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Eclectic Meets Minimal in This Fashion-Lover’s Dorm Room

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Home Type
Dorm (single)
St. John's University
Queens, New York
Square feet
Sq ft
Bed in white dorm room with colorful art above
Credit: Amarra Lopez

When Amarra Lopez moved into her sophomore single dorm room at St. John’s University, she was blown away by how much bigger it was than her freshman year space. Instead of rushing to buy a bunch of stuff to fill it, the TikTok content creator opted to go the minimal route, leaving her plenty of space to film her videos.

Credit: Amarra Lopez

Amarra’s Space

What do you love about this dorm room? My place serves as a place to relax and unwind. It brings me peace after a long day. I love being able to lounge in my bed and watch a Netflix show or sit at my desk and edit videos!

What’s your favorite element in this space? As someone who wants to work in the fashion industry, my rolling rack by my closet is my favorite element of my room. It allows me to style my outfits and is the perfect background for my TikToks!

Amarra’s Style

Describe your personal home style: I would best describe my dorm room as very minimal with pops of street style and color!

What’s the best product hack you did in this space? My proudest hack would have been adding my clothing rack outside of my closet to maximize my wardrobe space.

Credit: Amarra Lopez

Amarra’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.

How much does your housing cost per semester? $8,460.

Does anyone help fund your housing? My parents!

What was your best budget find for this space? My shelf for my TV was $30 on Amazon!

Credit: Amarra Lopez

Amarra’s Advice

What was your biggest challenge in creating this space? My biggest challenge definitely had to be adjusting to a bigger space than my dorm from last year, as well as using all of my space evenly.

Any other advice? I would say to plan everything out, then go with the flow. Your bedroom won’t be the way you want it on the first day of decorating — it’s a process! Make it you.

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

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