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10 Dorm Room Essentials That Will Brighten Up Any Room

10 Dorm Room Essentials That Will Brighten Up Any Room

Does your dorm room need a serious makeover? These items will make your room both functional and stylish!

Dorm room funk got you down and uninspired? Maybe you just need a few dorm room essentials to brighten up that space. If you’re tired of bland university residences, here are ten essentials that’ll bring that dorm room to life!

1. A Cute Desk Organiser

Dorm rooms have two major functions for uni students – to be slept in, and to study in. So it’s time you invest in a pen holder or two, some storage boxes, and maybe even some folders for all those books you’ve got!

If you’ve got the right work station, there’s no research essay you can’t handle!

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2. Book Ends

Those two-hundred-dollar textbooks you’ve got sitting on the floor deserve better than that. If you’re struggling to keep things tidy, book ends are a dorm room essential for you!

There are so many cute options for book ends that can be both functional and cool.

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3. Fairy Lights

Let’s face it – dorm rooms aren’t known for having the most flattering lighting situation going on. It’s time to invest in some lights of your own – and fairy lights are the number one way to add some sparkle to your room.

You can run them around every corner, and brighten up every inch of that dorm room!

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4. Desk Lamps

In my experience, most universities like to give their students a small desk lamp by which to study. Problem is, they’re not usually that cute.

Depending on your desired aesthetic, you can find something that’ll look coastal, boho, industrial – whatever suits you best!

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5. Plants

Faux or not, plants are definitely a dorm room essential. These are guaranteed to add colour and (at least the illusion) of a lively room. Plus, they’ve been rumoured to boost moods and promote cleaner air!

Not got a green thumb? Plastic plants are just as effective!

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6. Rugs

Dingy carpet ruining your dorm room aesthetic? Throw a rug over those ten-year-old stains.

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It’ll add colour, texture, and there are some super fluffy rugs out there at the moment which are so forgiving to the feet!

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7. Notepads

Look, you’re at uni to study, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be cute while you’re doing it! Grab a funky notebook to add to your space – it’ll not only add some style, but it’s an essential for any uni student to have.

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8. Posters

You want your room to feel like home – or at least, a private space away from the chaos of living with other people on res. By throwing up some wall art, you can easily personalise a space and brighten your walls.

Definitely a dorm room essential!

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9. Cushions

Not everyone likes to study at their desk. If you prefer to sit on your bed and work, having a few, huge cushions can come in handy, protecting your back from resting against a hard wall or bedhead.

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The best ones to opt for are those which are un-textured, or covered in something soft as faux fur. ThereĀ are even cushions especially shaped for such an occasion!

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10. Bedsheets

It’s definitely worth investing in your own bed sheets and quilt cover – even if the university offers their own. Not only is there a certain level of comfort that comes from knowing where your bed linen has come from, you can pick out a style that suits you best.

Linen is definitely the most recent trend, and you can never go wrong with a cotton covers in classic patterns.

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Making your university bed as comfortable to you as your bed back home is definitely a dorm room essential!

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What are your dorm room must-haves? Share them in the comments!

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