Look for Multifunctional Pieces of Furniture:
Space is going to be at a premium when designing your ideal dorm space. You’ll want to make the most of every square inch of space. That’s why having space-friendly, multifunctional furniture is so important. We recommend pieces like a floor lamp with shelves and a charging station. This way you can make the absolute most out of the space you do have.
Why waste space by having a separate lamp and charging station when you can combine them into one? Not only do the shelves allow you to store all your books and notepads, but a floor lamp with USB charger allows you to charge up all your essential devices while you study!
Something like a mirror is also a great addition to your space. Not only does it function to help you get ready in the morning, but a large mirror can give the illusion of more space. It’s easy to hang a mirror on a blank wall or the outside of a dresser to make the room look bigger and add some more functionality.
In addition to a mirror, a closet or clothes organizer can make a big difference in using your space effectively. Instead of just piling your clothes on the floor of your dresser, you can fold or hang them up in a way that makes the most out of your space and nicely organizes your closet.
A calendar is also a great way to make the most of your space. For something that takes up basically zero space, having an up-to-date calendar makes your life a whole lot easier! With new classes every semester and a whole new routine to get used to, being able to clearly see what you have going on in a day sets you up for success.
Proper Light to Study and Relax:
You’ll be spending a lot of your time in your dorm room either studying or relaxing after a long day of classes. Make sure you have the right lighting for all your needs. A floor lamp with shelves can be a great solution to provide the light you need while also making the most of our space.
Indirect lighting makes a room feel cozy and inviting. Don’t let harsh light or naked bulbs throw off your carefully cultivated dorm room vibes. A modern LED floor lamp with a high quality lampshade will be perfect for illuminating your room without hurting anyone's eyes in the process.
Something that might help you relax is some house plants or succulents. Not only do they look great, but there’s actually evidence that suggests they may make you happier. A Floor lamp with storage or a lamp with shelves is the perfect place to store them out of the way and safe from harm. It may sound stressful taking care of a plant on top of all your studies, but there are all kinds of plants that are super easy to take care of and that you won’t have to worry too much about.
To help you relax you can also build something that reminds you of home. Something like a photo wall or a collage of all your friends and family from home can be a great activity as well as a great source of comfort when you start to feel homesick.
Dorm room posters have been a long standing tradition, and for good reason. You might not have the freedom or budget to decorate your dorm room exactly how you’d like it, but you can always put up as many posters as you would want. They’re cheap, easy to put up, and look great. Amazon or even your local thrift store will have a wide selection of posters to choose from and you can express yourself and your style however you see fit.
Because of all the reasons above we recommend a modern floor lamp with shelves like the ATAMIN Avery Advanced! With space always at a premium, you’ll want to get the most functional furniture you can and still have something that will look great in your dorm room.