by bill barber
When you are choosing furniture for your college dorm room, you’ll want to make sure that the items you choose are not only practical and functional, but also help in expressing your personality as well. These tips below will help you narrow down the choices and selections to make decisions that are best for your needs.
1. Decide What You Need: Because space in most university rooms is limited, you’ll want to make sure that you only have pieces that you actually need. While you might absolutely love the looks of a book shelf you see, if you don’t have any books to store on it, it may not be the most practical decision. Be sure you are familiar also with what items your school will be providing – there is no need to buy a bed, dresser, or desk if these things are included in with your tuition.
2. Stick to a Budget: With so many great things designed just for college students, it is very easy to spend a lot more than you actually need to or would want to. Choose a reasonable budget, and no matter what stick to it. You won’t be likely using this furniture for more than 4 years, so it’s best to save the money if you can. Buying items second hand and used can greatly help also.
3. Coordinate Colors: Furniture comes in a wide assortment of colors and finishes. Choosing one color or finish that coordinates with other items in your room will help give everything a more unified appearance and make the place seem less cluttered too.
4. Check With Your Room Mate: If you’ll be living with a room mate, you’ll want to make sure that you’re both in agreement when it comes to what items you will have in your room. You’ll also want to make sure that you don’t both go out and buy the same thing.
It can be a lot of fun decorating your new room at a college or university. If you develop a plan, it can make the process an enjoyable experience.
To learn more great ideas for dorm furniture check our the other articles by the author at CollegeDormIdeas.com.