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.

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. 


*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!