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Casa Craving Recap: Dorm Room Digs

Even if you haven't lived in a dorm in ages, it's fun to think about decorating them. So before back-to-school time, I asked you guys to help our dorm dwellers dress their new digs for last week's Casa Craving challenge. Thanks to everyone who played along!

Some of you had some excellent, practical advice for college students: Lintacious recommends "one good desk lamp that you can have on while your roommate sleeps." Other Casa Cravers chose products that were way more luxurious than any dorm I've ever seen, but I loved those too.

You can see all of the dorm room Casa Cravings here, as well as the lists users created with their items. (Learn how to create your own lists here.) Here are a few of my favorites.

Look #1, designed by Lintacious, who had a great selection of practical storage containers and fun knick-knacks, like a potato-shaped planter.

Two more looks, so

Look #2, designed by Glam Sugar, who lived up to her screen name with fancy finds like a mod futon and a white MacBook.

Look #3, designed by Ellewing, whose more practical booty — which includes a first aid kit — would make a great shopping list for anyone starting school this year.

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chatty-smiles chatty-smiles 8 years
alot to choose from..
chatty-smiles chatty-smiles 8 years
alot to choose from..
lintacious lintacious 8 years
oh yeah, ikea has a great tool set that comes in a nifty little box to keep everything together. at the very least have a screwdriver and a hammer!i spent more time trying to get my stupid printer to work than i actually did writing anything. if your school has free printing, i wouldn't bother buying a printer (ink is such a rip off anyway). Just use the 24/7 computer labs to print things out or find someone on your floor who has a printer. trust me, it's not nearly as frustrating as cursing out your printer because it keep spitting out blank pieces of paper at you.
lintacious lintacious 8 years
oh yeah, ikea has a great tool set that comes in a nifty little box to keep everything together. at the very least have a screwdriver and a hammer! i spent more time trying to get my stupid printer to work than i actually did writing anything. if your school has free printing, i wouldn't bother buying a printer (ink is such a rip off anyway). Just use the 24/7 computer labs to print things out or find someone on your floor who has a printer. trust me, it's not nearly as frustrating as cursing out your printer because it keep spitting out blank pieces of paper at you.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Love the Van Gogh Ellewing!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Love the Van Gogh Ellewing!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Thanks tdamji! I did kinda go crazy, I was thinking of things that I would like if I were going to college now. :)
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i love glam's list a lot! so many great things like printers etc that i forgot about!
jiujiu jiujiu 8 years
KEY ITEM OVERLOOKED: TOOL KITS! I got mine as a grad gift going into college and I used it a countless number of times. They have them cheap at ikea and other places. It's definitely a milestone on the road to adulthood, owning tools.Plus, word got around that I had tools and a lot of guys were knocking on my door to borrow it...an interesting way to meet people.
jiujiu jiujiu 8 years
KEY ITEM OVERLOOKED: TOOL KITS! I got mine as a grad gift going into college and I used it a countless number of times. They have them cheap at ikea and other places. It's definitely a milestone on the road to adulthood, owning tools. Plus, word got around that I had tools and a lot of guys were knocking on my door to borrow it...an interesting way to meet people.
millarci millarci 8 years
lintacious makes a really good point. When everyone was moving out, people left sooooo much stuff by the trash that they didn't need/want anymore. A lot of the stuff was in good condition. I love the dorm stuff ideas! I wish I had teamsugar when I was still in school.
millarci millarci 8 years
lintacious makes a really good point. When everyone was moving out, people left sooooo much stuff by the trash that they didn't need/want anymore. A lot of the stuff was in good condition.I love the dorm stuff ideas! I wish I had teamsugar when I was still in school.
lintacious lintacious 8 years
oh you can also get most of this stuff for cheap at the end of a semester when seniors are moving out and they basically give this stuff away (i know i did). Look for bulletins, flyers and classifieds in the school paper. Even sidewalks! I gave away so much free stuff when I graduated that was in perfectly new condition, I just didn't need "dorm" furnishings anymore.
lintacious lintacious 8 years
pony: you can buy equivalents of everything on my list at walmart/target/meijer.
apinkpony apinkpony 8 years
As a college student, these are all cute ideas. But even at a private school, I know SO MANY of my friends would be able to afford this stuff... not. Not to mention there is no room for any of it. But hey, its cute stuff. Always great for ideas though. And yes, don't forget the first aid kits/tylenol/etc...
lintacious lintacious 8 years
it's surprising how many people forget first-aid kits until someone's nose is bleeding all over the place!
ktacce ktacce 8 years
That Taterpot from Urban Outfitters is cracking me up! :D
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