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We’ve seen you running to the mailbox to check for your roommate assignment and studying that course catalog in the sun, which can only mean one thing — college is just around the corner! Naturally, you’ve been editing your back-to-school wardrobe for the seasons ahead, but now’s the time to consider how you’ll deck out your dorm room. Take a tour through these quirky, classic, and cozy residence halls, then report back how you’ll decorate your space in unique retro style!
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Above, a personalized pad at Muskingum University combines cabinet photos with an all-too-modern collection of pillows. Now a dorm room staple, the butterfly chair looks perfectly at home in the 1950’s snapshot below.
Image via Vassar College Archives
A photo-filled space is the perfect frame for this ethereal 1915 selfie of Brown University students.
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It’s all about creative curation in these images of Wellesley College, taken by Nina Leen for LIFE.
Image via Life Archive
With hanging plants, a flying fishbowl, and a gerbil habitat, this 80’s room looks like the perfect spot to chill.
Image via UW Madison Archives
We could complete our thesis on the bedspread and comfy-looking armchair in this breathtaking shot of Vassar students from the 1890s!
File under “Power Clashing!” What animal-lover wouldn’t adore this surprise-packed 70s pad?
A draped fishing net backs this innovative gallery of photos and pennants in 1904.
Image via Pomona College Archives
When sleek spaces need personality, take a clue from this clever student from the 60s and add a plant, fun pillows, and even a few fun footprints on the ceiling!
Image via Pitzer College Archives
How will you be outfitting your space for the school year?
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Amazing. It’s funny how all the way back to the 1900’s young adults/teenagers have been plastering their walls with pictures.
Love this, Chris!
I leave for school in a couple of weeks and this gave me some great inspiration!
oh man, those top two especially look so delightfully cozy — a fringe drop light and record player all in reach from the bed? yes please!
My mind is boggling a bit. That one from the 70’s, with the hideous shag and all the animal print stuff…do you know the college that’s from?
And that first one is wonderful. Vintage Caine. Yum.
love it, they’re all so creative! 🙂
Go muskies! I went to muskingum & It’s a tiny school. It’s awesome that you shared a picture from there 🙂
Go muskies! I went to Muskingum, and its a tiny school. So glad you shared a photo from there!
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