Pottery Barn Girls Dorm Room Inspiration – DIY on a Budget


I can’t believe July 4th has already come and gone, it only means that Back to school time is back in effect! I know lots of college freshmen will be looking to pimp out their dorm rooms on a budget which is why you will be seeing lots of Pottery Barn Dorm Room Knockoffs this summer!

Today we recreated this Pottery girl’s dorm room using pieces from Target, Walmart, Ikea & The Container Store. Remember, it’s VERY easy to find inspiration pieces on a budget, you just have to be creative!

Here is your shopping list:

Instead of the Pottery Barn Dot Chic Essential Value Bedding Set $149.99
try the Polka Dot Reversible Bed in a Bag Bedding Set $39.99

Instead of the No Nails Clover Cork Pinboard $39.00
try The Board Dudes Cork Board Tiles 12″x12 $6.79.
Bonus Tip: Use an X-acto Knife to cut these squares into any shape you like!

Instead of the Pottery Barn Industrial Floor Lamp $199
try the Threshold™ Jumbo Architect Floor Lamp (Black) $99.99

Instead of the Colorful Task Lamp $99
Try the Threshold™ Architect Desk Lamp Collection $29.99

Instead of the Pottery Barn Greek Alphabet Decals $49
Try the Paper Mache Letters $1.89

Instead of the Shaggy Tee Rug $99
Try the Room Essentials® Fashion Shag Rug $49.99

Instead of the Pottery Barn Collector’s Metal Trunk $149
Try the Mercury Luggage Seward Trunk 20″ Footlocker, Black $35.97

Instead of the Pottery Barn Wooden Pinboards $79
Try the SÖNDRUM Frames (White) $3.99
Bonus Tip: Use these frames along with some cardboard, batting & burlap to create your own pinboards!

Anchor the Call Mug $12.99

Xhilaration Baroque Mirror $29.99

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