Today I’m excited to be teaming up with Pottery Barn to share how I would decorate my dorm room if I had the chance for a do-over! My own freshman dorm room is kind of a funny story. The summer before I began my freshman year at Ole Miss (August 8, 2005 to be exact), I competed in Miss Teen USA. My sister was also getting married the first weekend in September and my brother was about to return from a semester abroad in Australia. Needless to say, it was a busy summer.
My roommate was my childhood bestie and we were both the youngest of three. Therefore, our parents were kind of over it and dumped us off in Oxford with our siblings leftovers and a few high fives. While other parents gave their kids teary goodbye hugs, my mom was more like, “Is it hot in here? Is there central AC in these dorms? Ok honey we’ll see you in a few weekends – I paid your cousin Oliver to finish moving you in, bye.”
She wonders why I’m so independent. Keep in mind my sister’s dorm room (my mom is a very crafty and creative artist) won an award for most fabulous dorm room in her building.
SO, with that being said, I would be thrilled to have a do-over! If I had the chance to go back, I would go girly all the way. There are only a few times in your life that you can decorate everything exactly how you want it and with the help of your roommate, your dorm room is the perfect opportunity. I would keep the decor comfortable and neutral and let pillows, throw blankets, photo frames and artwork bring the color. These dorm accessories from PBdorm are the perfect way to share your favorite items with your roomie, even if you have to communicate via email!
PBdorm offers an exclusive collection of dorm furnishings and essentials designed to help turn your dorm room into your ultimate home away from home. They offer smart storage solutions and unique ways to personalize your space, providing dorm solutions such as multi-functional products and space saving items which are essential in making the most of limited dorm room space. Remember those closets?? That’s something I certainly don’t miss. Tragic.
What is your favorite item shared above? How would you redecorate your dorm room? Please share your funny move-in stories. Seriously, don’t keep these from me. Check out the pinterest board below for more dorm room inspiration. Thanks so much for reading and don’t forget to go check out Pottery Barn’s dorm collection! I think I need this trunk and rug for our new townhouse in a bad way. XO –
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Thank you Pottery Barn for sponsoring this post and reminding me how fabulous dorm rooms can be and how not fabulous my freshman dorm room was. Can I go back!?