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Hopefully by now you have your bedding all picked out. After that part is out of the way, it’s time to get nitty gritty with the little details that people might not think of when college shopping.
There are many items that you ignore while shopping because you don’t think they’re necessary in a dorm room. However, most people don’t realize that the more of these items you don’t have, the less homey and less organized your teeny tiny dorm room becomes.
For example, most dorm rooms are carpeted, so why would you need to bring your own rug? The truth of the matter is that the carpeting in your dorm room is old. It’s old, it’s gross, and it’s just not cute. Invest in a small rug as an accent piece, or a bigger one as a covering for the majority of your floor. You definitely won’t regret it, and neither will your feet.
Another thing we’re sure you won’t regret is adding seating to your dorm room. Of course, with the minuscule size of most rooms today, there isn’t much room for large chairs or futons. You must be realistic about the space you have, meaning if you’re going to add an extra seat for your friends to chill on, it should be practical. That’s where the pouf comes into play. A pouf is a square cushion that can act as not only a seat, but also a table, a nightstand, and an ottoman. With multiple uses, this is the perfect addition to your dorm room.
Going off of dorm rooms being quite small for two or more people to be sharing, it is imperative that you are strategic with your “stuff” so that nothing gets lost or misplaced, but especially so that you don’t cramp your space! The best solution to this seemingly endless issue? Storage items! It’s important to have a variety of sizes of boxes, bins, and bags, as well as hanging shelves for all of your shoes, bulky clothing, and of course, accessories. The best part is, these storage accessories can be both cute and convenient, so you don’t have to worry about hiding them in the back of your closet.
When your room looks good, you’ll feel good—especially if everything has a place. Stay calm and remember that whether it’s diverging from ugly carpeting, finding a spot for your friends to hang out in your room, or storing your crazy amounts of stuff, there are solutions for it all. Good luck!
This post was written by Jorie Walton, a Style Advisor at Dormify—your essential resource for chic interior design ideas, DIY tips, and college lifestyle advice. View more posts by Jorie on her personal Dormify blog. All images provided by Dormify.