Guest Picks: Geometrically Inspired Ideas for Back to School
This duvet incorporates trendy coral tones with grays and cool colors for a very current look. It's the perfect way to add some personality to an industrial space.
Practical and pretty, these hexagonal noise-dampening tiles would make any dorm room look awesome. They'll also help keep your music in (and RA out).
Although this comes via a kids' website, there's nothing about this hexagonal shelving unit that screams nursery to me. If you want some shelving you can build out in fun ways in your small space, hexagonal anything is the way to go!
Admittedly pricey for the college-bound set, this clock is kind of perfect for a geometric theme. Clever and gorgeous, the Solid Ho clock by Paula Collective brings a fresh perspective to telling time.
Ikea's Klubbo nesting tables are a great furniture investment for your dorm. You'll be able to use them all four years as tables or chairs, and they're grown-up enough that they will be right at home in your first apartment.
This geometric bear head is just plain cool. It's also super stylish, which is something your dorm room and its preselected, years-old furniture will need.
Flexible seating alert! I love these little colorful stools. They would be great for watching movies or hosting half your floor in your dorm.
A BlingBox is a dorm necessity for ladies with a lot of jewelry to keep organized. Luckily, it comes in an excellent geometric and colorful design by Fimbis.
A great way to affordably improve any space is to use bold fabrics like this lovely green and blue number. Don't know how to sew? There are tons of no-sew ideas out there for reupholstering thrift store finds, and you can also use fabric glues in place of sewing in some circumstances.
Here's a hexagonal wine rack for the 21-and-over dorm room or apartment. Multiple racks can be stacked or set side by side to accommodate more bottles.
I'm kind of obsessed with West Elm's Kantha chevron pillow. The mix of fabrics makes the chevron pattern, which I often find a little overwhelming, easier to swallow. Look closely at how the fabrics are sewn on the pillow. The edges of the fabric are left raw, and I bet it will wear in really gorgeous ways with some mild fraying.
Wall-mounted triangle pocket organizers — these can be arranged into a single grouping or spaced out (as pictured). They're a great way to keep everything from pens to paper clips organized, and are way better than a single giant drawer.
The Rhombus of Organization stacks in different configurations, depending on your needs. It comes in packs of three and can be stacked or grouped for desktop organization.
This is a re-arrangeable bookcase by Ludie Koldova. With one straight side and one angled side, each shelf appeals to those who like a straightedge look and those who like an asymmetrical effect.
I could not love this Fractal Geometric Bear throw pillow more. The neon colors are super on trend, and the shapes make the bear almost look like he's made of ice crystals. The range of colors will also make this pillow fit in many color schemes.
Available in warm and cool color combinations, this throw is a super chic way to cuddle up and tackle massive reading assignments. I'd consider getting both for when hosting a study buddy.
Mmm, mint! I love the color and the metal edges. This pendant can be used with a simple bare bulb, which makes it nice and flexible.
The mix of color and shapes on this pillow have me weak in the knees. Since this guy's made of silk, it will also add some class to a room.
No dorm room is complete without a poster, right? It's almost a rite of passage to have (or live with someone who has) one of the half-dozen or so cliché college room posters on the wall. But don't you want to get a little more creative and incorporate this geometric stunner into your decor?
Mixing pillows is a fun way to add texture to your space. I love that this pillow also brings a new size and shape to the standard throw pillow mix.
I could get lost in this blanket all day. The pattern is beautiful, and the whole thing is reversible if you prefer a different look.
Sometimes you need a space to yourself when your roommate doesn't have somewhere else to be. Ikea's Risör room divider can also be stored out of the way when you're feeling social.
If you want subtle colors in your decor, this gray and white fabric fits the bill. Remember, home decor fabric can be used for more than just curtains — you can make cheap throw pillow covers or reupholster some thrift store finds with it too.Next: 9 Dorm Room Classics Schooled in Grown-Up Style