More Dorm News...

Today I found out the most miraculous dorm news two-room suite is all mine. No roommate, no suitemate, just two huge rooms all to myself! I was actually really surprised to hear that I wouldn't have a suitemate -- I guess I just misunderstood the meaning of a 2-room suite from my sorority house days where you not only shared your room with one person, but also had two suitemates next door. Nevertheless I'm thrilled! It does mean more decor will be necessary ;) and I think I'm going to make one room the typical bedroom and the second room a living area, with perhaps a futon for guests and my study area. We'll see how much money I have left over for decorating once the semester starts. I know they have IKEA in the Northeast and their stuff is pretty stylish and cheap, so I'll have to do some scavenging and dig out the deals.

This afternoon I also picked out my bedspread and matching pillows so I have a theme going for the room (I know I'm such a planner, I can't wait until closer to the actual moving date to get started on this stuff). I wanted to stick to similar colors to what I have in my bedroom right now (which is more subdued blues, greens and yellows) so many of my accessories and knick-knacks could transfer to the dorm room (no sense in buying a million vases, lamps, picture frames, etc.). What I chose is far from subdued, but it sticks to the green and blue theme. Take a look:

Now this isn't exactly what I got, but I did get the green comforter, which comes with a matching sham, and three decorative pillows that aren't shown here -- two are large (one green, one the color blue shown in the photo) and one is a small accent pillow (blue). I haven't decided yet if the green striped sheets as shown here might make for a tad too much green, so I may go with white and blue, but I wanted to hold off on purchasing those until I got more Linens N Things coupons in the mail. I purposely went for the bright colors when I saw them because, hey, I know Boston winters can be a tad bit long and gloomy, and there's nothing that can brighten your day better than a bold bedroom to come home to. What do you all think?

4 Responses to "More Dorm News..."

Taush responded on May 24, 2008 at 10:16 AM #

I like it! Yay for decorating, and yes, IKEA is the place to go for reasonably-priced, stylish furniture.

Anonymous responded on September 2, 2008 at 3:09 PM #

Hey can you please tell me where you got this bed set!! I love it!! My email is
Please respond!!

Anonymous responded on June 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM #

Can you please tell me where you got the green comforter? I've been looking for some just like it! My e-mail is

Anonymous responded on August 1, 2009 at 2:55 PM #

Beautiful comforter! I wonder if it is still available. Would you please post the manufacturer/where you got it? Thanks.