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A Dorm Room Oasis to Love
This. Is. It. Pretty textural combinations, soft lighting, and calm colors bring this space to life. Shimmering bedskirts hide the elevated underbed area—a great place for dorm room clothing and shoe storage (because you know those dorm closets are small).
An assortment of pillows that coordinate with the bedding adds coziness. The inclusion of a small love seat between the beds adds extra seating too—which is always a plus when friends drop by. A pair of matching lamps softens the room’s overhead lighting, and sculptural pieces hung over each bed complement the color scheme and add visual interest.
An easy way to add instant style is by mixing unexpected textures. A touch of acrylic in the form of a low table adds shelf space but doesn’t look bulky or cluttered, thanks to the transparent material. The sleek look of the table juxtaposes the fluff of the rug and ottoman (which provides even more seating for visiting friends).
The acrylic table acts as a coffee table in between the parallel beds—and a place for a well-curated selection of coffee table books and objets d’art in front of the loveseat-style sofa. A cozy throw and velvety pillows complete the scene.
Architectural headboards were added to each classic dorm bed. While simple in shade and structure, they infuse the space with an additional touch of elegance, creating height and playing beautifully with the subtle green walls. The parallel lamps continue the theme, complementing the color scheme and, of course, allowing for plenty of late-night studying (it's inevitable). A gold-framed mirror in the center of the space centers the design and helps the room feel more spacious.
After Five Designs’ own artwork and pillows adorn the room, including this atmospheric aqua-and-gold piece by Dawn Thomas of After Five Designs. This bold piece is a large-scale canvas that creates major impact while keeping the design streamlined. The scale also makes the most of the dorm room’s lofty wall space.