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.
A simpler way to pair together contrasting nightstands is by painting them in same color. This is a popular, easy and affordable option and you need not always drape the entire bedside table in color to get the look.
Proper lighting is a must for late-night cramming, but floor lamp bases can take up quite a bit of space. This multi-purpose LED lamp and stool from the IKEA PS 2014 collection functions as a seat, but can be turned on for extra light whenever you need it.
Just like with carpeting, dust will cling more to anything that’s covered in fabric. If you’re going to have upholstered furniture in your bedroom, go for something that’s easy to wipe down, or choose pillows and cushions that can be removed and washed.
This makes the look a lot more cohesive even if they have completely different finish. A vaguely similar silhouette also gives the room better geometric symmetry making it far more pleasant visually.
Loft bed frames can be used to turn that tiny dorm room into a living room, bedroom and kitchen at the same time, while smart storage units, cabinets and side tables ensure that you can keep this common space a lot more organized. When it comes to small bedroom designs, versatile IKEA solutions and their smart Scandinavian form is truly top notch.
Controlling the amount of dust that collects in the bedroom can be quite a challenge given the fact that it’s the room where you dress and undress for the day, store your clothes, and sleep for several hours every night.
A couple of sconces instead of the traditional bedside lamps, a sparkling floor lamp for a personalized reading nook in the corner, or gorgeous pendants that usher in a transcendental aura; take your pick at your nearest IKEA store and revel in the radiance! Plush rugs and snazzy mirrors add that final oomph that your tasteful, peaceful bedroom needs.