Saturday, September 6, 2014

Back To School 2014: College Room Tour, DIYs, Decorating Ideas

Yay! I have finally settled in to my new room! Today I will be sharing with you all my college room tour. As I have mentioned before, I recently moved in to a house across from my college campus with four of my friends. What is great about living in a house is that we each got our own room, which means more personal space and more room to decorate!

And without further ado, ROOM TOUR!

This is the view from my door. The house did not come with any furniture, but it does have hardwood floors, and white window frames. My room is a light shade of sky blue and I really really love it. 

Bed with Storage: Ikea ($180) 
I stored all of my personal toiletries, extra towels, blankets, sheets, hair dryer, straightner, curling iron, and many misc items in the drawers under my bed
Side Table: Ikea ($8)
Lamp: Ikea ($15)

Ikea is great. 

DIY: Self Painted Canvas Wall Decor

Canvas (From Michaels, get it on sale or buy one get one) $11 for 2
Paint (Acrylic) around $1 each

Quote Canvas: 
I first entered the font I wanted into a Microsoft Word document, Then I used a pencil to trace the outline of the words onto the canvas. I then just painted in the outlines with paint. 

Frame Canvas:
I first painted the entire canvas blue. Letting it dry for around 30 minutes, I then printed out an outline of this frame, and I made outlines with a pencil. Then I just freehand painted the frame white.

Wall board: Kohl's ($11)
Small Clothespins: Michael's ($2)

 This is the other side of the room across from my bed. I went for very simple furniture so the room looks nice, clean and bright most of the time.

Book Shelf: Ikea ($20)
Table: Free
Chair: Target ($24)

Here is where I store all of my beauty products. On top, I have all of my hair products, my contact solution, my face lotion, eye cream, etc. The first level on the shelf, I have all of my makeup, brushes, and body butters. The second level on the shelf are my lipsticks, nail polishes and some misc. things. And the last level is actually for books. 

Since I don't have too much jewelry, I stuck a mini hanger/hook on the side and hung all of my necklaces and hoop earrings. 

My desk space is right by the window and across from my bed. I can't remember where I got the whiteboard calendar, but I put it on the wall to make more space. The lamp is from Target and the desk is relatively large and perfect for doing homework.

This side of the room is right across from the window. I hung up this little chalkboard that I got from Typo for $5 and decorated it with some appropriate text. 

There is this weird corner in my room right by the door. This is where I flaunt my K-pop addiction by displaying my two huge Exo posters from the Growl Era and the Wolf Era.

Another thing that I love about my room is the closet. It's honestly the perfect size. It's just large enough to fit all of my clothes, shoes, etc, without it feeling cramped, and it's nice and tucked away so the room still looks big. I know it looks messy, but it's actually quite organized right now. 

I was extremely happy with the results of my room. I spent a total of around $250 furnishing my entire room (granted I did get my mattress and desk for free), but it was super affordable!

I hoped you enjoyed touring my room! Let me know what you would want in your college room, whether you live in a residence hall or have your own apartment. Also, let me know what you would like to see more of on my blog!

Have a Super Weekend! 



  1. the room looks so nice :)

  2. grace your room is so pretty arg can i hire you to be my personal room decorator?

    minah (girl who still hasn't even unpacked everything)