Maximizing Space in Your Dorm & Sharing With a Roomie

One problem that college students will often face when choosing to live in a dorm is the limited amount of space. Most rooms come ready with two beds and a roommate, but the rooms are often so small that decorating and minding your own space can become big issues. Some colleges even go so far as to put up to 4 students in one room at a time. Adding a window air conditioner is also a good idea for such crowded rooms.

It can become a crowded and almost suffocating atmosphere. It gets even worse when you or a roommate try to have friends over. To help reduce the cluttered feeling of the room, look into a bunk bed. Most dorms that provide beds have beds that can be stacked atop each other to make bunk beds. If you wish to have a little bit of furniture in your room, as well as some space, this is your best option.

Loft Bed

Loft Bed

Some dorms will also have desks built into the walls, as well as shelves and small closets. If your dorm doesn’t have any of these, then bring something from home that you can use. This will prevent everything from winding up piled on the floor or your bed. If you don’t have any shelves, bring a bookcase. When there’s no closet space, bring a slender wardrobe. To make you own small desk, bring an end table and chair, or simply use your bed to sit on if there isn’t enough room.

If you have a roommate, decide early on about decorations. Try to find a like-minded roommate, but if you can’t, discuss what you want to do with. Come to a compromise about how you want your room to look, and then go from there.

If you are lucky enough not to have a roomie, then instead of a bunk bed, look into getting a loft bed. It’s just the bunk bed without the second bunk. It is a great space saver, and it would give a perfect amount of space for a couch for you and your buddies to hang out and play games. You can make your dorm into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Your dorm room will be the favorite among your group of friends.

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