Most dorm rooms come with a bed, closet, desk, and chair but not much in the way of amenities that make life in a tiny space inviting. We’ve corralled a few items that we think will add convenience, comfort, or peace of mind to living in a basic (and often shared) box.


  1. Bamboo French Press Coffee Maker from World Market
  2. The Bunny 2017 Desk Calendar from Anthropologie
  3. Gold Wave Flatware Collection from World Market
  4. Maize Tulip Wastebasket by Jayes at

  5. Wildflower Study Dinner Plate from Anthropologie

  6. Aqua Converge POP Charging Station by Quirky from The Container Store

  7. Featherlite First Aid Kit from The Container Store

  8. Clip-On Personal Alarm from The Container Store

  9. 4-Port USB Wall Charger from The Container Store

  10. 3-Piece Frying Pan Set from Urban Outfitters

  11. Flasher Bike Lights Pkgs/2 from The Container Store
  12. Mini Refrigerator from Urban Outfitters

  13. Carry All Tote from The Container Store
  14. Indigo Shibori Hamper from Urban Outfitters

  15. Slim Marble Portable Power Charger from Urban Outfitters
  16. The Ultimate Hammer Tool from The Container Store

What items do you find necessary for better living in a small sanctuary? Share your dorm experience with us in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

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