College dorms are notoriously tiny and gross, right? Most come with cold concrete walls, vinyl floors, and roommates practically on top of you no matter how you try to separate the space. The most decoration I had was a decent bedspread and posters on the wall. And a rug in the middle for my attempt at a pop of color … which ended up constantly covered in hair because, ya know, that’s what happens when two girls live in such a small vicinity.
Well these freshmen just blew my old attempts at decoration completely out of the water. Lindy Goodson and Abby Bozeman just moved into The University of Mississippi and transformed the ugly dorm into a dream bedroom only Martha Stewart could imagine.
I mean seriously, this dorm room could adorn the cover of a magazine.
The girls met through social media and decided to become roommates, and then started to plan out their dorm décor in December — yes, nine months before moving in.
“She lives in Illinois and I live in Mississippi, so it was like a long-distance thing,” Bozeman told BuzzFeed. “We really weren’t sure everything was going to go together, but then we got here, and it does.”
BuzzFeed reports that the girls coordinated pieces from T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Pottery Barn, and local furniture and antique stores. Antiques?! In a college dorm?
“In this hall especially at Ole Miss, everybody decorates their dorm,” Goodson said. “It’s really competitive. So I was like, we definitely have to make ours look good. A lot of them here are done up.”
And, by the way, the bed skirts, headboards, and pillows were custom made. #DIYgoals.
After they moved in, Goodson tweeted pictures of the before and after, and immediately everyone freaked out. The tweet gained 3k retweets and 6k likes in less than 24 hours, and it got so out of hand that Goodson made her profile private.
Just to give you some comparison, my dorm room decoration involved two days of shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target that resulted in my mom’s credit card being declined while we tried to check out because they thought the crazy amount we were spending had to be credit card fraud.
I’m just left completely in awe of the organizational and decorating skills of these girls, and I think someone needs to give them an interior design job stat.