But Kali and Ashley's sparse dorm room now needs more than organization—it needs inspiration! "In a space like this, so many of the things are institutional with the white walls, the laminated furniture, the set beds," Peter says. "You're stuck with it."
So Peter calls on David Bromstad, host of HGTV's Color Splash, to give this boring dorm room a boost—but there's a catch. David has 24 hours and can only spend $500. "It's a challenge, but I'm good at challenges," David says.
The biggest obstacle David faces are the school's rules. "With dorm rooms, you have a long list of things you cannot do. You can't paint the walls—well, that's the easiest and cheapest way to transform a space," he says. "You cannot hang anything on the ceiling, or you can't put any holes in the walls at all or anything like that. And you can't take the furniture out. You can't paint the furniture, which is another thing I would do."