If you go to college and live on campus, chances are that you will be in a dormitory. This is similar to an apartment, but it’s often smaller, and you will probably have to share the room with someone else. There are some dormitory furniture ideas that can make living on campus a little more like home.
The one room that you will be in needs to provide the same functions as an entire house. You need to set up an area to sleep, an area to study and an area where you will cook. The cooking will probably consist of a small refrigerator and microwave unless you have enough room for some kind of griddle or crock pot. Most dorm rooms only have about 100 square feet of space to work with, so you need to be prepared to condense the contents of your life into a small area.
Utilize the wall space. Get shelving units so that you can store boxes that contain important papers, sheets, blankets and clothes. You can also keep toiletries and cleaning products on these shelves. If you don’t want anyone to see these items, then hang a curtain so that it falls over the shelves. A study area is one of the most important aspects of the dorm room. This is also an area that visitors will see, so you want it to be something warm and inviting. Place pictures on the wall or on a desk. Add a computer chair that is comfortable to sit in for long periods of time so that you can study. Corkboards and white boards are ideal for messages and homework assignments. This is an area where you can add a little color and design to the room by making it your own.
Instead of getting a futon, try to get a real bed so that you can get a good night’s sleep. If you don’t have the space for a bed, then consider getting a futon that has a softer seat as you will not only be sitting on the furniture but sleeping on it as well. This is another area where your personality can shine through with the bedding that is used.