Moving to college and beginning a new life away from home is a thrilling experience. It’s also when you get to make your living space yours. Your new dorm room is a blank canvas that calls for posters, photos, string lights, and other dorm room decorating ideas that will define your college years.
With fall quickly approaching, the time has come to begin gathering sheets, clothing hangers, shower caddies and the million other things you’ll need for dorm life. But once you’ve got the necessities, it’s time to get creative. That’s where the Internet comes in.
There are tons of helpful lists online that tell you everything you’re going to need, but they don’t always offer the coolest options. We’ve gathered some our favorite items from college-friendly websites, separated by category. And if you’re still stumped on decorating your dorm room, check out the Pinterest posts at the bottom—those are sure to inspire.