5 Adult-Worthy Upgrades to Your Favorite College Classics

5 Adult-Worthy Upgrades to Your Favorite College Classics

Jennifer Hunter
Nov 20, 2014
(Image credit: Leela Cyd)

Still hanging on to your dorm decor? If you've long since gotten that diploma then it's high time for an adult-brand upgrade. Here's how to keep that comfy college feel while..err..graduating to sleeker, more mature style.

Keep your posters, add a frame

There's always room in your life for a cool poster — if you've had it since college, all the better — if you lose the scotch tape and class it up in a nice frame.

Blow off your beanbag, pull out the pouf

We know, that beanbag was just so versatile — it was a chair, it was a table, it was a footstool. Well, a nice leather Moroccan pouf is just as multi-purpose and looks a lot better doing it.

Lose those strings of holiday lights in favor of beautiful, naked bulbs

Those twinkly strings of holiday lights were perfect for decorating your dorm room and you can create the same vibe anytime (minus the pushpins) with an exposed bulb.

Trade your beer bottle wall in for an understated bar

Nothing is wrong with displaying your alcohol bottles (all the quicker to make a drink, right?) but once you've left the frat house, keep it low-key and organized and never, ever decorate with your empties!

Ditch the ramshackle milk crates and switch to roomy built-ins

Milk crates are great at storing a lot of stuff but aren't exactly known for their stellar style. A big, built-in bookcase will give you all the space in a much sleeker package.

And guitars...those are good anytime.

Tell us, what college-style decor do you miss the most?

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