Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dorm Decor

Oh hey! This post is way overdue. If you didn't already know, I am a second year college student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I'm in the dorms once again, and have realized that decorating such a tiny area is a hassle and just frustrating. Nevertheless, I have managed to create my own space that I personally think is simple, but cute. It took me a week to make sure every detail is here's the final product:
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My bed! I'm 99.9% sure that I bought my comforter set from Target (the love of my life), and I just threw on my Cars pillow pet and my build a bear to give it a little "home-y" feel. I absolutely LOVE anything Disney, hence the Mickey poster. I love the vintage feel of it, and that it gives my bed area a pop of color.

On the wall adjacent to my bed, is this masterpiece. I was ever so lucky enough to watch One Direction This Is Us (yes, I am proud to be a Directioner) 20 days before it's release, where I received this poster. I didn't want such a tiny poster to be all alone on a huge white wall, so I accented it with some polaroids hanging on twine with clothespins. Looks simple, yet reflects who I am.

Here is my desk area! I hate clutter, so all of my school supplies are mostly in drawers or bookcases. Therefore, I have a very simple calendar from the Container Store, a magnetic strip for notes and such, and some other simple things.

I don't want my desk area to  be distracting, but I want to be comfortable. And for me, to be comfortable, I need to feel at home. Pictures like this, remind me of home. On another note, I purchased the little jewelry holder from Target and the frame Disneyland. 

I love the beach, the ocean, whatever you want to call it...I love it. I attend a school in a city notorious for its beaches, so it's not that hard to figure out. Mason jars just look classy, vintage, and simple (I've been using those adjectives a lot in this post). I filled a larger one with sand to use as a pencil/pen holder, and I filled the other two with seashells that I handpicked myself from various beaches I've visited. These are simple decorations that make a whole lot of differences. 

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I hope ya'll appreciated this post! I was skeptical about posting such a personal area of my life for everyone in the world to see, but I love seeing room decorating ideas online. So I thought to myself, "Why not contribute to that community?" Do you guys have any tips? Better yet, what decorations do you have in your room?

Dare to be different.


  1. Omfg when I live in a dorm you're def helping me decorate it<3

  2. This is so cute! i recently moved into uni too & my room doesn't look anything like this!

    xleah symonnex

    1. Thanks so much! Good luck at university!

      - Janelle

  3. I really like the jars. I unfortunately live in London so I don't have the chance to collect such pieces :(

    Your dorm room looks very cosy!

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