When I helped my daughter move into her first college dorm room, I wasn’t prepared for how tiny her room would be! Floor space was definitelyscarce, and it was obvious she would have to come up with some creative storage solutions.
Decorating a dorm room can be tricky, because obviously your roommate will want to have a say in how the room is decorated. Whether you are moving into a dorm room for the first time or you are looking to re-decorate your existing dorm room.
Hopefully these decorating tips will give you and your roommate some creative ideas to give your dorm room a great new look that you both will love.
Vacuum sealed space bags are great for transporting clothing to college. You can purchase these inexpensively at Walmart or on eBay. You won’t believe how much you can get into these bags. I don’t recommend the extra large bags, because they are quite heavy when full and difficult to carry. These bags can be stored under a bed or stacked in the closet.
Small storage ottomans or benches can provide seating and storage areas, and are easy to move around and fit into small spaces. They are great for storing blankets, pillows, hats, gloves, and a great place to stow away book bags or back packs.
Buy some decorative hat boxes in varying sizes for distinctive storage. Shaker boxes also make great storage. Both of these types of storage can be purchased inexpensively on eBay.
Hard case suitcases can be stacked up to create coffee or end tables, and used for storage. Most of these can be spray painted.
Hang a shoe pocket organizer in a closet or on the back of a door to hold small items (cosmetics, hairbrushes, CD players, pens, pencils, socks, underwear, etc.).