It’s that time of year again so I wanted to share one of the prettiest dorm room makeovers that I’ve ever seen with you. It belonged to my dear friend Andrea’s daughter, Ahna, and of course her talented mother had a big hand in decorating it.
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We’ve shared Andrea’s lovely decorating style on the blog before. You can see her Christmas home tour here and here. They’ve since moved to a new home upon her husband’s retirement from the military, but believe it or not those are military quarters.
Or maybe it’s not that hard to believe, since look what she and Ahna did with a basic blah dorm room:
The details make the difference, especially the cornice board and curtains. I also love the faux marble topper on the desk and the removable wallpaper.
You can see the layered rugs in the photo below–much cozier than industrial linoleum squares.
The tufted headboard is another great finishing touch; I wish they had those when Amy and I were roommates at James Madison University!
They did a great job of using every inch of space in the room to maximize storage, like the shelves at the foot of the bed and even the space under the bed (those extra-long dorm length bedskirts can hide a ton).
Ahna graduated last year and has moved on to bigger and better things, but her dorm room remains one of my all-time favorites.
Thanks for stopping by!