Updated Dorm Room

My little corner is coming along cozily!! A little over a month ago, I wrote this post with dorm room decorating tips. I included a lot of easy and affordable ideas that I personally use in my room! I took some inspiration from my previous room but also changed some things around. It’s finally done, and so I’ve got a few more tips and tricks to share. Note: I tried to locate all products or really similar ones, so if you see something you love, scroll to the very bottom!!


Normally I order a new batch of photos right at the start of the new year, so I have new snaps to hang up on my wall. This year, I used the service Printiki. I personally love matte photos over glossy (I think the look is cleaner), and because we live in an Instagram-driven world, I love the look of square images. Printiki also offers polaroids (square and horizontal), and I was tempted to purchase those especially because you can add captions to them. But I loved the subtle white trim on their normal images, and I wasn’t disappointed! The photos came out beautifully, and I’ll probably be ordering again soon because I have so many new photos with friends already. For reference, 30 of these images cost roughly $7 and arrive less than a week after shipping — talk about conveniency!

Big Pillow

In my previous dorm situations, I had always hung a large framed print about the bed to take up that space, but because I’m living in a house this year, the shutters on my side of the room left me only a sliver of wall. Leaving it blank was awkward, but also there wasn’t a single item or small print that filled the space well. Herein lies the perfect medium — a big square pillow like this one. It cuts off the corner perfectly and fluffs up the bed…AND it’s the comfiest thing to lay on when lounging.

Gallery Wall

This was something I mentioned in my previous post. I really took it to heart in creating this bedside gallery! I have to say, galleries make a room feel so put-together, and this is my favorite aspect of the room. The large New York print is from Minted, and most of the others are free prints from Kate Spade (you can always find them in-store!). The Empire State building print to the far right is from R. Nichols, and the Bloom print is a card from Trader Joe’s. The far left item is a framed UC Berkeley cigar silk (it says California on it, as another name for Berkeley is Cal).

Desk Accessories

I don’t have a bookshelf like I did last year, so I took my favorite notebooks and displayed them here. Getting a rustic-looking desk organizer also added to the presentation and makes things a little handier. This one is similar. If you’re interested in maintaining a color scheme, I recommend purchasing one color of pens (black or blue) and then if you’re looking for more colorful supplies, organize the items so the colors complement one another. And don’t forget to add a little something alive as well! Flowers are the best accessory for anything, but I also love succulents.

Large New York Print // Eyelash Pencil Holder // Fishs Eddy New York Small Blue Skyline Pillow // Pink Waffle Robe // Anthropologie New York Jewelry Holder //Hedgehog Salt & Pepper Shakers // New York Taxi Pillow // Anthropologie Yearly Look Book Calendar // Rifle Paper Calendar  // Ladurée Macaron Boxes // Crochet Ivory Pillow

What do you think? Comment below!



Photos c/o of Printiki





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5 Comment

  1. Your dorm room looks so cute! I love the mini gallery wall that you created.

  2. Love “EVERYTHING” about your room!!!!! Great post!

    1. Thanks so much! 💗

  3. I love your desk, and the gallery wall I think its a great touch to your dorm. I am also loving those polaroid prints and how you hung them on your bulletin board, I think they are absolute adorable.

    megan // mysprinkleofprep.wordpress.com

    1. Megan, thank you!! Galleries are amazing — they are so fun to make. Highly recommend giving it a try! 🙂

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