Great Dorm Decorating Tips

design tips for your dorm Great Dorm Decorating Tips

Just because you live in a bedsit, dorm, or studio doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy pleasant surroundings. Thanks to the number of DIY stores around now, we all have access to cheap materials to help us transform our rooms. Maybe you are only in student accommodations or the dorms for a few years and are worried about changing the decor in the room.  Speak to the landlord, and you might find that they are happy for you to do the work as long as you carry it out to a high standard and leave it when you go.  Use the following dorm decorating tips to really personalize your space.

 

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7 Modern Design Tips for Bedrooms

modern design tips for bedrooms 7 Modern Design Tips for Bedrooms

Interior designers like to think they have a monopoly when it comes to design tips for bedrooms, but they are wrong. Anyone can transform their hovel into a contemporary masterpiece, thanks to the materials and technology available to us. You only need to have a clear vision of what you’d like to achieve to make it possible.

Learn some great tips and tricks to help turn your dull bedroom into a stylish space that will change your life. There are many design tips for bedrooms to consider when taking on such a project.

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Great Solutions for Small Space Living

This conversation about living in small spaces was sponsored by Pottery Barn.  Great Solutions for Small Space Living

tips for small space living Great Solutions for Small Space Living

When you are living in small spaces, like a dorm room or an apartment with many roommates, you need to invest in pieces that can do double duty. Storage is usually at a premium, and you have to be sure that your furniture pieces are in the right scale. Here are some tips to make the most of your small spaces. We’ll be using pieces from Pottery Barn’s PB Teen line to demonstrate the tips for small space living.

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Kleenex Style in the Powder Room

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I’m in the process of moving, which everyone knows is NO FUN. None. Not at all. Zero fun zone. In my new place, I have a very small guest bathroom. I suppose it’s more of a powder room, but the fact remains – that thing’s tiny, man!

I realized one day that there was no towel ring or towel rack for a hand towel. More importantly, there is nowhere convenient to hang one, either. What’s a great hostess, like me, to do? Of course I had to figure out some kind of solution. I mean, people need & want to wash their hands, right?!?!

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How to Glitter a Dollar Store Piggy Bank

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I am a huge fan of glitter.  I mean, what’s not to like?  It just seems to make everything feel a little more special.  Glitter is also a great way to jazz up something that’s plain or has even seen better days.  For this project, I took a plain ol’ piggy bank from the dollar store and decided to make it shine!

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DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

Scotch Expressions sent us samples to play with.  This DIY washi tape switch plate tutorial was the result.

washi tape switchplate DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

I have always been a fan of fancy switchplate and outlet covers.  I spent many an hour decoupaging switchplates, and everyone knew what they were getting for holidays.  Sometimes, if they were especially nice to me, I’d even take requests!

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Novogratz Brasil Furnishings at CB2 #CB2NovogratzBrasilSweepstakes

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I’ve been working on re-doing my house recently.  I’m tired of looking at the stuff I have, and I’m just ready for a totally fresh new look. 

Two of the things I love are color and texture.  I’m not afraid of color at all, and textures are one of the things that really add depth to whatever you’re doing.  That’s part of the reasons why I like CB2 and Novogratz Collection

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I particularly love the Botao Stripe ottoman.  While the sectional is kind of cool, we had a sofa like that before, and we’d regularly lose stuff between the pieces.  Of course, you could also move it into absolutely any configuration. 

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Introducing The Moen Kiran Faucet

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Decorating your home is such a personal thing.  My personal aesthetic has long been Mid Century Modern.  I’m sure that a big part of that has to do with the fact that my mom loves all things vintage.  Well, not all things, but a large portion.  We’ve always lived in older homes and  had retro or vintage items in these homes. 

That has just stayed with me.  My first set of grown up furniture in my own home was a set of Danish Modern furniture from the 1960’s.  That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy some modern touches and amenities, though.  Oh no. 

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