Texas student, roommate spend more than $2,000 on dorm makeover

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KTRK) -- College students are prepping for their first day on campus, and that also means getting ready to move into their dorms.

In San Marcos, Texas State University freshman Skylar Bantz and her mom Sheila Ybarra worked hard to make her dorm room ready for the upcoming new year. They said the makeover took about 10 hours with a lot of help from six others.

Bantz and her roommate Adeline Vela spent about $1,200 each to make it feel like their own space. The two shopped at IKEA, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.

They said they did a lot of research, like knowing the measurements of the dorm and talking eachother beforehand.

We asked Ybarra about the standard school-issued furniture and she said they were able to rent a bed loft.

"We were able to put a set set of drawers under there, a television, printer, coffee station as well a small refrigerator and mini refrigerator and freezer. It was a win-win for the room since it is notorious for its small size," Ybarra said.

Ybarra said she recommends maximizing the living space so that the room feels comfortable and livable.

"We wanted to make sure that it was functional and also had some of the luxuries of home," Ybarra said.

Bantz accented her side of the room in silver, while Vela used gold and dusty rose, white and gray.

"Each of their side looks a little different but it really showcases their individual personalities. You just want to make sure you're not too matchy, matchy," Ybarra said.

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