For a blog that celebrates small space living, we really don't feature enough dorm rooms, do we? If you think about it (and trust us, we don't want to either), dorms are probably the most difficult homes to decorate: Shoestring budget, generic furniture, lots of rules, little storage, linoleum floors...oh, and there's at least two people sharing the space. Taking all that into consideration, we're impressed by Oslamb's Dorm Sweet Dorm entry over at HGTV's Rate My Space. She and her roommate really made an effort to make their dorm room a (hot pink) home.
Oslamb roomed with her best friend from high school which probably made a big difference when it came to picking a color scheme and buying matching bedding and other accessories. Armed with their hot pink, black and white motif, they hit up Target for major purchases like the futon and the bookshelf centered between the two loft beds. Like most dorms, painting the walls was not an option, so they covered a large bulletin board with black and white fabric to give their space a more interesting backdrop than cement blocks. Another fun detail: They hung a silver chandelier in the center of the "living area."
The girls put the books and cards on display and stowed cleaning supplies in the hot pink drawers.
They routinely bought fresh flowers to freshen up their space, and the mirror was salvaged from the residence hall and repainted black to match the rest of the color scheme.
The throw pillows on this Target futon is a nice mix of different patterns that complement the wall fabric.
Even their closet storage matches!
A nice touch from home: Oslamb's mother made matching towel hangers for the girls.
Check out the rest of this sweet dorm over at Rate My Space.
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(Images: Oslamb from Rate My Space and IMDB)