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20 Nostalgic School Supplies And Dorm Room Décor We All Owned At Some Point

Let's go back to school.

From spiral notebooks to stackable crates, there's a certain nostalgic factor associated with school supplies and decorating your dorm room. So, let's get into it!

1. Composition notebooks were a must-have item.

Green composition notebook with a pen next to it

2. Labeling the specific tabs on those plastic organizational folders was a shot of pure serotonin.

Close up photo of colorful vinyl organizational files

3. Fairy lights were in EVERY dorm room ever. Bonus points if they were multi-colored and stayed on 24/7.

Photo of white fairy lights

4. Adding a seat cushion to the stark wooden chair the dorm gods bestowed upon you was a luxury, but also a necessity.

Photo of colorful seat cushions against a white backdrop

5. Some sort of cheesy wall art! This could include butterfly stickers, a cliche saying, or a wine-related joke.

Photo of removable butterfly stickers on a white wall

6. Those odd cubes. We all had 'em. They stored random items and also offered additional seating for guests.

Photo of an orange seating cube against a white backdrop

7. A cheap over the door mirror. Bonus points if it falls down again and again.

Photo of an over-the-door mirror against a white door

8. As many stackable drawers as possible. They hold snacks. They hold clothing. They hold random flyers you get at the union.

Photo of colorful stacking bins

9. A whiteboard you put on your front door for everyone to write messages on.

Photo of a hanging dry erase board

10. Remember rolling backpacks? They made school feel like an adventure.

Eight-year-old girls head home after after school rolling their backpacks down the school hallway.

11. And no matter your age, JanSport backpacks always seemed to dominate the scene.

Various back-to-school knapsacks for Weekend

12. A Papasan chair AKA those circular chairs that just ends up holding clothes.

Photo of a person sitting in a white Papasan chair

13. When you open up your notebook and write the date down on that first day of school, you obviously wanted to use a felt tip flair pen of course.

Photo of colorful flair pens on a white backdrop

14. A pencil case was so important. The centerpiece of your school supplies, the compact design was available in a variety of colors.

Photo of an open clear pencil box with items stored inside

15. Those stacking point pencils were just cool. Inventive and easy to misplace, these pencils always had the most fun designs.

Photo of various stacking point pencils on a white background

16. A fun eraser pack changed the game when drawing, and the pink pearl ones were just the best.

Photo of a pink eraser on a white background

17. Or those tiny pencil top erasers?

Photo of pencil top erasers in a pile against a white background

18. Those desk organizers that sit on your fake wood school-issued desk.

Photo of a white desk organizer

19. A shaggy run that you never vacuum and it sits on the dirty floor and collects dust

Close up photo of a grey textured rug

20. Maybe this is a bit specific, but Lisa Frank folders were all the rage — in college or not.

Photo of colorful Lisa Frank folders on a white background