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    18 Items That’ll Make Your Dorm Room Actually Feel Like Home

    Transform your dorm room from concrete to castle.

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    1. Let there be (fairy) light! Actually, let there be lots of light. Adding some LED dimmable string lights will take your dorm room from dungeon to a fairy tale hideaway in no time.

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    These fairy lights not only give your room a magical touch, but they're offered in two different styles: warm white and white! Not to mention that these lights can be dimmed via remote control, meaning you can set the mood to whatever you need it to be.

    Price: $17.88 (two styles).

    2. Give your concrete walls a makeover by hanging a decorative tapestry to liven up your space.

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    Your walls deserve to looks as pretty as you do!

    Price: $15.99+ (comes in 23 styles).

    3. Add an ultra-soft rug to your dorm room to make studying on your bedroom floor that much more enjoyable.

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    Sometimes, size does matter. Luckily, you can get this rug in 3 different sizes so that you can find the one that's just right for you!

    Price: $29.99 (comes in 3 sizes).

    4. Who needs to wake up to a “Good Morning” text? Make your own good morning with the help of this cinema lightbox.

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    With the flick of a switch it can be illuminated via USB port or battery power, plus it comes with 100 letters for you to write yourself some dorm room motivation!

    Price: $24.99

    5. Incorporate some wall stickers to give your dorm room that exotic touch.

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    These nature-inspired wall stickers will help you feel like you’re surrounded by the forest, rather than concrete walls.

    Price: $10.66+

    6. Let your light alarm clock wake up you gradually, so you’re not shocked out of sleep by a buzzing alarm.

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    You can program this alarm clock to wake you up with seven different alarm sounds, ranging from birds chirping to your regular BEEP, BEEP! Not to mention that you can set the light to any colour you want.

    Price: $36.99

    7. Give your bed a little pop with some fun shiny decor pillows!

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    These pillows come in six designs to choose from. Sadly, the pineapple decor pillows don't smell or taste like pineapples, but they certainly do look cute!

    Price: $19.99+ (comes in 6 styles).

    8. Let's face it: You can't make your textbooks look cute. But at least you can make your bookends cute!

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    Studying might be boring, but at least your bookends don't have to be.

    Price: $19.99 (comes in black and white).

    9. On the topic of geometric shapes, why not get yourself a wired shelving rack for all your little knickknacks?

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    Clip on your Polaroid pictures, clip on your study notes — heck, clip on those concert tickets to remind yourself to have a life outside of your dorm room walls!

    Price: $15.99

    10. Avoid that dreaded stale dorm-room smell by using an essential oil diffuser to get your room smelling beautiful.

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    Diffuse your room, diffuse the tension in your life! If you don't have a diffuser yet, get ready for your life to CHANGE! Plus this diffuser comes in a light wood or dark wood colour that makes it very aesthetically pleasing.

    Price: $24.99

    11. You may struggle to take care of yourself, but why not PRETEND you can take care of other things by getting these fake decor plants.

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    You, too, can be a proud plant parent — even if they’re just artificial succulents.

    Price: $18.69

    12. Dorm room mattresses can be uncomfortable, but you can ensure you get your beauty sleep with a super-soft quilted mattress topper!

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    Price: $24.99+

    13. Step up your Netflix game with a laptop bed table to make streaming and eating food in bed just that much easier.

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    This isn’t amateur hour! It’s great for eating breakfast, streaming your favourite shows, drinking tea, and even studying every once in a while! PLUS, it folds for perfect storage purposes.

    Price: $25.50

    14. Keep your dorm room nice and tidy (and your mess hidden from the general public) with an over-the-door-organizer. Great for storing your shoes, towels and toiletries.

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    It’s multifunctional to help keep you and your items organized.

    Price: $24.99 (comes in grey and pink).

    15. Showcase your memories loud and proud with this collage picture frame to make your dorm room feel a little more like home.

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    Not only does this give your dorm personality, but your photos of your friends and family will make you smile when you’re having a rough day.

    Price: $29.59

    16. Let your music be heard from the heavens (or at least from down the hall) with this portable bluetooth speaker.

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    Whether you’re having a great day or a terrible day, turn up the volume and turn your dorm room into a nightclub.

    Price: $29.99 (comes in blue or red).

    17. NOTHING will make you feel more at home than a literal light-up sign that says “home.”

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    News flash: Neon signs are in. Whether you get this home sign, the heart, the lightning bolt, or or any other of the gorgeous options, this will give your dorm room that extra pop and personality it needs. Not to mention it's cute AF!

    Price: $22.83+

    18. You didn’t think you’d make it through the year without having to do laundry, did you? Get yourself a cutely-patterned laundry basket to show off your personality while you wash your unmentionables.

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    This may be the first time you have to do your own laundry. Be sure to pick your clothes off the floor and put them in this laundry basket, where they belong!

    Price: $19.99

    You, when you see how you’ve transformed your dorm room into a beautiful palace:

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