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Last Minute Dorm Essentials Every Student Needs

Sending a kid off to college this year? An empty nest doesn’t have to require an empty wallet. We’ve gathered our back-to-college picks that will turn a dull, boring dorm room into a multi-functional space for your kid to study hard or kick back and relax between classes.

It can be a daunting task, packing up your life to move into a tiny dorm room with a stranger. It’s important to pack accordingly so you don’t waste space or end up with duplicate items. So, what do you need to bring to show off your style, save space and get you through until Thanksgiving? Well, check out our dorm picks from colorful area rugs and lighting to on-trend decor and pretty bedding there is something for everyone at an affordable price.

Decor That Rules 

The decor items below involve marble, mixed metals, organic materials, tassels and geometric patterns to keep your college-bound kid on trend. These funky finds will create a statement, while keeping you on budget. 


Heavenly Bedding

One of the most important functions of a dorm is getting some shut-eye. Check out this graphic comforters, duvets and sheets that will add some dimension and a pop of color to the focal point of the room. 


Pulling an All-Nighter

Whether setting the mood or studying up a storm, you’ll need some awesome lighting. While your dorm will come equipped with overhead lights add a desk lamp and a table lamp near your bed. String lights are also a great way to provide a subtle glow when it’s time to relax (or party.)

Not sure what to pack? Grab our handy college dorm essentials checklist, to make it a smooth transition to college life. Click on the image below to download the checklist immediately.
For essentials you must buy, shop for college early to give yourself ample time to check your purchases and make returns. Avoid procrastinating because move-in weekend at college is busy. Good luck and let me know if you found this post helpful! 
Happy Decorating ,