25 Amazon Dorm Room Essentials to Make Your Space Feel Like Home
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Summer break is almost over, meaning it's time to start shopping for dorm décor. Your bedroom back home is probably decorated from ceiling to floor in your favorite color, with tons of books, plus some posters. Unfortunately, you can't fit your entire home in a suitcase and take it with you to college. Thankfully, Amazon has your dorm décor covered with affordable appliances, bedding, and wall decorations.
Whether this is your first time living in a dorm or your fourth semester in one, you know that there's a lengthy list of dos and don'ts for decorating your dorm. For example, you can't paint your dorm room. Still, Amazon has plenty of home decorations to make those plain walls a bit more trendy. After all, bring your room to life with some hanging lights and a colorful cork bulletin board. Of course, you can't just think about décor when it comes to your dorm room.
Every dorm room needs the essentials (aside from textbooks). Mini fridges, air purifiers, and microwaves make college life simpler. You can store that sandwich you snagged from the dining hall in your mini fridge. Obviously, air purifiers work overtime to make musty rooms smell fresh—and they make your seasonal allergies a bit more bearable. And do we really need to explain why a microwave is handy? No, because everyone knows a microwave in your dorm saves you from a late-night trip to the kitchenette or dining hall.
Apart from wall décor and dorm-safe appliances, your dorm room should feel welcoming. Need a visual or two? Add these 25 dorm room essentials to your carts ASAP.
Shop Dorm Bedding Essentials
When you think of home, you probably think of your cozy bed. All your favorite pillows, comforters, and colorful blankets are just a few items that make your bed so comfortable. Even if you're stuck using a bunk bed this academic year, you can still elevate your bedding with a comforter set in your favorite color. Plus, plenty of other comfortable bed essentials are available on Amazon.
Dorm mattresses can be uncomfortable, to say the least. But you don't need to suffer through a semester (or more) of back pain because of it. Add a gel-infused memory foam mattress to your bed for some additional cushioning.
Who can sleep without a pillow of two? Seriously, if you can sleep without a pillow, we're only slightly worried about you.
Shop Dorm Organization and Storage Essentials
Keeping your dorm room tidy is always a struggle. You don't need to clean it 24/7, but you will want to keep it in tip-top shape. From storage ottomans to closet organizers, Amazon has a handful of organization and storage options that will keep your clutter out of sight.
This bedside attachment gives you a convenient place to put your phone or water bottle while you sleep. So you don't have to use a bulky end table (if you were lucky enough to get a dorm room without a bunk bed, that is).
This hanging organizer is an essential for your dorm or apartment room closet to stay organized. Plus, it comes with 3 removable drawers that can fit inside the unit or used separately for more storage.
These drawer organizers will help you keep all your favorite outfits organized.
Shop Dorm Décor Essentials
Everyone decorates their dorm differently. After all, we all have different styles. Want to lay down a shag rug and call your dorm decorated? Amazon has the rug for the job. If you need your throw pillows to make your dorm livable, Amazon has a throw pillow in virtually every colorway and shape possible. (Say hello to your new favorite flower-shaped throw pillow!)
Add some fun to your dorm room desk with this armless fuzzy chair.
Shop Dorm Appliance Essentials
College dorm rooms are typically tiny, but that doesn't mean you can't fit a small coffee maker or vacuum in your room. After all, caffeine and clean floors are necessities regardless of where you live on campus.
The bright red adds a pop of color to your dorm. Not to mention, this microwave is compact enough to fit on your dresser or desk.
Shop Dorm Wall Décor Essentials
So you've decorated your bed, floor, desk, and bathroom (if you have one). Now, it's time to cover your dorm walls in decorations. Nobody likes plain walls or a simple bulletin board, but it's better than beige dorm walls. Want to change that? Beyond bulletin boards, we have the wall décor to inspire your inner interior decorator below.
This diamond print bulletin board is a decoration in itself. Continue decorating it with your favorite photos of your friends or some stadium ticket stubs. By the way, this bulletin board comes in 10 different sizes.