As summer draws to a close, college students across the country are busy moving in and decorating their new dorm rooms. Although most dorms end up serving as glorified repositories for ramen wrappers and half-empty cans of Natty Light, some students go above and beyond slapping up a Bob Marley poster, and transform their concrete caves into beautiful oases that look like they belong in the pages of a magazine. Many of these aspiring interior decorators took to Twitter to share their impressive dorm set-ups, and I'm not embarrassed to admit that they served up some serious decor inspiration, even for adults.
Even if you've long left the hallowed halls of your alma mater, these dorms can serve as inspiration for how to creatively spruce up your living space. As these distressingly stylish youths show us, fuzzy carpets and pillows add a sense of luxury, plants bring color and life into a room (if you can keep them alive, that is...), and good lighting is an absolute must.
Check out some of these beautiful dorm set-ups below, and try not to be too jealous. And if you want some easy, grown-ass apartment decorating hacks, check out our video here.
Bringing subtle details into your room adds visual interest (and lets you show off your personality through the little things you've accumulated through life. Eat your heart out, Marie Kondo.