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Now that summer is giving way to fall, a new aesthetic is dominating dorm rooms all over the country. It’s known as Plazacore, and it is all about luxury and elegance. The inspiration for this style is the Plaza Hotel, along with its most famous representative, Eloise. The look is reminiscent of a preppy city socialite with a taste for opulence, think Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, and you can pull it off just as well. 

A Plazacore room will remind you of an upscale hotel’s best bedroom, just like Blair Waldorf’s. And Blair Waldorf certainly has money to spare, but you don’t have to be nearly as rich to get the Plazacore look. You can fill your dorm room with trinkets that give it an air of opulence without having to empty out your bank account. The Plaza Hotel may have thousand dollar chandeliers, but you can imitate their aesthetic with so much less!

We will show you how you can live in a Plazacore dorm room on a normal budget. With a collection of luxurious items taking over your space, you will feel like you’re entering a hotel room whenever you walk through your doorway very soon. Go shopping with our suggestions in mind, and you can turn your dorm room into the type of place a grown up Eloise would brag about. 

Gold Accent Pieces

It’s hard to have luxury without gold.

interior of a plaza hotel that is decorated with gold and has chandeliers and ceiling art
The perfect golden palace. Image courtesy of Evergreen

The color you should focus most on when going for Plazacore is gold. Plazacore is all about gold. When you enter the Plaza hotel, you will see gold all throughout the lobby. It’s one of the things that makes the space look so elegant. Gold represents wealth and therefore opulence. So any place where an abundance of gold is present just looks more high class. With a few or many standout gold furniture pieces added to your dorm room, you will be living in visual luxury. 

Marble Side Table

marble side table
You might forget you’re in a dorm room with this by your bed. Image courtesy of Dormify

What’s more elegant than gold or marble? Gold and marble combined! This side table has a smooth marble top and a bottom that is gorgeous and intricate. It looks like the type of side table you would expect to find in the Plaza itself. This side table will upgrade your space no matter where you put it. It was built to stand out. 

Gold Lamp

gold colored desk lamp
Charge your phone on a golden throne. Image courtesy of Dormify

This gold lamp will add more ambiance to make your dorm room feel more like Plazacore. It looks great and can also be used for charging your phone. So you’ll have a lamp with a luxury appearance and luxury functions. 

Gold Wallpaper

hands putting up gold wallpaper
Liven up your walls. Image courtesy of Dormify

Gold wallpaper can turn your dorm room from plain to opulent with just a quick application. Your dorm room will look so high class, you might feel like you’ve entered a whole different building when you get inside your dorm room. Any guests you invite over will also be impressed. 

Clear, White, and Pale

Keeping a white space clean shows class. 

luxurious hotel room with chandeliers and gold accents
White gives off a great ambiance. Image courtesy of Booking

Upscale places are often very white and bright. One reason for that is how clean and neat the color white makes a room look. A clean space is the picture of elegance because not everyone can keep up a clean, white space. White is a great backdrop for any style, and you don’t have to go too white to get that vibe. You can go with a less stark tone like cream and get a similar effect. 

White Swirl Rug

white swirl rug with glass coffee table on top of it
Your bare feet will thank you for this. Image courtesy of Dormify

One of the biggest surface areas in your dorm room is your floor, so try covering it in a white or cream rug. This white swirl rug is elegant, clean, and has a fun design. It will be comfortable to walk across with bare feet and looks like something you might find in a hotel lobby. 

Clear Shelf Organizer

clear shelf organizer
This is plastic but appears to be glass. Image courtesy of Dormify

This clear shelf organizer is the picture of elegance. It looks as if it's made of glass, which makes it look expensive, but it's really an awesome and low maintenance addition to your dorm room. This shelf will also manage to add some decent storage space for small items that won’t overcrowd it. 

White Faux Leather Chair

white faux leather chair
Do homework in style. Image courtesy of Dormify.

This faux leather chair works great for a number of dorm room styles, but especially Plazacore. The white color looks elegant on its own, but with the gold accents, this chair will elevate your dorm room even further. This chair is firm and sturdy, and has wheels attached. It will make you feel like a grown up Eloise while you roll around your dorm room in it!

Dark Elements

Dark hues are known for their elegance. 

elegantly decorated dining room in a plaza hotel
The dark colors add to the ambiance. Image courtesy of New York Post

Plazacore works best when a few darker elements are thrown in. The style is often characterized by bright colors like white and gold, but adding in a few dark colors will add even more elegance to a space. Think the Plaza Hotel’s famed oak room. The room is filled with white and cream but what stands out most is the dark brown chairs and oak wall accents. So go ahead and sprinkle a few dark decorations around your bright dorm room for the best effect. 

Glossy Side Table

glossy side table
A high gloss sheen makes this side table look pricier. Image courtesy of Dormify

This glossy side table gives off fancy hotel lobby vibes. This sleek side table is elegant and useful to have. It can simply be there for decoration or you can use it to place little trinkets on. Whatever you use it for, it will certainly elevate your space. 

Marble Bookends

marble book ends
Holding books in place can look better than ever. Image courtesy of Dormify

Marble always makes a great addition to a Plazacore dorm room. It adds elegance right away, and even to a place like the top of your desk. These marble bookends can hold several books in place at once on your desk. They make storing books a lot more glamorous than usual. 

Black Velvet Sheets

overhead shot of a bed with velvet sheets and a night stand
Comfort and great style in one. Image courtesy of Dormify

This black velvet comforter will have you thinking about it all day while you’re waiting for the chance to jump back into bed. It can easily add to the Plazacore feel in your dorm room while being one of the most comfortable comforters you can have. It is a smooth velvet that will be very comfortable to sleep on and keep you warm and comfortable throughout the cool months. 

Luxurious Fabrics

Soft fabrics feel so luxe against your skin. 

luxurious hotel room with opulent decor
Everything would be a joy to sit on. Image courtesy of NYC Tourism

One big element of the Plazacore aesthetic is luxurious fabrics. The fabric you use throughout your dorm room will have a big effect on how it turns out. Some fabrics, like velvet, satin, and leather, really stand out and add luxury, so fill your dorm room with as many of these fabrics as you can find. 

Bamboo Sateen Sheets

bamboo satin sheets on a bed with a flower vase next to it
Jump into a luxurious night of sleep every night. Image courtesy of Dormify

These bamboo sateen sheets are silky, smooth and will be something you’re excited to jump into after a long day. These sheets are hypoallergenic and free of harsh chemicals, so they work for even the most sensitive and pampered skin. These sheets will make your dorm room look luxurious whenever you put them on. You will want to use them all the time!

Velvet Storage Ottoman

velvet storage ottoman
This stylish ottoman is beyond useful. Image courtesy of Dormify

One of the most useful things you can have in a dorm room is extra storage, and storage that is gorgeous and fit for Plazacore is even better. This velvet storage ottoman can be used for storage and seating all while being an amazing decoration. Whenever you need to store something, you can easily put it away in this ottoman and you won’t have to worry about it taking up space until you need to use it again. 

Scalloped Velvet Accent Chair

scalloped velvet accent chair
You can always sit down in style. Image courtesy of Dormify

This velvet accent chair has a luxurious look and feel to it. It looks like it belongs in a gorgeous city high rise, and will make your dorm room feel like one of those places. This stylish accent chair is made of velvet, one of the most comfortable fabrics out there, so you can really enjoy it and feel pampered when simply sitting down. 

Plazacore is a trend that shows off an illusion of riches, whether you really have them or not. You don’t have to have tons of money to have the kind of dorm room that makes you feel like you’re in a fancy hotel. With a few strategically placed items that embody the trend, your dorm room will become the hotel room of your dreams!

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