College dorm rooms are generally something that, in their most basic, truest form, tend not to be considered particularly aesthetically pleasing. At any given dormitory at an institution of higher learning (or boarding school, for that matter) you’ll probably get some combination of the following: fluorescent lighting, off-white cinderblock walls, and yellowing linoleum floors that appear to have seen their best days around the Bush Administration. (The first one, that is.)
College dorms don't exactly have a rep for being the most beautiful living spaces. But here's a lesson to all the soon-to-be-freshmen out there in the world: Life is a whole lot more fun if you learn to think on the bright side. What dorm rooms might lack in style, they make up for in neutrality. Your white concrete cube is a blank canvas to get creative with some beautiful solutions.
I’ve seen and read a lot of college dorm packing lists and what all to bring. Honestly, a lot of them are by stores and brands trying to justify you buying everything on their list because they want you to… And hey, they're a brand and that’s how they make money, so cool for them. I know many college students are in the same boat as me, and so I've compiled a college dorm packing list of everything I actually used during my freshman year of college!