If you’re heading off to college this fall, chances are that you’ll be confronted with an uninspiring, empty dorm room as your living space for the next few months.
But although cramped dorm rooms are not the easiest spaces to decorate – especially when you’re on a student budget – there’s no reason why your college digs have to be boring.
So to help you create a stylish and comfortable room this semester, celebrity interior designer Katherine Carter has shared her picks for affordable and practical pieces that work perfectly in a small space. And, best of all, you can find them all for under $50 on Amazon.
Katherine says: ‘These are trendy and affordable throw pillows for bed or seating.’
Katherine says: ‘This is a great option for a bedside table when room is limited.’
Katherine says: ‘A modern and diverse clip-on light for late night reading.’
Katherine says: ‘These hanging planters will decorate your walls and bring some green into your room.’
Katherine says: ‘This is great for space saving and working from your bed.’
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Katherine says: ‘This is a fun way to personalize and decorate your walls.’
Katherine says: ‘This is a fun way to make your room smell amazing without the hazard of candles. (Choose peppermint oil to help with study focus).’
Katherine says: ‘A modern and fun trash can.’
Katherine says: ‘A bedside caddy for ultimate storage solutions!’
Katherine says: ‘These are the best hooks as they don’t leave a mess to clean up when you move out. They’re super versatile and easy to use.’
BEST FOR BEDDING
Katherine suggests opting for linen when picking out bedding for your college dorm room, and she recommends this set from Amazon that is under $100 for a full-size bed. ‘Durable with neutral color palettes will go with everything in your room,’ she says. ‘Linen can we washed many times so you don’t need to worry about buying new bedding anytime soon.’
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