After more than a year of remote learning and parties with your parents as the only guests, it's finally time to head back to the uni dorms this fall. Returning to dorm living means seeing old friends and meeting new ones, enjoying the freedom of living on your own, and of course, the opportunity to decorate and design your room.
Since your dorm is the place where you'll be spending most of your time (sleeping, studying, hanging out and creating lifelong memories), it's important to make this space feel like a home away from home that's totally yours.
If you're ready to level up your digs, you can check out The Home Depot Canada's massive selection of dorm-enhancing goodies. From furniture and organization hacks to décor, they have everything you need to turn your dorm from boring and bland to a hang-out haven.
This is also your chance to optimize your study space. A table on wheels can turn any nook into a workstation, for example, while dry-erase wallpaper becomes the ultimate brainstorm zone. You can pick these up at The Home Depot Canada, along with thousands of other goodies to help you customize and make the most of dorm life.
An Adjustable Desk For Working From Bed Or The Couch
Details: Go from sitting to standing with the adjustable Vancouver Classics table. With heights ranging from 24.4" up to 37.2" high, and a clean and modern aesthetic, this mobile workstation can roll from space to space and fit in anywhere.
It's a handy alternative to a bulky desk, plus it has a spill-proof top to weather study (or Netflix) sessions.
Surround Your Space With Erasable Notes
Details: This roll of peel and stick dry erase wallpaper is over 18 feet long so you can set up a note space on every wall — perfect for studying or for leaving notes for dormmates and pals.
The wallpaper is easily removable so you don't have to worry about doing any damage to the walls or patching up holes when it's your time to move on.
Bring Green Space Indoors For Those Busy Study Days
Details: On those days when you're barely looking up from textbooks and essays, a little green might do you good. Display your indoor plant collection in a Scandinavian-inspired stand that doesn't take up too much floor space.
A touch of green goes a long way when you're trying to brighten up a cozy space. If you don't exactly have a green thumb, you can throw some faux plants in there instead.
Stay Organized With Mesh Storage Bins
Details: Dorms aren't known for their storage options, and you'll probably have to get creative if you want it to stay tidy. Great for under the bed or on the top shelf of your closet, this set of four storage bins will help you stay organized all year long.
You can easily see what's inside through the mesh side panels, while keeping things looking tidy when you store them fabric-side-out.
Make Game Day Plush & Comfy
Details: Taking a study break? This floor chair is perfect for gaming, lounging and providing an additional seat to your living space.
This low-profile adjustable chair is also good for studying, reading or crafting, making it a great multi-purpose piece of furniture to consider when outfitting your dorm room.
Do Away With Overheated Laptops
Details: the most ergonomic endeavour, you're probably going to do it anyway.
Prevent your hardworking laptop from toasting your lap with this tabletop that helps keep your computer cool. When there's a new Netflix series ready to binge, this little accessory might be your new best friend.
Roll Your Way To Clean Clothes & Fresh Sheets
Details: Ah, laundry day. You're probably going to need to haul your less-than-fresh apparel to the laundry room a few times this semester (hopefully).
With this handy rolling laundry basket, the days of stuffing dirty clothes into giant tote bags and lugging them to the washing machine are over. Roll your way to a clean wardrobe with this hamper that has two bins to help you keep everything sorted.
Your Organization Can Be Anything But Ugly
If you're like most people, living in a small space doesn't stop you from acquiring more stuff. If you're in an organizational pickle, find a beautiful home for all your knickknacks, tech accessories or toiletries with decorative woven baskets.
Who said organization has to be white plastic bins? These eco-friendly baskets have a classy neutral tone and are made from straw. They're the perfect blend of style and utility.
Hit Delete On Bad Vibes
Details: Add a little personality to your space with this cheeky throw pillow featuring perhaps the most-used keyboard key ever.
This minimalist cushion is perfect on the bed or the couch, and it's so neat it'll become your favourite conversation piece. Only good vibes in your space!
Dorm living doesn't have to be dull. Mix and match utility and style to turn your space into a home where you can do it all — study, sleep, play and party (responsibly). It's not only possible, but it can also be quick and easy when you can get all top-quality essentials in one place for a good price.