Where can you buy dorm room decor?
Some online stores cater primarily to students , while others offer a general selection of merchandise as well as special dorm decorating departments in the summer.
There are also many other websites that have interesting products , storage solutions, and bedding patterns that may also fit your budget and decorating desires.
Ready to begin? Grab a tall cool glass of lemonade, and window shop to your heart's content.
Hold off buying anything until you have a good idea of your space limitations, any prohibited items (check with your school), and until you have an overall plan in mind for the room. You'll find some really helpful dorm room advice from a mom with two college kids in our article on dorm room organization.
In the meantime, check out some of these sites to see some of the colorful, functional, and fun products designed especially for students.
Bed Bath & Beyond ® - Shop in their summer "Shop for College" section with products categorized for sleeping, washing, eating, and studying. Take advantage of the a handy "pack and hold" service so you can buy it now and have it shipped directly to school as soon as they will accept your packages. What a great idea!
BlueLight.com - Even if you're not a Martha Stewart fan you may like these coordinated collections of bedding and bath products, including fresh plaids, solids, and prints.
College Dorm Footlockers - Do you travel with ten suitcases or one rugged steel footlocker? These come in 4 sizes and 6 colors and will act as an extra "closet" for out of season items as well.
ContainerStore.com - A great source for organizing solutions, totes, bins, shelves, desk chairs, door racks hooks, and specialty hangers to maximize closet space.
HollywoodMegaStore.com - If you dream of standing a life-size cutout of Elvis in the corner, this site might be just what you are looking for.
InflateUs.com - Though Martha would look askance, lots of teens just have a need to acquire, and pop, a few inflatable chairs in their college years.
JustDorm.com - This site offers everything you'd need in lighting, bedding, organization, and storage for dorm rooms. You can even have a mini refrigerator shipped to your dorm!