Summer’s still in full swing, but your mind has likely started making the unfortunate realization that it won’t last forever. Heading back to school is one of life’s harsh truths, but one that can be eased with a little ingenuity. Preparation is the key to an easy reinsertion into daily life, and if you’re heading back to university, your dorm room is where this prep should begin.
The dorm room has traditionally been the lowest of the low when it comes to cleanliness, functionality, and taste. Fight Club posters, mini-fridges stocked with cheap beer, and weeks-old underwear are the usual suspects, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Heading to the pages of Urban Outfitters will reveal a wealth of easy ways to up the levels of your dorm room. From upholstery to coffee tables, ashtrays, and more, you can kit out your full dorm room here.
Ashtrays have become bonafide interior design pieces now. With the likes of Seth Rogen pioneering beautiful smoking paraphernalia, it's only up from here.
The Floria chair should be a centerpiece of your dorm. The boucle finish offers a great texture to echo around the rest of the room, too.
Rugs make even the most sterile rooms feel homely. This checkerboard iteration is an essential.
While some mirrors dominate walls with their lavish detailing, the Selene Wall Mirror fulfills its role quietly.
It's easy to forget, but you've got a dorm room because you're meant to be working. Work is much easier when you've got a good desk.
Plants are the lifeblood of a nice room so giving them a pretty home only benefits the cause.
And to keep said plants alive.
In perfect mid-century modern style, the Astrid Coffee Table offers a minimal aesthetic for you to play with. Fill it with accessories, magazines, or anything else that takes your fancy.
It's worth remembering that this is a dorm room. Have some fun with it. The Icon Stool by Rotary Hero looks like a giant stack of money in the corner of your room.
You can never have too many surfaces in a dorm room. This ceramic side table brings a sense of sculptural dynamism into your space as well as being a practical addition.
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