BLACK MINIMALIST LIVING ROOM
yay! look how much better this is! you could have a dance party! okay... hi everyone my name is kelsey and my name is becky we are the sorry girls, and we are back doing it really exciting dorm room makeover series! this time wee chose real students that moved into real dorms and we let them live in the dorm for like about a month and now we're here to realize what all their problems are and make them go away and make a whole space beautiful! yeah, so we hope this inspires you if you are in a dorm or a small apartment! we also want to thank v8+energy for sponsoring the series and making this all happen! we are here today making over matt and olivia's room! they're music students in their first year here
and they just moved into this tiny dorm. they're new friends, and we're going to need to make this space work for the both of them. so we've previously met with them and we know what kind of things they want and what issues they have with their dorm and we totally went shopping for them! they want a minimalist clean look. but we're seeing like a lot of patterns and when they kind of have two different styles so we want to do something that honors each style, but also kind of makes the whole room look cohesive. yes, definitely. so, the other dorms we've seen have these shelves nicely stacked towards the end of the beds but since this dorm is maybe kind of a weird shape the dorm just left them here in the corner
and it's kind of awkward, so we're gonna try to do something with them without removing them from the dorm and we have this piano here that doesn't have a lot of good space to go in so we're gonna try and play with the layout of the room see if we can find a better spot for this guy cause clearly, it's very important to these music students. okay, so this side of the room the bed is in front of a closet i mean, that's a huge big problem for me i don't think that works very well she also told us that she can't use her towel rack because who wants wet towels on their bed there's so many problems that we want to fix for them, and we love that they have so much fun artwork here especially music themed artwork
but we want to make it feel more cohesive with the rest of the room instead of cluttered in a tiny little corner, cause it is so beautiful we want to give it its own space. we kick them out of their rooms, they're gone to class. let's get started on this room okay, so i think the first thing we need to do is rearrange the layout we want to take these shelves and our idea crazy idea is to put them in the bottom of the closet and these closets are tiny i don't know if it's gonna fit but i think it's our best-case scenario for the overall like, layout of the room. it's not fully gonna fit in the closet, this closet shape is a little bit different than this one, so we're gonna put it towards the end of the bed and it'll still give us a lot of room here
okay, um let's get to decorating. yeah cool. maybe it'll start like this way and just go around sure cool all right so first things first we are going to start with doing the walls because there is so many walls in here we want to do something really cool, so i thinking of doing like a minimalist slash scandinavian inspired style so we picked up these amazing wall grids and clipboards are like the new art piece, so we're gonna do some cool stuff on the wall but first things first is taking down some of the stuff. they have already so that we can put up some of our stuff.
okay the walls are looking good. we're gonna add a little bit more later, but we're gonna deal with the bedding now and we have nothing wrong with the bedding they have it's beautiful, but we want to get them a cohesive look, so we're gonna give them new bedding um okay, so we made a little mess of their desk when we were rearranging everything but baskets are gonna fix it baskets are your best friend they make everything look organized and neat, and it means you don't really have to get rid of stuff which is great okay, so we have this shelf styled for now i think we're gonna work on the other side of the room and do that shelf as well.
so for this side we're going to do a little bit more organization with all of our baskets and binder holders, and we're going to take down some of her photos and reposition them on a new gallery wall that's going to be epic okay so our desk is complete we have our picture frames down now we're gonna move on to hanging the photo frame above the closet space here we're gonna hang them high it's gonna make the room look amazing and tall and take advantage of the really tall ceilings we have the frames here that we want to use and we're just gonna rearrange them before we start putting them up on the wall with removable sticky hooks. for our statement diy in this room we're making a giant chalkboard calendar
we did some funky math but basically you'll need to make 35 squares because that accommodates for five weeks the most you'll ever need in a month so cut out 35 squares stick them evenly on a surface and you're good to go we're cutting this out of chalkboard vinyl that is sticky on the back and wall safe and a quick tip to make sure your chalk erases nicely off your chalkboard vinyl prime the vinyl by rubbing some chalk on it, and then erasing it and then your chalk should be good to go and another quick tip for some style points you can use these chalkboard markers on mirrors they show up really opaque, look awesome, and they erase perfectly
so one of the last things that we want to do is put in some rugs on the floor now i know the room is already carpet but rugs are great way to bring color and texture and light to a room so we have two that we're gonna layer and style on the floor alright we're so close to finishing this room. we need to put the final touches on including stocking this room with our v8+energy! with it's natural ingredients, v8+energy delivers steady energy that let's you feel good about feeling good. there's no time for trade-offs! no crash for the sake of energy when it comes to getting back into the swing of work in school after summer. quick tip if you can't use candles or open flames in your dorm, why not try using reed diffuser it smells good and looks really cute
we did it! cheers! um, i think it looks amazing mm-hmm. this is like my style. i love everything that we did i think it's time to bring back the girls?! yeah, shall we yeah, okay, cool. i said no peeking don't you dare? how was your test? uhh, pretty bad. okay, well this will make up for it. okay come back here now.. okay... one, two, three... we know you guys wanted a little bit minimalist, but obviously your style had to still be here yep, so we gave your gallery wall a little bit of an uplift, and we added a giant calendar for you we think that the beds work a little better this way, hopefully you guys love it and i know that you have trouble with the internet so we got you a very long ethernet cord.
so you can sit on your bed and use your computer! what everybody dreams of, right? i didn't know we could solve for you but we did, so i'm happy about that and we did hook you guys up with some v8+energy to keep you going studying for that next test. we're so glad you like it, thanks for letting us do this, we had so much fun! alright! thank you guys so much for watching this video! thank you so much to v8+energy for sponsoring this entire dorm series! if you want to see more dorm series makeovers we have them including two more in the series just like this real student dorms. yes thank you so much for checking out this video guys if you liked it like it, and if you love it sub it
we'll see you next time! bye!