7 stylish ways to organise your dorm room

Pictures showing college dorm room organising ideas

7 stylish ways to organise your dorm room

It’s finally come! Exams are over, you’ve got your acceptance in the mail and it’s time to start uni. But just because you’re moving to your first dorm room doesn’t mean you have to leave your personality at home.

1. College time means study time, and while your first assignments might be tough, getting organised doesn’t need to be. Try combining wall storage above your desk for stationery, a desk organiser for papers and a corkboard to easily find your schedule.

A college dorm room organising idea showing a bookshelf filled with boxes, pictures and books in a stylish way.

2. Books organised on bookshelves is a no brainer, but our style tip is to use your bookshelf for other things too. A combination of your favourite magazines neatly stacked, boxes for papers, as well as personal objects like say vacation memories, makes for a pretty stylish shelf display.

Our tip

Wrapping your books with some favourite wrapping paper, not only makes them stand out as yours, but helps adds to your bookshelf’s style as well.

3. Nothing brings your personality to a blank uni room like some of your favourite posters and prints up on the wall. Our tip to give more of stylish impact is to frame some of them up, as well as clip a few different sized prints together.

4. When you only have one bedside drawer for a lot of things it can turn into a junk drawer pretty quick. An easy organiser is to use compartments to keep everything easy to find. You could also stamp a bit of colour on them by adding coloured paper on the bottom.

5. If your uni has private bathrooms, congratulations! For everyone else shared bathrooms means walking (and waiting) with all your toiletries. A couple of nice bags makes everything easy to carry.

6. If you are what you wear, why not show off some of your fashion? Open clothes racks are an easy (and budget friendly) way to organise your things and display a bit of style at the same time.

7. It’s an unescapable fact that uni life means doing the laundry from time to time too. One way to bring a bit of fun to the chore is to have a distinctive bag to carry everything in. 

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