9 Unbelievably Cool Dorm Room Items We Wish We Had in College

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Dorm room living has definitely come a long way thanks to technology and the magic of online shopping. Gone are the days where college rooms consisted of old futons for extra seating, microwaves exclusively reserved for Top Ramen, and wooden bed risers as the primary form of storage. Today, thanks to endless amounts of amazing advances, you can cook an entire meal, have a full study set-up, and a walk-in closet (OK, maybe not walk-in) right in the comfort of your own 9 x 12. Here are nine of the coolest new organization, storage, and decor items for dorm rooms.

Charging station with wheels
credit: Dormify

It's hard to imagine a time where laptops and iPhones weren't even a thing — much less having a single place to charge and store them all. Yes, please.

Ottoman chair storage
credit: Dormify

Let's be real. Dorm rooms aren't exactly the most spacious living spaces. That's why we love furniture like this chair, which doubles as a storage ottoman for shoes, workout gear, or secret snacks.

Perfect for cooling your jade roller, face serums, and eye masks.

breakfast station
credit: Home Depot

Because skipping breakfast is never a good idea.

pb teen paper wall organizer
credit: PB Teen

Keep your life together. No hammer or nails needed.

From playing music to ordering you dinner, this is the personal assistant you never knew you needed.

bluetooth record player
credit: Macy's

A record player will never lose its street cred — but, just in case, this guy also includes bluetooth capabilities.

casper glow light
credit: Casper

This self-dimming light is designed to lull you into better, deeper sleep.

portable lighted mirror
credit: Nordstrom

Combat bad bathroom lighting while perfecting your morning makeup routine.


Adria Greenhauff

Adria Greenhauff

Adria Valdes Greenhauff is a writer and editor based in Miami, Fla. She’s covered food, travel and lifestyle for numerous online publications including The Quench, The List, Vivala, Foodable, Recommend magazine and Miami New Times. She's also the host of the Better Food Stories podcast.