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10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

It's essential to create a stylish place in your college dorm room for lounging, studying and sleeping. Part of the trick is giving it personality without damaging the walls, since that's a dorm room rulebreaker.

Here are some of the best accessories to make any dorm room fun and inviting.

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10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

No Nails Pinboard

This fabric pinboard comes in an array of colors and will help keep you organized throughout your week.

10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

Tiny String Lights

Create instant atmosphere with tiny LED lights that can be wrapped around window frames, bookcases or metal headboards.

10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

Adding Storage Space

One absolute essential in a cramped dorm room is adding storage space. OCM trunks are ideal for move-in day, since students can fill it up and wheel it into their new dorm. Once students get into their dorm, it doubles as an oversized storage solution, a coffee table, end of bed accessory, ottoman, or even a stepstool.

10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

Printed Tapestry

Choose from one of a variety of cool prints in this PB Teen wall tapestry. It adds instant style and color and loops attach it to the wall.

10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

Medallion Comforter

Make sure your comforter is as stylish as you are. It's an easy way to add a design element to your dorm room. This black and white medallion print is easy to use as a base to accent with bright decorative pillows and sheets.

10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

Fabric Desk Accessories

Don't forget the desk accessories - they can have personality, too. We love these floral print versions from PB Teen.

10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

Faux Fur Pillows

Make sure your decorative pillows are fun and festive, like this version from Josh & Main. Faux fur never goes out of style. At least not in our dorm room.

10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

Get Your Brew On

A single-serve coffee maker is essential for any dorm room. This version from Lowe's is affordable and uses K-cups or ground coffee.

10 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room Ever

Getting Fit with a Kit

FitKit – Total Fitness in a Kit is a workout solution to combat the Freshman 15 and Sophomore softness with tools for a total body workout that can done in the dorm room or on campus. Included are 250+ exercises for strength, cardio and flexibility.

Statement Rugs

Opt for a washable rug from Lorena Canals to add some flair to a basic dorm room. The rugs are machine washable, so they're perfect for any environment where spilled drinks and food are a hazard.

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