Gallery Wall Arrangements We Love <3

Creating a gallery wall can seem like a daunting task but with the help of a Dormify stylist, you’ll be artfully arranging your prints in not time! Incorporate prints of different sizes and colors following these three simple gallery wall arrangements.

1. The Triptych

In our set of 3 prints, the pink, blue and green electric color hues will brighten up your room with a vibrant twist. Coordinated prints with the same bold lettering also adds fun vibes that bring your wall to life.

 

You will need:

 

( 3 ) 18″ x 24″ Prints

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2. The Set Of Five

The gallery wall set of 5 incorporates large and small, as well as vertical and horizontal prints to give a more dynamic look. Feel fresh from the combination of watercolor and pastels on these simple prints. With this wall you will be forever peaceful and relaxed.

You will need:

 

( 1 ) 18″ x 24″ Print

 

( 1 ) Vertical 16″ x 20″ Print

 

( 1 ) Horizontal 16″ x 20″ Print

 

( 2 ) 9″ x 12″ Print

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3. The Set of Seven

Having a  7 prints gallery wall allows you to create a statement wall using different shades of one color. This wall displays black and grey prints with pops of pink in varying shades. These three colors are the perfect combination to make your space uniquely chic.

 

You will need:

 

( 1 ) 18″ x 24″ Print

 

( 3 ) 16″ x 20″ Prints

 

( 1 ) Horizontal 16″ x 20″ Print

 

( 3 ) 9″ x 12″ Prints

 

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3 Desk Spaces To Inspire Your Inner Girl Boss

Adding some major style into your workplace will help make the busiest of days fly by. So whether you’re an aspiring blogger or all about the simple things, get inspired to be your best #girlboss with these productive and pretty spaces.

1. Hello Gorgeous

Be bold. Dare to dream. Stay sassy. This desk space is perfect for a driven leader who is ready to take charge. Glam up your desk space an acrylic desk collection set.

 

The acrylic clear material is super trendy and easily matches to any color scheme, while the gold accents gives the look a touch of glamour. You’ll be studying like a celeb in no time.

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2. Dream On

Ready to turn your dreams into reality? This desk space is built for a visionary leader, giving off chill vibes that will spark your imagination. Express sophistication with this white color scheme as you ponder new ideas at your desk.

 

Tie your whole look together with the Euler White Desk Collection. It’s on trend crosscut pattern makes it a great addition to any desk space.

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3. Fashion Night In

This classic look is for the style obsessed and influential girl boss. Channel your chic style to your desk to make it as fashionable as you are with the Black Frisco Desk Collection. 

 

Your passion for hard work has never been so strong!

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How To Mix and Match Pillows Like a Pro

Noteworthy Neutrals

Grey has been the ‘it’ color when it comes to room decor lately because there are so many amazing combinations it allows you to create.For a neutral combo with loads of style, start with the Grey Velvet Ombre Euro Pillow as a base and add two square pillows, mixing pattern and texture with the Mongolian Square and Marble Pillow.

 

For a cool metallic twist, add in the Metallic Sweatshirt Star Pillow, and top it off with the Grey Initial Pillow for a personal touch.

Blissful Blues

If you want to make your room feel as cozy as possible, calming blue accents are the way to go. They pair perfectly with grey and white tones to help accentuate the tranquil vibes. One of our favorite ways to use blue hued accent pillows is to ground the combo with a Grey Ombre Velvet Euro Sham.

 

Next, build your base with the Light Blue Mongolian Square Pillow and the Navy Tie Dye Piece. These together bring depth to the assortment through the varying hues of blue, while also adding in the perfect mix of texture and detail.

 

It’s now time to add a decorative accent to the look with the Good Vibes Dream Catcher Pillow to exude positivity in your space. Finally, finish off your arrangement with a small accent pillow of your choice to create a cozy layered look. The Shut Eye Pillow is an all time favorite.

Posh Pinks

If your style is more on the chic and elegant side, pink accents scattered throughout your small space is the perfect combos for you. We love mixing crisp, white bedding layered with pink and gold accents.

 

For this pillow combo, anchor your arrangement with a large pink euro sham. Add texture by layering the Pink Mongolian Square Pillow and Square Gaga Double Nailhead pillow in gold, and for a fun decorative accent, the Hello Beautiful Perfume Pillow. Polish off the look with the Ryan Beaded Pillow. Its delicate colorful embroidery coordinating with metallic beading, will make your bed shine bright.

Playful Purples

Purple is an excellent accent if you want a slightly more feminine touch to your room without being as bold as pink. A light purple sham is a great foundation for this look. Next, add in the Faux Mongolian Square Pillow in Nirvana as well as the White Hamsa Hand Foil Print Pillow to add a pop of white and silver to the look.To bring in a patterned element, choose the Good Vibes Dreamcatcher pillow.

 

Lastly, don’t forget to play with scale with the Kiss Me Lips Pillow in silver. It pairs with the silver Hamsa while bringing the whole look together.

Voila! From color combos to playing with scale, these styling tips will have you decorating with throw pillows like a pro in no time. For more inspo on pillow pairings that we love, you can check out the Collections at Dormify.com.


How to Make Your Room Feel Like a 5-Star Hotel

Luxurious Linens

To begin turning your room into a total oasis, you need to start off with a gorgeous duvet. We recommend either the Loft or Chelsea Hotel Duvet, both being very crisp, clean, and luxurious looking. Because both are also very neutral, you can really choose any pop of color to complete the look through accent pillows and throw blankets. Light pinks or blues would both be perfect for these styles!

Table Talk

Give your side table the ultimate upgrade. Create a statement piece with the Cube Storage Trunks as a table and have it double as the perfect storage bin. Or if you want a more sleek look, opt for something like our Wooden Tray Table with a Glass Top. The gold metallic finish screams glamour, and the lower wooden shelf is perfect for additional bedside storage.

Shine Bright

To help your side table pop even more, make sure to add some statement lighting. Lamps not only brighten up your room, but they make great decor pieces as well. Our favorites for a hotel vibe would definitely be the Gold Stud Lamp for glam look or the Marble Lamp for a modern twist. Finish off your table with a jewelry holder filled with accessories, a stack of trendy fashion magazines, or even a tray to hold a cute coffee mug and a pile of your favorite books.

Picture This

A total must in any chic hotel room is a collection of framed pictures. Try to keep them modern, minimalistic, and cohesive throughout. This will ensure that they really bring the room together instead of making it look too busy and cluttered. Some of our favorites include our new trendy black and white framed pieces as well as the Gold Glam Gallery Wall Set. Create one large statement piece, or place them throughout on both yours and your roomies side for a more simple look.

Overall, the key to ensuring that your dorm looks like a room straight out of the Ritz Carlton is by keeping the design cohesive, simplistic, and glamorous. Keep the color scheme simple, and make sure to include proper storage pieces to guarantee that it never looks too cluttered. Design rules, however, are meant to be broken, so don’t be afraid to have fun with it either. Be creative and innovative, and find a look that’s perfect for you! You will be living a life of luxury (well, as luxurious as a dorm can get)  in no time!


Small Space Solutions We Swear By

Use Multifunctional Storage

Storage ottomans are perfect for storing many items in a very discreet yet trendy way. They are the perfect multifunctional product, ideal for additional seating in your space as well as acting as the perfect stepping stool for hopping onto a lofted bed or reaching that top shelf in your closet.

 

 

Maximize Closet Space

Adequate closet and dresser space is so important to any fashionista. However, you most likely won’t find it in a small room. Purchasing products like a hanging cube are an ideal solution for the issue. Look for products that can help you utilize the space in the most efficient manner. The hanging cube is great to add additional shelving without compromising any actual hanging space.

 

Other favorites are the over the door shoe racks and under the bed storage bins. Use under the bed bins to store bulky winter coats/sweaters and swap them out for summer clothes in the warmer months. This will help open up plenty of space in your closet which means all the more reason to go shopping!! Shoe racks are great as well because it opens up more floor space in your closet to store other large objects.

Eliminate Your Side Table

Yes, there is no denying that a cute side table can add so much style and charm to your room. But when valuable floor space is at stake, sometimes you have to make a few compromises. I am here to say though that those compromises can still be just as trendy!

 

Instead of using a bulky side table, incorporate a product like a caddy, or even install floating shelves. You can still have all of your essentials right at your side, all while opening up the room.

 

Create Functional Wall Displays

It is important to maximize your wall space when living in tight quarters. Use products like Command™ ledges to stack and create a stylish gallery wall with books, picture frames, keys, etc.

 

You can also use your walls as storage for your favorite accessories. Install a product like Command™ hooks on your wall to place hats, scarves, bags, and necklaces. You can get creative and turn your favorite accessories into a focal point while creating extra open space.

Make The Most of Your Desk Space

A well organized desk is the key to a productive work session. My advice is less is more. A cluttered desk is only going to be distracting and really make the entire room look smaller. By incorporating things like storage boxes into your desk decor, you can hide any small miscellaneous papers, books, or trinkets to give it a cleaner, more organized look.

 

A desk riser is also the perfect tool to add additional space to your desk by giving you two levels to organize your products on instead of one. Place your storage box underneath, and put more decorative pieces on top to create a chic multi-leveled display that looks clean and organized.

 

 

Overall, there are so many ways to transform your small space into a trendy, clutter free masterpiece. My best tip is go with a more minimalistic approach that will truly make your room feel bigger than you ever thought possible in a small space. Utilize all aspects of the room and never be afraid to get a little innovative. You never know what you’ll come up with!


How to Style the Painted Medallion Duvet Three Ways

Needless to say, your bedding says a lot about you. Whether you’re fun and girly or bold and bohemian, your bed is a place all your own and you want it to look and feel just like you. Changing the vibe of our Painted Medallion duvet to fit your personal style is easy and fun. Get inspired with these four looks!

1. Sweet & Chic

Your fashion choices reflect a lot about you, and your bedding should too! You’ll feel right at home when you come home to this sweet & chic room after a long day of brunch and shopping! Get girly with hints of pink and gold. Adding a faux fur throw gives off a super glam vibe – perfect for any fashionista!

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Our painted medallion duvet set styled with a tan fringe pillow, a fuzzy body pillow, and some wall prints

2. Wild & Free

Dreaming of your next adventure? If you’re a free spirit who loves to daydream, you’ll rest easy in this wild & free room! Your painted medallion duvet will give off bohemian vibes by adding soft neutrals and fringe pillows. You’ll find yourself in a state of wanderlust 24/7 in this room.

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3. Surf Shack

The sea is calling! Bring the high tides and good vibes straight to your room with this surf shack look! Transport yourself to the sand & surf with an ombre throw and decor in shades of blue. In this room, it’ll feel like a beach day every day!

Our painted medallion duvet set styled with our namast'ay in bed pillow, silver foil hamsa pillow, ombre knit throw, and some wall prints for a surf shack look
Purple Painted Medallion Duvet in Dorm Room

4. Happy Hippie

What’s a hippie without hamsa? School is stressful enough, so you’ll want your space to be as relaxing as possible. This bed becomes instantly cozy with faux fur pillows and an ombre throw. Adding purple and silver accents to your painted medallion duvet gives off calming vibes worth meditating over.

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How to Create the Coziest Room Ever, On a Budget…

Think you have to sacrifice comfort for a chic look? Think again. Pair plush accessories with soft hues to create a stylish, cozy space that you will never want to leave. Here are 7 ways to create the comfiest room ever while staying on a budget. Warning: You may never want to get out of bed.

INVEST IN YOUR BEDDING
There is nothing better than sinking into a cozy comfortable bed. Experience a great night’s sleep and wrap yourself in this soft, luxurious white down comforter. The premium white down fill creates extra warmth while keeping you comfortable and cozy all year long.

CAST A WARM GLOW
Fall asleep under a starry night with string lights! Drape them across your wall, frame your desk, or wrap your bed posts for that soft and cozy ambiance.

KEEP YOUR FEET WARM WITH ACCENT RUGS
A multi-functional and chic furry rug is the perfect (and softest) addition to any small space dweller looking to elevate design in a big way. Place it next to your bed and let your feet enjoy the furry sensations. Get creative and layer two accent rugs for an even cozier look.

PILE ON THE PILLOWS
There is no such thing as too many pillows. Add pillows along the wall of your bed to create a plush day bed or use euro shams throughout your room as a nightstand or pouf to lounge in.

DECORATE WITH SOFT HUES
Soft hues are the key to creating a tranquil space. Pairing cream and grays with delicate pinks is our favorite color palette this season. Cuddle up in the Classically Cozy Room inspired by and designed for sweatpants enthusiasts.

ADD FURRY TEXTURES
Anything that adds softness and texture will make your bedroom a relaxing oasis. A neutral colored knit fringed pillow or an over-sized mongolian faux fur pillow will instantly add cozy vibes to your space.

CUDDLE UP WITH A THROW
Nothing says “cozy” quite like curling up under a soft throw blanket.


5 Ways To Style A Tapestry

Your tapestry is a strong and independent wall hanging… don’t limit its possibilities! That stretch of fabric is so much more than just a pop of color– get ready for a tapestry makeover.

1. The Classic

Of course, the classic tapestry goes on the wall. This is an insanely easy way to cover up a LOT of white space. Use it on the wall behind your bed like in the photo below and be one wall closer to decoration perfection.

2. Window Blinds

Too much light interrupting your beauty sleep? We’ve been there. Tack your tapestry up over the window to create blinds in your favorite pattern.

3. Picnic Table or Beach Towel

Never underestimate the usefulness of a good picnic blanket. College means quads, greens, and music festivals– and scratchy, wet grass is about as fun as a 9 a.m.

3. Cover the Bed

For those of use who aren’t quite so DIY inclined, simply lay a tapestry over your existing bedspread to lend new life to your room

5. Create A Headboard

Your college issued bed most definitely will not have a cute headboard (or even a headboard at all). Fake it ’till you make it by hanging a tapestry behind your bed for the same effect.

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How To Style A Desk 3 Ways: The Blogger, The Fashionista & The Bohemian

You are an ambitious go-getter who likes to GSD and your desk is probably a space you spend a lot more time in than you’d like to admit. Adding some major style into your workplace will definitely improve those long days and nights working or studying. So whether you’re an aspiring blogger or all about the simple things, get inspired with these productive and pretty spaces.

1. The Blogger

Classic style with a modern twist, this desk space is made for the aspiring blogger with fun yet coordinating taste. Pair vibrant accessories with simple desk organizers and gold accents for a bright and creative look.

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2. The Fashionista

Channel your inner fashionista with classic black and white paired with pale pinks and gold accents. This gilded look will make you feel like the ultimate girl boss.

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3. The Bohemian

Transport yourself right into the distinct styling of festivals like Coachella with natural hues and copper accents. This free-spirited vibe will keep you motivated and calm even through those dreaded all-nighters.

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How To Move In Like A Boss

This is the best advice you’ll ever get on packing for college – trust me, after four years of this, I’m a pro. You wont get any advice here about how to not overpack, but I will tell you how to overpack well.

1. Don't Bring A Ton of Suitcases

Problem

First of all, when I see people pack in suitcases, I literally go insane. How many suitcases do you need while in college? I don’t bring any for move-in, but most people only need one. Packing your stuff in suitcases only causes extra unnecessary bulk. Besides, they’re heavy and not easy to load and unload AND when you get there you have to unpack… I’m trying to minimize the time you spend doing stuff, so here’s what you do…

Solution

Buy Ziploc storage bags in XL and XXL (you can find them in Target and Walmart). Fold stuff that will be going in your drawers at college and place in Ziploc bag. Put stuff that’s going in the same drawer together. The bags are super easy to put into the car, adjust to the shape of the car, and when you get to college, just take the stuff out (it’s already folded!) and place in drawers! The XXL bags are also amazing for pillows, comforters and blankets/throws.

2. Use Garment Bags

Problem

All of your freshly dry-cleaned stuff is wrinkled by move-in time.

Solution

Buy garment bags or you can even use large trash bags. Place hanging items in the bags. Once you’ve loaded the car with all your other stuff, place garment bags on top. Take garment bags out and hang in the closet. Unzip or rip the bags at your convenience.

3. Multi-functional Storage

Problem

You don’t know where to put all the little accessories and make-up you need so it doesn’t get lost and is easy to unpack.

Solution

Here, there are multiple strategies. One, I use these storage carts with drawers at college and at home. I keep socks, etc. in one and accessories such as belts, sunglasses, and jewelry in the other. They roll, so just organize, roll into car, out of car and place in dorm! No unpacking, and everything is in place.

I also love these big bins. I use them to store towels and sheets at college, but for the trip over, I store the linens in a Ziploc, and put all my toiletries and makeup in the bin. All of the toiletries and makeup are already organized in smaller bins and bags, so it’s really easy to just take them out and place them in the dorm.

And finally, for my bags and shoes, I pack them in boxes and totes. I keep all of my bags and some of my shoes in dust bags year round, so I pack the bags and shoes I wear least in these super cute cloth storage boxes from the Container Store. They zip up and fit under your bed for easy access, so no unpacking there! (You can also put a sticky note on them so you know what’s in each box!)