As summer sadly comes to a close, it’s almost time to squeeze our “adult” children one last time before they venture off into the sunset for college. *insert crying emoji*. But there are still a few things to do before they go. First up, finding stylish dorm room décor that has both utility and style, but also taps into their “grown-up” aesthetic with a young at heart twist. When designing Jivan’s dorm room, Athena tapped into his modern, minimal approach to decorating with a simple black and neutral palette.
With limited space, opt for furniture that does double duty and invest in stylish storage. Also, consider adding sentimental pieces that inject comforts of home to create a dorm space that is both practical and fun. And yes, it is possible to source stylish affordable options from places like IKEA, The Container Store (they offer local delivery in select markets), Bed Bath & Beyond (sign up with your .edu email to receive 20% off and they will also hold your entire order at the local store near your college), and Amazon (they offer a ton of discounts across dorm room essentials, groceries, food delivery, and so much more with Prime Student).
Ahead, we share the dorm room décor we’re buying for Jivan’s space in a bid to inspire your own.