12 FUN ITEMS TO DECORATE YOUR DORM ROOM

Going to college is a great excuse to buy a ton of new stuff for your room. These super-cute picks will get you started.

1. Mini Fridge

With this cool chalkboard fridge, you can let your roommate know when you’re having people over… or when you’re out of ice cream. Igloo Eraser Board Refrigerator, $109, Walmart


2. Mattress Topper

It’s a well-known known fact that bunk beds can be slightly uncomfortable. Ok, seriously uncomfortable. Try making your sleep space more enjoyable with a padded mattress topper that features special memory foam to reduce tossing and turning before a big exam. Sleep Innovations Instant Pillow Top Mattress Topper, $184, amazon.com


3. Wall Art

A dreamy, pretty print will transport you away from studying your organic chemistry textbook 18x18 Max Wanger Waikiki #5 Art Print, $34, Urban Outfitters


4. Desk Set


5. Bean-Bag Chair

Go ahead and invite your hall mates over. You don’t have to awkwardly share the bed when you have this comfy lounger. Circo Bean Bag Chair with Piping, $35, Target


6. Duvet Cover

Cinderblock walls and standard-issue furniture can be a little depressing. Cheer things up with a bold print on your bed. Tofsviva Duvet Cover and Pillowcases, $30, Ikea


7. Task Lamps

It’s hard to know exactly what your room set-up will be before you get there, so stay flexible with these little lamps. You could clip them to your bed frame, your desk, or the table in your lounge when you need to focus on your reading. Hi-Light Clip Light, $39, PBteen


8. Laundry Bag

If you have to lose an entire Saturday afternoon to doing laundry, your hamper might as well be cute. Crunch Laundry/Storage Bin, $20, Dormify


9. Mini Speaker

Party in your room! Connect this speaker to your phone and you can blast a signal to friends that Friday has arrived. iHome Bluetooth Wireless Mini Speaker, $40, Bed Bath and Beyond


10. Picture Frame

Pack this frame with Instagram prints of your friends and family in case you feel homesick. It’ll be Thanksgiving before you know it. Memorable Style Frame in Natural, $35, Modcloth


11. Jewelry Organizer

There’s no sense in having tons of great #armparty options, if you can’t find your favorites in a pile on your floor. Keep your accessories stacked right where you can see ‘em, so you’ll never leave your dorm without jewelry on again. Turquoise Jewelry Organizers, $10 each, T.J..Maxx

12. Shower Curtain

If you’re lucky enough to have a private bathroom in your room or suite, you should definitely put some thought into a cute shower curtain. It’s basically the most important item in the baño. Garnet Hill Everyday Tile Shower Curtain, $40, garnethill.com