Interior Designer: Kristen McGowan

Come shop with me at IKEA to check out all the best BACK TO SCHOOL/COLLEGE DORM ROOM essentials! I am sharing with you 10 IKEA products you NEED for your small apartment, college dorm, or work from home space! These are space saving organization ideas, multipurpose furniture, and work from home essentials! Transform your dorm room or small apartment into a functional and beautiful space! If you are living in a small space and want to make the best use out of your space, this video is just for you! #ikea #backtoschool #ikeacollegedorm

▶ NEW EMPTY LAKE HOUSE TOUR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfngPxKmPNA
▶ NEW EMPTY OFFICE TOUR: https://youtu.be/5Wj5C9c4958

– I N T E R I O R D E S I G N T I P S P L A Y L I S T –

▶ https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLFZWs9eFKMfK-nl3qdOxXiwzna5KQrCf

– I K E A P R O D U C T S –

Laptop stand: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192di/
Laptop pad: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192dj/
Utility cart: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192dk/
Cart Lid: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192dm/
Foot rest: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192dn/
Clothing rack: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192dp/
Floor mirror: https://go.magik.ly/ml/150s2/
Desk organizer: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192dr/
dishes: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192dt/
String lights: https://go.magik.ly/ml/192dw/

GOING TO SCHOOL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mS8bswQ5o4

– S H O P M Y L O O K –

Hair Curler: https://go.magik.ly/ml/16rge/
It cosmetics cc cream: https://go.magik.ly/ml/16rgf/

– S H O P M Y F A V O U R I T E S –

Dyson Animal v8: https://shop-links.co/1745472970652828486
Mattress topper: https://shop-links.co/1745473009402519370
Ninja Blender: https://shop-links.co/1745473025988836639
Nespresso machine:https://shop-links.co/1745473053176895255
Under bed storage: https://shop-links.co/1745473079710366659
Pantry Organizers: https://shop-links.co/1745473100572283549
Joseph Joseph expandable tiered organizer: https://shop-links.co/1745473212730410559
Batiste Dry shampoo: https://shop-links.co/1745473229315884254
It Cosmetics CC Cream: https://shop-links.co/1745473247223563869
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye: https://shop-links.co/1745473262697398276
Benefit They’re Real mascara: https://shop-links.co/1745473281033097002
First Aid Beauty cleanser: https://shop-links.co/1745473301754422189
First Aid Beauty Moisturizer: https://shop-links.co/1745473317538222635

– R O O M M A K E O V E R S –

BATHROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/81hJHT-u_Uo

DINING ROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/GmZxKPCuRyQ


STAIRCASE DIY MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/h3jD9qDprxs

MY BEDROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/HnlTfkQ9yWE

MY BEDROOM MAKEOVER ROUND 2 : https://youtu.be/KurKmz0GDBw

BACKYARD MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/R8tDYEWhtUw


FRONT DOOR MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/ja-xabLdjII


LIVING ROOM + ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/FvY4ll1vF2k

MY LIVING & DINING ROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/IunMAzxbxHI


MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/q-118ksa1os

– F O L L O W M E –

▶INSTAGRAM: @kristenmcgowan

▶TWITTER: @kristenmcgowann

▶SNAPCHAT: kristenmcgowan

▶BLOG: https://www.kristenmcgowan.com/

▶BUSINESS INQUIRIES: digitmgmt@gmail.com

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*The images used in this video do NOT belong to me. They are all from Pinterest.com or Google Image Search.*


  1. karina xkarinagd on July 21, 2022 at 2:32 am

    I am a desk person 🤣🤣🤣

  2. Noah on July 21, 2022 at 2:34 am

    Chris and kris?

  3. P M Glennie on July 21, 2022 at 2:34 am

    I use a cart with a top as my laptop stand. Secret storage under the lid and easily accessible shelves below

  4. Alle on July 21, 2022 at 2:36 am

    Im finally moving on campus after a freshman year at home- covid 🙁 so I’ve had everything packed up for a year and Im getting my final list together.!

  5. Denise S on July 21, 2022 at 2:37 am

    Love the new intro! Great tips Kristen!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  6. Sami Griffin on July 21, 2022 at 2:39 am

    loving new intro!!!

  7. Teresa Quental on July 21, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Very good ideas!! Thank you!!

  8. Sally-Anne Smit on July 21, 2022 at 2:44 am

    We moved countries… South Africa to UAE! NEVER had an IKEA in my life and we have kitted out a large amount of our new home from IKEA… now is the tricky part… all the non-IKEA finishes! 🙈 Taking it slow and loving the process! Thank you for all your suggestions in numerous videos and helping me balance IKEA and the rest! My biggest headache… pictures 🤦🏼‍♀️ but I’ll get there! 🤗

  9. SweetTea on July 21, 2022 at 2:44 am

    The "room divider" is such a good idea! Since the rent in Germany, especially in cities got crazy expensive, almost no one (I’m not talking about college students) can afford an at least 2 room rental apartment anymore. I like the idea that I could divide my sleeping space from the living room…provided, that there’s enough space for a sofa AND a bed….

  10. Firdos Vohra on July 21, 2022 at 2:45 am

    like the desk riser

  11. harriette williams on July 21, 2022 at 2:45 am

    I just came across your videos and these ikea/ rental friendly are so satisfying, thank you

  12. Khrystel L on July 21, 2022 at 2:47 am

    Is anyone else just watching this even though they aren’t in college yet?

  13. Janae on July 21, 2022 at 2:48 am

    This so such a coincidence
    I’m in year 11 right now but when I go to college I want my major to be interior design🥲

    Which college did u go to?

  14. 1stepcl0ser on July 21, 2022 at 2:48 am

    i def prefer working at a table, i cant really work on the couch or wherever, it makes my back hurt

  15. Sandra Dow on July 21, 2022 at 2:49 am

    This is such a great piece. We will use at the couch. It’s very low to ground and have struggled to find something to slide under it. This is a terrific option. And we are seasoned home owners. Thx

  16. Annelies on July 21, 2022 at 2:49 am

    The laptop lap table is so handy. I did put a piece of anti-slip liner on top of it because my laptop kept sliding off but other than that it’s absolutely brilliant.

  17. Tarsem Sidhu on July 21, 2022 at 2:50 am

    Can you please do a Harry Potter Room makeover?

  18. ano070602 on July 21, 2022 at 2:53 am

    One does not simply go to Ikea with out a list. You will become overwhelmed with all the awesome things they have.

  19. Felix JW on July 21, 2022 at 2:57 am

    hopefully next time we can have a timestamp on the video. =)

  20. Bernadette Orola on July 21, 2022 at 2:57 am

    this was so useful!!! thank you!!!

  21. Georgia Benjamin on July 21, 2022 at 3:00 am

    Kristen, I love the new intro!

  22. Melissa Leyva on July 21, 2022 at 3:00 am

    Is the Vennesla floor mirror available in the U.S.? I can’t find it but it appears to be in your IKEA store.

  23. Ideffix_Cat22 on July 21, 2022 at 3:02 am

    Thanks girl, wow this is amazing 💝🌠🌿🎉

  24. Tammy Mitchell on July 21, 2022 at 3:07 am

    My college days are long gone, but I still plan to make some of these great purchases!

  25. Alumita Tokotaha on July 21, 2022 at 3:08 am

    Bula vinaka Kristen….I love watching you videos….n the great ideas you share.
    Love from Fiji

  26. Cozy Crafty Vibes on July 21, 2022 at 3:08 am

    Love videos on how to optimize small spaces. IKEA always has great space saving items.

  27. Gwen Marlo on July 21, 2022 at 3:08 am

    The only thing I will say about this is the plates or dishware. If you’re prone to dropping things or things falling over, get plastic plates instead. 2nd day I broke them when I got to college.

  28. Cohleen Samuel on July 21, 2022 at 3:11 am

    This video is perfect, came at a good time my daughter is leaving for university in a few weeks. Some of these items I can also use at home. Thank you ❤️

  29. Brianna Arianna on July 21, 2022 at 3:14 am

    DATME: https://bit.ly/3jcZZHw

    #1万人を超える人が見ていたもん( #笑)
    #まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #垃圾

  30. Jocelyn Davis on July 21, 2022 at 3:15 am

    DATME: https://ok.me/Arnl

    ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!今後は気を付けないとね. .

    ! 💖🖤 ❤️#今後は気をライブ配信の再編あり
    がとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,.💖🖤 #在整個人類歷史上,#強者,#富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,#氏族,#城鎮,#城市和鄉村中的弱者,#無`’#守和貧窮成員。#然而,#人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,#被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,#並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。.#說到食物,#不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。#相反,#他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。#他們學會了清潔,#切塊,#調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,#在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,#並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(#如山核桃,#山核桃和豆科灌木 #來調味食物煮的時候

  31. Vyvoom voom on July 21, 2022 at 3:15 am

    Awesome! Love the 💡… useful for a non college person too..lol

  32. Vv Marie on July 21, 2022 at 3:16 am

    So many great things, I love the adjustable bedside table I’m a care taker for my sister right now she’s having a online school and to have some thing like that will be perfect for her classes and to have a drink holder on it too it’s a win , win

  33. All Things Megs on July 21, 2022 at 3:17 am

    Omg I thought you said something else about that first product. I rewatched a few times and you said snacks. But my dirty mind heard something else

  34. Dáithí Haigney on July 21, 2022 at 3:17 am

    fortnite chungus epic pog!!!!!!

  35. Charlie McGowan's Partick Hill Station on July 21, 2022 at 3:18 am

    Great video Kristen. I think we still have one of those laptop supports here❤️🤣

  36. Glynis Marthinussen on July 21, 2022 at 3:19 am

    Kristen 👏 you so clever wow this is such cool ideas

  37. Susan Dooley on July 21, 2022 at 3:20 am

    My grandson’s are in high school & middle school AND they have classes online. A lot of those ideas would be perfect for them!! I’ve tried helping out some like with a pr of nice wood TV trays for their laptops, another 3 shelf unit to hold supplies that I actually got from IKEA!! But I really like that laptop stand, ESPECIALLY the cup holder on it!! The 15 yr old drinks a LOT of water & that would be perfect for him!!

  38. Gail A. on July 21, 2022 at 3:23 am

    Thank you for this great video 😄

  39. Lain Padang on July 21, 2022 at 3:23 am

    The thing that you hang your string light at, what is that, was it also from IKEA? ¹⁹¹¹²¹

  40. Corinthian Perdue on July 21, 2022 at 3:23 am

    Wow!! I LOVE the new intro!!💕 Love this video!

  41. alkiq00 on July 21, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Loving the intro!

  42. Nada Pw on July 21, 2022 at 3:25 am

    Those utility carts are absolutely the best. I use it as a snack/coffee bar. It’s the best.

  43. Katarzyna Grzejda on July 21, 2022 at 3:25 am

    I LOVE the intro!!! So perfect for that 1M crawling on you girl 🤩

  44. Kristen McGowan on July 21, 2022 at 3:27 am

    HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE! I hope you’re all having an amazing weekend! Which product do you NEED for your dorm room/small apartment/work from home space?!😍

  45. Dawn on July 21, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Thanks as I found several things that I am buying

  46. Celine Lucero on July 21, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Love your intro, what is that song called?

  47. Shelby Holland on July 21, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Not in college anymore but still gonna watch! ❤️

  48. melissaclontz1 on July 21, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Getting ready to send my son to college next year. (I’m starting to gather items for his dorm early.) Thanks for the great tips! Planning a trip to Ikea this weekend!

  49. tubetop123 on July 21, 2022 at 3:31 am

    Awesome tips, love you Kristen!!

  50. belen regalado on July 21, 2022 at 3:31 am

    Watching from Manila Philippines

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