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10 Must-Have Ideas to Make Your Dorm Room Comfortably Cozy

Decor | August 11, 2023

Check out these ten must-have dorm room ideas to make your living space more comfortable and cozy. From stylish decor to efficient storage solutions, make your dorm room your own personal space. Get inspired today and make the most out of your living experience!

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We just moved our second daughter into her college dorm this past weekend, and with two daughters now having moved into dorms, we have some really great dorm room decor tips for making your space functional and cozy.


Small storage cabinet from Amazon

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Let’s get started on these dorm room ideas!

10 Must-Have Ideas to Make Your Dorm Room Comfortably Cozy

Bamboo Mattress Topper

A mattress topper in twin XL size can take your college bedding to the next level and provide you with great sleep. We recommend this one.

Small Storage Cabinet

Don’t miss out on this dorm room furniture piece-this cute cabinet! It’s secretly holding all the essential items you need in college – think toiletries, zip-lock bags, extra linens, and more.

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Storage solution for small living spaces with this cabinet

Area Rug

Outfit your dorm room with the perfect rug that adds a touch of style and comfort! You can see how inviting this blue, floral one looks, giving you something soft to walk on!

No Drill Curtain Rod Brackets

Ideal for dorms, no-drill brackets make it easy for you and your friends to hang curtains and create just the look you want without risking holes in the walls. These are the exact ones we used!

Blackout Curtains

Transform the room into a cozy space with these room-darkening curtains that look designer without breaking the bank. We used the Birch-hued and couldn’t be happier with the result!


Room darkening curtains

Command Strips

No matter what you’re hanging – artwork, hooks, power strips – Command Strips make it easy and don’t mess up the paint (no more hammering and nails!). Trust us, you won’t regret buying them.

Table Skirt with Clear Protector

Transform your or your daughter’s dorm room desk from outdated to modern instantly! This spandex table skirt looks fantastic and provides the perfect finishing touch when paired with a clear table cover protector.

Protip: See the video of my daughter’s dorm room transformation HERE! Be sure to follow me and keep updated on all the decor tips and tricks I share.


Lindsay Letters painting for the dorm

Statement Artwork

I recommend Lindsay Letters paintings for your college wall art. Lindsay’s pieces provide the perfect bridge to complete any room, from peaceful landscapes to gorgeous abstracts.

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The College Cube-Desk Bookshelf

Our daughter’s college cube bookshelf is perfect for showcasing her picture frames, books, and other items. This is an absolute must-have for college.


Dorm room desk with table skirt and cube shelf!

Body Pillow

Talk about cozy! From studying to sleeping, this body pillow is so good.

In conclusion, outfitting your dorm room with the right pieces can make all the difference in your college experience.

The dorm room ideas mentioned above can provide you with stylish decor, efficient storage solutions, comfort, and a cozy place to call home.


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Now that you have the essential must-haves in your dorm room, you can create the perfect space to maximize your college experience!

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