June 06, 2014

Dorm Room Essentials

This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed, however, are my own and that of The Caro Diaries. 

For the last two years, I've lived on campus at my university, and I've loved it! Right before freshman year, I bought my bedding after days of searching for the perfect one. I knew I didn't want a bed-in-a-bag, or any scratchy Bed, Bath and Beyond bedspreads, and I really wanted a comfy duvet, so it took me most of the week before college when I moved to the US, to find my perfect bedding. 

Two years later, I'm a little bored of it and I'm ready for an upgrade. I'm kind of mad I never knew that Pottery Barn had a "dorm" section of their PBTeen collection. So when PBDorm asked me to create my dream bedroom, I knew I would have so much fun with it. So, these are some of my dorm room essentials, and some of my fave things from PBDorm's collection.

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So as for my dorm room essentials. After two years of college, I think I'm adequately trained to tell you this..

[a lap desk] 
I don't think I ever do work at my desk.. I'm always on my bed doing work, because it's comfier and let's be real, desks suck. Getting a good lap desk is key for college, and this Pottery Barn one is awesome cause it holds your tablet in it - I love being able to watch Netflix on my iPad without having to hold it all night. PBDorm also has storage lap desks, which open up and holds things for you which is like, amazing..

[a sturdy laundry bag] 
No matter where you go to college, you're more likely than not going to have to lug your laundry across a hallway, floor, or even down some stairs or an elevator. Even now, in NYC, I have to lug my laundry downstairs, across the entire building and down another flight of stairs or one verrryyy slow elevator stop. So investing in a great laundry bag that won't rip or fall apart, and not flash your undies to everyone else is a must!

[organizational tools]
okay, this one might just be me because I love organization, but getting yourself some magazine holders for your textbooks on your desk (or how I used it - done, and to do.. I would move the notebook over to done when I finally finished the assignment for that class). I love the desk organizational stuff from PB, and even their makeup organization stuff too because more often than not, my makeup is spewed all across my counter.. not organized whatsoever.

[decorative pillows] 
This one is a must! No matter your style, preference or fashion taste, decorative pillows can add a pop of color and personality to any room, and of course you should choose one that reflects you. For me, I would choose a cute monogrammed pillow like this PBTeen one - it would look so cute!

[bedding that you love] 
If you hate your bedding or think it's uncomfortable or doesn't reflect you, then you're not gonna be as comfortable in your room as you think. Your bedding says a lot about you - especially to roommates who are still getting to know you. Choose something you love - it's the perfect statement piece! 
Happy dorm room shopping, y'all..

P.S. you save 10% here when you use your .edu email address! You're welcome ;)! 

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  1. I'm obsessed with PBdorm's selection. SO many amazing things!

  2. Obsessed with PotteryBarn. I am not in college anymore and would totally decorate my entire house with Pottery Barn.

  3. Amazing decorative pillows. Going to grab them. Thanks for the tips

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