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Her Dream Dorm - Ladue News: Design

Her Dream Dorm

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Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:00 pm | Updated: 12:23 pm, Thu Aug 7, 2014.

They're off to college! Whether they're just a few miles from home or a few states over, a dorm room gives your coed a space to be themselves. Bold colors and attractive utilitarian items can help to make the most of small surroundings. Now, grab some extra-long twin bedding and no-damage hanging strips; it's time to decorate the dorm!

1. Keep toiletries collected and contained with a colorful caddy ($28, monogramming available). Available at Cat's Meow Personalized Gifts.

2. This bold clock ($150) can keep your student on-time and tardy-free. Available at Frill Home.

3. Try using removable and reusable wall decals ($16 per pack) to brighten up the space. Available at Loop Living Furniture.

4. Take advantage of the ceiling height and hang a few paper ($9, stripes) or cloth ($18, floral) lanterns around the room. Available at The Woman's Exchange.

5. A decorative coat rack ($28) adds visual interest and practical storage for jackets, scarves and more. Available at Loop Living Furniture.

6. The bed isn't just for sleeping: It can be lounge space, too. A cuddly pillow ($45) keeps things comfortable. Available at Loop Living Furniture.

7. A bold felt rug ($209) can add major design points without wasting any space. Available at Frill Home.

8. Going Greek? Represent her sisterhood with a sorority wall hanging ($26). Available at Cat's Meow Personalized Gifts.

9. A monogrammed hanging organizer ($42) keeps jewelry, perfume and other small accessories neat and accessible without taking up space on top of the dresser. Available at Cat's Meow Personalized Gifts.

10. From classes to clubs, the life of a college student is more than busy. Help her stay on top of commitments with a fun day-planner ($38), like this 17-month option by Kate Spade. Available at Cat's Meow Personalized Gifts.

11. They're bound to have a box of tissues, so they might as well keep them pretty with a bright and preppy cover ($35). Available at The Woman's Exchange.

LN wishes to thank Webster University, webster.edu

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