Practical College Dorm Room Ideas Guys Can Really Use

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College dorm rooms are notoriously bare and blah when our young students move in. A few well chosen, convenient dorm room ideas guys don’t always think of will go a long way to making his new college dorm room a bit less stark and a lot more cozy.

Guys love tech gadgets, big boy toys and comfort food.  Can’t help you with the comfort food here, but I did find some dorm room ideas guys don’t remember they need or want until they get to school and wish they had it.

By the way, don’t forget to check out what Dorm Room Appliances he may need for his dorm room or apartment.  There are always some dorm room essentials guys won’t remember, but you can take care of that!

When picking out college dorm room ideas guys also love bright colors and uniqueness.  Just sit back and relax, you’re going to love these guys dorm room ideas as much as he does!

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We have some dorm room bedding for guys on another page, but I couldn’t resist showing you this amazing convenience pack. Sheets, blankets, towels and so many items he’ll need for his dorm room. He’ll be able to just unpack this and set up his room. What a big time saver. There’s a 6 piece dining set, utensil set, a closet organizer, surge protector and so much more. It has everything & more you would need to start your dorm experience. Talk about getting a head start on his dorm room checklist! The Best thing? They come in different colors!

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Make Mirrors Do Double Duty

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Many dorm rooms won’t have mirrors (or anything beyond the basic furniture). If this happens to your student, be ready to add a mirror.

He’ll need it for grooming and checking that he looks good.

I’d suggest one dresser or wall mirror and a door mirror. He’ll want to take that last look on his way out, to make sure it’s all good.

But a mirror can do more for his dorm room. It will reflect light, making the room brighter. A mirror can also make the room feel larger.

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Deck The Dorm Walls

Deck the walls with cool decor that will welcome him ‘home’ from classes. Mandalas are big favorites, as are positive thoughts.

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Let There Be Light!

Light up his world with lamps for his dorm room. A good desk lamp and maybe a nightstand lamp are good choices for fighting back the dark.

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Cool Throw Pillows For Lounging

When it’s time to relax and play a game, watch tv or study, he’ll need some throw pillows. Let him relax on these fun custom throw pillows from Redbubble and Zazzle. There are even some you can personalize for him.

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A Cork Bulletin Board Is A Great Choice

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Give your college man a way to display pictures, notes, tickets and anything else he wants to keep handy. You know, all that stuff he wants to keep “someplace handy?” Well this is that someplace handy!

Cool looking frame looks good in a home office as well as his college dorm room, so maybe you want to pick up a couple of them. I know I want one now that I’ve seen it.

The bulletin board is a 1’6″ x 2′ aluminum framed half self sealing cork and half dry marker board. Mix and match this cork bulletin board with other items to organize his home away from home.

It’s Time For A Wall Clock

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More Dorm Room Ideas Guys Can Use

Here are a few more dorm room ideas for guys that are sure to make his college life a bit easier and more comfortable.

I know sometimes guys don’t think about stuff they need for their convenience or looks good. But when they see it, they love it and they want it.

If you don’t like the pattern or colors of the items I’ve selected for you here, click on through to Zazzle.  You’ll both be blown away by the selection.  These products are all designed by the artists at Zazzle and you can personalize them or customize a lot of them.

Aren’t these back to school ideas from Zazzle cool? Bright and colorful but practical too. Be sure to pack one or more of these items for your guy’s college dorm room. He’ll love you for it!

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