If you ever thought that the only option for a dorm room was a shade of blah mixed with a dash of clutter and a state of chaos, then behold: a simple, glamorous dorm room that won't break the bank and isn't too much to commit to for just a year.
With a simple coat of paint, a diy headbard, repurposed nightstands and some lamps that you could find at Target or JC Penny you have great bones for the start of a very glamorous room. Take it further by framing some prints over the bed and adding a soft shag underfoot. You could add a punch of cranberry or turquoise to the bed if you wanted more oomph. And a reading light next to the chair along with a throw would assure that you get all your reading done for class.
The bonus is that all of these pieces would be able to transition into an 'adult place' when college is over.