Shopping for college dorm room supplies can be really exciting. You want to get the essentials, but you also want your room to be cool. Your unique taste and personality can be showcased through the items that you pick and help turn a boring dorm room into a stylish pad that beckons friends to come hang out. Here are some ideas to make your college dorm room functional, fun and the envy of your fellow students.
The first thing to pick out is bedding. Check with the dormitory to see what size bedding you will need. A lot of dorms have “Twin XL” mattresses and you will have to find special dorm room sheets. When you are picking out your comforters, blankets and pillows, make sure that you purchase fabrics that are easy to clean. You may want to buy some extra pillows or cushions for your bed. These can double as extra seating when you have friends over to watch the game or have a pizza.
Next, you will need dorm room furniture. In college, bean bag chairs and Futons are staples. You have got to have comfortable places for you and your friends to crash. Don’t forget, Futons double as beds when you have overnight guests. Check with your dormitory to see if you will need a desk to study at.
Most dorm rooms have built-in desks and they may or may not provide the chair as well. If you have a comfortable computer chair, you may want to bring it because you will likely be spending a lot of time in it.
Studying is a lot easier if you have an organized work space designed to meet the unique needs of the college student. Dry erase boards and calendars make it easy to keep yourself informed of upcoming tests, parties and study dates.
Bulletin boards can help you keep your keepsakes and pictures out on display where you can enjoy them. Getting a charging station for all of your electronics is also a good idea. This keeps things like your laptop, cell phone, camera and MP3 player all together and charging so that they are ready to go when you are.
Ask your school for a supply list of things that most students need when moving into the dorms. Most dorms provide closet space and drawers for your things, but you will need to remember the little things like hangers, lamps and cooking supplies. If you know who your room mate is going to be, you can get together and figure out what items you can share and which ones you will need to purchase.