Sorry to have kept you all at bay lately; life has been crazy getting the last one off to college.
So, I’m here to fill you in on my latest revelation in the world of college dorm rooms – they are NOT the dorm rooms we lived in “back in the day”!
Well no, the dorm rooms were’t this bad, but the decor was nothing like it is today!
I mean, we’ve gone from thin pancake mattresses and This End Up bunk beds to the Marriott on steroids!
The fabrics and decor are simply beautiful – coordinated, monogrammed and decked to the nines!
I mean, didn’t you have a coffee table and apothecary jars of candy in your dorm room?
I mean who doesn’t have a chandelier in their dorm room these days?
From dust ruffles to curtains, these rooms are to die for.
Someone’s mom worked overtime for these!!
It was interesting seeing all the creative ideas on the web and Pinterest.
And some ideas were really inexpensive and great, check these out…
Parasols hanging from the ceiling to crazy great headboards made out of cardboard and old coffee bean bags. Love it!
(Aren’t the pillows great? But where do you sleep? And does this child really make her bed every morning or does she just step all over her pillows all day long?)
These girls got creative and just used poster board to make their headboards.
This was a great idea if your bed runs parallel to the wall, just make a side board out of butcher block paper and tape to the wall. Great Bohemian look!!
Let’s shed a little light on the subject. (Would this pass dorm inspection at your child’s school?)
How about a bookshelf at the head of your bed with coffee at your fingertips?
And if you just can’t part with all your “stuff”, here’s your answer…just hang it!
These guys were obviously allowed to paint their walls, or did they use duct tape for those stripes?
Not sure if this is a true dorm room, but I’m sure the guys would think this was a pretty cool place to call home away from home.
This one is actually one of my favorites – simple, uncluttered and creative. Love the use of a tool chest for storage, the fun light fixture and art, and great shelves right up to the ceiling.
So, while we may not have twinkling lights hanging around the room, my daughter’s dorm room is coming along nicely.
And yes, I have to admit, I have succumbed to painting an Annie Sloan bedside table, making a velcro-dust ruffle and now working on a head board and curtains…
…it’s all about making that little girl have a sense of “home away from home”.
Back to the sewing machine.
Have an awesome week!