Dorm Room Makeover Reveal with Dormify

Let’s go back. Way back to the beginning of summer when the school year felt oh-so-far-away! That’s when we first told you guys about our big plans for a dorm room makeover for a special gal and her roomie, and showed you our inspiration for the teeny tiny space.

We also introduced you to Dormify…a company we wish was around when we were back in school. Over these past few summer months, we spent some time planning, scheming, and ordering some seriously gorgeous items from Dormify for Grace’s dorm room.IMG_2230

And then last weekend, like 2 giddy schoolgirls, we headed back to college to makeover the rooms of these awesome girls.


We headed to Regina Hall on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College. We are big fans of Saint Mary’s College because it’s right across the street from Casey’s alma mater, Notre Dame. Plus, Casey’s grandma went to SMC…so there’s lots of love for this school around here!

Upon arriving, we realized that freshmen dorm rooms really haven’t changed since we were both college-bound in 2006.


They’re still teeny-tiny. dorm-before-bed

They’re still packed with generic wooden furniture. And they’re still ready for college kids to add their personality to every square inch.

After catching up with Grace & Fran, feeling nostalgic about the good ol’ days, and chugging some coffee …it was time to get to work. After several hours of working sweating our buns off in the non-AC dorm, we were excited to share the new look with these two ladies!

Dorm Room Makeover








IMG_2521Here’s a detailed source list of all of the items we used. Dormify made it easy to get lots of on-trend decor and college essentials in one easy stop shopping.


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We are so incredibly excited for these 2 girls and hope they enjoy these spaces throughout the entire school year. We certainly enjoyed stepping out of our comfort zone to tackle a small space packed with lots of personality & color.

Grace + Fran,
Thanks for letting us feel like college kids again…even if it was just for a day. We can’t wait to hear all about your first semester in your new home away from home! 


[Disclaimer: We teamed up with Dormify to bring you this post. All opinions & thoughts are 100% ours and are not influenced by Dormify. Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog.] 



  • Jeannie Marie


    • RIGHT?! How gorgeous is this Dormify stuff?!!!! Where was this when we went to college?

    • Jeannie Marie

      Just need that Namaste in Bed pillow!!!

  • Emily Dunham

    Oh boy, I wish they had this when I had gone to college! Too cute!

    • US TOO!!!! It was fun for us to chat about how our rooms were decorated while we decorated this room. How far the dorm decor world has come since then…. =)

  • Nikki

    This turned out so, so cute! And I’m so excited that it’s at Saint Mary’s! I’m a SMC alumna and this makes me feel so nostalgic. 🙂 Those girls are going to have the best time.

    • Go SMC! <3 I'm sure Grace & Fran will be happy to see your comment!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Molly Shanks

    Only you two could make a dorm room look cute! Adorable

  • Waaaaaaay better than my dorm room ever looked! And it was homey compared to most!! Great job!

  • Summer Hogan

    Wow SO fun! Wish I had a dorm room like that when I was in school 🙂

  • The wall organizer was on sale at HomeGoods!

    • KateLynn Sabot

      Can you post the link for the wall organizer, I can’t seem to find it.

    • HomeGoods doesn’t sell their items online. But most have similar items like this in stock in their stores. Good luck!