In BU Today’s series “Decked-Out Dorms,” students show off their stylish and unique dorm rooms and apartments, dish on where they found their bedding and decor, and talk about the trinkets that remind them of home. Is your room worth sharing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Freshman Kat Ungvary (COM)
Address: A double in Rich Hall. She shares the room with freshman Monica Zielinski (CFA, CAS).
Short bio: Ungvary, who hails from Bronxville, N.Y., is majoring in advertising, with minors in psychology and business. She is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and is a campus ambassador for Rent the Runway.
Fashion credentials: Besides being a Rent the Runway campus ambassador, Ungvary flexed her fashion know-how as a PR intern for Avon during her senior year of high school. At the end of the internship, the company gifted her a pink journal she treasures and uses daily.
Where she finds inspiration: “Just shopping online or in person helps me piece ideas together, and YouTube dorm tours are great for life-hack ideas I wouldn’t have thought of before.”
Where she shops: Ungvary bought her dorm decor from a variety of places, including IKEA, Amazon, Society6, Target—and even a yard sale.
How much did all of this cost? The embroidered BU-themed pillow from Catstudio cost $192. Ungvary’s mom found it at a local boutique in New York; it can also be purchased on Amazon or directly from Catstudio. But the Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster that hangs above her bed was just $5. She bought the prints on her wall from Society6 for about $20, and the frames, from Amazon, were also $20. “I made sure to get the frames separately. If I had bought the prints framed from Society6 they would have cost me around $70.” The desk cubby was $57 (Amazon); the striped contact paper on her dressers cost $30 (Target); the nine-drawer organizer from IKEA was $160; and the gold animal heads she got for $6 each (Target).
A popular trend she shamelessly follows: “Since the moment I got into BU early decision, I started planning out my dorm,” Ungvary says. She knew she wanted a pink, white, and gray color scheme. “It’s very popular right now, but pink has always been my color.”
Random tips: To more efficiently use her space, Ungvary recommends this hack: she moved the bookshelf that was originally on her desk into her closet for a shoe rack and bought a new desk cubby to store her books, skincare products, and jewelry.