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Dorm Room Decorating Inspired By Blair Waldorf


Blair Waldorf

Now that it is the middle of the summer, it’s time for us to start pondering about how we will decorate our apartment or dorm room for the upcoming semester. Need some inspiration? We’re here to help!

On season 3 of Gossip Girl, our favorite Upper East Siders began college (some of them, anyway) and even the Queen Bee, Blair Waldorf, moved into a dorm room. If you love the way Blair Waldorf dresses, then her interior decorating taste will not disappoint you.  Her dorm room does a great job of showcasing her style. Read on for tips on outfitting your dorm to look like Blair’s.

1. Blair’s Dorm Room

Blair Waldorf's Dorm Room

Blair’s dorm room is similar to her room at home in that she uses the finest and most elegant materials and accessories.  She even uses wallpaper, which is rarely allowed in dorm rooms. Although Blair’s exact dorm room is a bit impractical for college students, it is still a great source of inspiration. If you use bits and pieces of her room as inspiration, you can design an elegant room that fits your style and budget.  Some ideas include:

  • Use cool, dark colors such as navy blue, deep purple, black, and even splashes of silver.
  • Buy satin bedding, which will give off the same sheen as Blair’s silk bedding, but is much more budget-friendly.
  • Include a portrait of Audrey Hepburn, Blair’s idol.
  • Don’t use too many patterns; think simple and elegant.
  • Buy room accessories that look tasteful and luxurious.

2. Bedding Examples

Blair Bedding

Blue Satin Comforter- Touch of Class, Purple Satin Sheets- Amazon,  Silver Throw Blanket- Target,  Throw Pillow-

3. Examples of Room Accessories

Other Things To Include

Faux Silk Purple Curtains- Target,  Chandelier Wall Decal- Target, Alarm Clock- Bed Bath and Beyond,  Majestic Velvet Ruffle Chair- Urban Outfitters,  Audrey Hepburn Poster- Delia’s

What do you think?

Does Blair Waldorf’s dorm room inspire you?  Will you use her dorm room as inspiration for your own room?  Did this post get you to start thinking about how you will decorate your dorm room? We want to know what you think, so be sure to leave a comment!

Posted on on July 7, 2010 / Filed Under: Dorm Room / Tags: , , , , , ,

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42 Responses to “Dorm Room Decorating Inspired By Blair Waldorf”

  1. 1
    July 7th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Love it!

    I wish I could decorate my dorm room like her but seems hard to me coz I’m not-so-creative. T_T

  2. 2
    July 7th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Awesome! I really like Blair’s style and the suggestions for the room are spot on! I love the colors.

  3. 3
    July 7th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve been looking for an article like this for about two years! I’m so in love with Blair’s bedroom! Thanks a lot! :D

  4. 4
    July 7th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for the practical suggestions! I’m going to college in the fall and plan to go dorm shopping soon. :D

  5. 5
    July 7th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Just a thought, I don’t know any dorm rooms that let you use wall decals like that chandelier. Make sure to check your college’s rules about such things.

  6. 6
    July 7th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    My bedroom is decorated like Blair’s (high school) bedroom! She’s such an amazing source of inspiration.

    xoxo Hannah

  7. 7
    July 7th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Love this post and of-course BW style! Although I have to point out that I believe the picture in her dorm is Coco Chanel not Audrey Hepburn :-)

  8. 8
    July 7th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I absolutely love this post! All of the purple pillows and bedding are great (purple is one of my school colors). This article has given me some ideas on how to incorporate purple into my room and have school spirit without being too over the top.

  9. 9
    July 7th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    i love the design but so many dark colors almost seems too depressing for a dorm room

  10. 10
    July 7th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I just love-love-love deep purple and satin! Great post and very usefull. :P

  11. 11
    July 7th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hannah – Your room is adorable! So great.

    Giorgia Student-Flair – You know, I thought it might be Coco too when I was editing the post so I had to double check. It is actually a photo of Audrey, though:

    Ronnie – I know what you mean! Dorm rooms are definitely small, so perhaps the fact that you probably won’t have dark wall paper in a real dorm room will help lighten things up!

  12. 12
    July 7th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    It would be great if you could do dorm room inspiration by Serena or based on that type of style. I love the model off duty/ Kate Moss/ Serena style.

  13. 13
    July 7th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Love this had me thinking about how to decorate my dorm room next semester.Would definitely be putting a picture of my favourite icon as well !!!!
    Continue doing a great job guys………..

  14. 14
    July 7th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I loved this post- I have also been looking for tips on Blair’s decorating style! However, I do prefer her bedroom at home- here’s some pictures I found:) I’m thinking of decorating my new room like this!

  15. 15
    July 7th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    such a great idea for a summer article as many girls are getting together their dorm decorations as we speak. I’d love to see dorm room styles inspired by other celebrities :)

  16. 16
    July 7th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    p.s. Hannah you did an amazing job with your rooms. Looks so classy :)

  17. 17
    July 7th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    youz is totally decorating my place in college. Hannah wants to live with me and hopefully some other willing victim. Partay till da A.M. gossip girl? thats a funny name for a show. YOU ARE AMAZING


  18. 18
    July 7th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I love this post and the design options. I’m not sure I would use it for a dorm room though, although some pieces could be used. I would use this rather for my bedroom than my dorm room.

  19. 19
    July 7th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Wow these are some awesome tips!! I just moved into a new house for my senior year and I’ll definitely keep this article in mind! keep up the good work!

  20. 20
    July 7th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I was searching for an article like this on the internet for so long ! Please do a serie or something showing more dorm room decoration inspired by characters or celebrities.

  21. 21
    July 8th, 2010 at 3:47 am

    I like her fashion style, but no so much the interior design style. Too old fashioned maybe.. But I’m from Scandinavia. We like white and simple furniture. Clean lines…

    But a mix of those two would be great. I love the pillow you’ve chosen!

  22. 22
    July 8th, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I have been looking for such beautiful article this this one… I’d love to see dorm room styles inspired by others.. Thanks for posting it.Great work.

  23. 23
    July 8th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    The ideas are so awesome! I wil definitely try to use a few as I’m getting my dorm decorations ready!

  24. 24
    July 8th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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  25. 25
    July 8th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Posters are a great source of design inspiration for dorm rooms as are art panels and wall decals. Check out our selection at of vintage inspired posters. We love Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe! …and yes, most dorm room do allow wall decals like the chandelier featured in this post. Not so sure about the satin bedding? Although it looks great in the photo, it is not very practical for dorm life!

  26. 26
    July 9th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    omg i love love love this, and gossip girl!!! please, please, please do serena’s room next!! her bedroom, not her dorm room, cuz she doesn’t have one of those, lol!!!

  27. 27
    July 11th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Great post! Can you please do more on dorm room decorations? They are so helpful!!

  28. 28
    July 19th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Loved it! I’ve been waiting for a feature like this from you girls for so long. Thanks for the post. I hope you’ll come up with more posts like this. :)

  29. 29
    July 20th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Great post! I just bought the purple pillow you featured, as well as a matching companion. Thanks!

  30. 30
    July 20th, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Oh my goodness pink is usually my favourite colour but my room needs a change so im going to use these ideas to go from problem is im from Australia so i can’t get most of this stuff unless i order online! :( please do more cool inspired bedroom looks!

  31. 31
    September 22nd, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    i’ve been searching this article for years!!
    i lv blair so much! n some say i’m kinda act like her.
    this is vry helpful! luv it!

  32. 32
    December 14th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Great article! I’m glad that you posted this kind of article.

  33. 33
    December 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    i’m looking for that wallpaper? can somebody tell me the name of it??

  34. 34
    January 14th, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Love this article because I’m trying to imitate the style of Blair’s dorm room for my bedroom. What I really do want is her satin comforter though, it’s an amazing colour. I know you posted an example but do you have any others? Because I just really want that colour, and funnily enough, even the exact one that they used in the show from in sapphire colour doesn’t quite match the picture.

  35. 35
    March 18th, 2011 at 5:43 am

    what colour would you suggest for the wall/s?
    feature wall or all walls painted?

  36. 36
    August 28th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    blair is my source of inspiration and thanks for the post! love it!

  37. 37
    September 1st, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Does anyone know where to get Vanessa’s bedspread and curtains she has in her dorm room on Gossip Girl? I am in love, but haven’t had any luck finding anything online. Any insight would be great..

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