Life away from home can seem frightening at first. Although most dorm rooms are nice, with pretty much everything you could need for a pleasant experience, they still remain plain and impersonal. To make it look more of a home, you can add a few personal touches to the space, like photos of your dear ones, your favorite mug and some cheerful decorations. Additionally, for a plus of convenience, you should consider bringing in a few cool gadgets as well. Your life will get a whole lot easier (or at least more organized).
Here are a few ideas of what you can do to make your dorm room look nice and become functional as well:
Laptop? Check! E-book? Check! Smartphone? Check! But how do you plan to deal with all the mess caused by the power cords and cables running loose? Here’s a solution that’s both functional and pretty: CableDrop Cable Clips. Cable clips can be placed on or behind your desktop and gently grasp your power and peripheral cords so they do not fall off your desk every time you unplug your laptop. They also make great pen holders.
As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, because shared living does not always allow for lots of cooking utensils, you need a smart, multi-functional appliance. The 3 in 1 Breakfast Station comes with a 2-Cup Coffee Maker with built-in filter, a toaster oven and a frying pan for eggs, bacon, or sausage. Too bad it doesn’t come with an alarm clock and an iPod dock attached…but then again, that would be too much to ask, wouldn’t it? Also make sure you check university policies before bringing one to campus. Some don’t allow toaster ovens in dorm rooms.
To further enhance your living environment, you can use a LED lamp with air purifier. With an innovative design and chic features, the lamp gives you the bright (or dim) light needed to complete any task, while refreshing the air around you.
Plush bedding is another simple way to add color and personality to your dorm room. While dark color sheets are much more convenient for dorm life, a patterned or colorful sheet set, complemented by a matching comforter, a blanket or two decorative pillows will make your sleeping nook vibrate with energy and strength.
Are you having trouble getting out of bed in the mornings? I know, we’ve all been there, it’s because of all the late night studying, right?! Clocky or Tocky rolling alarm clocks are perfect for sleepyheads like us. Besides being so cute, these clever little thingies will leap off your nightstand, beeping and running away like crazy unless you get out of bed and silence the alarm yourself. Just have a look at the video below: