(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
We can't remember the last time we were in the dorms (after our first year, we hightailed out of our school digs which looked remarkably like a Howard Johnson), but you can bet our dorm room didn't look as good as this contemporary dorm room posted on HGTV's Rate My Space by designstar1216. Decorated with a mere $300, this space looks less like the run-of-the-mill cement block dorm and more like a chic studio apartment...

Using a lot of thrift store finds (like the vintage chairs and the hospital cabinet/computer desk), some choice pieces from Ikea (the TV console), crafty DIY (lamp hanging above the desk, covering the ugly pink bathroom sink with contact paper),and breaking a few dorm rules (painting the wall), we'd say her room is pretty incredible and inventive.

Check out all of her photos on Rate My Space.