Becca’s Dorm Reveal

Yesterday, I showed you all some of the inspiration behind Becca’s room. Today, I am excited to finally be doing a big reveal on Becca’s dorm.

First, I will just mention that her room is small… quite small. She has it all to herself, but it is one of the smallest in the 4 room unit. Although we had an idea in mind for this room months ago, the majority of the actual purchasing and work on projects were done relatively late in the game. Nonetheless, I think you’ll agree that everything turned out beautifully!

Here are some of the design elements that we decided to go with:

As you enter the room, the first thing you see is her desk space.

Corkboard: Container Store

Dry Erase Board: Container Store

Turquoise Frame: Hobby Lobby

Pink & Blue Art: Fabric

Pink Lamp: Target

Here is another view showing the desk along with her window.

Drapery Panel: Target

Seat Cushion: Ikea

And now on to the piece de resistance in the room, the bed. We decided on the turquoise frames at the last minute and I am glad we went with it. Originally, we were thinking of doing white frames, but in the end we wanted something that would make a statement.

Duvet and Sham: TargetArt: Fabric Samples
Frames: Thrifted & Painted

However, one of my favorite areas of the entire room is the area next to the bed. I love the functionality of the table/lamp combo. Then, the layered sisal and faux sheepskin rug give the space a sort of practical glamour.

Table/Lamp Combo: Target

Another last minute touch was the orchid on Becca’s nightstand. Though it is a faux flower, (what college student has time for finicky orchids) the added touch of a natural element provides a hint of tranquility.

Even though I helped install the decorative pieces in the room, I can’t take much credit for creating the DIY projects seen in the space.

Becca did this string art project herself.

And without the help of our youngest sister, Maggie, Becca would have never finished painting all of the frames!

In the next few months, we may add a long bedskirt/curtain to the front and side of the bed to disguise some of the storage beneath her bed. Not sure just yet, but it would be a nice way to give that area a polished look. Maybe a few drapery panels hemmed to the height needed and attached with removable Velcro.

Of course being obsessed with fabrics and pillows, I would love to add some more throw pillows at some point as well.

Overall, we are very happy with the finished product!

I understand that Becca had a great first day today and I am wishing her a great first year at UNO!

Love you little sis!

4 thoughts on “Becca’s Dorm Reveal

  1. Love this! Another idea for the under-bed disguise would be to velcro several panels to create slits for easy acces or so that one panel could be raised at a time. Or maybe use a curtain rod and hang several pairs of curtains. And tell me that those Ariat boxes contain some great looking boots! Have a great year, Becca! From Rita, UNO Grad!

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