9 dorm buys you need to be extra AF

I *need* these tho

Mirror, checkerboard blanket, and white speaker on pink background
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Headed off to college this fall? You definitely want to stock up on all of the dorm room essentials to make your new space as cozy and functional as possible. Once you have all of the important stuff — think bedding, storage, and a mini fridge — it’s time to take things up a notch with small extras to upgrade your dorm.

Now, these dorm room decor items aren’t exactly essential but they are totally necessary for elevating your small space and ensuring you have a cozy, functional, and fun space to retreat to after back-to-back classes and the stress of studying for exams. 

Here are nine of the best small items for dorm rooms. 

Jessie Quinn
Freelance Writer

Jessie Quinn is a lifestyle writer with words published in The Spruce, Byrdie, Well + Good, Shape, PEOPLE, and more. Jessie has a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Journalism from Academy of Art University and leans on her background in fashion to inspire readers to hone their personal decor style as if it's their wardrobe. When she's not writing, Jessie can be found browsing the aisles of her local antique stores, creating DIY home decor projects, and taking care of her dozens of houseplants. Her eclectic decor style balances vintage, modern, and artisanal pieces that reflect her artsy style and love for handmade goods.