Decorating Your Dorm Room
Shopping for college can be stressful. When I moved into my dorm last year as a freshman, I was not sure how to go about purchasing all the dorm room decor and necessities: from bedding, to a mini fridge, to dorm room decorations. I decided to buy most of my supplies at stores around my school, since I didn’t want to carry them on the plane.
If you are flying to college, one great idea is to have all your dorm room decor & supplies shipped to your school. You can pick up the packages at the post office instead of hauling boxes around on your journey. We have picked our favorite bedding, essentials, and decorations. And remember, don’t stress (this includes parents) and enjoy move in day!
Best Dorm Room Decor & Bedding
Make sure to check whether your mattress will be twin or twin XL. Most items shown come in multiple colors. We love these D. Charles Sheet Sets, only $19.99 and so soft!
Dorm Room Essentials
Don’t forget a mattress pad. They can be inexpensive and they make your bed a lot more comfy!
Mini Fridges and Freezers
Why lug around a mini fridge while you travel? It’s much easier to have it shipped to your school.
A microwave is a great dorm room item to have- just make sure to check that they are allowed in your room!
Dustbusters are extremely helpful for cleaning. I found that everyone wanted to borrow mine!
Electric Tea Kettles
Electric kettles are great if you want to make coffee or tea in the mornings. They can also be used to make Ramen and Easy Mac, the college food items of choice :).
Standing lamps are wonderful at night when you don’t want the harsh fluorescent light on, but you still want to see! I had the blue lamp in my room last year and I used it almost everyday. It also has 3 different light settings, so you can choose the brightness.
Dorm Room Decor
Perfect for you are not in your room and a friend wants to leave a message!
Board Dudes 11″ x 14″ Metalix Magnetic Dry Erase Board | Dry Erase Board with Marker, 8.5″ x 11″
Room Essentials® 5-Head Floor Lamp – Blue | Ikea Floor Uplight/Reading Lamp | Trademark Global Sunlight Floor Lamp
Quick Tip: One trick to hang up curtains is to use a spring loaded shower rod. Once you buy the rod, you can choose whatever shower curtain you like. Then, cut the shower curtain down the middle and to your desired length and voila! You have curtains that can open and close!
Basic Plastic Shower Curtain Rings in White | Carnation Home Fashions Adjustable 41-to-76-Inch Steel Shower Curtain Tension Rod in White | InterDesign Shower Curtain in White/Ink Blue | InterDesign Marigold Shower Curtain | Black, White & Turquoise Chevron Shower Curtains (as seen in featured photo) | Other Shower Curtains