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The 20 Cutest Items For Your Dorm Room

 You may be moved into that closet of a dorm room, but it has yet to feel like home. Before your classes really get rolling, add in a few fun decorative items and study essentials. Her Campus put together a list of awesome items for your dorm (or apartment) to get you through the next year. Here are some of our favorite picks!


Fotofalls Desktop photo umbrella:  Cement or cinder-block walls don’t allow for tacking up frames. Instead, try a cute photo holder for the desk. $27, umbra.com 

Lily Pulitzer Write On! Dry erase board: Forget sticky notes; use a cute white board for reminders, and save paper! $16, seejanework.com 


Two’s Company Crocodile Laptop Sleeve: A laptop sleeve is a must for carrying your computer around campus. This case is in an awesome red faux-croc print. So stylish. $35, coolcomputerbags.com 

Signature pattern three-ring binder: No point in having a plain white binder when these pretty ones exist. $24, organize.com 

Jonathan Adler file folders: Organize papers in brightly decorated folders. $10, seejanework.com 

Photo box, Stash all your extra cords and chargers in a damask-printed bin. $7, organize.com 

Bed and Lounge area

Foot in Door: A total collegiette-worthy doorstop: a black stiletto. $11, spoonsisters.com 

Floral button pillow: Spice up your bedspread with a few colorful pillows. $23, pier1.com 

Seventeen Flirt leaves rug: Cover up ugly carpet or warm up cold tiles with a colorful, patterned rug. $50, target.com 


LYKTA table lamp: Add some color to that white dorm room with a not-your-typical-silver-lamp. $13, ikea.com 


Octopus dish scrubbers:Why use a boring old sponge when you can wash with these adorable little sea creatures? $6, pier1.com 

Joseph Joseph folding colander and RinseandChop:Use this as a strainer, a cutting board and to pour out your freshly cut veggies or fruit. Anything that multitasks and saves space is ideal for a dorm room! $35, zappos.com 


Liberty of London large tumbler:Plastic cups in a pretty floral print. These come in a set of eight, so you’ll have enough to go around on movie nights. $24, target.com


Ben Morris Fashion Plates:Perfect for the fashionista. These awesome dishes are designed by a college student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Support your peers! $8, shopscadonline.com 


Floral sculpted nesting bowls:When you’re not using them for popcorn or salad keep these bowls stacked inside each other; they’re cute enough to display! $33, spoonsisters.com 

BlueAvaocado starter kit: You can take these reusable bags grocery shopping to save plastic waste, but they’re cute enough to use anytime! $30, reuseit.com 

Merci shower tote:A caddy that is big enough to hold all your shower necessities and comes in a chic pattern. $20, dormbuys.com 


Grassy organizer:This toothbrush holder is just begging to be shown off on your dresser. $9, containerstore.com 

Crunch Can:  Easy to store—just collapse this hamper when it’s not full of laundry. $16, umbra.com 

Mini toiletry roll-up: Bathroom gear on the go, or for the makeup items that must always be in your bag.  $44,organize.com 

Heather is a 2012 graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School with a degree in Magazine Journalism. Growing up in southern Vermont, she learned to appreciate the New England small-town life. During her time at SU she served as Editor-in-Chief of What the Health magazine on her college campus and was a member of the Syracuse chapter of ED2010. This summer Heather is exploring the world of digital entrepreneurship at the Tech Garden in Syracuse, NY where she is Co-Founder of Scrapsule.com. Aside from social media and home decor, she loves vintage jewelry, strawberry banana smoothies, running, and autumn in Vermont.
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