When it comes to dorm room decorating, organization is key. Space is tight, so items that can do double duty are advantageous for new college students. These are our picks for some terrific dorm room essentials.
Message Calendar Board
Keep track of assignments on this simple dry-erase calendar with pinboard (shown above) for notes and photos. The shelf at the bottom keeps markers and erasers close at hand.
$129 at Pottery Barn Teen
Add portable storage to any room with this lightweight storage cart by Studio 3B. The solid work surface on top can be adjusted up or down—excellent for working at a laptop or studying.
$49.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
The space underneath a bed often goes underutilized. Raising the bed a few inches off the floor with bed lifts makes a big difference. And bonus! This set by Studio 3B doubles as extra outlets and USB ports.
$29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
This bed rest by Brookstone does more than allow you to sit upright in bed comfortably. It also has a built-in cupholder and side pockets to hold your books, cellphone and other necessities. It also folds flat for easy storage.
$99.99 at Brookstone