Off to college in a few weeks? Then it's time to start thinking about what you will be needing in your dorm room or apartment. After checking off the personal stuff on your list, comfort needs to be a priority. If you are moving into a dorm for the first time, dorm rooms can be drab and dull and furnished with only a bed, desk, chair and chest. They are small and functional but don't give you the comfortable and cozy feeling of home. That's where your innovation and creativity comes into play. There are a lot of inexpensive items to make you feel ready to live in the dorm for the next 9 months.
Little Items to Help Personalize Your Space
Larger Items to Add Comfort and Style
We suggest if you have a roommate, get together on what each of you is contributing to the arrangement. First select a color scheme and who is going to bring what. In a room this size duplicates are not needed.
Most colleges allow for some small furniture plus a microwave and refrigerator. Ask before you start adding things that need a lot of electricity, especially in older dorms. Look at local places for dorm decorating ideas and on the web, they have some great ideas. You might wait to get to school before shopping unless you are taking a large SUV or truck. But lots of others are doing the same thing so going with what you need is easier.
The futon store and more has a wide varitey of futons, bean bag chairs, lamps and small tables perfect to accent your dorm room and make it feel more cozy. This is the perfect time to begin shopping so you are all ready when the time comes to go. Many stores including the futon store have back to school specials for the college student. Our bargain furniture warehouse store (bargainfurniturememphis.com) has some great bargains for your dorm room too.