Posted by IKEA USA on June 28, 2016

Interested in our Study in Style Sweepstakes? Scroll to the bottom of this blog post to find out how to enter! 

Heading to college is right around the corner, which means it’s time to think about your living space and what you’ll need to make your home away from home, as comfy as can be. It’s time to create a space that’s perfect for big thoughts, big ideas and big fun. Here is where inventions will come to life, a place where you will freely experiment and learn, and this will be your space for both progress and play. Having a dorm room, creative corner or off campus apartment is where it all starts. Make it your own with all the essentials that enable you to be all you are, and all you can be.

Focusing on a favorite color, pattern or theme is really all you need to get started, and build from there. Besides your space being a showcase for your personality, you also need to think practically. Make sure you have an ergonomic chair for your desk, to make yourself comfortable during those long nights of studying.  A desk lamp that doubles up as a phone charger or a bed with built-in storage will get you an A+ for smart solutions in small spaces. Check out the collages below for some decorating inspiration. 

For more room ideas, tips on packing and to download a copy of the College Checklist, click here

And that concludes our lesson on Dorm Design 101! Now get out there and put what you’ve learned to practice! And don’t forget to enter for a chance to win one of six bedroom packages for your college space!


IKEA Study in Style Sweepstakes:

We want to share these back to college prize packs with our fans! Here's your chance to win a new set for your college dorm room or apartment. 

 How to Enter:

  1.  Sign into IKEA Share Space.
  2.  Leave a comment and let us know which of the prize packs below is your favorite!

One random entry (Six entries total) will be selected for each prize pack on July 12, 2016 to win a ‘back to college’ prize pack. In addition to prodcucs those in IKEA 'back to college' prize pack images #1 - #6, each package also contains matching bed linens, 1 pair of curtains, 2 pillows and twin size quilt for the duvet set. *Colors may vary slightly in these photos as compared to the actual items. 


No Purchase Necessary. Must be U.S. resident and 18 years of age or older to be eligible to enter. Entry period begins at 12:00am ET on June 28, 2016 and ends at 11:59pm ET on July 12, 2016.  See full rules here>> 



CATEGORIES: bedroom, college, college style, dorm, dorm decor, sweepstakes

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  • I love the White Goes With Everything.

    Posted by mrsdlmac on 6/29/2016 flag

  • My favorite colors would be the light grey/ white/light brown color combo. Thank you for the chance to win. You guys are great!

    Posted by skiperbe on 6/29/2016 flag

  • I like the #3 set it is gorgeous

    Posted by Kimberly Alumbaugh on 6/29/2016 flag

  • I like prize pack #2 (all are great though!)

    Posted by sonnetdog on 6/29/2016 flag

  • My daughter and I love the White goes with everything palate!

    Posted by Jennifer Souveroff on 6/29/2016 flag

  • I forgot to mention #4 is our fave!

    Posted by Jennifer Souveroff on 6/29/2016 flag

  • prize pack #1

    Posted by parocker on 6/29/2016 flag

  • #1 space all the way! I HOPE I WIN

    Posted by Katyebbert on 6/29/2016 flag