Hey, everyone! I’m finally all settled in to my new apartment and I thought I’d show you guys how it turned out! I’m really pleased with the results; I ended up with a room that embodies me more so than any other room I have ever lived in or decorated.

Bedding:

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My bedding is all black with the exception of the duvet cover, which is houndstooth, one of my favorite patterns.

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I also have this incredibly soft black blanket to match! It’s so cozy.

Walls:

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No room is complete without posters!  My favorite is the cookie ice cream sandwich one, but the cat eye one is a close second.

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I decorated my wall with pictures from this past year.  I was going to use tape to make frames for them, but I changed my mind.

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Here’s a DIY I did to hang my jewelry.  It’s really not much of a DIY though, all I did was buy a poster board and stick thumbtacks in it and voila! Jewelry hanger! Here’s what it looks like at night:

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Shelves:

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I lined my shelves with washi tape last year and decided to do so again this year, but with holographic tape.  I also lined my closet doors.

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Here’s another DIY I did and this one took more effort to put together.  I got a canvas and thumbtacks and spelled out a message that really resonates with me.  I also had awesome holographic star stickers laying around which were the perfect touch.  You can do the same DIY very easily and write whatever message you want.  I got the idea from here.

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I bought this really cute purple E from Michaels (they had a bunch of letters just like this one for super cheap, like a dollar or so).  I painted over it with holographic paint but it doesn’t show very well 🙁

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I also bought this Hello Kitty piggy bank.  I remember stuffing loose change in random containers on my desk last year, so I figured a bank like this one would come in handy in addition to being a super cute decorative piece.

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So yeah, that’s my room! All there’s left to do is to actually start living in it!  If you know of any other awesome finishing touch ideas or fun dorm DIYs please send them my way. Leave comments below or connect with me on Pinterest. Happy decorating!

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Hey, everyone! August is here and a lot of you guys will be heading off to school in just a few weeks! Lucky for me, I still have another month and a half to go, so I’ve been spending time designing and planning out my new room/apartment!  A lot of work has been going into planning my bedding, since I’ve decided to ditch my beloved bandana sheets in exchange for new chic houndstooth ones.  I actually didn’t have any cute throw pillows on my bed last year, and I’ve been looking into changing that as well! Here are my top picks for throw pillows:

1.  Emoji Throw Pillow

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Image via aliexpress.com

Emojis are basically everything.  I was disappointed to discover that only certain emojis have made it to pillow form, but perhaps that will change one day.  These pillows are also a steal- each one costs less than $10 plus there’s free shipping!

2.  Fancy Letter Throw Pillow

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Image via urbanoutfitters.com

Who doesn’t love personalized things?  The great thing about this pillow is that it’s available in every letter, not just the common ones.

3. Silver Crackle Long Throw Pillow

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Image via dormify.com

This one is elegant and will match nearly any bedding (unless your bedding is gold).

4.  Holographic Throw Pillow

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Image via society6.com/nestor2

Simply amazing.  This pillow is gorgeous, I only wish it came in long instead of square.

5.  Cupcake Throw Pillow

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Image via shopjeen.com

Adorable and realistic! Check out more foodie pillow options here.

6. Ctrl Alt Del Pillows

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Image via etsy.com/shop/GoldenDesignBoutique

These would probably be easy to diy, but the idea itself is very clever.  Check out the Etsy shop with the link provided above for more pillows like these.

These are just some out of the millions of throw pillows out there!  Check out Pinterest, Etsy, Ebay and any home store for more great finds!

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