Dorm Decor 101: Back To School Necessities



I can’t believe this Summer is going so quickly, but it’s true, it’s almost time to head back to school, which means it’s time to start shopping. Not just for new clothes, notepads and pens though, sensible, practical things like rugs and laundry bins! The key to making any dorm room super cosy and just generally awesome is finding the perfect furnishings, and luckily CollegeFashion has got you covered, offering up the best tips for pimping your dorm room, aswell as some really cute examples of what you should be buying. She suggests that you…

1. Talk to your roommate. You will save yourself a lot of time and money if you talk to your roommate about who’s bringing what for your room. You don’t want to get to school on move in day with two of everything – there won’t be enough room for it all.

2. Check your college’s website. They should list what is going to come with your room, as well as any items that are off-limits, so you will have a good picture of what’s missing and what you need to buy.

3. Invest in storage bins. You won’t realize how much stuff you have until you try and pack it up. Buy some good quality plastic storage bins and moving will be easier – plus, you’ll have a place to put everything.

Click here to see 3 more of her must-know tips, as well as picks for some great dorm room furnishings!

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Born, raised, and living in London, Ellen balances a life filled with reading an excessive number of books, attempting to do Pilates, and writing for Cosmopolitan UK alongside CollegeCandy. Contact me: @twitter