Dorm Room Design Ideas


I was recently asked by the Vancouver Sun for my take on dorm design trends which got me thinking: what would I do differently? Don't get me wrong, I loved my orange, pastel blue, and navy color scheme back in the day (seriously, what was I thinking), but if I can do it again there's a few things I would change.

With the typical dorm room being a bit of a downer--concrete block, boring wood furniture, linoleum floor--I wanted to create a look that was bright, bold, and still very practical. A splash of mustard yellow breathes life into the space and a blue, patterned area rug warms up the otherwise blah floor while disguising the inevitable grime. Neutral gray linen bedding and a comfy reading pillow for late night studying gives a cozy crash space that won't show dirt or stains (like from that Kraft mac n' cheese incident). A few playful accessories that join form and function make for a practical but oh-so-cute space that will hopefully inspire greatness.

Now, what would your "adult" dorm room look like? Shop mine below!

Shopping List:

throw pillow

wedge pillow

storage stand

blue rug

gold file drawers

leather file folder

memo board

duvet set

stripped rug

map art

hamper

desk lamp


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Hi there! My name is Erin and I'm the owner of Erin Davis Design, an interior design firm founded in 2017. Here on my blog I serve up tips for creating a home that's functional, beautiful, and right on budget. I hope you'll cozy up on your sofa and stay awhile! Want to get to know me better? Check out my about page. If you're looking for personalized design help then head on over to my services page.

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