How to Decorate your Dorm featuring Sasha Sklarov


CC Carter, Staff Writer

Decorating your dorm is an important aspect of a freshmen’s college experience, as it really is your home away from home for the next year of your life. With many of us heading off to college next year, ‘How to decorate your dorm’ is a series ready to give you inspiration for your future dorm room, with help from students in college currently.

Year: Freshman

College: Elon University


Headboard: Not Just Dorms

Not Just Dorms: Dorm Room Decor

Color: 010

Size: 9929

Duvet Cover: Anthropologie

Matelasse Liora Duvet Cover

Main Decorative Pillows: Anthropologie

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Throw Pillows:

  • White: Target

Knit With Fringe Round Throw Pillow White – Opalhouse

  • Pink Initial Pillow: jonathan Adler 

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Pink throw Blanket (“Maddie Throw Blanket”): Anthropologie

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Side Table: Target

Fold Down Loft Tray Dark Gray – Room Essentials

Star Wall Stickers– Gold: Amazon

TOARTi Stars Wall Decals

Pink Fuzzy Backrest Pillow: Nordstrom

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Bed Skirt: Amazon

Tailored Dorm Sized Bed Skirt – White

Mirrors (Above Bed): Urban Outfitters

Magical Thinking Woven Wall Mirror

Rug: Houzz

Surya Egypt Lara 9’x13′ Pink, Rust Rug

Bedside Bench/Stool: Container Store

Poppin Blush Box Bench

(link is to the bench version, not stool (unavailable))

Desk Bookshelf: Container Store

White Solid Wood Stackable Folding Bookshelf

Speaker Mirror: Bed Bath & Beyond

iHome Pro Rechargeable Vanity Speaker Mirror in Silver/Nickel

Storage baskets: Target

White Roller Cart: Target

Three Tier Metal Utility Cart White – Made By Design

(Labels come from Paper source in Highland Park, IL.)

Posters: Redbubble


Lamp: Target

Desk Task Lamp – Pillowfort

Seat Cover: Etsy


Trash Can: Bed Bath & Beyond

Umbra Skinny 2-Gallon Wastebasket in White 

Extra Storage (Underneath Bed): Target & container store

  • 2-3 plastic mini “dressers” with drawers for clothes
  • 1 plastic “dresser” for towels
  • 1 small shoe rack
  • 1 little basket for snacks
  • 1 big basket for water bottles

Sasha’s must haves:

  •  Attachable small side table. So useful to put your water bottle and phone on while you sleep! Worth $10-15. A 100% must have!
  • Drawer dividers for socks, smaller clothing items, etc! So useful to keep all your clothes contained while given such small storage. I got some from amazon. Simple Houseware Closet Underwear Organizer Drawer Divider 4 Set, Gray
  • Cute little basket for easy access to water bottles! I got a huge bin from Target and put water cases in there for easy grab & go for classes. 
  • Desk shelf organizer. This saves SO much space on your desk & looks cute to decorate!
  • Cord wraps: keeps all your cords nice and tidy! I just put it in a bin and kept it all organized because I had SO many.
  • Silly but paper plates, paper utensils, paper towels! Comes in handy SO much.
  • Small hand held vacuum! Dorms get super dirty during the day because there is no air circulation and so much movement in such a small space. Definitely recommend a small vacuum!
  • Drying rack: I got mine from The Container Store! So useful to hang your wet clothes on if you don’t want to put them in the dryer!

Sasha’s “Ultimate Dorm Checklist,” The Forest Scout (2019): 

The Ultimate Dorm Checklist 

Stay tuned for next ‘How to decorate your dorm!’