Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PB Dorm Room Redo

I am absolutely thrilled to finally be sharing this post with y'all! I have been waiting for the day that the redo photos go live on PB Teen's Blog and today is it. So, if you want to see more photos then you must head over to their site and see the post! Also, another fun announcement before diving into the redo is necessary. I will be taking over the @pbdorm instagram tomorrow so if you don't follow it already then definitely check it out tomorrow as I post loads of fun photos from my daily life and these posts. And if you're curious as to why I was given this opportunity then be sure to see this post before you begin! 

Since it isn't quite time to move back to school I decided to re-decorate the room I stay in at my grandparent's beach house. The room is so bright and calming and it was a great blank slate to work with. The room was completely transformed with just a few colorful pieces and I love the way it turned out. Adding pieces here and there was the perfect reminder that you don't necessarily have to start from scratch to create a new look for a space! 

We will start with the area that ended up being an after thought but may just be my favorite part of the space. This artist chair has been in this corner for as long as I can remember and dressing it up with a new pillow added a fun pop to the otherwise monotone corner. With small side tables this is the perfect place to lay out an outfit for the next day or in my case, store my beach bag so it's ready as soon as the words boat ride come out of someone's mouth. 

I love that the turquoise throw pillow perfectly compliments the view of the water and would also make this the perfect reading nook on a stormy afternoon. 

sandals | pillow | hat

Next up, the bed. I am a pillow hoarder and can comfortably sleep with anywhere from eight to ten on my bed at one time. Call me ridiculous but I love lining the perimeter of my bed with them building a pseudo nest to sleep in. It only took a few throw pillows, a comforter, and a matching sham to give this room a more youthful look without compromising sophistication. The best part about this comforter is that it's reversible with grey being the background color on the opposite side. If you're living in a dorm room this would be the perfect way to coordinate with your roommate without making it too matchy matchy. Y'all could even add different colored pillows based on your taste! 

Since a desk isn't necessary at the beach (vacation > work) I used my task lamp for a bit of extra lighting on a dresser to serve as a vanity area. This lamp is amazing because it has usb ports on the back making it so easy to charge up your technology to be ready to go by the time I am ready for the day. 

I wish I had taken before pictures to accurately show the transformation but I was too eager to get to decorating to slow myself down to take those photos. While it took a bit to get everything to look just the way I liked I think it was completely worth it in the end since I now have a summer space that I look forward to retreating to after soaking in the sun.

If you want to see a fun video of the transformation then feel free to watch that here and as I mentioned earlier go check out more pictures on PB Teen's blog


  1. I love your room, you did such a great job decorating! It really is amazing how much of a difference a few additions can make.


  2. Such an amazing opportunity! The redo looks great, I like the muted green color scheme of the bed. I also love having tons of pillows!

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

  3. Your accent is the cutest thing ever!! LOVE the room and all the pictures! Too cute, Dorothy!

    xoxo, Mal

  4. OMG I'm so jealous, this is one of the cutest rooms I've ever seen!

    Ane | Basque Prep

  5. I love the pillow that you chose, the Greek key pattern is beautiful!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  6. Love this!!


  7. That room is so gorgeous and I could imagine never wanting to leave it just because of how pretty it is!

  8. I love your room!! I think I need that lamp for my desk now!

    xo, Frannie

  9. Such an exciting collab, I love PBTeen!
    xo, Syd


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