10 Things You Need For Your Dorm Room This Fall


Moving back into college can be stressful between planning your move-in and gathering all the things you need to create the best dorm room ever. Don’t sweat the small stuff though, we have it all covered in the list below.

1. Nespresso Machine

After being in college for three years, I can tell you the number one thing you need in your dorm room is a coffee machine. For a quick espresso on the go or a cup at ten o’clock when you have an essay due the next morning, this tiny, glorious machine will save your life.

Pro-tip: It comes in a trendy bright green as well.

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2. Mattress Topper

Another key dorm room item that will save your life in college is a mattress pad. This is necessary if you want to keep your back.

While the tiny twin beds of college dorms are extremely uncomfortable, the mattress topper was invented to sit on top of the mattress and give you the support and softness you need to sleep like a baby.

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3. A Cool Table Lamp

A fun, modern table lamp is the perfect accessory to sit on your desk and provide the little bit of light you need to finish studying while your roomie sleeps peacefully beside you.

This one is circular and extra cool for the dim glowy light it gives off.

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4. Succulents

The easiest and cheapest decoration for your dorm room is of course succulents. These small yet colorful plants are perfect for small spaces and a tight budget.

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5. Modern Side Table

In addition to your modern table lamp, a cute minimalistic side table is also another must-have in your dorm room this fall. Opt for one in a sleek white color to maintain a minimal aesthetic.

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6. Bookshelf

You will need a bookshelf in your dorm room no matter how many times you say you won’t need one. The books, articles, and papers add up throughout the semester and having a bookshelf will help you stay organized throughout the crazy months ahead.

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7. Patterned Rug

Finally, a fun item to add to your dorm room shopping list is most definitely a bright and easy patterned rug, Throw this down in the middle of the room for an extra bit of flair and a pop of color.

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8. Catchall Tray

This adorable tray by Jonathan Adler for Amazon is the perfect yet small accessory to add to your tiny room. Use it for keeping a matchbox collection or for collecting your keys at the end of the day, as it also is a cute decoration on its own.

Pro-tip: Keep this tray at the edge of your desk or on a side-table by the door to drop your keys as soon as you walk in the door to prevent frantic searches before class.

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9.Vintage Poster

Easily hang up a fun vintage poster with Command sticky strips next to your bed for added decoration yet maximizing your space. Opt for one with a surf theme and bright colors to add some liveliness to your tiny space.

Pro-tip: Take notes from famous Insta blogger Tezza and create a mood poster wall next to your bed inspired by all your favorite people, places, and things.

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10. Office Supplies

Finally, don’t forget to stock up on office supplies for your dorm room! Throughout the semester you will lose numerous pens, highlighters, and paper clips and will constantly be looking for more.

Pro-tip: Keep your desk stocked with everything you might need to prevent a trip to Staples to buy a printer or ink at 7 am before your paper is due.

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What items are you checking off your list for your dorm room this Fall? Let us know your must-haves in the comments below!

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