10 Stylish Finds for Your Dorm Room

Whether you’re back for another semester or moving into your first home away from home, here are a few items to make your dorm room feel more comfortable.


Brick Wall Cork Board


Give those dingy dorm walls some character with a beyond-basic corkboard made to look like the bricks of an industrial loft. Use it to tack up tickets for concerts, photos from your summer vacation, and maybe even that A+ term paper.

To buy: $38, dormify.com.

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Leanera Coat & Shoe Rack


No space for a coat closet? Use this streamlined, leaning rack instead. With six pegs for bags and outerwear and room to store six pairs of shoes, it will become a lifesaver in small-space living.

To buy: $150, umbra.com.

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Safavieh Montauk Ivory & Pink Contemporary Rug


This floor covering represents the ideal marriage of casual and sophisticated. The flat weave style is great for high-traffic zones, while the fringe offers movement within a potentially stark space. And for a handmade rug, this option is an absolute steal!

To buy: $36 (3 by 5 feet), wayfair.com.

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Kennedy Task Clip Lamp


Need a lamp for those late-night cram sessions? Clip this pretty brass light to a bedpost, desk, or nearly any surface within your space and let there be light! This option elevates the everyday task lamp with its tasteful patina.

To buy: $55, pbteen.com.

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Santana Tapestry


Add texture to a bare wall with this whimsical art piece. Neutral but for the bold pops of neon, this impactful item could be incorporated into nearly any style of decor. You could even decorate your door with this adornment.

To buy: $80, luluandgeorgia.com.

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Namast’ay in Bed Pillow


For the novice yogi, this quirky pillow declares a sentiment many co-eds can relate to. Rest pretty atop the cozy cushion or use it to make your quickly pulled up covers look a little more polished.

To buy: $29, dormify.com.

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Charcoal Heather Gray Sweater Pouf


Sturdy and stylish, this cozy knit stool offers either a comfy footrest or an extra seat for visitors. Push it under the bed when not in use or leave it out and let the cable knit style give your space an extra layer of texture.

To buy: $99, worldmarket.com.

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Sort-It-Out Wipe-Off Board Wall Caddy


In a small space, double (and triple) duty pieces are key. This catchall for mail, desk supplies, and memos also offers a chalkboard calendar surface for the week ahead. Hang your keys or your student ID from its hooks so you always know where to find them.

To buy: $46, urbanoutfitters.com.

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Mini Dot Ready-To-Roll Storage Cart


Need more drawer space for clothes or toiletries? This slim cart is just what you’ve been looking for. Use the opaque polka-dot drawers to store anything you don’t want cluttering up the open areas of your room. Best of all, the additional surface on top allows the unit to double as a bedside table or mobile desk.

To buy: starting at $79, pbteen.com.

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Sinkin Dish Rack


Mom always said to bring color into the kitchen (okay maybe she meant veggies, but still). Use this mint-colored unit to dry freshly washed dishes within the sink. The attached cup holds utensils, while the rubberized feet prevent it from scratching any surface.

To buy: $20, umbra.com.

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