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What kind of furniture is best for a dorm room setup?


Every year, when the long, hot summer is almost over, college students everywhere head back to school, many of them to live for the first time in a college dormitory. It the time to start prepping for classes, thinking about hectic schedules and, of course, decking out that dorm room. Many students will put more priority on having a great dorm room atmosphere to live. This will be their home for the whole year, so it's important to be space and cost effective while planning out the best furniture to use in a dorm room. There's always one room on each floor that stands out from the rest as being "the room" everyone wants to spend time in. The trick is to start planning early. The ideal setup will be a place that allows your personality to shine, while incorporating all the necessities of dorm life living.

A good place to start is with where you'll lay your head at night. Ask ahead of time how big the bed will be. Many schools provide extra-long twin beds that will require special sheets and bedding. That size is easy to find in many cool colors and designs online or at discount and department stores. Also keep in mind, the mattresses colleges provide aren't necessarily the most comfortable so invest in an egg crate. They only cost around twenty dollars and can mean the difference between waking up well-rested or dead-tired. There are many kinds of bed accessories and mattresses that you can purchase online to have delivered to your school. Sleep is very important for your well being and success in school, so look into your options. See what is provided for you and then look online to improve your situation. Also, once you have your sleeping situation taken care of, invest in some throw pillows to add a bit of pizzazz, so your bed can double as a sofa when you have your friends over.

The next most important thing, to your academic well-being anyway, will be the study area. Some people work best at a desk, while others prefer to sit on the bed or in a beanbag chair on the floor. There are many different kinds of dorm desk options available online. But, regardless of where you decide to set up shop, you're bound to need additional lighting. Invest in a halogen floor lamp, a desk lamp or both. As stated earlier, there are many different options for lighting available online or at many local stores. You'll want to find something stylish and cost effective. You'll also need some kind of shelving to keep your textbooks and notebooks organized. Online stores have inexpensive options for giving you what you need to help you have places do work on your class assignments. Many dorm desk surfaces can be stacked so they won't take up much space -- which is at a premium in a dorm room and they also make great tables to rest drinks and dinner plates on. Take time to study shelving ideas. It could give you many options to organize and have an effective work section in your dorm room that could be the difference between a great and average grade.

While studying is an important part of college life, you also need to make time to kick aside that homework and hang with friends to relax. College, of course is where you get to meet lots of people from all over and establish life long friendships. You are going to want to have a room that is not only a nice sleeping and studying room but a place where you can have some friends over to chill with and have a great time. One way to really make an impact on your dorm-mates is to have cool things in your room. When your parents were in college, lava lamps were all the rage and they're still cool now. Today, the trendy decorative accessory is the Color Cube 500 Color Motion Light. It features 48 hip colors that "move to your music" with the Music Mic. Zone out with four cool color patterns and chill with four acoustic rhythms. This funky high-tech gadget will transform your study haven into party central as you unleash your inner color. The cubes can be used on a table-top or mounted to a wall. Stack two or three on top of one another to make a hip color tower, and you'll have yourself a conversation piece that everyone will be talking about. Also accessories like dvd players, video game players and controls, music mp3 players, etc, can make your dorm room a place to be now and a place to be remembered into the future.

Taking the time to prepare for college by figuring out how to get around campus, preparing for classes and making your dorm room reflect your personality will make college fun and exciting and a time you'll never forget. A little planning will save you money, time, and space furnishing a dorm. Before you buy, learn what items are prohibited in your dorm. For instance, cooking equipment and lofts are often outlawed. Rules can vary from dorm to dorm, depending on the size, age or wiring of the structure, so be sure to find out the guidelines for your particular building. Contact the school in advance to find out what pieces of furniture are already provided. Get in touch with your roommate before school starts to find out what furniture he/she might be bringing. If you're traveling to school by plane, consider ordering your furniture online and having it delivered to you on campus.

So when the long, hot summer is almost over and college students everywhere head back to school, many students will put more priority on having a great dorm room atmosphere to live. It will be their home for the whole year so be space and cost effective while planning out the best furniture to use in a dorm room. Make this year's dorm room "the room" everyone wants to spend time in. Plan early and you will have the ideal setup and a place that allows your personality to shine, while incorporating all the necessities of dorm life living!