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Dorm Decor: Fashion and Functionality

Dorm Decor: Fashion and Functionality

With fall quarter just around the corner, it's never too early to start thinking about dorm decor! And it's never too late to update your current room for a refresh. But space is often limited so you want to look out for pieces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some functional and affordable ways to organize and spruce up your room.

Hexagon Wall Cubbies

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These wall cubbies are absolutely adorable and are perfect for holding those random knick-knacks you never know where to store. Besides, dorm life shouldn't stop you from posting a carefully curated #shelfie to the 'gram. Use paint (or even cool duct tape) to personalize them to fit your space. So stop stuffing your drawers, and start using all that wasted wall space.

Starting at $14

Dry-Erase Calendar

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Dry-erase calendars are extremely helpful for getting your life on track so you don't miss important coffee dates, interviews, or your TA's office hours before the exam. Use command strips to hang it above your desk where you can easily keep track of it. Not only will your life be more organized, but your room will be cuter too.

$26

Jewelry Tree

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Never freak out about having to untangle your favorite necklaces again with this beautiful jewelry tree. Rest it on your desk where it can do double duty as decoration. For the crafty, a wash of gold spray paint perfectly complements your pretty baubles. Now you can stay organized and show off your cute necklaces and rings at the same time.

$20

Over-the-Door Hangers

Chicago weather is wildly unpredictable, so you never know when it's time to put away those winter coats for good. To clear the clutter, opt for an over the door hanger to keep coats out of the way and accessible at the same time, without hogging up precious space in your closet.

$23

Under-the-Bed Storage

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Lofted beds may be a pain to get in and out of, especially after a tough gym class but they do have lots of storage space underneath. Rather than shoving old boxes and unwanted clutter under your bed for everyone see, stuff all of it inside a classy little ottoman! And when you have people over, it can even be used as an extra seat.

$85

Whether you're thinking ahead to next year or doing some spring cleaning, there are plenty of ways to decorate your room for both style and functionality.

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What are your favorite space-saving tricks? Let us know in the comments below!

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