I’m back!!! To be honest, I’ve never been more excited to share a blog post with you than I am right now. It’s been a long time coming but my dorm is finally decorated the way I want and I’m ready to share it with the world. I’m about to go full real estate agent mode so beware!
This year, I’m living with three amazing roommates in Santa Clara Hall at Loyola University Chicago. While our building is technically a dorm, don’t be fooled. We have a huge apartment-style layout with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cute little entry hallway, a living room, and a full kitchen THAT EVEN INCLUDES A DISHWASHER (I get so excited about our dishwasher, I think I tell everyone I meet that our apartment has one). Santa Clara is the closest residential building to Lake Michigan in all of Chicago so we have amazing lake views from our kitchen window and my roommate Allison’s bed! We honestly couldn’t have gotten luckier to call this place home.
Before we move out for the year, my roommates and I plan to share a full dorm tour that showcases our entire apartment but today I’m just showing you my half of the bedroom that I share with Allison. I reused so many things from my dorm last year but also purchased and DIY’d a few small items to really tie the space together and make it feel more cohesive. You’ll see a lot of black and white stripes, white faux fur, acrylic accents, gold everywhere, marble print, and tiny pops of red and cheetah print. It sounds like a lot going on but I think I made it work and pulled it all off if I do say so myself!
Let’s jump right it! Welcome to my dorm tour!
When you enter our bedroom, my bed is the first thing you see. It was actually in this exact spot when I moved in and I thought it was perfect. My bed area is so comfy and cozy, it really is my favorite spot in the apartment, maybe even all of campus. I feel like all the decorations and bedding came together so well and it just feels so ‘me’.
Moving onto my desk area. Last year, my desk was an endless black hole of all my miscellaneous junk so this year I’m trying to keep it neater and simpler. I have a few frames with pictures of friends and family, a marble and gold pencil holder, some random decorations like an acrylic (told you!) K and a Michigan sign, cute notes my friends have written me, and a color-coordinated calendar. Both lamps are from Target and while I know the floor lamp isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing, our room has horrible lighting so it was a must.
Getting Ready Area
I’ve turned the space on the wall across from my bed into a little getting ready nook. The dresser came with the room but I brought in the white shelf, gray ottoman, and clothing rack once I realized how much space we have. I love having all my clothes, makeup, hair stuff, and accessories in one designated area because it makes getting ready in the morning so easy.
Thanks for letting me show you my beautiful room! I’m unbelievably proud of how it turned out and pulling it all together has been so fun. Now I know that an interior designer is definitely a backup career option I could get behind!