Decking A Dorm Room: Part III

Part III of Decking a Dorm Room is here! We are so excited to share more of designer Katherine Shelton’s secrets to make your dorm room the most fabulous in the dorm! Today we are focusing on how to organize elegantly. Here are some great tips to maximize your smaller space while still making your dorm room feel chic, organized, and just like home!

+ Raise your bed – Bunk beds are always a fun idea, however, we have found it to be more practical to raise both of the beds instead. By raising the beds, each roommate will have their own space and have plenty of room under it for storage.

+ Bed skirt – A custom bed skirt is vital if you raise your bed. Add velcro to the ledge of the bed and back of the fabric and the bed skirt will cover the storage under your bed and the fabric will add more style to your room!

+ Bar cart – Once the bed is raised, it will give you plenty of room for a dresser and other storage. We love the idea of adding a small bar cart under your bed with a coffee maker, mugs, and other coffee accessories. Your friends will thank you during study sessions and your wallet will thank you for not visiting the coffee shop before every test! This could also sit out from under your bed if you have the space of course!

+ Stool/Ottoman – Stools are perfect to place right next to your bed. It will serve many purposes: stepping stool to get onto the raised bed, a seat for guests, and storage. We recommend an ottoman that allows the cushion to come off.. this is great storage for scarves, snacks, the list goes on and on!

+ Stacked boxes and assorted bowls- We have a variety of fabulous boxes and bowls to store jewelry, office supplies, makeup or you can even add them to your bar cart for coffee, sugar, and tea bags!

Dorm Room Organizing // Always Summer Blog

Dorm Room Organizing // Always Summer Blog

+ Tray – Adding a tray (pictured above) is a great way to pull everything together as well as create a flat surface atop beds and ottomans to put drinks and food on. Andddd check out this fun tray we have… you can create your own bottom image and change it up as much as you’d like!!

Dorm Room Organizing // Always Summer Blog

+ Canisters – These are great to store bathroom products, your favorite candy, and many other nick-nacks that you don’t just want lying around.

Dorm Room Organizing // Always Summer Blog
Thank you for the tips Katherine!
We hope this series of Decking A Dorm Room has been helpful! Designer Katherine Shelton would love to help you design the perfect dorm room for your and your roommate! You can call us and ask for her at 601.853.4445 or email her at

Thanks for stopping by!!

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