According to TikTok, Here's The One Dorm Room Essential You NeedNews
It'll set the semester off on the right foot.
Sep 10, 2022
11 Dorm Under-Bed Storage Solutions That’ll Keep You Organized All Semester LongLiving
Because an organized dorm is a happy dorm.
Aug 30, 2022
The Microwave Cookware Set That Belongs in Every College Dorm (But You’ll Want It, Too)
Any college, any schedule, Anyday.
Aug 19, 2022
28 Dorm Gifts That Every College Student Will LoveLiving
Set them up for a successful school year in style.
Aug 16, 2022
12 Small-Space Dorm Storage Solutions That Will Help You Forget You’re Living in 100 Square FeetOrganize & Clean
It's hard, but not impossible if you have these organizers by your side.
Aug 12, 2022
The Best Dorm Bedding for Making Your Space Feel More Like YouStyle
The bed is the most important part of the dorm, after all.
Aug 9, 2022
10 Twin XL Sheet Sets That Look as Good as They FeelStyle
Whether you're in a dorm or an upgraded childhood bedroom.
Aug 4, 2022
9 Twin XL Mattress Toppers That’ll Turn Your Dorm Into a Relaxing ParadiseLiving
They also work wonders in kids' rooms and guest rooms!
Aug 3, 2022
Storm Reid’s Baby Blue Dorm Room Is Her “Sanctuary”News
In Amazon’s Dorm Roomz web series, Storm Reid shows off her 450 square foot dorm room, which happens to be very blue.
Jul 20, 2022
My College Apartment Is Far from Picture Perfect — and That's Totally OKLiving
It may not look like a dorm-room catalog, but it's home.
Sep 13, 2021
What TV Shows Get Right (and Wrong) about Dorm LivingLiving
While some parts of dorm culture they get right, there is plenty they get wrong.
Aug 31, 2021
I Shopped 3 Popular Back-To-School Spots, and These Are My Top College PicksStyle
For dorm dwellers, remote learners, and any student — or small space dweller — in between!
Aug 20, 2021
20 Dorm Finds Under $20 That Are Stylish Enough for Regular Homes, TooStyle
Because style doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Aug 11, 2021
The Very Best (and Best-Looking) Dorm Storage SolutionsOrganize & Clean
Because every dorm can use some stylish storage.
Jul 29, 2021
This Year, College Students Want More Out of Dorm LifeLiving
As campuses plan to reopen, many students see an opportunity for a more accessible, more responsive, and more inclusive version of on-campus living.
Jul 27, 2021
9 Surprisingly Chic Over-the-Door MirrorsStyle
​Forget your old dorm room door mirror — you know, the one you double-side taped and then couldn't get off when it came time to leave ...
Mar 18, 2021
These Are the Most Popular Dorm Room Posters Right Now, According to TwitterLiving
Have Audrey Hepburn and "Endless Summer" finally been overthrown?
Nov 17, 2019
A College Senior Made a Standard-Issue Dorm Room Actually Look StylishTours
This college senior challenged herself to design a dorm room that's a happy, bright, and organized refuge...and one that DIDN'T feel like a little white box!
Oct 17, 2019
Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Just Shared Her Amazon Dorm Essentials—And She’s Got Equally Great TasteLiving
Spring semester may have ended, but Amazon is already prepping for the back-to-school flood with their Off-to-College Store launch. Described as a one-stop shop for college students, the inventory covers virtually all of the yay-i’m-finally-in-college essentials; textbooks, electronics, home decor, apparel, and plenty more.
Jun 20, 2019
You Don’t Have To Be a College Student To Love Urban Outfitters’ New Dorm CollectionShop
Here to prove that preparation is one of the major keys to success is Urban Outfitters’ On Campus 2019 collection. Not to worry, though: the super hip retailer definitely isn’t trying to kill anyone’s summer vibes. Instead, they just want college-bound peeps to ease into the forthcoming semester with a stylish, comfy dorm instead of crash landing on campus without a suitably decorated space to settle into.
Jun 12, 2019
5 Dorm Room Transformations You Need to See to BelieveStyle
Plus, smart tips for making the most of these often sterile spaces.
Sep 7, 2018
Peek Inside Prince Harry’s Dorm Room In These Throwback PicsStyle
There are many remnants of the early aughts.
Aug 31, 2018
8 Amazing Ways To Personalize Your Dorm Room For Under $20Home Projects
Here's to a larger-looking, brighter, and cozier space.
Jun 21, 2018
Get the Look: The Surprisingly Chic Dorm in ‘Grown-ish’Style
If I could go back in time to be as cool as Zoey Johnson in Grown-ish is as a freshman in college, I’d do it. She’s smart, opinionated, and has a great sense of personal style. Her friends are serving up drama hot and fresh in each episode, and she manages it all from the comfort of her fairly chic dorm room. Now dorm rooms have always meant twin beds with mattresses that have Seen. Some. Stuff.
Mar 22, 2018
Before and After: A Cramped to Spacious Studio MakeoverHome Projects
This renovation is very near and dear to my heart, having lived in many studio apartments, including one that was nearly identical to this one in size, configuration, and location. Watch this 300-square-foot studio go from dingy and cramped to bright and seemingly spacious. Laurie Jones, of Laurie Jones Home & Lifestyle, designed and executed this remodel for her daughter: The before is what every apartment looks like in Wrigleyville.
Dec 27, 2017
Malala Yousafzai Asks Twitter To Help Her Pack For UniversityLiving
Malala Yousafzai may be a Nobel laureate, but she’s also a regular freshman having a tough time deciding what to bring to college. Over the weekend, she asked her over 925,000 Twitter followers for help with that age old question. The 20 year old announced in August that she’s attending Oxford University this fall to study philosophy, politics, and economics at Lady Margaret Hall.
Oct 2, 2017
The Early Aughts Dorm Rooms You Wanted to Hang Out InLiving
They weren't realistic, but they were cool.
Sep 29, 2017
A Pretty in Pink Freshman Year Dorm RoomTours
Name: Cara, her roommate, 2 suite-mates and 9 plants Location: Baltimore, Maryland The basics: 8 months, rented | 286 square feet At first glance, you would have a hard time sussing out the fact that Cara’s room is actually in a dorm. The bright colors and cute accents are a far cry from the white cinderblock and bunk beds most often associated with freshman year. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: This is my freshman-year dorm room.
Jun 9, 2017
Before & After: The Dreamiest of Dreamy Dorm RoomsStyle
Our good friend Kevin of Thou Swell is off to college (they grow up so fast) and has brought his signature eye for comfortable and stylish design to the most challenging of spaces: the freshman dorm. Take a look and try not to feel bad about the John Mayer poster and Walgreens string lights you put on your walls.
Oct 8, 2016
The Top 10: Things You Need to Add Extra Storage to Your Dorm RoomStyle
In the typical dorm room, space is pretty tight, and it can be tricky to find places to stash all your stuff. Here are 10 products that are great for squeezing a little extra storage out of a small space — perfect for the dorm or for anywhere you need just a little more storage. Above: The IKEA Raskog rolling cart ($29.99) makes a great nightstand, or you can just use it for storage anywhere you have a few extra square feet.
Aug 17, 2016
A Dozen Tips for a Super-Organized Dorm RoomOrganize & Clean
Most dorm rooms are tiny. And sure, you probably don't need a lot of stuff when you go off to college, but you still need some stuff. We've got some ideas for how to fit it all in.
Aug 16, 2016
Believe It or Not: 10 Surprisingly Stylish Beanbag ChairsStyle
Beanbag chairs: that dream of childhood, that nightmare of adulthood. So comfortable, and yet…so ugly. Or at least, so you once thought. When I did a little research into the current state of beanbag chairs I was surprised to find that they had evolved considerably from the vinyl monstrosities of my youth. We’ve rounded up 10 stylish beanbags that you might actually want to have in your house.
Aug 12, 2016
Inspiration from 10 Super-Stylish Real Dorm RoomsStyle
Lots of articles about decorating your dorm room feature pictures of studio apartments, or styled sets, or just plain old bedrooms — in short, not real dorm rooms. So for this particular post we thought we’d turn for inspiration to some real life, bona fide dorm rooms. All of these are dorm rooms occupied by actual students, and all of them were spotted on F*** Yeah, Cool Dorm Rooms, an irreverently named blog that you should definitely check out for even more inspiration.
Jul 29, 2016
Design-y Dorm Room DIYs: 17 Perfect ProjectsHome Projects
So you’re thinking about decorating your dorm room, and you’ve tons of big plans but, unfortunately, not tons of money. Take a look at these 17 DIYs — colorful, fun and stylish projects that will make your dorm room the envy of your floor, without blowing your budget. Above: DIY colorful stacking drawers from Sugar + Cloth on Instagram. DIY hanging half frame from Design Sponge — perfect for classing up those posters. Colorful shag rug DIY from eHow.
Jul 28, 2016
Are You Unhappily Headboardless? 7 Out-of-the-Box Ideas To TryStyle
No headboard, no problem: Whether you’re plotting out how to punch up your dorm room for this fall, outfitting your first place, or simply not ready to commit to a full-blown headboard, we rounded up 7 clever (and affordable) solutions to add some serious style to that blank wall behind your bed. A temporary decal (the geometric one shown above is from Urban Outfitters) is an easy, no-fuss way to create a faux, affordable headboard.
Jul 27, 2016
The Best Bed Sets and Beds-in-a-BagStyle
There’s something undeniably appealing about bed-in-a-bag style duvet and comforter sets. Everything arrives in one convenient package and you have a beautiful bed in a matter of minutes, without having to worry about matching your sheets to your shams. Our favorite bedding bundles come in a range of price points and offer a variety of components—some cover everything from the bedskirt to the throw pillows, while others are more basic duvet-and-sham duos.
Jul 22, 2016
Affordable Style: Preppy Dorm (& Budget Bedroom) Design Finds with Ivy League LooksStyle
Prep school may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave it completely behind once you enter your future alma mater. A little leather, plaid and classic silhouettes is all you need to keep the tradition going. 1. USA Art Print at Society6, $20 2. Fish Net Pillow at River Oak Studio, $36 3. Lumberjack Pillow at River Oak Studio, $36 4. Brass Task Lamp at Target, $54.99 5. Heathered Plaid Sheet Set at Pottery Barn, starting at $32.50 6.
Jul 22, 2016
Under $50: The Best Lighting for Your Dorm RoomStyle
Of course you need sheets and towels and a mini fridge and maybe one of those little shower caddies, but one of the most important things you will buy for your dorm room is lighting. Trust me: when you’re awake and frantically studying at 3AM, your roommate will be glad that you bought a lamp. So without further ado, here are 12 of our favorite picks, all under $50. Above: Penn task lamp, $29 – 39 from PBteen. FORSÅ work lamp, $19.99 from IKEA ÅRSTID table lamp, $24.
Jul 21, 2016
Dorm Room Bedding: The Best Options Under $100Style
Of all the things you pick for your dorm room, probably nothing will have a bigger impact on the look of your space than your bedding. With that in mind, we’ve selected ten stylish options that will make your bedroom the envy of the floor, without breaking the bank. Above: Marble duvet cover in Twin XL, $99 from Urban Outfitters Adisa watercolor duvet cover in Twin XL, $89 from Urban Outfitters LINBLOMMA duvet cover and pillowcase in twin, $59.99 from IKEA.
Jul 19, 2016
10 DIYs to Make Any Dorm Room Feel More Like HomeHome Projects
There’s no chance you’ll feel homesick in your dorm room when you’re surrounded by these cozy, happy, completely personalized projects. Creating something custom in your dorm can also help you feel like you own your brand new space. So grab your glitter, invite your roommate, and get crafting—you’ll be feeling right at home before the glue dries.
Jul 5, 2016
How To Make Your Dorm Furniture Work in Your First ApartmentStyle
Moving into your first post-college space is exciting, right up until the first time you walk into West Elm and realize that, yeah, you’re going to need three or four paychecks just to buy a sofa. In the meantime, you’ll have to make the stuff you already own work for your new place. Dorm furniture is not known for its style, but here are some new ways to use or make over three ubiquitous college-era staples. Make it over.
May 12, 2016
Dorm Room Ideas: Secrets to Having the Most Stylish Room on Your FloorOrganize & Clean
When you’re given concrete walls, tile floors, generic furniture, and fluorescent lighting, it can be hard to figure out how to make your room feel like a home. But there are some secrets that can transform any dorm room, no matter how dour, into a place you want to be… These images won’t all be of dorm rooms, but they will hopefully give you some student housing-applicable design ideas. Spend some time thinking about bedding.
Aug 22, 2015
Dorm Room Ideas: The 5 Things I Brought to College (and Actually Used)Living
Leaving home for college, whether it’s to a different city, country, or just the other side of town, can be stressful — and not just emotionally. What to bring to the tiny room that will be your home for the next year? Packing lists abound, but follow them all and you’ll barely have enough room to breathe, let alone live, in your new space.
Jul 26, 2015
6 Things You Really Don’t Need for Your Dorm Room (and 6 You Probably Do)Style
It’s that time of year when eager soon-to-be college freshmen start to think about outfitting their new digs… and it’s also the time of year for endless, unthinkably long ‘checklists’ for your dorm room. But do you really need all that stuff? Here are five things you might find indispensable… and five ‘essentials’ you may not need at all. A shower tote For some reason a shower tote is like, the #1 college accessory.
Jul 14, 2015
25 Creative DIY Ideas + Decorating Tips for Your Dorm RoomStyle
Living in a tiny dorm room (and being on a tight budget) doesn’t mean you can’t have a stylish space. We’ve rounded up 25 creative DIYs and dorm-friendly decor ideas that will make your room the envy of everyone on your floor. 1. Put IKEA’s RÅSKOG cart to work for you as a bedside table, for shoe storage, or as a catchall for books or art supplies. 2. Hang a tapestry or colorful rug behind your bed, like Chris and Jenny did in their Williamsburg home. 3.
Aug 18, 2014
Dorm Style: 10 Twin Duvet Covers for Under $40Style
If you’re decorating a dorm room (or a stylish kid’s room), you know that it can sometimes be hard to find stylish twin bedding on a budget. So we’ve rounded up ten good-looking twin duvet covers and comforters, all for less than $40. TOP ROW: 1. Twin Duvet Set, $34.95 from H&M 2. Twin Duvet Cover Set, $34.95 from HM 3. Linework Dot Comforter Set in Twin Extra Long, $26.99 from Target 4. Rustic Duvet Cover in Twin, $25.90 from Zara Home 5. Twin Duvet Cover Set, $24.
Aug 16, 2014
10 Ways to Make Cinder Block Furniture (That Doesn’t Look Totally Terrible)Style
Cinder block furniture is something we tend to associate with college apartments, along with inflatable furniture and futons and cheap reproductions of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. But cinder blocks have two chief advantages over other building materials: 1. they’re cheap, and 2. they’re really cheap. Plus, you don’t really need to nail them or drill them or any other such thing, because they’re so heavy they’ll stay in place all on their own.
Jun 30, 2014
Get Laken’s Look!: DIY Dorm Bed Canopy ProjectHome Projects
Yesterday we saw the reveal of Wash U freshman Laken’s spruced up new digs. Today, Laken is showing us how she created the custom bed canopy shown above. If you like the look, you can make one for yourself! Materials Large 24″ diameter embroidery hoop Two curtain panels (we used one package of IKEA Vivan, for $9.
Aug 28, 2013
Laken’s Dorm Room Redo: Before & After RevealHome Projects
Laken, the college freshman we introduced you to last week, is all moved in and set up, and ready to start classes this week. She took her college blah dorm and turned it into something personal and comfortable. Want to see what she did with her space? Let’s break it down, and see what Laken did to make it work: 1. Configured her furniture, i.e. raised the bed, to allow for more storage. As a result, the dresser, some storage bins and a hamper fit nicely underneath and stay out of sight.
Aug 27, 2013
Laken’s Dorm Room Redo: Before PhotosHome Projects
Laken is an incoming freshman at Washington University in Saint Louis and, just this Sunday, moved into her new dorm on campus. She was greeted by a very typical sight: commercial grade carpeting, conspicuous vents, and standard issue furniture. The dorms are very nice by all accounts, but it’s always a challenge to transform an impersonal space into a comfortable home for the next nine months.Laken has less than a week to get her room ready before classes begin.
Aug 21, 2013