This $200 “Super Cozy” Chair Looks 10 Times the Price (It's a Steal!)Design Ideas
Wait, when did bean bag chairs get this stylish?
Mar 5, 2024
10 Dorm Fridges That Are Perfect for Small SpacesDesign Ideas
Starting at just over $100.
Jan 24, 2024
The Best Dorm Bedding for Making Your Space Feel More Like YouDesign Ideas
The bed is the most important part of the dorm, after all.
Jul 28, 2023
9 Twin XL Mattress Toppers That’ll Turn Your Dorm Into a Relaxing ParadiseDesign Ideas
They also work wonders in kids' rooms and guest rooms!
Jul 21, 2023
11 Twin XL Sheet Sets That Look as Good as They FeelDesign Ideas
Whether you're in a dorm or an upgraded childhood bedroom.
Jul 19, 2023
The Under-the-Radar West Elm Section Every College Student (or Parent) Should Know AboutLife
Surprisingly stylish dorm room or off-campus apartment essentials, right this way.
Jun 16, 2023
10 Dorm Rugs That’ll Add a Dose of Cozy to Your SpaceDesign Ideas
These are so chic!
Jun 6, 2023
12 Small-Space Dorm Storage Solutions That Will Help You Forget You’re Living in 100 Square FeetOrganizing
It's hard, but not impossible if you have these organizers by your side.
Jun 2, 2023
11 Brands That Will Fill the Bed Bath & Beyond Void in Your LifeLife
From HomeGoods to Dormify!
May 31, 2023
According to TikTok, Here's The One Dorm Room Essential You Need
It'll set the semester off on the right foot.
Sep 10, 2022
11 Dorm Under-Bed Storage Solutions That’ll Keep You Organized All Semester LongLiving
Because an organized dorm is a happy dorm.
Aug 30, 2022
The Microwave Cookware Set That Belongs in Every College Dorm (But You’ll Want It, Too)
Any college, any schedule, Anyday.
Aug 19, 2022
28 Dorm Gifts That Every College Student Will LoveLife
Set them up for a successful school year in style.
Aug 16, 2022
Storm Reid’s Baby Blue Dorm Room Is Her “Sanctuary”Real Estate
In Amazon’s Dorm Roomz web series, Storm Reid shows off her 450 square foot dorm room, which happens to be very blue.
Jul 20, 2022
My College Apartment Is Far from Picture Perfect — and That's Totally OKDesign Ideas
It may not look like a dorm-room catalog, but it's home.
Sep 13, 2021
What TV Shows Get Right (and Wrong) about Dorm LivingLife
While some parts of dorm culture they get right, there is plenty they get wrong.
Aug 31, 2021
I Shopped 3 Popular Back-To-School Spots, and These Are My Top College PicksDesign Ideas
For dorm dwellers, remote learners, and any student — or small space dweller — in between!
Aug 20, 2021
20 Dorm Finds Under $20 That Are Stylish Enough for Regular Homes, TooDesign Ideas
Because style doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Aug 11, 2021
The Very Best (and Best-Looking) Dorm Storage SolutionsOrganizing
Because every dorm can use some stylish storage.
Jul 29, 2021
This Year, College Students Want More Out of Dorm LifeLife
As campuses plan to reopen, many students see an opportunity for a more accessible, more responsive, and more inclusive version of on-campus living.
Jul 27, 2021
9 Surprisingly Chic Over-the-Door MirrorsDesign Ideas
​Forget your old dorm room door mirror — you know, the one you double-side taped and then couldn't get off when it came time to leave ...
Mar 17, 2021
Affordable Style: Preppy Dorm (& Budget Bedroom) Design Finds with Ivy League LooksDesign Ideas
Prep school may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave it completely behind once you enter your future alma mater. A little leather, plaid and classic silhouettes is all you need to keep the tradition going. 1. USA Art Print at Society6, $20 2. Fish Net Pillow at River Oak Studio, $36 3. Lumberjack Pillow at River Oak Studio, $36 4. Brass Task Lamp at Target, $54.99 5. Heathered Plaid Sheet Set at Pottery Barn, starting at $32.50 6.
Jul 17, 2020
Laken’s Dorm Room Redo: Before & After RevealProjects & Improvements
Laken, the college freshman we introduced you to last week, is all moved in and set up, and ready to start classes this week. She took her college blah dorm and turned it into something personal and comfortable. Want to see what she did with her space? Let’s break it down, and see what Laken did to make it work: 1. Configured her furniture, i.e. raised the bed, to allow for more storage. As a result, the dresser, some storage bins and a hamper fit nicely underneath and stay out of sight.
Apr 14, 2020
25 Creative DIY Ideas + Decorating Tips for Your Dorm RoomDesign Ideas
Living in a tiny dorm room (and being on a tight budget) doesn’t mean you can’t have a stylish space. We’ve rounded up 25 creative DIYs and dorm-friendly decor ideas that will make your room the envy of everyone on your floor. 1. Put IKEA’s RÅSKOG cart to work for you as a bedside table, for shoe storage, or as a catchall for books or art supplies. 2. Hang a tapestry or colorful rug behind your bed, like Chris and Jenny did in their Williamsburg home. 3.
Mar 11, 2020
A College Senior Made a Standard-Issue Dorm Room Actually Look StylishTours
This college senior challenged herself to design a dorm room that's a happy, bright, and organized refuge...and one that DIDN'T feel like a little white box!
Oct 17, 2019
Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Just Shared Her Amazon Dorm Essentials—And She’s Got Equally Great TasteLife
Spring semester may have ended, but Amazon is already prepping for the back-to-school flood with their Off-to-College Store launch. Described as a one-stop shop for college students, the inventory covers virtually all of the yay-i’m-finally-in-college essentials; textbooks, electronics, home decor, apparel, and plenty more.
Jun 20, 2019
The Early Aughts Dorm Rooms You Wanted to Hang Out InLife
They weren't realistic, but they were cool.
Jun 17, 2019
You Don’t Have To Be a College Student To Love Urban Outfitters’ New Dorm CollectionDesign Ideas
Here to prove that preparation is one of the major keys to success is Urban Outfitters’ On Campus 2019 collection. Not to worry, though: the super hip retailer definitely isn’t trying to kill anyone’s summer vibes. Instead, they just want college-bound peeps to ease into the forthcoming semester with a stylish, comfy dorm instead of crash landing on campus without a suitably decorated space to settle into.
Jun 12, 2019
Get Laken’s Look!: DIY Dorm Bed Canopy ProjectProjects & Improvements
Yesterday we saw the reveal of Wash U freshman Laken’s spruced up new digs. Today, Laken is showing us how she created the custom bed canopy shown above. If you like the look, you can make one for yourself! Materials Large 24″ diameter embroidery hoop Two curtain panels (we used one package of IKEA Vivan, for $9.
May 5, 2019
Get the Look: The Surprisingly Chic Dorm in ‘Grown-ish’Design Ideas
If I could go back in time to be as cool as Zoey Johnson in Grown-ish is as a freshman in college, I’d do it. She’s smart, opinionated, and has a great sense of personal style. Her friends are serving up drama hot and fresh in each episode, and she manages it all from the comfort of her fairly chic dorm room. Now dorm rooms have always meant twin beds with mattresses that have Seen. Some. Stuff.
May 3, 2019
5 Dorm Room Transformations You Need to See to BelieveDesign Ideas
Plus, smart tips for making the most of these often sterile spaces.
Sep 7, 2018
Peek Inside Prince Harry’s Dorm Room In These Throwback PicsDesign Ideas
There are many remnants of the early aughts.
Aug 31, 2018
Before and After: A Cramped to Spacious Studio MakeoverProjects & Improvements
This renovation is very near and dear to my heart, having lived in many studio apartments, including one that was nearly identical to this one in size, configuration, and location. Watch this 300-square-foot studio go from dingy and cramped to bright and seemingly spacious. Laurie Jones, of Laurie Jones Home & Lifestyle, designed and executed this remodel for her daughter: The before is what every apartment looks like in Wrigleyville.
Dec 27, 2017
Malala Yousafzai Asks Twitter To Help Her Pack For UniversityLife
Malala Yousafzai may be a Nobel laureate, but she’s also a regular freshman having a tough time deciding what to bring to college. Over the weekend, she asked her over 925,000 Twitter followers for help with that age old question. The 20 year old announced in August that she’s attending Oxford University this fall to study philosophy, politics, and economics at Lady Margaret Hall.
Oct 2, 2017
A Pretty in Pink Freshman Year Dorm RoomTours
Name: Cara, her roommate, 2 suite-mates and 9 plants Location: Baltimore, Maryland The basics: 8 months, rented | 286 square feet At first glance, you would have a hard time sussing out the fact that Cara’s room is actually in a dorm. The bright colors and cute accents are a far cry from the white cinderblock and bunk beds most often associated with freshman year. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: This is my freshman-year dorm room.
Jun 9, 2017
Before & After: The Dreamiest of Dreamy Dorm RoomsProjects & Improvements
Our good friend Kevin of Thou Swell is off to college (they grow up so fast) and has brought his signature eye for comfortable and stylish design to the most challenging of spaces: the freshman dorm. Take a look and try not to feel bad about the John Mayer poster and Walgreens string lights you put on your walls.
Oct 8, 2016
The Top 10: Things You Need to Add Extra Storage to Your Dorm RoomDesign Ideas
In the typical dorm room, space is pretty tight, and it can be tricky to find places to stash all your stuff. Here are 10 products that are great for squeezing a little extra storage out of a small space — perfect for the dorm or for anywhere you need just a little more storage. Above: The IKEA Raskog rolling cart ($29.99) makes a great nightstand, or you can just use it for storage anywhere you have a few extra square feet.
Aug 17, 2016
A Dozen Tips for a Super-Organized Dorm RoomOrganizing
Most dorm rooms are tiny. And sure, you probably don't need a lot of stuff when you go off to college, but you still need some stuff. We've got some ideas for how to fit it all in.
Aug 16, 2016
Inspiration from 10 Super-Stylish Real Dorm RoomsDesign Ideas
Lots of articles about decorating your dorm room feature pictures of studio apartments, or styled sets, or just plain old bedrooms — in short, not real dorm rooms. So for this particular post we thought we’d turn for inspiration to some real life, bona fide dorm rooms. All of these are dorm rooms occupied by actual students, and all of them were spotted on F*** Yeah, Cool Dorm Rooms, an irreverently named blog that you should definitely check out for even more inspiration.
Jul 29, 2016
Are You Unhappily Headboardless? 7 Out-of-the-Box Ideas To TryDesign Ideas
No headboard, no problem: Whether you’re plotting out how to punch up your dorm room for this fall, outfitting your first place, or simply not ready to commit to a full-blown headboard, we rounded up 7 clever (and affordable) solutions to add some serious style to that blank wall behind your bed. A temporary decal (the geometric one shown above is from Urban Outfitters) is an easy, no-fuss way to create a faux, affordable headboard.
Jul 27, 2016
Under $50: The Best Lighting for Your Dorm RoomDesign Ideas
Of course you need sheets and towels and a mini fridge and maybe one of those little shower caddies, but one of the most important things you will buy for your dorm room is lighting. Trust me: when you’re awake and frantically studying at 3AM, your roommate will be glad that you bought a lamp. So without further ado, here are 12 of our favorite picks, all under $50. Above: Penn task lamp, $29 – 39 from PBteen. FORSÅ work lamp, $19.99 from IKEA ÅRSTID table lamp, $24.
Jul 21, 2016
How To Make Your Dorm Furniture Work in Your First ApartmentDesign Ideas
Moving into your first post-college space is exciting, right up until the first time you walk into West Elm and realize that, yeah, you’re going to need three or four paychecks just to buy a sofa. In the meantime, you’ll have to make the stuff you already own work for your new place. Dorm furniture is not known for its style, but here are some new ways to use or make over three ubiquitous college-era staples. Make it over.
May 12, 2016
Laken’s Dorm Room Redo: Before PhotosProjects & Improvements
Laken is an incoming freshman at Washington University in Saint Louis and, just this Sunday, moved into her new dorm on campus. She was greeted by a very typical sight: commercial grade carpeting, conspicuous vents, and standard issue furniture. The dorms are very nice by all accounts, but it’s always a challenge to transform an impersonal space into a comfortable home for the next nine months.Laken has less than a week to get her room ready before classes begin.
Aug 21, 2013