It’s No Place Like Home – Part II: Decorating the Dorm Room

Next, the Dorm Room. It’s small and cramped so there’s not much to do except try to make your student more comfortable as she or he burns the midnight oil.  We have suggestions, and because all of them are available on Amazon, they can be shipped directly to your student at college.

Let’s start with the desk. While many students prefer to study in the library, it’s important to have a comfortable place to study in one’s room.  Just in case.

Catalina printed cork board will hold all the essential reminders about tests, due dates, and outings with friends. $19.19


Tomos Natural Designs wooden lamp is a bit more stylish than the usual dorm issued gooseneck.  It may not make studying fun, but it sure is nice to look at. Comes in several colors. 19.99

Lamicall Laptop Riser: [360-Rotating] Desktop Holder elevates your student’s laptop so it’s eye-level.  Slanted keyboard eliminates wrist fatigue when typing the days notes or term papers.  It’s also a great for times when it’s important to take a break and stream a show. 29.99

Now, let’s talk about the rest of the room – or whatever space is left after the bed and desk. This is essential to a student’s well-being. We have some time-tested recommendations.

Igloo FR326M-D-BLACK Erase Board Refrigerator with Neon Markers, 3.2 cu. ft. This is as essential to a student’s dorm room as the bed (well, almost).  This unique design includes an erase board front for doodling or notes. As low at $157,00

This Kenmore 70719 Compact Countertop Microwave is small enough for a dorm room and will be handy for those midnight cravings of mac and cheese or popcorn. $80.30 (Not shown) This space saving DormCo The Mini Shelf Supreme will fit over the dorm fridge and hold the microwave. A real space saver. $59.40

Sofa Sack – Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair with memory foam and a cozy microfiber cover will fit in almost every dorm room and provide a comfortable place to study or just relax. $70.46

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker II. Most students listen to music on their iPhone through earbuds. This superb quality bluetooth speaker will bring that music to the whole room . $129.00

This NBA Game On Polycarbonate Hoop Set is easy to assemble without tools and hooks over a dorm room door.  Come with a 5 inch ball and is available in all NBA team logos. It’s a great way to chill out or blow off steam.  $38.01

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