Dorm Room on a Dime

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Dorm Room on a Dime

Is there a love language having to do with decorating your daughters dorm room/suite each school year ?  If there isn’t , there should be. With two daughters in college , I feel the responsibility to help them make their dorm room a reflection of my, i mean THEIR personality.

Weeks, sometimes, months, in advance, I gather linens, window panels, artwork,  and lots of old picture frames.  Lane Scott  has always known exactly what she wants. Her freshman year  she had a design sketched out and a story board with fabrics, textures and inspirational decor. She is an artist ya’ know.   The last two years, she has moved herself and decorated her own dorm room.  I saw a quick snapshot of one wall she had done last week and it was masterful.   Primitive, lovely, un-complicated, clean, simple-lines. I loved it.

Libby, on the other hand, leaves the decor  all up to me. Her only request this year she wanted to take her duvet cover from her bed at home. Okay.  I can work with that.

Below are a few pictures we took this past Saturday.  The drawer work complimentary of Haven’s organizational skills. The hunk in orange would be Scott. He is a wonderful command- hook-hanger-upper. The panels on the windows are hung on a tension rod. The same tension rod that came un-tensioned and whacked me in the head 3 days before and had me seeing stars. Most of the items in the room were from Restorology Vintage on Etsy.  The Cardboard Deer Head Taxidermy was from Etsy shop HL Solutions, Chevron Duvet from Urban Outfitters, Bright-Stripe Pillow from IKEA. The rest of the items were thrifted, some were painted, some were left as is.

I also included a picture of the Living Area Libby shares with 5 other girls. Yes, they have a lot of seating.  They like to have friends over to study. That’s what they told me anyway.  I did a gallery wall with an homage to George Washington and Scrappy Wilson, the first dog running for President.photo (6)

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3 responses »

  1. nice! and herein lies the reason that you, my friend, have the privilege of parenting three amazing young women – and I – the privilege of parenting three wonderful young men. The only essential decorating item for their rooms? M&Ms, of course. 🙂

  2. that’s an adorable space! my girls’ tiny room was a bit of a mish mash, but it worked for her. and she actually cleans up before we visit, which shows something sank in. it was an easy one to decorate – barely any space at all. next year we get to decorate the much bigger 8-girls-sharing-1-kitchen space. and yes, they will need lots of seating for “studying” with friends too 😉

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