How to Make a Faux Fur Pouf for Under $40!

Faux fur pouf DIY

I have a secret infatuation with faux fur. I'm the gal who raids the remnant bin at the fabric store for any and all furry fabrics. What I'm saving them for, I don't know. They're just so fun! The faux fur pouf is trending, but some of the nicer onces available to purchase are over $100. With back-to-school season upon us again, I wanted to find a way to make one of these fun and furry ottomans on the cheap. Continue Reading

Shopping Guide: Killer Dorm Decor That Will Set You Apart From The Crowd

Shopping Guide: Killer Dorm Decor That Will Set You Apart From The Crowd | By Curbly #dorm #decor
Photo: Urban Outfitters

It's hard to believe, but it's that time of year when college kids are starting to think about packing up to head back to campus… which means it's also time for a dorm decor shopping guide! Infuse your space with some extra style this semester with these über trendy, character-packed picks that will make you the envy of all of your friends.   


Shopping Guide: Killer Dorm Decor That Will Set You Apart From The Crowd | By Curbly #dorm #decor
Urban Outfitters

Frigidaire Mini Refrigerator – This small fridge has a retro feel thanks to its old school Frigidaire logo and funky mint green color. Continue Reading

36 Dorm Room “Before and Afters” That’ll Totally Inspire You

Before and After: Dorm room decor ideas
Styling: Emily Henderson; Photo: Sara Tramp

If you've been to any big box store lately, you know it's back to school season! The college merch is on the shelves, organization supplies are on sale, and dorm decor is abundant. Dorm rooms are among the most difficult rooms to decorate, and a cute dorm room is like a unicorn: rare and magical. But, good dorm room decor ideas do exist! Check out these 36 inspiring before and after snapshots of some seriously cute dorm rooms.               Continue Reading

Go Back to School with a Dip-Dyed Ombre Laundry Bag

Go Back to School with a Dip-Dyed Ombre Laundry Bag

'Tis the season for going back to school, and that means all of you dorm dwellers will be back to putting off laundry (I know I do!) and carting it all to the laundry room at the last minute. In order to make carrying your laundry as easy as possible, make a simple dip-dyed ombre laundry bag that's as stylish as it is functional! 


Go Back to School with a Dip-Dyed Ombre Laundry Bag

These extra large canvas laundry bags are the perfect material for easy dying in your favorite color – in this case, petal pink. Continue Reading

Your College Student Won’t Be Ready for Dorm Life Without These 13 Essential Items

The Essential Dorm Kit: Everything your college student needs when they fly the coop
Sponsored by The Home Depot

During my senior year of high school, I was given what I still count as one of the best gifts I've ever received. It was a tool set. Nothing fancy – just a hammer, some screwdrivers, and a cordless drill that died after 23 seconds of use. When I received it (it was given to me by my friend's brilliant and thoughtful dad), I thought it was cute and sweet, but not much more. Continue Reading

Shopping Guide: Three Dorm Designs To Steal This Semester

Shopping Guide: Three Dorm room Designs to Steal This Semester

The fall semester is about to begin and Curbly has you covered. Here are three stylish and shoppable designs that you can steal for your dorm.

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Shopping Guide: Three Dorm room Designs to Steal This Semester
Pin & Shop This Dorm Room Design from Ikea & World Market

The above moodboard is a combo from World Market and Ikea.

If there was ever a one stop shop for college, Ikea is your store. There is no better store for storage items which is what you need the most for your home away from home. Continue Reading

Back to School: Colorful Essentials for Happy Dorm Living!

created at: 08/24/2011

It’s back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits.  Hooray for student housing!  Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we’re making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible.  We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside – and friendly on your student budget!   

1. Task Lamp: $15

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GREAT Dorm Room Organization Tips

created at: 08/18/2011

Honeyflower3, who will no doubt be a lifestyle correspondent for The Today Show someday, shares some great tips concerning dorm room organization and living. For instance, skip the conventional laundry basket and peruse the kitchen aisle for unique and helpful organizing opportunities. For these and other suggestions, check out this video:


Dorm room makeovers that will help you get 8 hours of sleep!

Hey dorm room inhabitants, are you feeling sleep deprived? Could be stress, too much partying or it could be your dorm room. We can’t help you with the first two causes, but for the 3rd, keep on a-readin’.

 Sleeping through college (20 photos)

Dr. Michael J. Breus gives us his best sensory tips for making your dorm room sleep-friendly, which will, of course, improve your GPA, keep you from gaining that freshman 15 and make you more likable and attractive to hottie sitting next to you in Señora Martini’s Spanish class. Continue Reading

How to take your dorm room from lame to luxe

created at: 08/25/2010

So, are you on campus yet? Is your dorm room looking a little bleak? Not to worry. You can turn your new digs from lame to luxe and your frown into a smile with these dorm decorating tips from Wall Pops. Let’s take them in order, shall we?

created at: 08/27/2010        

1. Throw Pillows: Easily add color with one or a few pillows to accent your room.  Compliment your room décor with a pop of color or one that matches your bedspread or wall art to add more life to your room. Continue Reading