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!

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

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>> 21st Century Dorm Rooms

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>> Tim's Overlapping Spheres

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>> Sara and Rogan's Delightful Dorm Oasis

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>> Sophmore Sophistication: The Coolest Dorm Room Ever

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>> Zen Buddhist Student's Quarters

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>> Rachel's Chic Dorm Room

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>> Marcella's Simple, Chic Dorm Room

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

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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