Dorm Tours

This Maximalist, Pinterest-Inspired Bedroom Took 3 Years to Come Together

published Aug 15, 2023
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House (off-campus)
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
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detail of dresser next to full length mirror in dorm room. Pink feather trim cowboy hat hanging on mirror. TV on the dresser
Credit: Morgann Rhule

Florida Atlantic University junior Morgann Rhule may no longer live on campus, but she brought her favorite dorm vibes home as a commuter student.

All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.

Credit: Morgann Rhule
Caption: Bed at City Furniture; nightstand at City Furniture; quilt at T.J. Maxx; sheets at Macy’s; “She’s Going Places” canvas at Hobby Lobby

Morgann’s Space

What was your inspiration for designing your room? A lot of my room inspo was curated through Pinterest. Plus, throughout my room you can see many of the things, people, artists, and colors I love. 

What’s your room best known for? My room is the perfect space for me to just stay calm and collect myself after a long day on campus or at work.

How long did it take you to design this space? My room is about three years in the making — I’m constantly making changes and reorganizing things. 

Credit: Morgann Rhule
Caption: Grid Wall Organizer, $28.99, at Amazon; three-tier cart at Bed Bath & Beyond; mirror, $30, at Target; dresser at City Furniture

Morgann’s Style

Define your personal home style: Maximalist fangirl with a pop of pink. 

What’s your favorite element of your space? One of my favorite things about my room is the photo wall above my bed. It’s very meaningful to me because it’s filled with images of people, things, and music I love.

What’s something unique about your room? There is something hung up on every single one of my walls.

Credit: Morgann Rhule

Morgann’s Budget

In an effort to remove the stigma associated with talking about money in college, we’re asking students to share how they plan and budget for their space.

Do you have anyone helping to fund your decor? Yes, my parents helped.

Do you work in addition to being a student? Yes, I have a part-time job.

What was your best budget purchase for this space? My mirror — I got it from Target during Black Friday a few years ago for only $30.

Credit: Morgann Rhule

Morgann’s Advice

What was your biggest challenge in creating this space? I used to live on campus, but now I’m a commuter student and I have worked to incorporate my dorm life into my home life. 

What’s your best product hack? If you’re like me and have a lot of books, but don’t know where to put them, having a three-tiered storage cart has been very helpful to organize everything. Previously, when I had it on campus, it helped me keep my utensils, air fryer, and other random items organized.

What advice do you have for students who want to make their space feel like home? When decorating your room, don’t always hop onto the first trend that you see, because in the long run, you might end up not liking it anymore. Stay true to yourself.

This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.

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Morgann Rhule


Morgann Rhule is a writer and journalism student at Florida Atlantic University. She loves everything about fashion, music, and culture, which you will hear her talking about on her podcast, Art School Dropout. She also writes about it as a contributor for the student-led fashion publication Strike Magazines Boca. Her best friends describe her as a shopaholic bookworm who gives the best advice. Born in Jamaica, she shows her pride with a beaded red, green, and gold necklace she never takes off.

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