25+ College Dorm Room Essentials with Tips & Ideas

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

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Its been so many years since I went to college, but I remember having so much fun getting everything prepared for my dorm room. I was finally going to be on my own and be able to style my area in my own way. 

I know one essential that I couldn’t live without was the Command Strips that had back then. There are so many more versions to choose from now. My son loved the velcro version to hang up items in his dorm. We also used poster putty for all our pictures and posters.

I didn’t have the items to choose from for my dorm room as today’s college student has but here are a few things I found that would make any dorm room theirs.

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

College Room Essentials

  1. Dorm Laundry Room Basket
  2. Power Strip with USB Ports
  3. Magic Hangers
  4. Mini Iron
  5. Iron Blanket
  6. Shower Caddy
  7. Mini Fridge
  8. Electric Hot Pot
  9. Mini Keurig Coffee Pot
  10. Hanging Organizers
  11. Desk Light
  12. Rolling Storage Cart
  13. Under the Bed Storage
  14. Bed Risers
  15. Ramen Cooker
  16. Electric Water Kettle 
  17. Photo Clip Lights
  18. Over the Mini Fridge Storage
  19. Bedside Caddy
  20. Mini Microwave
  21. Storage Ottoman
  22. Portable Shower Caddies
  23. Small Area Rug
  24. Bathroom Organizer
  25. Wall Mount Bedside Shelf
  26. Wall Display Grids

Other dorm essentials:

  • A comfy mattress cover is a must to get the best night’s sleep you can during your college days.
  • If you enjoy your sleep time in complete darkness, you may want to get Blackout curtains
  • Good sheets, pillows, and a nice blanket to wrap up in while you study, take a nap or watch tv.
  • If your room is large enough, here is a really cute and cozy chair that will work almost anywhere.
  • For safety purposes, a First Aid kit and pepper spray.

blankWhile looking for some dorm design ideas, I came upon a website called Dormify. What lovely ideas and items they have to choose from. So much inspiration and fun ideas.

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

A note to mom and dad. Be prepared. You will cry, miss your children terribly, you will worry about them and want to see or call them all the time. They are growing up, exploring their new world, and will enjoy their freedom. Even though you may not hear from them all the time, remember they do love you and will still need you no matter what.

It’s so hard to believe right before your eyes, your child is grown up! Every day with your child is a gift. Enjoy them while they are with you and when they are out on their own.

Dorm Design Ideas:

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

Girls just wanna have fun is what I see in this room.

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

I love the shelving above the beds with the fridge and mini microwave in the middle.

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

Just for the guys. They want a cool looking room too.

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

I love the use of a nice chair under the bed here.

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

A little farmhouse style going on here. Love the shutters behind the bed.

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

Great way to organize all the essentials for a dorm room.

College dorm room essentials are a must for any student. Here are a few great ideas to choose from for your college-bound student.

My favorite of all is this design. Would remind the student of home.

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Enjoy,

Tammy

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11 Comments

  1. I was so happy when my son moved out of his dorm room into an apartment with 3 of his friends. Decorating his room was a lot of fun. These are great ideas!

  2. These are some fancy looking dorms! Mine did not look like this. It was pretty dang shabby. I can see my daughter’s looking like this, but she’ll have a budget, that’s for sure.

  3. These are great picks. It’s so nice when your dorm feels like home. I rememberwhen I was in college, and my room was just so “meh”. It made it a lot harder to settle in.

  4. This is such a great list for those who are heading out to collage – I can imagine it can be very overwhelming knowing what to pack and take.

  5. These are all so great. My dorm was so boring when I was in college. They have so many fun things now for college kids.

  6. This is a nice starter list for dorm decorating. It seems as though you never quite get everything you need for the dorm the first time you shop.

  7. Those dorms look so fancy! I loved the idea of putting chair under the bed and utilizing that space. Thanks for sharing some incredible tips with us!

  8. Loving these ideas, I will need this after few years down the road. Yes these are really great post those who going to college

  9. I am pass through dorm or renting stage. But these stuff will surely make me so excited if I had read this years ago. Hehe

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