5 Ways To Use Dorm Decor in Your First Apartment

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Adulting is hard, decorating should be easy.

A trunk

Your trunk was the perfect way to safe keep your belongings and move in and out of school each year. Now, keep your new apartment organized, tidy, and stylish by using it as an extra seating option, a coffee table, or as a cute accent table. Add a mongolian rug and chic tray to add major style.

A Desk Lamp

Give your desk lamp a fresh new look by styling it in an unexpected place other than your desk. Use it as reading lamp by your bedside or an accent piece in your living space.


If you were able to carefully remove your favorite college posters without destroying them, place them in inexpensive oversized frames. They will make a great statement piece on a bare wall or take a few and layer and lean them against your wall for that laid-back, city vibe.

Storage Furniture

Raise the bar on your college storage furniture by adding some libations and pretty glassware to the top to create the ultimate bar cart. More of a morning person? Transform your storage unit into your very own coffee bar with all the fixings to jumpstart your morning. You’ll be the hostess with the mostess in no time!

Take it up a notch and cover the top with marble contact paper to instantly amp up the chic factor.

Accent Rug

If you had a faux fur scatter rug to warm up your dorm room, get it cleaned and use it as an accent piece in your apartment. There are so many ways you can style this – drape over the top of a bench, chair, or nightstand to make a dull piece of furniture look fabulous!


Our philosophy, inspiration and products are all meant to spark your imagination. After all, you only have four years of college. You shouldn’t settle for less than the best when it comes to discovering your style or designing your space. Dormify aims to inspire college students to explore and embrace their style both inside and outside their dorm rooms. We want YOU to be the tastemakers in small space interior design.