12 Dorm Decor Essentials
There’s nothing like a fluffy rug to make you feel at home. This one, which comes in an array of colors, brings a pop of color to your room and provides a comfy place to lounge after a long day.
To buy: $50 (4’ x 5’6”), target.com.
Sometimes the best way to save space in your dorm room is to loft your bed. But despite the extra space it provides, lofting your bed does present one challenge: It makes having a bedside table impossible. This caddy attaches to the side of your bed to hold your phone, book, water bottle, and anything else you might want to have within arm's reach.
To buy: $8, target.com.
Your room is probably cramped as it is, and the last thing you need is a fan taking up valuable desk real estate. This miniature version does the job without being a clunky eye sore. Plus, it can be stored just about anywhere.
To buy: $30, target.com.
Bright Desk Chair
Your dorm room comes mostly furnished and follows a very simple color scheme. This chair can be the perfect pop of color to add some personality to your space. Pick from over 10 colors to find the right shade for you.
To buy: $29, walmart.com.
Keeping track of exams, sports events, and sorority meetings can present the unorganized with quite the challenge. Solve the problem with a calendar that will look great on your wall and make it hard to miss any deadlines or obligations.
To buy: $30, papersource.com.
This box is perfect for all the knick-knacks that will certainly accumulate throughout the year. Rather than using a regular plastic bin, this cube works double duty as storage and seating. Available in five colors.
To buy: $40, containerstore.com.
If you’re someone with tons of jewelry an organizer like this one is a must-have for your dorm room. It’s the best way to keep track of all your earrings, necklaces, and favorites bracelets.
To buy: $25, containerstore.com.
Whether the laundry room is next door or downstairs, having a hamper that is easily carried will become super important. This one is also roomy enough that skipping a laundry day (or two) won’t turn your dorm into a mess.
To buy: $39, urbanoutfitters.com.
This lamp is the perfect choice for any dorm room. It’s fun and practical in that it allows you to light two bulbs, three bulbs, or all five. With its flexible arms, you can direct the light wherever it’s needed.
To buy: $16, target.com.
Fun Filing System
A necessary item to keep all of those syllabi in order even after syllabus week is over. Keep track of all your quizzes and essays in order to make studying more streamlined come finals week.
To buy: $16, containerstore.com.
Over the Door Hooks
You can never have too much storage in your dorm room. These over-the-door hooks are perfect for wet towels and winter coats that might otherwise end up on the floor.
To buy: $12, containerstore.com.
There isn't much you can do about the size of your room, but tools like this make it a little bit easier to organize your space. This space-saver is especially crucial if you share that valuable closet space with your roommate. It doubles your closet's capacity by providing a second rod to hang another row of clothes.
To buy: $20, containerstore.com.