You'll never be stuck staring blankly at your cinder block dorm room walls again! When you get stuck on a creative project or term paper, instead of totally losing your focus, avert your eyes to this colorful, playful inspiration generator. Simply flip the pages around to create a mystical, thought-provoking sentence that's sure to get you out of a rut.
I am by no means a tapestery person, but this is probably the cutest one I've ever seen. Set this as the backdrop for your desk, since I'm guessing windows in your dorm will be limited. When you sit down to write an essay, let the multitude of colors and whimsical imagery inspire you to pump out your very best work.
Reading shouldn't be the only kind of homework you're allowed to do in bed. With this lap desk pillow, you can easily sketch out a rough draft, brainstorm, or type your essays in bed, too.
Poufs are everywhere right now, and I don't mean on the top of your head. This sequin pouf is perfect to throw in the corner of your room or near your bed to house books, or serve as a laptop stand for when you're working on the floor, surrounded by hall-mates.
Is it really fall fashion if you don't show it off on the 'gram? Embrace the new season in the all new adidas PureBoost Go. It's designed with an extra stable platform and a super cushy BOOST™ midsole to make your next walk or run around campus the most comfortable (and most instagrammable) one yet.
You're definitely going to want to remember meetings, class schedules, and more, but how about also using this chalkboard block for your favorite quotes or sayings? It's a fun way to dress up your blank walls if posters aren't really your thing.
This display is great for showing off pictures of friends from home and eventually, snaps from your new college life. The string display also lets you showcase important postcards or prints so visitors can get an instant sense of your personality. Plus, it's an easy way to add some personality to your small dorm space.
Honestly, college is the only time you can display frameless posters on your walls without being judged, so I say, go forth and let your love of Beyoncé be known. Dress up your bare walls with posters featuring your favorite artists, movies, and more. They're great conversation starters for when new friends stop by for a visit. I mean, how cute is this throwback Beyoncé poster?!
This letterboard is so cute and will let you display memories from home without overdoing it. The best part is that when you graduate, you can keep this with you and throw it in your kitchen for your grocery list or daily affirmations.
Keep these headbands handy for when you're skipping the shower but just need to run to the bathroom for a quick face wash. Four headbands come in this pack, which makes it easy to keep a few in your room and even robe pocket for when you need to do your makeup or wash it off in a flash.
This toothbrush comes with a cover that makes it easy to throw in your shower caddy or set down on bathroom counters without worrying about germs. A Quip kit also comes with a few months' supply of toothpaste that will ship to you automatically when you're due to run out.
You probably don't want to walk around your dorm in the fluffy polka-dot robe you had in high school, so upgrade with this lightweight upgrade. Throw this on before you head to the shared bathroom in the morning instead of getting fully getting dressed, and keep it handy for the walk back to your room after a shower.
These shower slippers will lift you about an inch off the ground so you never have to worry about touching the bathroom floor. They also slip on and off easily, with holes that drain any extra water absorption.
Listen, I headed off to college in New York from Texas with only two suitcases — and you better believe a shower caddy was packed. This is an absolute essential for freshman dorm bathrooms. I recommend getting one that's mesh and slouchy so you can easily drape it over the shower head. Water that gets in will leak out of the holes, and having everything at eye level will help you keep your stuff off the shower floor.
The difference between a comforter and a duvet is that a comforter is an all-in-one padded bed topper, while a duvet requires a cover. For college, a comforter will work best, so you can easily pop the entire thing into the wash. I used my same Target comforter all four years in college and still use it today as an extra guest blanket. The quality is incredible.
Nope — college doesn't provide towels, so you'll need to bring your own. Get these inexpensive (yet soft!) towels in your school's colors as a fun way to show your newly acquired school spirit. Towels don't have to be super expensive to be comfortable and functional, so hit up big box chains for this must-have.
My advice? Don't go too overboard with the throw pillows. Your bed will likely be a twin and you won't have that much room on it. However, a throw is always a good idea. It's perfect for extra chilly nights, and easy to take to common spaces when you want to relax without lugging over your entire comforter.
Moving to the big city after graduation? Grab a pillow that reminds you what you're working toward. These city pillows will show that you have big plans after graduation. When you're tired of studying or that 30-page paper is getting you down, snuggle up with these to remind you that it's all part of your larger plan.