DIY's From Pinterest That Didn't Work" it will go.

I also like the simplicity of these two - it kind of reminds me of snow and rain. They would also be a really classy way of using fairy lights, and not just look like strands of lights strung around everywhere!

 My mom made a couple of these for our house, and they are so pretty! I would love to have these in my room (even though I'm not 21 yet, but I mean wine bottles are classy right?) to remind me of home. I might be able to use Mason Jars, too!

Ahhhhhh if only I had the room for a bookshelf like this in my future dorm's going to be super weird not having all of my books with me! I have about three or four book shelves in my room (by now I'm having to stack them in random places because I'm running out of room) so I'll have to be picky about the ones I take with me to college!

Well, there you have it! I would be extremely happy if my dorm room turned out like any of these pictures, and I'm hoping that they do! I'm on the hunt for the perfect decorations >:)

What kind of decor do you like?

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day!


  1. Such pretty photos! I really love this post, it's given my lot's of ideas for when I go to university next year! xx

    1. I'm glad! :)
      I know, looking at pictures like these gets me so excited for decorating!!

  2. Aggh, I'd kill to have any room like those!! I really really like the Christmas lights for decorating, also the pictures on the wall but the cloud-lamp DIY is THE CUTEST!! I'm moving house with my mom and dad (I'm not old enough to move alone yet :c) in a couple of months and I'm looking for inspiring pictures of rooms so I could decorate mine, it's helped me a lot, thank you!! x

    1. Eeek I love the cloud light!! I reaaaaallly hope it turns out hahaha.
      And good, I'm glad! :)

  3. This is great inspiration! Lights, photos and posters are a great way to fill those walls! I know I hate the bare walls every time I move in. And I know what you mean with the was tough for me to pick from so many!

    All That Glitters

    1. Yeah, definitely! I'm hoping it really helps to fill those walls up. Haha yeah I am not looking forward to picking books!!

  4. I love this inspiration post! I've been pinning dorm room inspiration on pinterest lately, hahaha. I move in August 24th and I'm so excited! But I don't think we are allowed to have christmas lights/hanging lights in our dorms so I'm a bit bummed out about that. Can't wait to see how your dorm turns out! I bet it will look so pretty with all the lights and boho decor :)

    1. Oh wow, that's so early! And oh gosh, I'm sorry! :( that's so silly hahah sometimes colleges have such weird rules about dorm rooms!
      And thanks, I'm really hoping it'll turn out as nice as these pictures haha!

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    1. Yeah, I'll definitely be needing it for college! :)

  6. I love the look of these rooms. The mix of fabric and fairy lights makes the rooms seem so gorgeous! If you had a moment could you check out my blog:
    I actually recently posted a DIY garland that I think you would enjoy!
    I also just followed you on Bloglovin if you could do the same!

  7. Great post! I love all of these pictures. I definitely need to get some fairy lights for my flat so I can try some of these ideas!

    Natalie xo

    Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

    1. Yeah, they really make a room more homey I think!