It is college season. Kids are going from their parent’s homes to smaller dorm rooms, living on campus, and learning the value of a home-cooked meal. College living also means dorm living, which for some students, is a quite smaller space than they are used to.
So here are some dorm room design tips that will make your new digs feel larger and more at home.
1. Loft your bed and invest in under bed organizers
When you are living in a dorm room it is important to take advantage of space wherever you can. A huge area that goes unnoticed most of the time is under your bed. Most dorm beds have the ability to be lofted and made higher — if not, bed risers are available — so you can put your belongings underneath without much clutter. Add your mini fridge and some dorm room racks, and your room will feel much more open.
2. Get collapsible bookshelves
It is no secret that college comes with a ton of books. These books are expensive, so to ensure you get as most use out of them as possible invest in a bookshelf! It doesn’t have to be big, it can fit either on your desk or in your closet, and is a great way to stay organized.
3. A closet organizer goes a long way
Whether it be a long fabric organizer that is great for pajamas, t-shirts, and blouses, shoe organizers, or a couple dorm room racks organized like shelves, any type of organization is crucial for your closet. College can get messy, and these are the perfect solutions to staying neat and tidy.
4. Rolling drawers
There will always be miscellaneous items that will need a home, think cleaning products, extra school supplies, and food. Nothing is better than clear rolling drawers to locate anything and everything you may need at a quick glance.
5. Add storage in your footstool
Get a hollow ottoman for your dorm room and you have extra storage and extra seating! These furniture pieces are sturdy, and can be used for many different purposes throughout the years at school.
Dorm shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, so just follow this list for some easy tips that will help you be clutter free at college! For more information see this. Check out this website for more.