Oh my! It has been a crazy year of college, but I can honestly say it’s been one of my favorite years so far. I moved into a house in Phoenix, so of course, I went full Joanna Gaines on my room! I threw myself into decorating my bedroom with as much warmth and comfort for the best price possible! I wanted my bedroom to be clean, cozy and more mature than my previous college bedrooms. I thought I’d walk you through how I did high quality decorating on a college budget!
It was really important to me that all the pieces in my room were very versatile. I wanted furniture that would work with any style and last a long time. The bed was an essential part of that! I am obsessed with tufted headboards. I found this grey, wingback, tufted platform bed for just about $300. The grey linen color is versatile, and the bed is so beautiful and well made! The queen size fits perfectly in the room. I highly recommend the Novogratz brand beds. My roommate bought a bed from them as well because mine was so beautiful and easy to put together.
The beautiful wood framed sign is a farmhouse staple I couldn’t live without. This one was under $50 from Smallwoods Home. It came so quickly, is beautiful and the price is unbeatable!Across from the wood sign are two framed photos! I took an interior design class with Jade from FindersKeepersDesigns back in August! I loved her suggestion to use black and white photos and these beautiful frames from Ikea. The room itself is very serene and muted, but the pink Kate Spade Comforter is the perfect pop of color. Gingham really brings in the farmhouse style!
Something really important to me was having two side tables next to the bed. It’s more storage, but they also balance out the wall. I was having a hard time finding side tables I liked for a good price. I spent hours googling side tables under $50! I decided to save a buck or two, and I made my own tables with some wood crates, a little wood glue and a lot of wood stain. I absolutely love them! I styled them with lots of cozy candles, fresh flowers, outlet lamp, books and my letter board. Let me know if you’d like a tutorial on these tables in the comments below.
Across from my bed is my desk and television area. I used my side table from my sophomore year bedroom to display my little television. Pro tip: check the open box section at Best Buy for great deals on TVs. My desk is stunning! For under $50 from Target, this desk is stylish and has tons of storage. The hairpin legs are to die for! The Magnolia Home mirror is perfect for getting ready (I can’t believe I got it for only $50 at the Magnolia outlet), and I have an adorable Target organizer next to my desk to store all my makeup.
Lastly, right before the doorway is my record player. Now that I have enough space for it, I have a little set up on top of my mom’s college trunk. It’s covered with tons of stickers people have gifted to me or I found traveling.I hope you enjoyed the tour of my room! It’s so much fun to see how my style has progressed and how to repurpose pieces from freshman and sophomore year rooms into my evolving style. Let me know if you have any questions about how I built or styled any of my pieces!