Guess how small my room is! It’s a whopping 8.5 by 10 feet! Today, I’m going to be giving you a room tour, and sharing some small bedroom decor ideas and space saving hacks. I currently live in Regents La Jolla Apartments and have the den as my room. I’ve linked a lot of the products and furniture I use below, so be sure to check them out! 🙂
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Most small rooms don’t come with a mirror, so I definitely recommend buying your own over-the-door or floor mirror! I got mine from Marshall’s in-store.
My room also didn’t come with a closet, so I had to buy this clothing rack from Target. I love it because it’s great quality and sturdy!
For extra storage for my clothes, I bought single Sterlite drawers from Target to put on the clothing rack. I couldn’t find them on the Target website, but I found a pack of 4 single drawers on Amazon!
I definitely recommend using the same type of hangers to keep your closet or clothing rack cohesive. They will tie the whole room together, especially if your room is small!
If you happen to have a tote bag, you can store other purses and items in it to save space!
I love these 3 drawer carts because they’re affordable (only $10 on Target!), and they’re great for extra storage and organization. To spice the drawers up a bit, I taped cardstock stationary paper on the inside.
I love these 3 drawer carts because they’re affordable (only $10 on Target!) and they’re great for extra storage and organization. To spice the drawers up a bit, I taped cardstock stationary paper on the inside.
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I’ve been using my Ultrabrite LED lamp for the past three years, and I love having the freedom to change the light settings. All of the places I’ve lived in had different lighting, so it’s nice to be able to adjust the lamp to fit the place. Also, the Ultrabrite LED lamp had a fan, 2 USB ports, and adjustable neck!
If you live in a shared apartment, I recommend that you bring your own face mirror to put on your desk. That way, you can do everything you need comfortably and in your own space. The mirrors come with LED lights and are the same price as those without!
If your phone alarm is unreliable or if you want to make sure you have a backup at all times, definitely get an alarm clock! You don’t want to risk waking up late for a class or an exam and having your grade drop. It’s the WORST feeling. Trust me. Been there, done that. Having a clock in your room is also nice and convenient! You don’t need anything fancy. Just something to get the job done.
If you are set on spending the extra bucks on a beautiful, colorful Hydro Flask, I highly recommend them. I bought one last year, and it’s still in amazing condition. It keeps my water cool and my tea hot the entire day. Honestly, the only reason why I bought my Hydro Flask is because it’s in my absolute favorite shade of blue, and it was the only brand sold at my school. Nonetheless, I am very happy with my Hydro.
Another problem of small rooms is the lack of outlets! Get an outlet extender with multiple charging ports so that you charge your phone, laptop, iPad, etc. at the same time!
Spruce up your bed with some cute decorative pillows!
If you get cold easily, especially during the winter, I recommend that you also bring a throw blanket in addition to a comforter. A throw is also great for when you and your friends have movie nights or are just chilling together.
The reason why you should get foldable bags are because space is limited! This will help you save as much space as possible.
The reason why you should get a foldable laundry bag is because space is limited! This will help you save as much space as possible.
If you frequently air dry your clothes because you’re afraid of them shrinking, get this foldable drying rack. It’s also really easy to store.
If you’re like me and have a lot of shoes, get a container with a snap on lid so that you can easily store your shoes under your bed without them smelling!