Look! From Morocco...to Dorm Decor?

Look! From Morocco...to Dorm Decor?

Grace Shu
May 21, 2008

Yesterday at Target, we found ourselves behind a group of teenagers who apparently just graduated from high school and they were spending their first days of summer freedom...shopping for their dorm rooms. Frankly, we were impressed, considering our own college dorm consisted of a Bruce Lee poster, a collection of Absolut Vodka ads culled from magazines, and a beanbag chair. These teenager girls in front of us had much loftier ambitions: one girl was determined to convert her dorm into...Morocco?

[ Photo of a Moroccan hostel veranda from KatieandTommy flickr ]

We started thinking about it some more, and decided to look around and see what the kids these days were doing to their dorms...lo and behold: the Morocco theme is a bit trendy these days among the 18-24 set. It's actually very inspiring to see how these students decorate with a goal in mind, not to mention in a small space, generic furniture, and a shoestring budget.

Take a look at this particular Indian-Moroccan-Bohemian dorm decorated by Pleaides:

"I love sunsets/sunrises so I wanted those colors for my room. I hunted for the best deals at the thrift store and e-bay, and clearance tables at local home decor stores."
Curtain hides storage space, and nice lamp detail.

[ Photos from Pleaides' flickr ]

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