Back to school means back to dorm living, which we have to admit is a drab. Aside from being paired up with odd roommates, you also have to deal with living in a space that’s not truly yours. Thankfully, you can personalize your space and make it more like a home away from home. We’ve scoured Nordstrom for the 10 most fun dorm room accessories to inspire you this school year and make dorm living more bearable. Get ready to shop for your new favorite things and check out your wish list below.
Dorm Room Accessories for the Young at Heart
1. A fun decorative pillow that you can toss around to make decisions for you when you’re bored on weekends or between classes.
This sturdy cube-shaped canvas accent pillow definitely has a splash of attitude thanks to the playful phrases stamped on each side. It measures 11 inches and made of 100% cotton with 100% polystyrene bead fill. Comes in a beautiful olive sarma multi color. You’ll love the phrases that read “Stay in,” “Go out,” “One more episode,” “Treat yourself,” and “Snooze zzz…” BP. Cube Decorative Pillow, Nordstrom
2. A whimsical, boho throw blanket that will remind you of your Morrocan travels over summer break.
This super cozy and ultra chic throw blanket is crafted with cotton and acrylic and features stripes in mixed fabrics and textures. Nubs, knots, tufts and fringes adorn this marvelously tactile throw blanket that provides an organic, earthy touch to your dorm decor. Anthropologie x All Roads Design Yucca Throw Blanket, Nordstrom
3. A totally spooky light that’s just in time for Halloween!
Tired of being ghosted by your lab partner or love interest? Get this cool Pac-Man ghost light to light up the mood and your dorm room! It is made from handcrafted glass tubing filled with neon gas, allowing it to glow yellow with white eyes when turned on. This lamp is UL certified and features a weighted stability base with silicone pad. UL certified. AMPED & CO Ghost Neon Light, Nordstrom
4. An affordable yet chic ceramic and wood diffuser that will bring zen into your dorm room.
Meet Mia, the essential oil diffuser from Zeigga Lab that is skillfully handcrafted with a ceramic top and a base made of a solid piece of hand selected FSC certified beech wood. This functional piece of art is an ultra-quiet diffuser so you can study in silence in your dorm room, while being surrounded by an aroma that helps you concentrate. It has 4 interval timers and an auto-sleep function that turns off automatically. Also includes soothing mood lights for when you want to relax after a stressful day at school. ZEIGGA LAB Essential Oil Diffuser, Amazon
5. Smart-looking bookends that add a touch of elegance to any dorm room.
Add some personality to your dorm room bookshelf with this pair of owl bookends that are crafted from unglazed porcelain on a nickel stand and marble base. These two owls stand regally, watching over you as you study for any exam. They are a sign of excellence and they’ll surely keep you focused throughout the school year. Jonathan Adler Pair of Owl Bookends, Neiman Marcus
6. A gorgeous quilt set that will keep you warm throughout Fall and make your dorm room look super chic.
Crafted with cotton, this quilt and sham set is super cozy to lay in on a cool Fall night. It features a delicate paisley print with hues of gray and pink, perfect for any young woman’s dorm room. The quilt measures 68″ x 86″. Design Source Ellora 2-Piece Twin Quilt Set, Neiman Marcus
7. An ergonomic lap desk that lets you work even in the smallest spaces.
Crafted with an environmentally friendly wooden panel and dual bolster cushions for comfort and support, this lap desk is all you’ll ever need to work comfortably in your cramped dorm room. It can be used while lying on your bed or sofa and can be used as a laptop stand, work stand, or reading desk. It is equipped with a tablet holder, pen holder and phone holder so you’ll have everything you need within reach. It features a wrist pad that provides a comfortable position for your arms as you type and a mouse pad for work efficiency. It has a dual bolster cushion base that easily conforms to your lap so your laptop stays at a great angle. It’s lightweight so it’s easy to carry around anytime. Measures 21.5 x 14 inches and fits up to 17-inch laptops. Huanuo Lap Desk, Amazon
8. A quirky jewelry holder and trinket tray so you won’t ever lose your daily essential jewelry.
Keep your jewelry in one place in your dorm with this rippling, gilt-speckled stoneware tray that features a pair of delightful ceramic cacti towering from the surface. It measures 5″ x 2 1/2″, making it perfect for any dorm room dresser. Anthropologie Cactus Trinket Tray, Nordstrom
9. A functional desktop organizer with a perpetual calendar to help you keep track of the days.
Keep your dorm desk organized with this functional container that features a two-tier mail sorter, accessory compartment, accessory drawer, and a set of calendar blocks. Keep your pens, pencils, and writing materials all in one place as you study throughout the school year. It is made of a light finished wood with black handle and black painted calendar blocks, perfectly matching any type of decor. Blu Monaco Wooden Mail Organizer Desktop with Block Calendar, Amazon
10. An ultra cozy duvet cover that will serve as a gorgeous centerpiece in your dorm room.
Your dorm room is your haven. That’s why you need a duvet cover that will be comfortable to rest in after a stressful work day. The Paule Marrot duvet cover features a fresh floral print on slubbed-cotton material that comes in queen and king sizes. Anthropologie Paule Marrot Duvet Cover, Nordstrom
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