The fact that a dorm room is by definition a transient residence doesn't mean it has to look like something in an insane asylum, furnished for a feeble-minded occupant whose main concern is spending as little time there as possible. And after all, what's the sense in spending a small fortune on a college education and then living like a slob?
Establishing a more gentlemanly environment, using the items proposed here, will not only enrich the educational experience but will significantly boost the quality of your extracurricular activities as well – which as any alum can tell you is just as important. With a small investment, you'll not only have the most stylish digs on campus, but you'll have a head start on your first bachelor pad to boot.
So forget about lava lamps and Scarface posters and get ready to be the B.M.O.C. – and the best part about it: you can seal the deal with a few keystrokes on eBay – where 68% of items ship for free – and look like you spent thousands more.
Every lair needs its nerve center, and the MacBook Pro is the way to go. Perfect for screening Netflix and scoring deals on eBay when you're not actually writing a term paper.
You need something stylish to stow your MacBook in that won't make you look like a failed MBA candidate. And when you're not actually carrying a computer this is a handsome way to head out for a weekend off campus.
Lighting is key as any hip hotelier will tell you. Forget the crappy plastic desk lamps and go with this stunning brass number that's dripping in mid-century cool. Also perfect for impromptu photo shoots.
They serve coffee in the dining hall – when entertaining "at home", up your game with a snazzy espresso machine. It's as much a design object as a necessity for getting properly caffeinated.
Forget about tiny Bluetooth gadgets clogged with spilled beer – the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 is a high-end speaker system that sounds just as good today as it did ten years ago.
For the root beer enthusiasts.
This is less of an office chair and more of an investment in making late night term paper writing a hundred percent more comfortable and elegant.
You may not have room for more than a twin bed, but that doesn't mean you have to sleep like an inmate. High thread count sheets are a good start, but a luxurious mattress pad is next-level.