Monday, February 4, 2019

Senior Year Dorm Room Reveal






I am so excited to finally share this post!! I put off shooting these pictures and typing these words for a long time. It wasn't because I was feeling lazy or procrastinating (although accurate sometimes! haha), but because of how much I genuinely love and appreciate the space that I live in. I wanted it to be all mine for a little bit. My life is already so public on the internet it feels sometimes. When you write a fashion and lifestyle blog though that's the name of the game! I LOVE sharing my life with y'all and I think it's all about balance and listening to what I need at the time. I needed to have a private space to heal and grow this year. I am in such a better place now then I was when my senior year started and I am now so ready to share this space that I have curated with you guys! 

A little bit of back story... I am a senior in college and I live in an apartment on campus. I have a roommate and live with 2 other girls so I titled this a "dorm reveal" because I am only showing my little room space and not our whole apartment for their privacy. I will be linking as much as I can (or similar items) below but again... I am a college student so a lot of the things in my room are from Target, TJmaxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, Walmart, etc. I have broken down each "category" below and tried to answer as many questions as possible, but if you have any additional questions please leave them below! :)

Flower Wall:
I had been inspired to do a flower wall for a long time! A lot of my inspiration came from images like this one from Pinterest and my love for being surrounded by flowers. The flowers and washi tape are from Hobby Lobby! I wanted colors that would compliment the pink/peach colors in my comforter and I spent forever putting little bundles together in the flower department before purchasing them. I could probably do a whole post about how I put it together, but some tips I think could be helpful when creating your own would be to buy lightweight flowers (anything heavy will be hard to keep up), use wall safe tape/command strips for getting the flowers to initially stay and then use washi tape for the aesthetic, and then be patient with it! It probably took me a couple hours plan out how I wanted to hang everything, but it was worth it in the end! The wall art that I mixed in is from various stores like TJmaxx and Joann Fabrics.

Bedding:
Almost all of my bedding is from TJmaxx! Our beds at school are Twin XL so sometimes it's hard to find cute bedding, but I definitely lucked out on this particular shopping day. My comforter is Kate Spade (exact one here) and I am searching hard for a bigger size for when I move out! I love it so much and never regret splurging a little more for something I use everyday. The rest of my bedding is really affordable and has been built up over time. I also swear by satin pillow cases! They are so good for your skin and hair and the ones I use are really cost efficient. 


Flower Wall: Hobby Lobby // Comforter: Kate Spade // Satin Pillow Case // Similar Owl Throw Pillow // Similar Heart Throw Pillow 


Wall Prints:
I recently switched up the prints that I have hanging on my wall (I am such a dork... I edited the photos all the same so they would match and reordered them). I have ordered twice from Printiki and I love them! I think the square "polaroid style" prints look so cute and the photos themselves help fight home sickness every day :) 

Letter Board: Target (Similar) // Wall Prints: Printiki // Lights: Walmart 




Beauty/Makeup Space: 
This is probably my favorite little space in my room. I use this mirror to get ready every day (it was a gift, but I'll link it below!). It lights up and has a 2x/3x magnified mirror on one side. I keep all of my hair supplies, makeup bags and toiletries in the gray bin below for easy access. I also store all of my makeup pallets in a little basket next to the mirror. 




Desk Space:
My desk space is a little cluttered because I have so many cute things I want to have in my room but not a lot of space. My biggest advice for creating your desk space is to invest in meaningful items that you want to be surrounded by daily. I have prints from some of my favorite places, gifts from friends, etc. and they make me smile every day when I'm stressed or homesick. The Michigan "home" sign was a DIY project, but really simple to recreate with a frame from a craft store and some paint. 





Closet Space:
I keep saying each section is probably my favorite space... but I really love my closet/dressing space. My mom is super crafty and reupholstered this chair for me a couple years ago! I usually use it to lay out outfits everyday. I am also admitting... that I have a TON of shoes. I was not prepared to downsize my shoe collection when I got to college and its honestly only gotten bigger the last 4 years. I keep my tall boots, OTK boots and booties on the shelf under my makeup space. My sneakers, heels and flats are organized on my rotating shoe rack. I honestly don't remember where mine is from, but it is a life saver. I might also have a bin of shoes in my closet that I don't wear as much... haha Last, I like to keep my bulky sweatshirts folded on one shelf of my closet and my big bags on the top shelf. 

Organization Not Pictured:
When I was looking back at these pictures I realized I didn't get any good shots of under my bed. I keep everything else I need for school such as suitcases, seasonal clothes, handbags, additional toiletries and things like that under my bed. I use bins from Walmart (I have a ton of these for packing/moving) to hold everything and these bins for scarves and accessories. I like to shove the uglier bins to the back so you can't see them and put these at the front so they look organized. 


I hope that answers all your questions! Drop any additional questions/ comments below. 

XOXO

*This post is NOT sponsored and as always, all opinions are my own*

1 comment:

  1. This is the cutest dorm room ever, Hannah! I love how much personality you have in all of it. Praying the rest of your senior year is a blast!

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