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RL Tips: 5 Décor Ideas for Your Dorm Room

Create a stylish and functional space with these tips


As your teens transition from high school to college, most likely they will be living in a dorm or an apartment near their respective universities. Your role as a parent is to help them create a dorm room that is close to their ideal home. Learn how to maximize your teen’s dorm space with the help of these easy steps.

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Utilize storage boxes

Dorm rooms are generally small. To maximize your teen’s space, conceal clutter by using storage pieces such as boxes that you can keep under the bed, closet storage accessories and slim hangers.

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Compartmentalize drawers

Given the limited space, expect the drawers to be filled with your child’s daily essentials such as art materials, cosmetics, and even toiletries. Use a kitchen flatware divider or plastic containers to create sections for a more organized drawer.

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Use multipurpose furniture.

Choose an ottoman that opens up as a storage box. Aside from extra seating, this functional piece is great for storing school materials.

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Create a comfy study area.

Help your teen focus on school work by dedicating an area for studying. Place a desk in one corner of the room to maximize the space. If the room is small, you may opt for a custom-made, floating desk.

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Let your teens express themselves.

The dorm room is your teen’s second home. Encourage them to express their personalities by allowing them to hang their favorite posters and photos! You can also help them decorate their drawers or bookshelves by using washi tape.

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