This post is all about boho glam dorm bedroom at home ideas for anyone that was sent back home just weeks after college move-in day.
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Boho Glam Dorm Bedroom At Home
My good friend Susan called me a few weeks after her daughter moved to Temple University to say they were moving Emma back home!
I wasn’t surprised since that seems to be the new trend.
Many colleges have sent students home after the first party or outbreak of COVID.
They are just NOT willing to take any chances.
Susan felt so sad for Emma that she offered to makeover her room at home.
This will not give Emma back the on-campus dorm room experience but it may distract her a little from her loss.
Naturally I said yes so here we are.
Here are my tips to get started with your Boho Glam Dorm Bedroom makeover.
Start with the “Look and Feel”
I always like to start with a jumping off point in any room design.
This can be a piece of art, a rug, bedding, or in Emma’s case these super fun pillows and pouf she found.
Emma put together a Pinterest board of all her favorite pieces she saw online.
Since the pillows have a lot of interest the rest of the room will be kept neutral.
Emma had two choices for the bedding but I chose to show the white pom pom comforter set from Target.
The Concept Board
Create the Floor Plan
After the ideas were pulled for the look and feel it was time to get the floor plan in.
I have worked in several floor plans programs that all get the job done.
When designing larger spaces I use Chief Architect but for individual room designs, I prefer icovia or Bassett’s floor plan program.
The Bassett Furniture program is quick and easy and available for free!
Here is what Emma’s floor plan looks like with the measurements.
Here it is without the measurements and the pieces labeled.
Along with the queen size bed Emma asked for a dresser, vanity and desk.
As you can see it’s a bit tight.
This is the ideal layout unless she is willing to use the desk as a multi-purpose vanity which would add more open space.
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Source the Furniture
The next step in the process was to start to pull all the links of the furniture pieces together.
Emma sent an email with links to her favorite pieces.
This helped narrow down the look but then we needed to pull everything together.
At the same time I started to put the measurements in the floor plan.
I had to make sure the selected pieces would fit and function in the room.
Select the Wall Color
Now that the look and feel are established and the main furniture pieces it’s time for the wall color.
Many people start with the paint BUT this will lock you into a color you may decide you don’t like.
It’s much easier to choose the paint color along with all the design elements of the room.
Always look at the design as a whole NOT at each individual piece!
If you don’t the design process will take way longer than it should.
It also won’t be any Fun!
For Emma’s room, she originally planned to go with a pale gray.
I suggested some colors to look at but without the design plan, Emma did not like any of the choices.
Now that we have a clear picture of the design I’ve suggested Swiss Coffee OC-45 which is a pretty greige color to complement the metallic accent wall.
She can also do Swiss Coffee at 75% as Shea McGee did in her home which would be lighter.
Susan plans to paint the wall using Benjamin Moore’s Studio Finishes Metallic.
Emma originally wanted a velvet crush foil champagne wallpaper.
Boho Glam Dorm Bedroom At Home
Emma loves to travel and asked for map artwork.
The one sourced is pink (from Amazon) which ties back to the pillows.
The gold frame ties back to all the gold accents in the room.
The principle of repetition simply means the reusing of the same or similar elements throughout your design. Repetition of certain design elements in a design will bring a clear sense of unity, consistency, and cohesiveness.
Emma loves the dresser shown from Raymour & Flanigan.
Adding just one piece of a furniture collection is a great way to add originality to your space.
Anytime you mix the furniture in from different vendors you will create a unique look that speaks to your personality.
This way you avoid the “showroom” looking home.
Emma loves both Bohemian and Glam styles which you can see mixed throughout this design.
Thus the name Boho Glam Dorm Bedroom At Home!
That’s a wrap on this design makeover!
I hope this post helps you plan your next project.
Have a great day full of Unicorns and Rainbows!
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