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An Oh So Boho Dorm Room

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Textural elements create an effortless boho style.

Textural elements create an effortless boho style.

Incorporating boho elements into your dorm room design affords you a simple and cost effective style that is uniquely your own. To keep it easy, I’m sharing three quick tips so that your space stands out from the standard big box store décor.

  • Think floor to ceiling neutral tones.

  • Incorporate texture such as sisal rugs, sheepskins, wicker trays, and rattan accented lighting.

  • Look for ways to add natural elements.

An all white palette is very clean and crisp, but a mixture of many neutral tones creates a no-fuss, casual look that ushers in a sense of calm. Scour thrift stores as well as your own linen closet to gather curtain sheers, white accent pillows, and natural fiber rugs.

Many students look for accent chairs to add to their space, but few consider creating a cozy corner where you can stretch out on the floor. You may already have the needed cushions at home, or you can shop end of season outdoor seating sales.

Do you like the layered look of skins on sisal but want a vegan alternative? You’ll find faux skin material at your local fabric store. I suggest getting one cut to drape over your desk chair too.

Wicker tray wall feature

Wicker tray wall feature

Create a unique design with wicker trays. An asymmetrical arrangement seemingly moves across the wall- a fresh look you will appreciate every time you return to dorm, sweet dorm.

Some of your most favorite accent pieces are going to be those you find in the woods or the garden! A big stick goes a long way when incorporating boho style in your dorm room. Make a twine hanger for it, and use the branch to hang a window covering, artwork, or both!


Amp up your dorm room design with Pampas Grass plumes - another layer of texture!

Pampas Grass Plumes - quintessential boho!

Pampas Grass Plumes - quintessential boho!

The Mini Bouquet Modern Wreath adds a nice touch of fragrance to your sleeping space. Choose one with dried lavender for an extra special scent that ushers in much needed relaxation.


Even the bath welcomes texture. Think shower curtain, a basket of extra towels, and a soft rug.

Adding texture to the bath.

Adding texture to the bath.

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