College Style for Guys

When it comes to college style for guys, “tricking out” the dorm room is the number-one goal. This is the place to cram for exams, hang out with friends, and blow off steam. College style for guys needs three things:

Dorm Guys
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Convenience

For most guys their bed is mainly just a place to crash, so when choosing the décor, the simpler, the better. Look for low-key designs in bedding, especially in colors like blue, grey, and brown tones. You’ll also want to invest in a good mattress protector to keep the bed safe from spills.

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Comfort

After a marathon day of classes, guys need a relaxing place to crash before hitting the books again. Futons are a great option because of their versatility. We’re sure you’ll appreciate one covered in a soft microsuede fabric with beefy cushions to sink into. If the room is super tight on space, a twin sleeper is a chair that converts into a twin-size bed—the perfect spot for your best bud to sleep when he comes to visit.

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Hi-tech Toys

Of course the reason you go to college is to study and get a stellar education, but everyone needs some downtime. A media console that organizes your TV, PS4 and games will keep things together and organized. Just remember to keep it to a dull roar so that the R.A. doesn’t show up at your door and pull the plug.

Heading off to college is a big milestone in life, and a sweet room will make it better. Make sure to grab all of the items you need to get your college style for guys.

College Style for Girls

Going off to college is full of decisions. You’ve got to choose the right school, the right major and (most importantly) the best dorm décor! College style for girls is all about personality and panache. Here are four things to pack to make your room the best dressed on the floor.

College style for girls
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A Beautiful Bed

Dorm rooms and college apartments are small, and that means your comforter will set the tone for the room. Keep things feeling light by going with pastels, or be bold and choose a shade like turquoise or hot pink. Make sure you coordinate with your roommate, so the bedroom doesn’t turn into the clash of the tartan plaids.

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Artwork

You’re probably not allowed to paint the room, so bring lots of posters, pictures and textiles to cover ugly dorm walls. Pictures will help you put your personality on display. And Command Hooks or 3M picture hanging tape will let you hang things safely without getting fined later for nail holes.

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Rug

Dorm floors are cold, so make your room warmer by packing a large rug. Choose something colorful that will hide the stains that are bound to happen! You can also select a pattern to bring a little drama to the floor, or a neutral that works with your and your roommate’s style.

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Storage

A beautiful dorm room doesn’t look so beautiful if it’s cluttered and messy. Storage at school can be a challenge, with small closets and one dresser that you’re expected to share. You’ll need to bring under-the-bed storage solutions so you can put things away. Get bins that match your bedding, or bring a storage ottoman that allows you to put up your feet or host a group of friends, all while you hide your shoe collection. Remember, your storage options will probably be visible, so choose something cute.

The most important thing to remember when considering college style for girls is to have fun. College is full of amazing memories; create a spot that will make them even better.