The Top Trends for College Apartments

Posted on 24. Jul, 2013 by in Home & Decor, How To's, On Campus, Your Apartment

Today’s guest blogger is Jorie Walton of Dormify. Jorie is a Dormify Style Advisor and trendsetter when it comes to decorating college apartments and maximising space in a way that you (and maybe your roommate) can enjoy. Dormify has generously included a deal for our readers – details at the end of the post. Thank you Jorie for all these great tips and ideas.


So you’ve never lived in an apartment before, or maybe you have and are just looking for a fresh look. You have this bigger, nicer space and you have no clue what to do with it. You’re older, wiser and definitely more mature, and the way you decorated your living space in the past just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Not to worry!
Here are some of our favorite things for college apartments this year to help you make your space your own.

Trend 1: Mix & Match

In the past mixing patterns and colors have been looked down upon. Today we’re rebelling against the old school rules for matching in order to create our own unique and exciting bedding blend. Combining different patterns is one of those things that you’d never imagine would work out…but then does! One of our favorites is the Wild Child Collection that takes a charming, colorful duvet and pairs it with black and white houndstooth sheets. It gives your bed a sweet look with just the right amount of edge. Don’t be afraid to take chances – decorating is all about adding personality!

mix and match, bedding from dormify | CMC Scene

Trend 2: Get Your Shine On

Lots of things shine in the summer; keep it consistent and make your room sparkle too. Dip into this trend slowly and try a pillow with faux sequins, chrome accessories and gadgets, or epic wall decals. Here are some of our favorite pieces in this trend that are lighting up apartments everywhere.

Metallics for your apartment from dormify | CMC Scene

Trend 3: Black and White Done Right

Black and white is a timeless trend that will probably never go out of style. Acting alone or as the base for pops of color, you can’t go wrong with black and white. Go bold and graphic with a cool black and white look from the Holy Chic Collection or show off your softer side with the Channeling Chanel Collection.

bold black & white from dormify | CMC Scene

Trend 4: It’s the Little Things

When it comes to your wardrobe, accessories can make or break the look. The same thing can be said for dorm room decorating. You can have an awesome bed, but if your walls are bare and there’s clutter all around, your space will lack the personality and home-y feeling that everyone looks for in their apartment. Simply adding a wall decal or art and prints to an empty wall can bring new energy to a room. To showcase your trendy space, make sure your clutter is corralled with convenient and reasonable storage products in fun prints and patterns.

clean the clutter with storage from dormify | CMC Scene

Trend 5: Runway to Room

Need more inspiration? Dormify brings the hottest fashions to your living space with a dedicated Trends section on our site. You can shop by your favorite trends like Military Glam (funky, cool and edgy), Country Chic (sweet and savory like a southern belle), Bohemian and more. Try shopping for your home based on your personal style.

runway to room, shop home decor based on your personal style | CMC Scene

We hope you feel motivated and ready to style your space! For more inspiration, follow @dormify on all forms of social media and make sure to check out our blog for tons of awesome posts – by college students FOR college students. Happy decorating!


barkcareThis post is sponsored by Dormify – your essential resource for chic interior design ideas, DIY tips, and college lifestyle advice. All images provided by Dormify.
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