Cultivating a cozy and classy dorm room can be quite a task. Thanks to Joanna Gaines' interiors brand, Magnolia, you can find dorm room accents at 25% off until July 17.
Small touches can go a long way in dorm rooms, and I should know: I've had a lot of practice. A textured throw, scatter cushions, and some faux flowers will make even the smallest space feel classy. Coupled with some fresh fragrance and ambient lighting and it'll be the space everyone wants to be in.
Different dorm rooms will need different styling, but there are elements which never change. It's important to layer and soften your bedding, make the most of your walls, and give some depth to your desk.
We can't get enough of Joanna's style, so I've rounded up the dorm room finishing touches to create a luxurious space on a student budget. , There's a lot more in the Magnolia sale though, so if you know what you want, make sure to head over there.
Beds take up a lot of space in dorm rooms and they're often a focal point. Choosing comfy bedding, a statement throw, and some stylish shams will help keep your dorm room soft and stylish.
Was $180, now $135 at Magnolia
Pure cotton, textured, and warm, this is the perfect layer to drape over any bed. It works well as a warm weather layer, or on top of a comforter when it's cooler.
Was $159, now $119.25 at Magnolia
Breathable and cozy, this linen set looks great with the textured coverlet. The neutral tones are sure to go well in any room, whilst looking effortlessly luxurious.
Was $49, now $36.75 at Magnolia
Add some depth to dorm room beds with simple shams. We love this linen cotton blend for year-round comfort and coordination in soothing white.
In the kitchen
It's easy to overlook kitchen essentials, especially if you're not sure what they'll already have at college. These are staples that it's good to bring regardless. They're top quality, so will take you from dorm room to first home and beyond.
Was $8, now $6 at Magnolia
These Magnolia plates have a clean and classic look. they come in a range of sizes, so you can have a full set, ready for any occasion.
Was $88, now $66 at Magnolia
If you've got a shared kitchen, it's handy to have some mixing bowls. This set has all cooking occasions covered, so that you can cook for one or some new friends too.
Was $22, now $16.50 at Magnolia
Perfect for meals for one, this little cocotte is perfect for can take you from mini pot pies or an indulgent crème brûlée. Le Creuset makes durable, stylish serveware that you'll keep forever.
A little greenery
Most dorm rooms will have desks or shelves. Without some stylish décor, these can look bland and austere. Adding some flowers, vases, and useful accessories will be practical and uplifting.
Was $100, now $75 at Magnolia
This bright and uplifting wreath is a friendly and homely addition to a dorm room or bathroom door. The simple style works in any space.
Was $28, now $21 at Magnolia
This light coastal vase brings some seaside beauty to any dorm room. It comes in three sizes and has a beautiful, distressed and frosted finish.
Extra statements/around the bed
Check whether you can hang things on walls, but most dorm rooms have strict rules. There are lots of ways to get around this and to make the most of your vertical space. Here are just a few of Magnolia's.
Was $73.50, now $98 at Magnolia
With light-washed wooden rungs on a black arched metal frame, this ladder is an elegant addition to dorm rooms. It's useful for hanging blankets and towels over.
Was $38, now $28.50 at Magnolia
Adding a touch of botanical beauty, this pressed flower plaque comes in three different finishes. The organic, curved edges are simple and stylish. It looks great propped up on a desk.
Was $50, now $37.50 at Magnolia
This simple stool is really handy. It's small enough to go next to a bed or under a desk, but can double up as a chair or table when friends stop by.
There are lots of extra touches that go a long way in a dorm room. Whether they're storage hacks or scents, they'll make all the difference. These are my top picks, but there's plenty more to choose from.
Was $28, now $21 at Magnolia
It's inevitable that you'll collect lots of trinkets at college and this is the most stylish way to stay organised. The delicate style brings a coastal-vintage feel to any room.
Was $58, now $43.50 at Magnolia
College life can get really busy, so the best way to stay on track is keeping a calendar. You can scribble plans, to-dos, and any thoughts on here and it all wipes away after too.
When is the Magnolia sale?
The Magnolia sale started July 13 and will end at the end of July 17. There's 25% off a range of beautiful, interior décor, so don't hang around. Things were already going out of stock when I was searching.
What's included in the Magnolia sale?
A range of interior pieces. You can shop the sale on their dedicated page, or you can look in each section for what you're after. Not everything is in the sale, but it's all beautiful (and worth buying).
What's the best item in the Magnolia sale?
These are my favorite buys in the Magnolia sale. I'm most excited about the vases, because they were such a staple for me at college. Have a look at everything on offer in the Magnolia Sale, because there will be something perfect for you.
What dorm room essentials should I have?
We've done a roundup of the organizing rules for your dorm room space. To work out your essentials, take a look at our tips. I'd start with bedding and then work out to useful accessories like plants and pots.
It's really important that you can create a dorm room space that feels like home-from-home. It can be hard to balance your student budget with luxury, so buying products in the Magnolia sale is the perfect opportunity. You don't have to go crazy: buying some of these essentials will help soften your dorm room décor.
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