Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of consistent posting, it's been quite busy actually! I drove to school for my last year of college last Friday and moved into my dorm room on Saturday. Can't believe that this is my last time around before entering the real world!
I'm living in a single on campus, but my suite is full of my sorority sisters. I love love love love LOVE my new room! I feel so adult in it. It was a series in trial and error, but my parents and I hung up white Christmas lights around the top of the room. I hate the normal lighting of dorm rooms, so it's so much prettier and softer with the Christmas lights.
I bought new bedding and decorating accessories at the beginning of the summer. My old dorm stuff is all pink and green, and I wanted to switch it up for something a little bit more subtle. The comforter and pillows are from Home Goods, and the faux fur blanket is from Restoration Hardwear.
My dad built a bookcase on move in day, and I definitely think it makes the room a little less dorm-y. The baskets are from Home Goods (literally the best place, I think half of the things in my room are from there), and my mom painted the initials with the color scheme from the room. We also went to Ikea and bought the gold lamp and the plant. Also, it's not allowed, but I have a candle from Anthropologie......the best smelling candle in the entire world.
Everyone living on campus gets a bed, mirror, desk and chair, microwave and fridge/freezer, and dresser (which I put in the closet). I don't use my desk for studying (I try not to do work in my room), so it's more like a vanity desk. The two top drawers are toiletries and extra products, and the big bottom drawer is food and cups.
I also brought a chair from home. It's ridiculously comfortable and the colors happened to match with the rest of the room!
My roommate and I last year had a TV in our room, but we literally didn't set it up the entire year. So, my dad set it up with cable and now I have a working TV finally! I have a dehumidifier (the dorm rooms basically have a different climate from the rest of the world), French Bulldog bookends, and all my makeup products on the desk as well.
I LOVE MY CLOSET I'M SO HAPPY IT'S SO BIG. Everyone has a closet this size, but I've always had a roommate so I've had to share it. Now I have it all to myself!! I bought the laundry hamper from Target I think. I don't want my room to look too cluttered, so I put hair products and my flatiron/curling irons/blowdryer in baskets on the top of my dresser. I'm still trying to figure out where to put my sweaters, so they're currently just at the top shelves of the closet.
Yesterday I color organized my tops (the left half of the hangers) and my dresses (the right half). I have bras/undies, tees, shorts, jeans, and sweatshirts in the dresser.
Underneath my bed I have some more storage. Shoes and theme party costumes are on the left, t-shirts are in the middle, and athletic shorts and leggings on the right.
It's going to be a good year!!