CollegeDormista—New Spaces

May 27th, 2015 at 2:00am

The article is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond

Decorating your dorm or apartment is your first real chance to explore your personal design style. Sure your childhood bedroom will always have a special place in your heart, but you’re an “adult” now and your living space should reflect the chic/confident/independent person you are.

Our Style Gurus’ unique personal styles are also reflected in their living spaces. Whether they go for a more minimalist color palette or bold patterns, this style is usually also present in their decor as well. Luckily, Bed Bath & Beyond has the perfect products no matter our Style Gurus’ preferences. Whether they are looking for a white duvet or statement artwork, Bed Bath & Beyond has all their housewares needs (and beyond).

Julia uses her city campus as inspiration for not only the way she dresses, but her apartment style as well. Check out Julia’s apartment and her top picks from Bed Bath & Beyond!

My name is Julia and I am a senior at DePaul University majoring in the Health Sciences. As much as I love the sciences, my heart sits deeply in the world of creativity and fashion. Over the years I have developed a very simple style that mostly consists of black, white, and an array of earth tones. When it came to decorating my first apartment, I couldn’t help but keep it as minimal as my wardrobe.

My room receives a lot of natural light, so I wanted to keep the ambiance bright, clean and crisp. I believe that the purity of the room reflects the purity of the mind; given the white walls, high ceilings and hardwood floors I stuck close to my white textures and black accents. My walls are also minimally decorated with the exception for my workspace. This is my favorite part of the room because it’s where my creativity comes to life. I have a dream board that reflects my goals and values so that I never lose sight of what I’m chasing after and you can’t miss the massive cover of Vogue from the ‘50s. As a full-time student and full-time blogger, my calming desk décor assures I stay stress free. You’ll never find me in my room without a couple of candles burning as well as the essential oils by my bedside.

Here are my top picks from Bed Bath & Beyond that help create that minimal and simplistic ambiance I love so much:

Keurig® MINI Brewing System


Anthology Duvet Cover


Audrey Hepburn Canvas Wall Art


Jewelry Organizer

Wall Mount Jewelry Organizer (Set of 2)

Window Panels


Photo Wall Clock


Yankee Candle® Mini Reed Diffusers


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