Each summer, I get to relive one of the fun parts of being a college student: decorating dorm rooms for TV shows with my client Bed Bath & Beyond. All the fun without the tuition, and I don’t even have to go to class!
With a little style inspiration from Miss Hepburn, “Talk of the Town” host Meryll Rose and I went back-to-school for the day to chat about how to make a small space stylish and functional.
We started with your basic “blank canvas” dorm room.
Since the bed is the focal point, it’s a great place to start decorating. Before shopping, however, check your school’s web site to find out if your dorm has twin-sized or twin extra-long beds.
A bed bug mattress protector that completely encloses the mattress is an ideal first layer for dorm beds, and fabulous for anyone with allergies.
Express your personal style with a comforter set like this Bungalow pattern from Anthology. Bed Bath & Beyond also has “dorm kits” (aka beds in a bag), that include comforters, pillow shams, sheets, pillowcases, throw blankets – even clothes hampers! At less than $100, these are hands-down the quickest and most economical way to decorate a room that reflects your personality.