It occurred to me this morning that we've never had a dorm room makeover roundup here on Curbly. Heck, I'm not sure we've even had ONE before and after of a dorm room. Perhaps it's so as finding good examples is rather difficult. (Students too busy or too broke, I suppose.) Because of this, these makeovers (actually, they're more like moving in with style) span several years. No matter what their age, they're still fabulous!
One thing a drab dorm room has going for it is it's a blank palette, right? Take this 'before' for example:
Alabama-based Moxii Design Studio was responsible for its after. Among their hints for dorm room design: hide the floor, layer linens (as occupants will have little control over the room's temperature) and decorate with your accessories (they'll add color and personality) for more Moxii tips, visit this slideshow on My Home Ideas .
Danny did this room for Cosmogirl Magazine back in the day.
Here's Danny's after. Some of the highlights are the giant paint swatches from Yolo Colorhouse and Flor modular carpet tiles. For other tips, visit this page on Daily Danny.
This dorm room belonged to two Boston Architectural College interior design grads. It had a lot going for it, like beautiful wood floors, high ceilings and a fireplace.
Its after, however, it totally legit. For more images, head on over to uscoop.
To close, we have this bold example. Not sure how many institutions would allow you to paint the walls of a dorm room, but if they DID just look what a dark rich color does to a cramped cubbyhole. It makes it look larger, as evidenced from designer Brian Patrick Flynn's makeover. For 10 tips for decorating your dorm room, visit Atlanta Bargain Hunter.
This Curbly post was originally published in August 2012. We're resharing because it's back to school season!