decorating your dorm room

Hello, friends! I am so excited to reveal a little project I’ve been working on with PBTeen… tips and tricks for decorating the perfect dorm! You’ll find today’s post featured on the PBTeen blog, so be sure to head that way and give ’em some love!

Undoubtedly, one of my favorite parts of starting a new semester is decorating a dorm room. I love change, so any opportunity to spruce things up is a golden one to me! I’ve always had the best luck building a perfect room scheme with PBTeem (do you remember my sorority house room tour?) and this year was no exception. I chose a white and blue palette to give my room a classic but cozy feel, and couldn’t love the results more! A few tips I wanted to share when it comes to decorating…PBTeen10Tip one: Try to decorate your walls as much as possible. You don’t want anything too cluttered or chaotic of course, but adding tasteful accents like these Paper Wall Organizer to walls makes a room automatically feel more cozy and lived-in. Bare walls are bleak in my opinion!


Tip two: Stick with a consistent color scheme. Since dorm rooms are definitely on the smaller side, sticking to two or three colors keeps a room looking peaceful and inviting. I chose grey, gold and PBteen’s signature pool color.

PBTeen5The grey Heart Sequin Pillow adds comfort and shimmer to your dorm and can be mixed and matched with pool decorative pillows.


I never miss the opportunity to monogram for the perfect touch in my room.


I love the long neck on the Task Lamp and that it matches my laptop!

Tip three: Finally, having a mini fridge is so worth it. I had one last year for the first time, and immediately wondered how I went without one for so long! For lunch, I’d eat a smoothie and fresh turkey – all of which I could store in my mini fridge. It was a healthy alternative to other convenient (fried) alternatives, and one that was still delicious!

PBTeen1This fridge cart is perfect for storing all of your snacks and doesn’t take up too much room–just gives your mini fridge height!


Adding Metallic String Lights allowed for a little extra sparkle, which I love!


I know many of you are starting school this week and the next, and I’m wishing you the best of luck for an amazing year! I hope today’s post provided a little inspiration for your home away from home. If you’re moving into a dorm room or sorority house this year, I’d love to hear how you’re decorating it! Share with me in the comments below! xoxo, Kate

Love from Texas,


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  1. I love the colors and the decorations especially the texas picture. Where is that from?!

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  2. I love the color scheme and also the texas picture. Where is that from?!

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  3. Your dorm room is so cute! I love the color scheme you picked out.

    ♥, Brooke

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  4. This was just beyond cute! I loved how you styled the room and all of the decor pieces as well!

    Lauren |

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  5. Sara Kate said:

    Oh my gosh! How perfect!! Loving all of these pieces, especially the wall pieces!

    Sara Kate Styling

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  6. I wish my dorm room had looked like this in college! So cozy and inviting but very stylish. Love it.

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  7. Emma C. said:

    I totally love it! Light gray, gold, and pool will always be one of my favorite color combos for a living space. It looks very relaxed, yet super fun! I am also wondering where you got the Texas/home picture that is framed on your mini fridge. It’s adorable!

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  8. prettypleese17 said:

    This is SO adorable! I love the colors!

    Phyllis |

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  9. Aubrey said:

    Love the color scheme! My room is black, white & grey at college!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  10. xoxobellablog said:

    I would love to have this dorm room! It looks so lovely and cozy.

    xoxoBella |

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  11. Love this! I’m from Dallas and living in New York, I might have to get that Home print– too cute!


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  12. Alexandra said:

    I’m so happy to see our “Citrus Punch” Pushpins on your board!

    Looks perfect with PBteen’s blue !!

    Pretty Little Things

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  13. great ideas. cute

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