Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Dorm Must Have's

Hi everyone! I cannot even believe that I will be heading into my senior year of college. It feels like I moved in as a freshman yesterday. Being an upcoming senior, there are pieces that I've found to be essential when living on my own in order to make my space feel like home. Last year I moved from a dorm to a house, but find I needed a lot of the same things. I also find it's great to invest in pieces that can be utilized not only throughout college but also as I graduate and move into other spaces. Even as a freshman I shopped at Pottery Barn Dorm for a lot of my dorm decor. They have such a great variety of pieces and so many dorm essentials that made my space feel like home. I included a few photos of my dorm room as a freshman, sophomore, and junior- my Pottery Barn Dorm bedding always made my space feel put together and sophisticated. I love that I was able to utilize the same bedding from year to year, but switch up other elements for a completely new space.

Today I am excited to be sharing some of my dorm must have's with Pottery Barn Dorm ! I am going to be giving my space at school a little refresh this year and cannot wait to share the results with you. Stay tuned for that post coming up soon. I've always loved shopping at Pottery Barn Dorm for my college spaces, here are a few of my essentials on the site right now! 


B E D D I N G 

Picking neutral bedding is always a go-to for me! Rather than going with a print in my duvet, I always stick to something simple so I can use it from year to year. Navy and white is a color palette I always find myself drawn to, especially because it pairs so well with other colors. Choosing a simple color palette for bedding makes it a lot easier to utilize it from year to year. I add prints and color in things like throw pillows, sheets, and wall art. Another way to make your space feel cozy are faux headboards. They always look great in any space and make a dorm feel like home. 

Duvets and Quilts:


D E S K  A C C E S S O R I E S 

Desk accessories are such a fun way to add personal details to a small space! One of my favorite purchases for my freshman year dorm was my desk chair. Living on campus, there's not a lot of options to switch up the furniture so a desk chair is a great way to make a put-together space. I have been using my desk chair every year since and it was definitely worth the investment! Pottery Barn Dorm has so many great chairs that are classic and will never go out of style. Organization in a small space is so important. I picked out a few really great pieces that help you stay organized, but still, look great in your space. The jewelry organizer is incredible and stores so much!

W A L L  A R T

Wall art throughout college has been one of my favorite ways to accessorize my space. I love a gallery wall that is pretty yet functional. I always try to include a mix of shelves, mirrors, and artwork. Being able to utilize the walls for some storage is such a great way to maximize space in a small dorm. I love that Pottery Barn Dorm supports artists as well! Evelyn Henson has been one of my favorite artists for years, and it's great seeing her prints on the site. Wall art is great since it can easily be swapped out from year to year to add a personal touch to your space. 

B A T H  N E C E S S I T I E S 

I was lucky enough to not have to experience communal bathrooms in college, but there are so many great items to make it a lot easier! Having a bathroom caddy with all of your essentials is great so you can grab it and go! I also love having towels that are personalized or a fun print so they don't get mixed up with anyone else's. It's also great to have a cozy robe to throw on while lounging around your dorm!

Freshman Year Dorm: 

Sophomore Year Dorm:

Junior Year House: 

How cute is the Pottery Barn Dorm x Lilly Pulitzer collab? It's still available too! 

I also have a very classic Pottery Barn Dorm duvet at my parent's house that I love:

Thank you Pottery Barn Dorm for sponsoring this post 

1 comment :

  1. How did you organize your bed? Is it a duvet with a throw? Love the combination of navy with white!!


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