10 Dorm Room Essentials

10 dorm room essentials

Hey guys! Today I’d like to share with you 10 dorm room essentials to get you ready for heading back to school this fall.

Please note this post contains affiliate links.

dorm room essentials

1. Tapestries

Tapestries are wonderfully versatile decorations. You can put them on the walls surrounding your bed, or use them as a bed sheet.

forest galaxy tapestry
rose gold world map
rose gold mandala tapestry dorm

2. Fairy lights

Fairy lights a.k.a. white Christmas lights add really pretty and soft lighting to your room. You can put them on the wall like in the picture below, or around the top and sides of a tapestry as a backdrop to your bed. This creates a really nice boho vibe and they can be a lot less bright and jarring than regular lamps or overhead lighting.

3. Pillows

If you’re going to be spending long hours reading and studying you might as well be comfortable. Add some pretty throw pillows to dial up your decor and give yourself some back support.

yin yang throw pillow
rose gold mandala throw pillow

4. Cute bedding

You’ll be spending a lot of time on your bed so it might as well look cute and reflect your unique personality!

galaxy forest dorm room comforter
rose gold mandala bedroom comforter duvet

5. Cute stationary

From the dorm room to the classroom, everyone needs some cute stationary. You can find all kinds of unique notebooks, planners, pens and more. You can even get customized stationary with your name on it!

floral planner
spiral notebook with mandalas
custom name modern clipboard pink and marble

6. Photos of Friends and Family

You might be away from home for a while, so it’s nice to have some photos of your friends and family close by. You’ll also be making a lot of new friends! A great way to showcase these special people and moments is to use a bulletin board. You can pin all kinds of photos into a fun collage to hang near your bed or work desk.

7. Cozy blankets

When the nights start getting long and cold, a nice fuzzy throw blanket is just what you need to curl up with a good book.

stay wild moon child blanket
mandala pattern throw blanket for dorm room

8. Plants

Since you can’t have any pets it’s nice to add some greenery and life to your dorm to brighten things up. If you don’t have a window you can get a little grow lamp or even just some fake plants, which can really add to that zen boho vibe.

9. Posters

Posters are a dorm room must have! You could have pictures of your favourite celebrities or an iconic photo of your city to remind you of home. Even a motivational quote to start your day would be a great addition to your dorm room.

Adventure Landscape Sunset Dorm room Poster
Stay Wild Flower Child Mandala Dorm room Poster

10. Coffee Maker and Mugs

Everyone needs their morning coffee but buying it every day can add up! If your dorm allows it, invest in a small coffee maker like a Keurig or even just a french press with a hot water kettle. Make sure you pair it with a cute mug!

Pink and white tropical leaf pattern dorm room coffee mug
Galaxy mandala dorm room coffee mug
Peace love cats dorm room coffee mug

I hope you’ve found this list of dorm room essentials useful. Good luck at school this year!

Cheers,

Julie

Shop for more unique stuff for back to school here!

Artist Interview and Collab with FleeBee Phone Cases

Blue and gold mandala pattern iphone case

Hey guys! I recently had an opportunity to collab with FleeBee New York, a cell phone case company specializing in high quality phone cases for Samsung and iPhone.

Not only are they featuring my designs on their phone cases but they interviewed me for a blog post on their website. Read my interview and artist’s profile here!

mandala phone cases

This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with a start up company and grow with their brand. Their cases are affordable and the prints are vibrant.

Check out my full collection here.

You can also use my promo code juliesartxfleebee for 30% off! The code works for my designs only.

Shop more products featuring my artwork here.

Cheers,

Julie

Yoga Mats on Society6!

trendy modern fitness workout gear

Guys, I’m really excited to announce that Society6 now has yoga mats!

ocean sunset mandala maps

I think my designs work quite well with this product. And the best part is that they are actually reasonably priced!

I’ve spent several hours over the past weeks customizing my designs to put on these mats, some were quite old so it was hard to locate the files on my computer!

light pink mandalas yoga fitness

These are so nice I might have to get one myself and then review it.

mandalas fitness workout gear


You could even combine the yoga mats with matching products to round out your fitness gear, like a tote bag or leggings!

reusable bags fitness yoga gear


These yoga mats come with a strap, are only 3.6 pounds, and are made out of latex and heavy-metal-free materials.

Check out my full yoga mat collection here.

Let me know what you think of these by leaving a comment below. Strike a pose!

Namaste,

Julie

PS – shop all my of my products here!

Mandala PopSockets on Amazon!

popsockets iphone huawei samsung phone stand grip holder

I’m excited to announce that I’m finally selling PopSockets on Amazon with my mandala designs on them!

They are currently only available to U.S. residents only, but hopefully will expand to the UK, Germany, and Canada soon.

Please note that if you’re not located in the U.S. you may not be able to see the Popsockets.  However, if you go to the top left of the screen (on Amazon) where it says “Deliver To” you can click on that and manually type in a U.S. zipcode (ex. 90210) and then you can see the item. 

Unfortunately you won’t be able to ship to an address outside of the U.S. at this time.

So, what the heck are PopSockets anyway?

They are collapsible grips that stick to the back of your phone (or case) and can be used to hold your phone (great for photos and selfies), or as a stand so you can watch movies or otherwise go hands free!

I love using PopSockets on my phone and can’t live without them now, so be warned!

Here are a few examples of my mandala designs on PopSockets, and you can see all my current designs here. 

They make great gifts and stocking stuffers too!

pink flower floral pretty cell phone grip stand

Rose Gold Mandala PopSocket

popsockets phone grip stand mandalas floral

Blue and Gold Mandala PopSocket

flower floral mandala gradient pink purple popsockets

Sunset Mandala PopSocket

pink mandalas cell phone grip stand popsockets

Rose Gold Mandala on White Marble Popsocket

nebula space purple blue mandalas floral popsockets

Galaxy Mandala Popsocket

Let me know what you guys think of these!

Have you used PopSockets before? Do you like them?

Thanks for stopping by to check these out, and have a great rest of your day.

Cheers!
 
Julie

Society6 Product Review – Leggings

elephant tribal pattern leggings navy blue

Hey guys! I purchased a pair of leggings from Society6 a little while ago. After wearing them and washing them a few times I thought I’d write up a little review for those of you who are wondering what they’re like!

I have to say I absolutely LOVE these leggings.

They are stretchy and comfortable, and the fabric is really soft and silky to the touch.  The thick band around the top is sturdy and helps prevent muffin top, which is always good. I’m wearing a size Small in the image and usually wear small or medium in leggings, depending on the store.

The print, my White and Navy Blue Elephant Pattern, looks GORGEOUS. It actually looks a lot better and brighter in person than the preview images on their website.

See the contrast between the preview photos and the one of me wearing them?  They look so different!  The bright blue colour is actually much closer to my original image.

These leggings are great for working out and doing yoga but also just for lounging around the house and being comfortable.

Here is the product description from Society6’s website:

Nobody will judge you for wearing them all day, every day – they’re that comfy. That’s because these tights are constructed with breathable, antimicrobial polyester spandex that keeps you dry while staying cool.

  • Constructed with antimicrobial polyester spandex
  • Breathable, moisture-wicking qualities
  • Six panel cut and sew construction
  • Adjustable waistline
yoga pants elephants

Check out all of the other styles of leggings in my Society6 store!

So if you’re on the fence about picking up some leggings from Society6 I say GO FOR IT!  You won’t regret it.

Have you ever bought leggings from Society6 or another POD website?  Let me know your experience in the comments below!

Cheers,

Julie

Redbubble Product Review – A-Line Dress

tropical monstera pattern fashion redbubble a-line dress review

Hey guys!

I finally bought myself an A-Line dress from Redbubble!

Since I started uploading my designs to Redbubble I’ve been curious about how their A-Line dresses look, fit, and feel. I had a hard time finding any detailed reviews of them online so figured I would order one and write my own!

After I published my Tropical Monstera Pattern and saw how nice it looked on the dress, I decided to order one with this pattern thinking it would be perfect for summer or tropical vacations.

I must say I am pleased with the dress. I ordered an XS after reviewing the size chart, and it fits quite nicely. (I’m 5’0″ by the way and usually wear size S)

It took a few weeks to arrive, because I’m in Canada and it got stuck at the border for about a week (due to Customs).

Aside from this photoshoot at English Bay beach, I also wore this dress to work paired with a belt and black cardigan. I even received some compliments from my co-workers!

Here are my impressions of the dress so far:

  • It is loose and flowy, non clingy, silky feeling, and doesn’t wrinkle easily.
  • It is comfortable to wear.
  • The print is vibrant and shows off my artwork nicely.
  • The light and thin fabric is not see through at all.
  • It would be a great garment for hot summer days or a tropical vacation.
tropical monstera pattern redbubble a-line dress review
photoshoot model a-line dress review redbubble

I quite like the dress with a belt for my figure, as seen in the pictures above. But, I think this dress is probably flattering for most body-types, especially with the option of a belt or no belt.

More details about this dress from the Redbubble website:

  • 97% Polyester / 3% Elastane woven dress fabric
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Print covers entire front and back panel
  • Loose swing shape for an easy, flowy fit.

Let me know what you think about this dress or other Redbubble products you’ve purchased by leaving a comment below!

I plan on doing some more product reviews in the future so make sure to follow my blog and stay tuned.

Have a great day!

Cheers,

Julie