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Students get creative with dorm decor

August 30, 2018 1:00 PM
Mary Cross (Infographic by Kim Rainey) newwave@tulane.edu



From our call for photos of newly decorated dorm rooms, we received a variety of images featuring everything from trendy holographic hues to beachy Bali vibes. The infographic below, designed by Kim Rainey, shows our favorite submissions. Continue reading to find the inspiration behind the look each student created for their new space.

1 - A freshman from Long Island, New York, Taylor Sinett was inspired by the look of a relaxed apartment when decorating her dorm. Her style in three words: Chic. Modern. Comfortable.

2 - Katherine Burkett says that her room in Aron Residences this year incorporates hints of holographic hues. “Upon entry into my room, I covered a portion of my wall in removable holographic vinyl. The holographic wall gives me a constant reminder that a small change in perspective can produce a different outcome. A bonus is that it makes for a great selfie backdrop,” said the sophomore from Monroe, Louisiana. Her style in three words: Functional. Chic. Comfortable.

3 - Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, sophomore Tori Isaacson upgraded her dorm by using her favorite colors — gray and purple. Her style in three words: Welcoming. Glowing. Purple.

4 - When settling into her new room, Miami native Morgan Elmslie felt inspired by the subtle blues of the ocean. Her style in three words: Comforting. Inviting. Uplifting.

5 - “I used almost all of the same decorations for my dorm that I did for my room back home. It saved money, and it helped me to adjust so that not everything was so new,” said first-year student Jenny Bond of Cabot, Arkansas. Her style in three words: Festive. Diverse. Comforting.

6 - Sophomore Nikita Jhangiani kept the theme of “Bali Dreams” in mind while decorating her room in Weatherhead Hall. The Vernon Hills, Illinois, native incorporated a tie-dye silk Indonesian scarf, string lights, a Tulane-themed cushion that she knitted herself and a comfy chair with an anatomical heart pillow (a nod to her major — cell and molecular biology). Her style in three words: Simple. Uncluttered. Meaningful.

7 - Bela Trachtenberg, a first-year student from Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, found the decorations for her room through Dormify. Her style in three words: Cozy. Detailed. Pink.

8 - First-year student and Dallas native Lauren Schussel used Pinterest to find ideas for her room’s look. “I wanted a homey but chic vibe for my dorm.” Her style in three words: Cozy. Stylish. Warm.