Friday, July 10, 2015

College Essentials | Dorm Decorating

It's the most wonderful timeeeee of the year (besides Christmas, of course)! 


I usually get pretty confused when I started seeing Christmas decorations before it's even Halloween, but I get really, really excited when everyone starts putting out school supplies early! I have always been kind of obsessed with school supplies. I mean, nothing gets me more pumped for school to start than pretty new notebooks, planners and brand new pens (please tell me I'm not the only one that gets this excited)!

Anyway, getting stuff for college can be tricky. Sure there are like 3 million "everything you need" for college checklists, but it will greatly depend on where you're living (dorm, apartment, sorority house, etc), what your study habits are, and what organizations you're involved in.

Luckily for you, I've got a College Essentials series planned for the next two months to break down everything you need from planners and supplies, to dorm decor, to clothes and the best brands for everything! P.S. There will be lots of GIVEAWAYS that you do not want to miss!! Trust me when I say the word "free" takes on a whole new meaning once you're in college haha!

Without further ado, here's the first post from the series.




Let's talk dorm decor! I've teamed up with Decor 2 Ur Door bring you some amazing dorm decorating ideas and a chance to win a $200 gift card for your own custom bedding! AMAZING, right?!

If you're going to be a freshman, I'm sure the word "dorm" brings some mixed feelings for you. You're moving away from home and this will be your first time living on your own which is super exciting, but trust me when I say that you'll want your space to feel like home. Now if you're into the sticking with the whole plain white, cinderblock, prison-y theme dorm rooms offer, then more power to you. But let's be real. Who wants to spend an entire year in a room that feels like that! You'll be spending a lot of time here (sleeping, all nighters, eating, netflix binging - you get the gist..), so you want the space to be practical and a place that you enjoy.

This is one of the first things you should jump on. It will set your "theme" for your room and it'll make it a lot easier to pick out everything else! If you've already got your roommate figured out, text her and see and talk decorating!

Personally, I think it's super adorable when you get matching bedding. I think it makes the room feel a lot more put together! Remember, dorm rooms are typically pretty small, so you want a little cohesiveness!






If being matchy-matchy is not your thing, or if you and you roommate don't agree on one color, there a ton of cute ways to mix and match as well! Choose one base color and then add your favorite accent colors to match your personality. Some great base colors to use are black/white, navy, white or grey (my fav)!



 Love that these two rooms don't match, but still make the room feel put together by sticking with the same black/white base.



I also love the idea of doing your school colors! These rooms are so adorable!


They also do custom wall decals like these monograms and let's go <your team name> to spruce up your walls! They also have gold polka dots which I'm pretty sure I need for my office.



I would highly recommend lots of pillows! My freshman year, I had one of those body pillows to put long ways against the all. It was perfect if you have friends over to study or watch TV since there isn't a whole lot of other sitting spaces! Decor 2 Ur Door has a ton of cute customizable pillows in all sizes!




^LOVE the sorority letters pillow!

I wish I knew about Decor 2 Ur Door when I was in college! It's perfect for your dorm room, sorority house room, or apartment! You can pick from their bedding sets, which you can tell are obvi super cute, or you can create something totally custom! There are a million patterns to choose from, and you can customize it down to the sheets! 

The turnaround time for custom bedding is 4-6 weeks, so the sooner you order, the better! They've also got a $10 off coupon for subscribing to the email list, so I would definitely take advantage of that!

And now for the fun part! Love Decor 2 Ur Door as much as I do? How does winning a $200 GIFT CARD to create your own custom bedding sound?! Pretty great if you ask me! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter to win!


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The winner will be chosen next Friday 7/17 at 5:00 Eastern Time! Good luck! 

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