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.
Brianna got the pictures and lights on the wall by covering a large bulletin board in fabric.
A faux-succulent wall
Old Hollywood glam
All this freshman needs now are some fuzzy kitten-heel slippers and a diamond necklace to pull the whole space together.
A stick-on roommate
The good thing about a wall decal roommate is that you never have to worry about him being too loud or making a mess.
Coziness is key
A white rug seems ambitious, but I believe in her.
This gorgeous tapestry
The colorful accents make this girl's room vibrant without making you feel like you're trapped in a kaleidoscope.
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.
Room with a view
Who cares what the rest of your room looks like when that's your view?
This loft bed
Loft beds are a great way to maximize space, and make it feel like you're sleeping in a cozy little cave.
So much pride
In addition to showing off your LGBTQ pride, a rainbow flag brightens any space.
These lively decorations
Bringing some literal life (flora or fauna) into your room is a great way incorporate color and energy.