Cute Room Decor Inspiration For Your College Dorm or Small Bedroom | #B2SwithJen

Happy Monday, Loves! With Back to School just around the corner, I was overly excited to re-do my bedroom for a fresh start. I won't be living in a dorm or apartment this year, but I thought it would be fun to share some of my cute room decor ideas that I used for my small bedroom (which is typically the size of most dorm rooms) for those who are going to be staying in residence.

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Pick A Colour Theme
My First Suggestion to creating the perfect room makeover is to pick a colour theme you will typically stick with throughout the room. In my room, I decided to stick with the colour theme of White, Pastel Blue and Pastel Purple. All of my decor, bedding and knick-knack insinuate this theme.


Accent Wall
I thought it would be fun to add a pop of colour to my bedroom by adding an accent wall since all of my other walls are white. I got the inspiration from this Pin on Pinterest. I feel like an accent wall helps over more wall space and adds personality. Plus, since you painted a nice design on the wall, you won't feel the need to add decor into it, making the room feel less cluttered in small rooms. I don't have my paint chips anymore to tell you the exact colours, unforunately, but I bought all my paint at Home Depot with an Eggshell Finish. Obviously, if you are living in a dorm, they may not be okay with you painting the walls. I'd suggest checking with your residence's policies. If painting is a no-go, you could also make an accent wall using a tapestry. A great place I can suggest for tapestries is Society6.

Laptop Tray
Another great decor item to have in your college dorm or small bedroom is a small lapdesk. If you are short on space, at least you have a hard surface to use for your laptop/writing in bed. And, when not in use, it doubles as cute room decor at the end of your bed. I bought mine from Chapters Indigo. I love how the pastel colours really match my bedroom.


Small Desk Area
If you do have some extra room to add a desk, I'd definitely suggest picking up this White MICKE Desk from IKEA. It is super inexpensive, takes up very little room, has a wire management hole, and it has a storage drawer. I, also, would highly recommend the SKRUVSTA Swivel Chair from IKEA if you are looking for something cute but comfortable to sit on. I also like to add a blanket hanging off of my chair because it adds some colour contrast from all the white and it keeps me warm when I am doing some late night work. Definitely would also suggest putting a small lamp on your desk for those late nights of studying. I bought mine from Target.


Memory Wall Decor
I talked about this previously in my Memory Keeping Blog Post, but I definitely cannot suggest it enough. If you are looking to cover up wall space in your small bedroom or college dorm, a Polaroid wall would be perfect! You won't need to drill holes in the wall, the photos are very light weight, they cover large areas, and it is the perfect spot to keep memories you've made in college!


Cute Lighting
I recently changed my ceiling light to this IKEA PS 2014 Pendant Lamp and could not be more happy! I love the futuristic design matched with the modern colour choices. The white and rose gold mix really fit my aesthetic. I also love how I can easily pick between bright light and mood lighting in my room, based on the level I open/close the light. When it isn't in use, it also dupes as beautiful ceiling decor.


Crate Storage
If you are looking for an easy and affordable DIY Storage idea, I'd definitely recommend making one out of crates. All I did was buy three small crates from Home Depot ($6 CAD each), Spray Paint, Painters Tape, and Wood Glue. Adam and I painted the back panels blue to match my room aesthetic then used wood glue to stick all the crates together. Inside, I just like to keep a bunch of decorative knick-knacks. The table holding it all up is the LACK Side Table from IKEA.


White Boards
I think White Boards are a great way to cover some more wall space while still being functional. I haven't written anything on them yet, because I plan on using them to track assignments this semester, but in the mean time, I think they add some great pops of colour on my plain white wall. I bought these colourful white boards from Target. I'm not sure if they still sell these, because I bought them when I first started university (almost 4 years ago), but you definitely could DIY some with a frame and decorative paper, if you can't find them.


Plants
Last but not least, I love to add plants to my bedroom. They just make the room feel more lively and help inspire creative juices to flow! Meet Pinya, my little Pineapple Plant I bought from IKEA. I love to use house plants like Succulents and Pineapple Plants because they are very low maintenance. I just have to water them once a week. This is perfect for me because I travel a lot and I'm a student who is typically in and out of the house very often--too often to need a super high maintenance plant who needs watering every day.

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Here are some of my room decor inspiration ideas for your college dorm or small bedroom. What are some awesome room decor ideas you love?

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Easy & Cute Memory Keeping Methods You'll Actually Enjoy Looking Back On!


Happy Saturday, Loves! It has been a while since I've shared a post (sorry about that!). I have been super busy preparing for the opening day of StickToPlan shop and I am super excited for you to see all of the amazing content I have created for you all!

On a side note, this week, as I was cleaning my room for an ultimate room makeover (room tour coming soon!), I couldn't help getting nostalgic over so many things I've kept over the years with sentimental value. I am a very sentimental person who loves walking down memory lane, but I find I do it much more often when my methods of memory keeping are aesthetically pleasing. Because of that, I've put together two memory keeping methods that are cute, easy to do, and will make you enjoy looking back on the memories instead of just hiding them away in the back of your closet!


Instant Photos
This is one of my absolute favorite ways to memory keep! Vacations, adventures, building my gaming computer, birthdays, special date days, projects I've worked on with others, etc. I just love to snap a picture, add a date and sometimes a little description, and then I hang the memories on my wall with a little tape. I have my memory wall sitting right in front of my homework desk (yes, I am two desks now lol) so that when I'm doing a little work and need something to smile on when I'm feeling blue (aka every single day of the university semester), I have these memories to look back on!


Journaling
This is another one of my favorite methods of memory keeping that also lets me be a little more creative. As far back as I can remember, I have kept a journal to write down my favorite memories and thoughts. You can use any notebook you choose, but for 2017, I am using the Mini Ban.do Agenda. I just like how each day has it's own little spot and there is enough space to old memories for the whole year. Recently, I have also enjoyed adding stickers to my journal add some visuals and pops of color. I really don't enjoy reading back on journals when it is just black and white writing to paper; but with the stickers, I find they just look more pleasing to my eyes, so I tend to look back on these more! Other than stickers, sometimes I'll use some washi tape to tape in mini journaling cards, ticket stubs, and other little knick-knacks that remind me of an amazing memory. Plus, this method only takes about 5 minutes out of your day. I tend to journal in the evenings after I get home from work or a night out with Adam/Friends.

These are my two easy and cute memory keeping methods. I'm sure if you try them out, you'll love looking back on your memories even more!

What are some of your favorite memory keeping methods? I'd love to hear them down below to give them a try!

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2017/2018 Ban.do Agenda Flip Through


Happy Tuesday, Loves! It has been so long since I've posted a planner post! I've just been so out of my zone, lately. BUT I'm excited to try to get back into it again--starting with returning to my roots and using a Ban.do Agenda for the upcoming year. If you are a long-time reader, you may remember that when I first joined the planning community and started planner decorating, the Ban.do Agenda was my 1Love! You can check out some of my older posts using the Ban.do Agenda here.

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This year's newest cover is called Rose Parade. I was absolutely in love the moment I saw it! The gorgeous rose artwork was just calling my name! Since there is another school year around the corner and I know everyone is looking for a new planner to invest in for the school year, I thought I'd share a flip-through of this year's Bando Agenda. All of the art work is universal throughout all of the 2017/2018 planners (despite which cover you choose). 

So here is a little flip-through of the planner! 



Because I bought the large size, the planner has two pocket folders to store notes and loose papers at the beginning of the planner. 



There are also lots and lots of adorable stickers! I don't typically use these stickers while planning, but I love using these stickers in my memory-keeping journal for later use! 


A cool thing about this planner, if you didn't know already, is that the designers left lots of secret codes throughout the planner for you to try to de-code. I used to love things like this as a kid and have continued to love doing them throughout the years in the Ban.do Agendas. 




I also love how thoughtful the designers were into future planning. They provided a 2018 and 2019 year at a glance calendar, a whole list of dates for silly holidays for the upcoming 2018 year, and a section for you to write down events and birthdays. 


















I am in love with the artwork on the dividers this year! If you recall from last year's Ban.do Flip Through, I wasn't a big fan of the artwork. But this year, I am obsessed!! I think September 2017 is my absolute favorite! My only critique is that at the beginning of the planner, the artwork looks really thought out, but as the months progress, the artwork begins to look like they kind of rushed it and had to BS something random. Either way, it turned out looking adorable! 


On the very last page, they added this adorable "Should I Get Bangs" Flow Chart. They had a similar flow chart two years ago (2015/2016 planner) about whether you should wash your hair or not; but last year they didn't add this fun feature. I was super excited to see it back! 

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What did you think of this year's Ban.do planner? What planner are you using this upcoming year?

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