On one hand, I’m kind of glad Pinterest wasn’t around when I was heading off to college. How I wanted to decorate my dorm was largely imagined from what I saw on Facebook. But on the other hand, when I saw the perfectly decorated dorm rooms, I really wished I had done the same thing. I always felt like I was living in a dorm, instead of a cozy room I could call “home.”
My roommate and I coordinated our bedding for our freshman year dorm room.
Picking out cute bedding is as far as I could (can) get on my own. After college, I enlisted the help of Havenly to spruce up my NYC apartment. And when I moved to Connecticut, I used Havenly’s design services again for help with my living room design.
They have a new service right now for decorating dorm rooms and, um, the designs are perfect. You take a little quiz and it helps you determine your dorm room style. Then you receive your results and a way to shop the room on two different budgets. I seriously wish this had been around when I was in college… big time. I think this would be great to do with your roommate so you two can coordinate and maybe find a happy balance between two or one that works for both of you. (And moms, this is a great place to look if your sons have no interest and you need a good starting point as the masculine designs are great too!)
Two of my favorite dorm room designs below. (I’m sure they’ll come as no surprise at all!)
You can also just search through the various room personalities and pick the one that fits your style the best.
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