Since I did a first-year dorm tour post of the space I shared with my roommate, Shannon, last year, I thought it’d be only natural to do a sophomore dorm room tour, too. Some things are the same as they were in our room last year, but now that I have a single room as an RA, there are a few new additions to fill up the space. Here’s the best shot of the whole room:
I wanted my room to have distinctly different areas and hopefully help me stay organized, so I grouped things together into a living area, bedroom area, kitchen area, and closet area.. Here’s my “living area”:
I love this rug because it’s soft and fluffy for people to sit on, and the futon adds some extra seating, too.
My bedroom area:My kitchen area:And my dresser & closets area:
Last year, I mostly used my room as a place to just do homework for an hour or two before bed once I got back from meetings or the library, or to hang out with my roommate from time to time. I wasn’t in my room much, but when I was, I usually considered my space to be my space, and I think that’s what I needed as I was trying to figure out college life last year.
This year, my mindset’s changed and I want my room to be an open space for friends or residents to be able to drop by and hang out. I’m all by myself in a big room, which is a really cool opportunity for me to keep my door open and be able to welcome other people in. (And get in the habit of always keeping my room neat…easier said than done!)Last year, I got a few emails and comments asking where I’d purchased certain dorm room items, so this time, I thought it might be helpful to include some of that information in the post.
Navy Blackout Curtain- Amazon. These blackout curtains come in lots of different colors and work so well for blocking out all of the sun while I sleep!
Navy & White Trellis Rug- HomeGoods*
Turquoise “C” Table- Bed Bath and Beyond. The exact one I purchased this year isn’t available online anymore, but this is a similar one.
Coral Throw Pillows- Target
Coral Backrest Pillow- Bed Bath & Beyond
Creamy White Futon- Walmart
Turquoise Throw Blanket- Marshalls*
Woven Basket- Marshalls*
Coral Storage Bins- Kohl’s. The ones I purchased last year are no longer available online.
Wooden Monogram- 22-inch plain wood monogram from Etsy and then hand-painted with acrylic paint from Michael’s.
*Unfortunately, HomeGoods and Marshall’s don’t list their products online.
Feel free to comment or shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions! Hope you enjoyed the little room tour.
Questions for you:
Does your bedroom have a color scheme?
Mine’s navy, coral, turquoise, and white.
Do you enjoy decorating?
I don’t necessarily get a lot of enjoyment out of the process, but I love having a pretty finished product!
Where do you like to shop for home decor?