Post Graduate Apartment Decor Ideas from Dormify
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Real Dorm Style: Lindsay’s NYC Laidback Luxe Room

Meet Lindsay! A junior at the University of Florida, she’s spending a summer interning in New York City. We got a peek at Lindsay’s space and heard all about the inspo for her laid back chic decor. Head to Dormify to explore luxe decor lighting, luxe style furniture, and more to get a similar laid back luxe style!

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City Life

Tell us about your space! How did you find summer housing?

After researching summer housing options in the city, the NYU dorms seemed like the best choice for me. They have so many buildings in a variety of areas around the city, and my older sister lived in the NYU dorms when she was my age. 

The building I was placed in has apartment style housing—which means we have a full kitchen and dining area in our unit! The apartment has two bedrooms and each room has two beds. I am rooming with one of my best friends from back home!

Where are you interning?

I am a DJ intern at z100!

What are your favorite spots in the city?

There are so many! Madison Square Park is one of my favorite places to sit outside and meet my friends for lunch during the week, since it’s super close to my dorm. I also love trying different restaurants around the city.

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Dorm Life

Tell us about your thought process for choosing what to put in your room.

I am drawn to simple styles, and so is my roommate. We loved the Soft Wash and the Loft duvet covers since they are simple, but stylish. From there we decided on a white and grey theme then gave it some life with blue accessories.

Any tips for coordinating with your roommate?

Decide on a common color. I think it helps to pick out pillows and accessories in the same color but different styles. This can make your space feel coordinated but not too matchy-matchy.

What do you think is the key to maximizing the space in a dorm room?

The first thing I do to maximize space in my dorm is switch up the furniture to find the best layout. For this dorm, we decided on an L-shape as we felt it gave us the most space and opened up the room. I’ve also learned that getting creative with storage can help! I decided to display some of my accessories and jewelry on hooks and shelves, which opened up extra room in my closet!

What’s your favorite part of your room?

I love the wall decor we chose. The wall gallery is always the first thing you notice when you walk in and we always get compliments on it. I think it’s cool when you use a combination of different materials in a collage. It makes it look authentic and not so perfect.  

College Life

Is your dorm decor at University of Florida different?

It’s similar in the sense that my decor was simplistic. I had a white duvet cover at school, but instead of having blue accents, like I do now, I accented with muted pink tones. I like having a basic duvet because it gives me the ability to change up my look with different accessories! 

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What advice would you give to your freshman-year self?

Don’t be afraid to do things out of your comfort zone, like rush for a sorority or join a club that focuses on something you’re interested in. Have an open mind when it comes to making new friends! Try to befriend people you usually wouldn’t.

In three words, how would describe your taste in decor?

Comfy, fun, classic. 

Have a favorite DIY?

I love my sunglasses shelves. Not only does it look clean and pretty, but it helped me maximize the minimal storage space I have in this dorm!