Dorm Room Ideas: College students use their rooms for everything: learning, relaxing, entertaining, eating – there is a lot to do. To get the most out of such a small space, dormitories need to be organized and inviting – not an easy task in such a limited area. To the rescue: These ideas for dormitories take your room from simply beyond.
Some of the ideas on our list focus on making the most of every centimeter available in the dormitory. These are often strange rooms – some have lots of shelf space, but no cabinets, others have cave-like cabinets without shelves, etc. – so we have tips on how to get the most out of what the college exhibits. (Remember, removable hooks are your friends!)
Once you have the organization bones in place, you can spice up the room with anything you want, from removable wallpaper to decorative pillows – everything that makes sure that it feels a bit like home. The best things you can buy are double tasks, like an ottoman that provides seating and adds a touch of color to the room, but also secretly provides extra storage space. With a few hacks, a few DIYs, and a few thoughtful purchases, you’re done in no time. Oh, and don’t forget to add these finishing touches to student dorms!
Store dishes on the side of the refrigerator
Store the plates, spoons, knives and forks exactly where you need them. If you don’t want to buy a specific fridge caddy, you can always try a hanging organizer.
Organize with sticker hooks
Add some green
Plants instantly make any room feel like home, and if you choose artificial plants, you never have to worry about watering them. These artificial succulents are adorable – and people will swear they are real!
Get a multifunctional mirror
This ladder mirror is not cheap, but perfect for two people: use it to store clothes, bags or towels and Check your outfit in the morning.
Create a temporary vanity
Turn on a smart lamp
This lamp provides a lot of light so that you can finish this housework and charges your phone at the same time. Genius! We like the gold, but cheaper versions are available in black.
Get the closet space twice
Use pillows to sit on
Having friends for the movie night can be difficult if you have limited seating. These pintuck cushions also serve as comfortable floor seats that can be stowed away when guests drive home.
Create a useful bedside table
The secret to making every room look bigger is to make sure that every piece of furniture serves multiple purposes. These pretty cases are both a bedside table and a storage unit!
Hold the pictures in front and in the middle
Photos and memorabilia of loved ones make your room feel at home. This grid allows you to hang a collection of pictures without drilling tons of holes in the wall.
Get a storage ottoman
Add a touch of color to your room with this cute ottoman that offers extra seating and also serves as a repository for litters, books and more.
Use a colorful basket
Choose a bright and cheerful container that is light and easy to carry to make the laundry more bearable. If you choose a unique color, you distinguish your laundry basket from all the others in the dorm.
Use a magazine holder again
You may not get as many drawers and cubes as you need. You can therefore use a magazine file to fix things that are difficult to organize, such as hairdryers and irons. Then you can simply store everything on a shelf.
Buy bright devices
A good mini fridge is an indispensable dorm – invest in a colorful one to spice up your room.
Decorate fairy lights
Get the much-needed mood lighting and decorate your bare walls with these dorm lights that include clear clips to hang postcards and photos on. Everything is better than the bare ash block wall!