Two Roommates Turned Their Gross Dorm Room Into A Chic Retreat

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If you went to college and lived in a dorm or student residence, then you don’t need me to tell you that they’re not the most luxurious of spaces. Dorm rooms tend to be dated, dingy, and definitely not very comfortable. The thought of living in such a space for a year or more is certainly not very exciting.

Well, two freshmen at Texas State University had different plans when it came to their dorm. Skylar Bantz and Adeline Vela wanted their dorm room to be comfortable, stylish, and special. So with the help of their parents, they transformed a 50-year-old dorm room into something that looks like it came out of a glossy magazine.

The focal point of the room is undoubtedly the loft-style canopy beds. This design also allowed for each girl to have a work/live space underneath each of their beds. They also decorated the walls with a removable faux brick wallpaper (which is even fire-retardant, a must in dorm rooms). Fluffy throw pillows, thick carpets, blush-colored bedding, and a soft, feminine light fixture totally complete the airy, glamorous vibe.

So, how much effort went into creating this beautiful space? Well, according to Skylar’s mother, the transformation took seven people and about 20 hours to complete. The parents split the bill, which equated to about $500 each. It’s a pretty reasonable price when you consider that the girls can reuse much of the furniture and accessories at their future residences. Hats off to Skylar and Adeline for having a unique vision, and deciding not to settle for a drab, dingy dorm room!