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    21 Things That’ll Help Make Your Dorm Room So Much Cozier

    From twinkle lights to floor pillows, your dorm is about to be the ultimate chill zone.

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    1. An LED twinkle light curtain to give your wall or window a nice, warm glow.,

    Plug it into an outlet, and the 300 warm LEDs will make your wall or window glow. Oh, and they have eight different mode settings for the perfect cozy twinkle.

    Promising review: "So pretty! I added them to my college dorm room and they added some light and sparkle, better than i imagined." —SW

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29.

    2. A pack of two velvet throw pillow covers with a pom-pom trim that are luxe, stylish, and available in tons of great colors.


    Promising review: "I bought this for one of my daughter's dorm room throws. She and I both like it a lot. It's a very soft velvety feel and it looks high quality." —Latoya L.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven sizes and 20 colors).

    3. An LED essential oil diffuser for making your room smell delightful while you enjoy its beautiful holographic style.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I received this as a gift from my grandma. I absolutely would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a diffuser or even just a cool light fixture in their room. Sometimes when I’m too lazy to fill it up I just turn on the lights. Super easy upkeep!" —peaceinluv

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $65.

    4. A fluffy faux fur rug that'll give a basic corner or chair a quick and glamorous makeover.,

    Promising review: "I bought this to cover up the ugly desk chair that came with my dorm. I love it! It's really soft and luxurious, plus it doesn't shed. When you first get it, there are some creases from how it was packaged, but you just have to fluff it up and they go away." —Kelsie Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in seven sizes, four shapes, and eight colors).

    5. A fluffy comforter you can use to give your dorm a crisp and clean look — and of course it'll keep you super snug throughout the night as well.

    Plus it's hypoallergenic and washing machine- and dryer-safe!

    Promising review: "I like this comforter a lot. I have it in my dorm. While it isn’t thick and heavy, it’s soft and keeps me warm along with a sheet set. I’ve thrown it in the wash and it is just as perfect as it came." —Andrea Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes twin XL-Cal king and in seven colors).

    6. A Himalayan sea salt lamp to give your room some positive energy. Plus, you can never have too many cute light fixtures.,

    Promising review: "I gave this salt lamp as a gift to my daughter for her college dorm. I know that she is enjoying it very much. It’s very calming and therapeutic for her especially when she is up late doing assignments." —Elle Warron

    Get it from Amazon for $19.79+ (available in a rubber wood base or stainless steel base).

    7. A book lover's wall clock so you always know when it's time to unwind with a good book.

    Get it from GrandeDuc on Society6 for $31.99 (available in three frame options).

    8. A set of four artificial succulents in little glass vases that even you can't kill! They'll add a touch of greenery to your dorm, without you having to worry about sun or water.


    Promising review: "They're very cute and are the perfect size for decorating a dorm. Product matches the description on Amazon and I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for nice decorations for a room. They look very realistic." —ihcati

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. A geo wire wall grid for hanging up postcards, notes, and polaroid pictures with your besties.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I bought this for my dorm room and I think it will be a perfect place to hang my pictures. It is a nice size and has a pretty copper color, and I like that it comes with six matching clips!" —rocky929

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.

    10. A set of blackout curtains so you can happily sleep in on weekends. They come in multiple lengths so you find one that works for your room!


    Promising review: "I don’t know why I didn’t buy these years ago. I live in a dorm with old curtains that barely helped block the parking lot light at night, let alone the blazing morning sun out of my east-facing room. I got these curtains and can now get my room pitch dark at night and darker than I had ever had it before even with the harshest light. The curtain itself lights up a little with the most direct sunlight, but it is still easy to sleep through and doesn’t ever wake me up. One of the best decisions ever and I have no complaints." —MallardTop

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88+ (available in four sizes and 19 colors).

    11. A wooden monogram to give your side of the room a unique, personalized touch., Amazon

    Promising review: "We ordered this for my daughter's first dorm room! I didn't expect the quality or beauty that we got because the price was beyond reasonable (cheap)! I will be ordering more products for my other children and my own classroom. I do want to say that we painted it ourselves so I cannot speak to the quality of painted products. We could not be happier! We also got it several days before we expected it." —Juli Wood

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven sizes and 20 colors).

    12. A chic dotted vase so you can keep fresh flowers (or fake ones) right by your bed.


    Promising review: "This dotted vase looks perfect in my dorm room! It’s small enough so it doesn’t take too much space on my desk but looks great with some faux flowers I put in! High quality and was shipped well with lots of padding so it wouldn’t break! Love it so much." —Emma A

    Get it from Anthropologie for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    13. An ultra soft sherpa throw blanket you can cuddle with on lonely nights. It's soft, warm, and might even remind you of your furry friend back home., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have never loved a blanket so much!!! This is the SOFTEST, warmest, yummiest blanket I have ever owned, and I'm a person who loves throw blankets on the couch. I've only had it a few weeks, but I'm surprised at how well it holds up. Love the color, it's rich and pleasant. I highly recommend." —Betsy H

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    14. A moon phase wall hanging to add a mystical touch to those boring white walls.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "So cute and just what I thought." —Gstumpp

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    15. A hand-poured scented candle that'll remind you of home on days when you're really missing your family.


    Just check your dorm rules before lighting anything on fire.

    Promising review: "I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn't a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don't know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money." —Bailey K

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in a scent for every state).

    16. A big tapestry you can hang on your wall, in your window, or lay across your bed. It'll add some nice color to the space.


    Promising review: "Love this tapestry, it looks so pretty in my dorm! The material is way better than I thought it would be and it looks exactly like the picture." —Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six sizes and 14 colors).

    17. A sheer canopy to make even a small dorm room bed feel like a princess bed.

    Promising review: "I am not a handy person, but this canopy was very easy to install! It's very lightweight and comes with a portable storage case. It's a very simple and clean canopy, of good quality. The 'mosquito net' quality initially made me wary: however, it's a very fine netting that still looks elegant. I have lights hanging behind my bed, and the canopy in front of them creates a subtle and soft glow. I love this canopy, and 100% recommend it!" —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97.

    18. A washed corduroy floor pillow, because it's a cute and comfy way to add extra seating when your friends come hang.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I LOVE this floor pillow. I bought it in the rose and the dark blue, and both colors are really soft and lovely. It's thick enough to be comfortable to sit on for a while. Great for when I have friends over and need extra seating. I wish it was a little wider, but it's the perfect weight and size to store in a corner when I'm not using it." —lss45

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $49 (or two for $79; available in seven colors).

    19. A desktop shelf so you have an organized place for your favorite novels, journals, pens, and more.


    Promising review: "This is a great table shelf for college students! Having very little space in my dorm makes having this shelf a necessity! I love how I can separate or combine these shelves! Looking forward to rearranging them!" —DJH

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in five colors).

    20. A macrame wall hanging mirror that'll give a boho vibe to your room.,

    Promising review: "I use this mirror in my dorm room for makeup. It's easy to hang and is great for the price." —Jet Liu

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    21. And a felt letter board you can hang on your wall or door for warm and fuzzy affirmations, messages to your roomie, or even prayers for good grades!

    Promising review: "I honestly love it! It actually came with a lot more letters than I expected it to. My roommate seems to like it too!" —Hayden

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in six size options and 22 colors).

    You enjoying your cozy dorm:

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