Best Dorm Rooms from the Archives

Since we're focusing on "setting up home" this month on Apartment Therapy, I thought I'd round up some inspiration for all the freshmen college kids who are preparing to move into their first "home" away from their families this fall. Dorm rooms have a reputation for bad décor — like cinderblock walls, cheap wood furniture, and posters stuck to the wall with sticky-tack — but I've also seen some really good ones, where students have worked with limited resources to create rooms with style and personality. Here are a few of the best. Enjoy!

>> Maximilian Sinsteden's Dorm Room from New York Magazine

>> 21st Century Dorm Rooms

>> Tim's Overlapping Spheres

>> Sara and Rogan's Delightful Dorm Oasis

>> Sophmore Sophistication: The Coolest Dorm Room Ever

>> Zen Buddhist Student's Quarters

>> Rachel's Chic Dorm Room

>> Marcella's Simple, Chic Dorm Room

Re-edited from a post originally published on 08.05.2010 – JEL