Thursday, August 16, 2012

College Dorm Room Decor

The Haute Dorm Room
by Elissa Watters, guest blogger
Life Blossoms Bedroom Queen Duvet
Life Blossoms Bedroom Queen Duvet
1) Bedding
Ralph Lauren Home is a great place to buy sheet sets for college!  They have quite an assortment of extra-long cotton sheet sets which include a matching flat top sheet, a fitted sheet, and a standard pillow case.  Get a solid-colored sheet set or go for something more fashionable, like their Malibu Stripe pattern.  If you’re going to a school in the North, don’t forget a comforter and a fleece throw to curl up with when the cold weather hits! (shown left, duvet cover by SchulmanArt also pillow case designed by Schulman)

Dorm Co is a great store for dorm furnishings like desk lamps.  Lighting in college dorm rooms is often dim, so start off prepared: bring a desk lamp!  To add some style to your room, consider hanging christmas lights on the walls or placing a lava lamp (only $20 on Amazon!) on the dresser—they look awesome, especially at night!

Pillow Case with inspirational art
3) Comfort
Don’t make your friends sit on the floor!  Get a futon or bean bag from so that everyone can be comfortable while you do homework, watch a movie, or just hang out.

Containers are essential for every college student, and they can be decorative, too!  The Container Store has containers of all different shapes, sizes and colors.  Open bins are great for piles of paper, notebooks and sandals; trunks are good for under-bed storage; and drawers are helpful for those looking for extra dresser space!
Plant Your Own Garden, Inspirational Art
Miriam Schulman

5) Wall Decorations
Add some color to those plain, white walls!  Go to to see some of Miriam Schulman’s worksany of which can be turned into a poster sized print that can easily be hung on the wall. These posters will add the perfect finishing touch to your room decor!


Mentioned in this article @RalphLauren, @DormCo, @amazon, @ContainerStore.

Shopping Resources:
Lava lamp from,  Bean bag from, Stacking drawers from, Bedding from Ralph Lauren Home  
pillow case and duvet cover from

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