Summer may still be in full swing, but it won’t be long before temps begin to cool and college kids head back to university. If you’ll be shopping for your dorm room soon, we’ve got a few suggestions for pieces that will work twice as hard for you while taking up the same amount of space. Read on for our favorite 2-in-1, space-saving dormitory essentials to help you kick off the new school year in style.
At the heart of every stunning bedroom is a bed that sets the tone and mood of the room and becomes the central focus of the area. Some of the gorgeous bed frames offered by IKEA range from the sleek and minimal to the rustic and Scandinavian, giving you a wide range of styles to choose from.
Similar to the boxed-shape open concept closet ideas, you can look around for slanted clothing racks and storage structures for an interesting geometric design that looks great when paired with minimalist design. Check out some of these quirky slanted structures below! Simply lean them against a wall and hang your clothes on them.
This unit from HGTV is a great example of how to keep stuff out of the way, and this bed from Pure Home has built-in drawers for extra added storage to any bedroom. When it comes to storing electronics, you could also try a dresser, which always looks appropriate in a bedroom, like this one from Hooker Furniture.
Many of the fabulous bed frames from the 2015 catalog go a step further and allow you to customize the headboard as well. In fact, those looking for a plush headboard with additional storage can bring home the lovely without splurging on a brand new bed frame.
What’s surprising about these storage pieces is that you can really change their look just by cutting down the pieces you hang on them and pairing it with a clutter-free, minimalist bedroom design. Just look at how incredibly striking they look in some of the examples below!
How many times have you run over to IKEA to find a quick fix for your decorating dilemma only to be taken in by the sleek Scandinavian design? For many, it is the one-stop-shop for all their decor needs, while others tend to couple those affordable IKEA pieces with other statement additions and a few timeless furnishings to create a balanced and beautiful home.
A branch used as a rack to hang your clothes adds a subtle rustic touch, without being at all overpowering. Just make sure it’s strong enough to hold everything and attach it firmly to your ceiling with some simple hardware pieces you can get at any home store.