Monday, September 2, 2013

Dorm Room Furniture

If you recently got an IKEA flyer in the mail promoting back to college shopping you are not alone. Today I ventured to my local IKEA and it turned out to be an ill-advised decision. A combination of college move-ins, holiday weekend and rainy weather resulted in a traffic jam of epic proportions. As I sat in traffic I began to think about the movies and television shows which take advantage of the affordable and versatile IKEA catalog to dress their fictional dorms.

We saw a snippet of this in a post from 2012. In the 3rd season of Veronica Mars our favorite characters find themselves solving crimes (and attending classes) at Hearst College.

Most of the rooms seen in season 3 of Veronica Mars are furnished with the same basics. There is a LACK wall shelf unit hung horizontally, a MIKAEL desk (bottom only) and MIKAEL drawer unit.

It is hard to get a screencap of it but the rooms have MALM single beds in birch.

Accenting the wall behind Mac's bed are two ANNO VACKER (discontinued) curtain panels on what is possible a KVARTAL system.

The RA's room has the MIKAEL desk and drawer unit.

But, since the room is a bigger single it also has GORM shelving units, GRUNDTAL spice rack, and large BURKEN jars on the counter and GORM unit.

After the jump prepare to get pitch slapped!

Oh yes, the collegiate a capella movie Pitch Perfect set at the fictional Barden college has some very nice dorm rooms courtesy of IKEA. They look nothing like the cinder block cells from my college days.

In Beca's room there is a LASSE bookcase,

JULES swivel chair in birch,

MALM desk in birch,

White MALM single bed

This shot is dark but you can see the bed, desk, birch MALM 2 drawer chest & a GRONO lamp (Wait...can't find link...have they been discontinued?). The left arm of the desk appears to be the LASSE desk which sold as a combination with the bookcase above. The single drawer is the tip off.


Here's a closer shot of the GRONO behind Beca.

In Jesse and Benji's room we see a black BRASA lamp, black MALM single bed and MALM chest with 2 drawers.

Here you can see the birch desk on the left and the black-brown desk with another 2 drawer chest on the right.

On the left are MALM 4 drawer chests.


On Jesse's side of the room is a white MALM single bed and a white FORMAT lamp. (Actually I'm seconding guessing myself on the lamp.)

Have you seen any other fictional dorms furnished with IKEA? Leave me a note in the comments or email me: ikeaspotter at gmail dot com.


  1. Stylish looking furniture as well as stylish looking people! :)

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