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What is it about those Scandinavians? Just when we think we've caught up, they manage to put some new twist on effortless cool. Inspired by their modern-but-not-too-minimal decor, we've put together a dorm room with clean lines, a simple color palette, and just enough texture to keep things interesting — a designy look at a less than designer price.

Pictured above, clockwise from top left:

  1. KNUFF Magazine File, set of 2, $9.99 from IKEA
  2. LAGRA Work Lamp, $4.99 from IKEA
  3. VIRRING Rug, $9.99 from IKEA
  4. Too by Blu Dot Accent Table, $36 from Target
  5. Black Dip Twig Pencils, $13 from inkkit on Etsy
  6. White Cross on Black 16" by 16" Pillow Cover with Insert, $27.00 from Society6
  7. White on White bed cover in Twin, $84 from Gypsa on Etsy
  8. Miniature Cement Planters, set of 4, $12 from Pippa Marx Studio on Etsy (or DIY your own!)
Total: $197

(Images: As linked above)