This post is all about dorm room at home bedroom ideas for 2020.
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Are you wondering what the dorm room experience looks like in 2020 for college students?
If you have been following along with “Project Get Bella’s Ass to Hawai’i” then you would have seen her room reveal.
Currently she is now on her third series of quarantining.
When she landed she had to quarantine on campus and in her dorm room.
Then when classes started the state issued a quarantine and required all non-essential stores to close.
Beaches remained open but ONLY for swimming not for sun worshiping.
Last night Bella told me the quarantine was extended an additional two weeks!
Bella said it’s not bad there but they are being strict.
I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry with the Fall season quickly approaching.
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For many other college students they are having a VERY different experience.
Bella is at least in Hawai’i, meeting new friends, driving her moped “Pearly” and swimming in the ocean.
Meanwhile, many college students across the country packed up and moved back home only a few weeks after moving in.
Some schools offered housing refunds as an incentive to not stay while others just sent all students home and classes moved online.
The college I am a professor at started off online and never planned to have classes in person.
For many students this is devastating.
They were looking forward to the “Traditional” college experience.
The first-year students were upset about how their journey started while seniors were upset about how it was ending.
One way some parents are making their college students feel better about the situation is by making over their bedrooms at home.
Bella is obviously staying in Hawai’i since it’s harder for HPU to send the students who traveled long distances home.
However, if she had come home we would probably be helping her get a car instead of a dorm room at home makeover.
Bella’s Bedroom Makeover:
About a year ago we did a complete makeover of Bella’s room (her 4th for the record).
Here are the links to create a similar Boho Neutral Bedroom look for your daughter who’s back home.
Dorm Room At Home Bedroom Links
Moooni Dimmable Fandelier Crystal Ceiling Fans with Lights and Remote Modern Invisible Retractable Chandelier Fan LED Ceiling Fan Light Kit -Polished Chrome 36 Inches
One of my favorite pieces in Bella’s room. It truly is the start and jewelry of the bedroom.
Flash Furniture Brighton Queen Size Tufted Upholstered Platform Bed in Light Gray Fabric
This bed is so pretty and the nail head add a glam touch.
Set of 2 contemporary design display ledge floating shelves made of durable, high quality, MDF Material with laminate facing in white finish. Can be used to showcase photo frames, display decorative items, or as a nursery shelf to store your kid’s favorite books, figurines, toys, etc. Modern design! The floating shelf creates a popping, eye-catching effect adding a sleek look to your room’s decor.
These are perfect to lean picture frames on. The lip holds them in place so they don’t fall off.
Fabrics Vertical Colorblock Panama Curtain. Minimize your room’s exposure to harsh sunlight with this curtain panel by Exclusive Fabrics. Solid-tone stripes border an ivory-hued center in this panel to create a color-block effect that heightens the charm of your living space. The cotton fabric brings softness to your room while improving privacy.
The original ones Bella had are from Pottery Barn and we changed the purple grosgrain ribbon out for grey.
5. Fur Throw
Pink Faux Fur Throw Blanket, Luxury Modern Blush Home Throw Blanket, Super Warm, Fuzzy, Elegant, Fluffy Thick Heavy Decoration Blanket Scarf for Sofa, Couch and Bed, 60”x 80”
This is the perfect touch of pink to add to the room. It’s super soft too!
6. Shadow Box
White Shadow Box Display Case – 11×14 Deep Wood & Glass Shadowbox Picture Frame with Linen Board – Wall-Hanging & Free-Standing – 3D Showcase Keepsake Art Graduation Baby Wedding Military Sport Flag
Shadow Boxes are a great place to keep all those sports medals. We use straight pins to attach them to the felt.
The Display Guys –– Solid Pine Wood Picture Frame with Mat – Wall Mounting – 8″ x 10″ – White
We used multiple sizes to create the gallery wall in Bella’s room.
Wake In Cloud – Bohemian Comforter Set, Gray Grey Boho Chic Mandala Indian Medallion Floral Printed on White, Soft Microfiber Bedding (3pcs, Queen Size)
Bella has a queen size bed but you can always use this on a full. Usually, the size is Full/ Queen so it should work on either.
Ultimate 60 in. W – 96 in. W White Wood Closet System. Fits closets 48″ – 96″ wide with cut-to-width closet rods. The wall-mounted system can be cut to your desired width. Includes everything needed for a full installation
Adding this closet system was the best thing we did. It helps keep everything so organized. We removed the sliding doors so the closet is now completely open.
Safavieh Hudson Shag Collection Grey and Ivory Moroccan Geometric Quatrefoil Area Rug (8′ x 10′)
Bella’s rug was purchased at HomeGoods but this one is very similar. It is so soft and pretty.
Touch Control 3 Way Dimmable Crystal Table Lamp with 2 USB Charging Ports, Acaxin 17.7Inch Bedside Light with Mordern Gray Fabric Shade, Bed Lamp for Bedroom, Living Room, Guest Room(Bulb Included)
These are very similar to the HomeGoods pair we purchased. The price is great as well!
South Shore Reevo 2-Drawer Nightstand, Pure White with Matte Nickel Handles
The one Bella has does not have the extra shelf but I like this design as well. The original was from Joss & Main but it’s no longer available.
13. Rhinestone Knob
Drawer Knob Pull Handle Crystal Glass Diamond Shape Cabinet Drawer Pulls Cupboard Knobs with Screws for Home Office Cabinet Cupboard Bonus Silver Screws DIY (10 Pieces)
We added these to the dresser to add a touch of glam. It turned out so nice!
Snag-Free finished drawer interiors, with dustproof bottom drawers, and a center leg support system. Felt-Lined top drawers and dovetail drawer construction.
This is very similar to the dresser we purchased from Ikea. Clean and pretty! We did also add the glass top option so the dresser stays clean. It’s definitely worth the extra cost.
TOV Furniture The Kaylee Collection Modern Style Living Room Jumbo Velvet Upholstered Button Tufted Ottoman, Grey
Another favorite in the room! It’s even prettier in person.
These are all the products you will need to create your own Dorm Room At Home.
It may not be what you planned but we can always make the best of the situation!xo Nicole
What better way than to get a new bedroom makeover, Right!?
I hope everyone is enjoying this new school year and for all those learning through Blackboard… I feel your pain!
Although I am secretly LOVING teaching online and Blackboard keeps me more organized than I’ve ever been!
Comment below what your experience has been.
I’d love to hear about it.
Have a great day full of Unicorns & Rainbows!