10 Must-Buys to Dress Up Your Dorm Room

Score these pretty picks from our dorm shopping list, and be the envy of your suitemates all year long.

Acrylic Coffee Table

An acrylic coffee table is destined to become the MVP of your dorm design. You’ll treasure the table because it offers ample space to study and/or slurp on a nice cup o’ ramen from the futon. The best part? The transparent acrylic offers invaluable function, without adding any visual clutter or bulkiness to your petite pad.

BUY IT: PB Teen, $299; BUY SIMILAR: Amazon, $169.99

Wall Tapestry

Use this vibrant tapestry as oversized artwork on the walls, or a hang it above the bed as a makeshift headboard. At this price? Buy two, and do both.

BUY IT: Target, $ 14.99

It's Lit

It’s always important to keep your priorities straight and your pour heavy. Display this funky, blue LED sign above your Keurig as a cheeky reminder, every day.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $129

Acrylic Monthly Calendar

Never miss a pressing deadline, or party, again.

BUY IT: PB Teen, $129

Three-Tier Toiletry Tower

Never underestimate the power of designating storage space for your belongings, especially in a small space. Reduce the clutter with this three-tier storage unit for your ever-growing collection of beauty products and toiletries.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $98

Watercolor Tote

Dorm living entails more moving and grooving with your possessions than one might expect. Whether you’re headed down to the basement to do laundry, or you’re running across campus for party-primping with your pals, you’ll always appreciate having a few tote baskets on hand to hold all your goods. Go ahead and spring for the ultra-pretty watercolor ones; we know you’ll use ‘em.

BUY IT: Anthropologie, $38-$68

Organized Entry

Keep your new, chaotic college lifestyle at bay with some good old-fashioned organization. This inky black catch-all entry station proves function can (and should!) be fashionable. Plus, you’re bound to win over brownie points with the new roomie(s) with this one.

BUY IT: Amazon, $49.99

Chic Sofa

Why buy a sad, lumpy futon when you could spend your money on this pretty, polished IKEA sleeper sofa instead?

BUY IT: IKEA, $179

No-Nails Wall Organizer

No nails, no problem. Stick this sleek wall organizer by your bunk for easy access to the remote, or secure it above your desk, packed with pretty paper products for class. Remove it without a trace, and take it along to your next apartment for sophomore year.

BUY IT: PB Teen $49

Updated Classic

Scoot that sad, university-provided chair into a corner far, far away. Replace it with this updated college classic: the butterfly chair. We’d love to hit the books and get down to business from the comfort of this jet-black seat. And those cool cognac legs? Swoon.

BUY IT: Target, $69.99

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