Freshman Dorm Room | Elon University

It's crazy to think it's been three weeks since I moved out of my freshman year dorm room (this post is long overdue). While I love having a bigger bed and plenty of room back at home, I miss living just a few minutes from so many of my friends!

I know the summer before heading off to college I spent so much time on Pinterest looking at other peoples' dorm rooms for inspiration. Because I didn't know much about the neighborhood on campus I was going to live in, I looked everywhere online to see what they looked like and even looked up the blueprints since there weren't any photos of students' Danieley dorms. So, I wanted to make sure I posted these photos for incoming Elon students to see what the dorm looks like so they can prepare for move in!
(I would have taken photos of our kitchen/common room but they never stayed clean for very long...)
I hope this is either informational and inspirational for college students prepping for their first dorm!

My first year at Elon I lived in a Danieley flat. This was actually my last choice for housing so I was pretty bummed out when I saw my rooming assignment. While it's a little out of the way compared to the other neighborhoods on campus, it did have it's upsides with a kitchen, common room and free laundry. My room came with a bed, desk and wardrobe. Unlike other neighborhoods, Danieley has wardrobes instead of a closet and dresser duo. I was a little worried about having enough room, but I was able to fit all the clothing I brought + more! As for the bed I lofted it halfway for plenty of storage and kept my shoes, printer and laundry underneath there. One of the best investments I made was in a long bed skirt to hide all of this underneath my bed and make everything look nice and clean! I also opted for a Queen sized comforter rather than a twin sized because it hangs over the side of the bed to hide what's underneath and it's more cozy to me! One thing that made my bed even more cozy was a gel mattress topper. I was really worried about having an uncomfortable bed and a good mattress topper made all the difference. I had this one and will be using it again next year!





In the wardrobe I would highly recommend getting some type of drawer system because that space ended up being where I just threw all of my t-shirts into a pile. 


gold lamp //  patriotic mug // mason jars // mirror // magazine holder // bulletin board (similar)


(everyone talks about command hooks but I probably used 3 packs of these to hang things on the wall) 

A space that can easily be wasted in a dorm is behind the door. In addition to having towel racks on the back of the door itself, my roommate and I added command hooks on the wall behind the door for coats and hats. It got to be a pain hanging up my winter jacket every time I came home and it ended up in the dreaded "pile" that accumulated on my chair too often. Hanging it up kept it out of the way and easy to access. 


striped bins // portable speaker // comforter // sweatshirt blanket (similar)

There ended up being no good place to clip this little fan so I did some DIYing and taped it to the top of my wardrobe (the verdict: don't get the clip fan). 
On top of my wardrobe ended up being a great place for storage. I had two bins for towels and miscellaneous items and had cords and other stuff in shoeboxes. 




magazine holder // mirror // bulletin board (similar) // mason jars 


gold lamp // bulletin board (similar) // mason jars // mirror

My desk doubled as a vanity for me. I used the two of the three drawers to store beauty products because I never did homework at my desk (more of a library gal).




customizable banners here, here, & here // gingham sheets // comforter // blanket (similar) // twinkle lights

I didn't want to put too much on the walls so I opted for just hanging up these simple banners to show some school pride.


gold lamp //  patriotic mug // mason jars // mirror // magazine holder // bulletin board (similar)


Looking forward to decorating my apartment in just a few short months!

If you have any questions at all please comment or shoot me an email!
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9 comments:

  1. I love your bedding and that laundry basket. Jess at Just Jess

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    1. Thanks! I love that you can add a monogram to the laundry basket! 👌🏻

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  2. Absolutely love your dorm! There are not a lot of bloggers that go to Elon so it's nice to see what your dorm was like and get some inspiration!

    xx, Catherine

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    1. I'm glad it was helpful! If you have any questions about anything Elon related I am more than happy to answer them!! :)

      Renee

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  3. Renee your dorm was so so cute! I definitely want to post something about what I'm thinking for my apartment next year at school because I'm so excited to decorate it!

    Xo, Kate // asprinkleofkate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to see what your apartment looks like!

      Renee

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  4. Your dorm room is so cute, Renee! I love the gingham sheets!


    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Katie! Can't wait to see how your dorm at Clemson turns out!

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  5. I'm obsessed with the gingham sheets! Definitely makes me want to change my plain white ones to something bold and fun like yours!!

    xoxo, Veronica
    vernsavestheworld.com

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