Dorm Decor for Grown-Ups


I’ve been helping a friend of the family’s daughter furnish her dorm room for the fall and couldn’t help but be mesmerized at the incredible, affordable options as of late. But when PBteen sent over these Zio Ziegler sheets, my instinct was solidified: today’s dorm decor is 100% suitable for adults. Need proof? Here are a few favorite products on the market that transition seamlessly from dorm and beyond – no age minimum required…

1. Perfectly patterned and surprisingly neutral, these sheets are perfect for dressing up an eclectic, Bohemian bedroom. Zio Ziegler Chain Sheet Set ($119)
2. Whether you’re an art major or major artist, a brass collection of colored pencils provide form and function – my favorite kind of decor!  Colored Pencils with Brass Holder Set ($76)
3. The composition books of our day received a modern makeover with this scribble-inspired version. Black & White Composition Book ($3)
4. Ramen doesn’t seem quite as boring in these beauties, and the porcelain design provides decades of use long after the graduation robe has been donned. Honeycomb Porcelain Dishware Collection ($198)
5. Every grad is short on space, so these folding scissors are a desk drawer must. Folding Pocket Scissors ($8)
6. Learning to launder never looked so good. Laundry Bag ($27)
7. For storage and dishware alike, these tumblers will be forever staples. (Unlike your college fling, am I right?) Suzanne Sullivan Porcelain Tumblers ($39)
8. The pillow talk subjects will surely change, but the cushion doesn’t have to. Full Moon Cylinder Cushion ($82)
9. This piece doubles as art and lighting – a perfect multi-tasker for a space-saving dorm room. Flat Life Lamp ($150)
10. A pretty calendar that’s as home in a co-ed apartment as it is in a corner desk. Kate Desk Calendar ($56)
11. This lesson is applicable for any life stage (and the print is classic enough to keep as an annual reminder!). Work Hard & Be Nice Print ($68)
12. Dorm rooms can be so… vanilla. Liven up the space with something green (and grab a few for your home while you’re at it!). Sky Planters ($59)
13. The best space-saving desk around, perfect for cramped dorms and even more cramped urban real estate. Parsons Mini Desk ($199)

Tell me, anything you spot that you’d take home in a second? I’d love to hear what your favorites are!

p.s. Shop the entire Zio Ziegler collection right here – it’s art-filled and perfectly Zio-inspired! (This post was sponsored by PBteen, but all opinions are my own.)