How To Have The Best Dorm Room, Ever

We turned to experts for tips on making the most of a small space

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College move-in day is quickly approaching, and, if you haven’t already started, it’s time to start getting your dorm in order.

While you may be picturing your post-high school life as running from class to class and party to party, the truth is you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your room. Whether you’re working on homework and projects, hosting group study sessions, or squeezing in some time to relax or nap in between classes, your dorm is going to be your new home away from home. With that said, figuring out your decor and making the most of a (most likely) small space is crucial.

It’s a lot more than buying yourself a cool duvet and pinning photos of friends and family to a bulletin board. Developing your dorm room into a creative space you love being in will improve your overall college experience. We chatted with expert interior designers Ashley Darryl and Ashley Bussell of Laurel + Wolf on how to kick off the school year with a strong dorm game.

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