This list contains productive and decorative products to elevate your dorm room. The most difficult part of this list is all of the choices you will have! Remember that elevating your dorm room should be a fun experience. Don’t stress yourself!
Leave those paper posters in 2001, tapestries are in. Redbubble is just one of many that have a huge selection of customizable tapestries and other wall art. Redbubble also has other customizable items like throws, cases, and clothing. There are so many to choose from, everything from classic art to anime and memes, so make sure you have an idea of what the rest of your room will look like. These tapestries are also multipurpose, so you can even use these as a throw for your bed or chair!
2. Charging Station
Charging stations are more essential now than ever, especially if you are someone who always forgets to charge! This will elevate your dorm in productivity and your friends can charge their phone without hogging your cable. There are various sizes, but the one listed is a current universal one, so it can charge almost any device. You will no longer have to worry about forgetting to charge a device.
3. Moon Lamp
There are a lot of cool lamps out there, but the Moon Lamp is the best. Purely for aesthetic reasons, this lamp will make your room much more relaxing. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours. This lamp comes in 4 sizes but has only two modes, white and yellow light. There is one moon lamp with various colors here, or if the moon isn’t your thing, there are regular round color-changing lamps here.
4. Wax Warmer
Wax warmers are essential in dorms, especially when your roomie does not get to their laundry on time. Wax warmers come in all shapes and colors, so it won’t be hard to find something that matches the rest of your room. Target has a great selection for various prices. Pro tip: look for seasonal waxes on sale or clearance!
5. Bed Risers With Outlets
Bed risers are necessary for under-the-bed storage, but bed risers with outlets? That makes them a magic item. The key dorm room elevation, literally. They are functional in more ways than one and are great for group study time. Also, this specific bed riser is equipped with a USB port. Why haven’t you bought this yet?
6. Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are always great to tie your room up and can either be a guide to how you want your overall aesthetic or finishing touches. Try to avoid seasonal pillows, for those will be a hassle to carry or store in your dorm and you will get tired of them easily. Target offers a wide selection online at varying prices and frequently has sales at the turn of the season. Plan ahead for sales!
7. Bedside Storage Organizer
Bedside caddies are great for those handy products if you are studying in bed or need a place to put your phone just out of reach. There are 8 pockets and can be placed pretty much anywhere. They are multipurpose and can be an extension of your desk, to hold remotes, or a little snack hub. They are also great for placing easily lost items, like glasses or notepads.
8. String Lights
I know you have seen this everywhere, but string lights are just too pretty not to have. There are so many shapes and colorful lights that can match your room. These lights have 8 modes to set the mood for various gatherings. I recommend matching these lights with another product, for example, star-shaped string lights and the Moon Lamp from above. You can even hang them in front of your tapestry and elevate your overall dorm aesthetic!
9. Shaggy Rug
Because, why not? It will definitely elevate your dorm into a home-y feel. Elevating your dorm room is not just for the creative aspect, but the comfort level as well. This fluffy rug comes in two sizes and is easy to clean, so no worry about spills. Try to find out your dorm dimensions so that you can choose the right size. It is important to make your home away from home, so the fluffier, the better!
10. Linen Cambridge Drawer Organizers
Honestly, get this to give yourself peace of mind. Elevating your room is not just the overall look. It is important to be organized in more ways than one. You may be busy with various activities or choose to sleep in and not have time to search for the perfect outfit. This linen drawer organizer can help you quickly choose an outfit or accessories and arrive late in style.
11. Hanging Closet Organizer
StorageWorks has a lot of great organizational DIY products. Some people do not like these closet organizers, but if you are going to be jumping from class to work to extracurriculars to parties, these organizers will save you a lot of time. They come in various sizes, this particular one lets you plan 6 days and they also have side pockets for extra storage. There is also an S-Type Hanger that can be used if you are worried about closet space.
12. Lap Desk
Who else does homework assignments in bed when they have a desk 5 feet away? I am guilty of this, so having a lap desk is always great to have as an alternative. The LapGear Lap Desk cushion forms to your lap and are lightweight. They are sturdy enough to complete whole assignments while being comfortable at the same time.
How many of these DIY products will you get to elevate your dorm room? Let us know in the comments and share with your friends so they can elevate their rooms too!
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Hi! I'm Lucely, an aspiring editor and avid reader, completing my master's in publishing at Pace University. I was born and raised in the South Bronx and hope to travel the world soon. I will eventually get back to writing poetry and short stories when I graduate in the spring.