When moms help their teens with dorm shopping, it can be as simple as driving them to Target once or twice to get the basics or they can spend hours pouring over Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration. Either approach is absolutely fine and kids will survive in their new rooms regardless of the time and effort parents devote to their teen’s dorm decor.
But, with a vision, determination and the budget to do so, hum drum dorm furniture and cinderblock walls can be transformed into space that is both functional and possibly even cute.
Here is How to Create the Prettiest Dorm Room
Houston mom, make-up artist and former interior designer, Sheila Ybarra, went well beyond mere “cute” in the dorm room design for her daughter, Skylar. In fact, she has done it twice – once for her daughter’s freshman year and now, at the sorority house/dorm for Sylar’s sophomore year. Last year’s dorm decor went viral on Intragram and this year is poised to do the same. It may just be the prettiest dorm room we have ever seen.
Just did my second dorm room makeover for my daughter @skylarbantz last years our dorm room went viral and that was a lot of fun! Swipe 👉🏽 to see all the pictures and at the end you will see the BEFORE PHOTOS and video of the room. All the furniture is from Wayfair #dormroom #dorm #dormlife #Sorority #houstonmua #makeupbysheila #wayfair @sororityscoop @wayfair bedspread @wayfair flower stickers @wayfair #txstmovein #texasstateuniversity #txst #txsu #txstate #txst22 #txst21 #txstdz #dormroomdecor #dormify #dormrooms #deltazeta #dz #texasstate #sanmarcos #sorority #sororitylife #sororityrecruitment #sororitysisters @txstatedz @txst @txstatehousing
Here is a photo of the before:
And now for the after:
Personal touches in the room include this coffee bar:
Monogrammed desk chairs and a pretty work space:
Wall design and pink colors for the bedding:
Many of the furnishings, including these beautiful stick on decal peonies, came from Wayfair because they ship for free and offer free shipping for returns, too. Skylar was able to use many of the decor and furnishings from freshman year and those she could not use, she sold to incoming freshmen.
Here are some of the best finds from the mom-daughter duo:
White desk chair and gold legs (Amazon)