How to Decorate Your Dorm Room


First, let’s start by pointing out that you can’t bring everything you want to use in the dorms from home, there’s just not enough space in a suitcase, and with surcharges it’s really not worth it.

But fear not! Below we’ve compiled a list of things to consider when looking for decor for your dorm.

International student move in day, August 22, 2015.

Every college kid hits up Bed Bath and Beyond before they head into their dorm, there’s just so many great things there! Here you can find a huge variety of bed linens, towels, and any other organization things you may wish to purchase.

A Few Favorites:

Want to see more? Check out this webpage they’ve created specifically for college students.

A few other stores in the area worth checking out are Meijer, Target, Walmart, and the Mall.


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What better way to bond with your roommate than to make some decorations for your dorm together? After you pick a project, just take a bus down the road to Frandor, where you can find a Michael’s and a Joann’s, both craft stores with the names of people.

Check out this site we found on Pinterest for inspiration.

Or here.



Bring small momentos from home to help out when you’re feeling homesick. Photos, a favorite blanket, or a figurine are usually just the ticket.


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