You’ve already picked out and purchased your bedding for the fall semester after checking out the Her Campus team's favorite bedding picks. Now that the hardest decision has been made, it is time to start looking for cute dorm stuff to add personality and pizazz to your room. Will you want an area rug? How about a mirror? What about some picture frames to remind you of your friends back home or a decorative pillow for any late night study sessions in bed? Her Campus has scoured various home websites to bring you these five fabulous dorm room finds!
1. Bed, Bath & Beyond’s Dry Erase Calendars
These peel-and-stick calendars are perfect for any collegiette. Whether you are insanely organized or need to work on those time management skills, these brightly patterned calendars will do the trick. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can find one that matches the color scheme of your room. Purchase some dry erase markers and you will be all set for an organized and well-planned semester!
2. PB Teen’s Wire Desk Accessories
Desks tend to get pretty messy over the course of the semester. Desk drawers can be even messier, housing a variety of random office supplies, papers, chargers, etc. With these feminine wire desk accessories from PB Teen, your desk will stay neat and organized while looking super cute.
3. West Elm’s Zigzag Floor Pouf
Dorm rooms are typically pretty small and seating can be an issue when your friends are over. This floor pouf is perfect when it comes to providing some extra seating. It is small enough to store under your bed, but will work perfectly for any late-night movies or crowded study sessions. We are fans of the zigzag print, but the pouf comes in various colors and patterns, so pick the one that matches your style the best!
4. Urban Outfitters’s Big Garden Printed Rug
Placing an area rug in your dorm room will make all of the difference in the world. The room will immediately be transformed from a neutral, boring cube to a homey, inviting atmosphere. This rug is bright, bold, and girly. If your bedding is a solid color, then this rug is perfect for you!
5. Target’s Simona Collage Frame
We all like to be reminded of our family and friends who aren’t at school with us. A simple photo collage has the power to cure any bouts of homesickness. This simple and elegant frame will match any decorating scheme and can hold five 4x6 images. That should be enough room to remind you of your family, friends, and maybe even your favorite pet.
These are just some ideas to get you thinking about your ideal dorm space for the new school year. Use them for inspiration or if you absolutely love any of the featured products, do some online shopping! Let us know in the comments if you come across any other cute dorm stuff while you are shopping this summer!