IT’S THE DORM ROOM DESK SET UP FOR ME. If you’re a college student moving into your (first) dorm, listen up! Having space to study and hang in your dorm room is essential, as just as essential as your desk area where you do all that. There are endless ways to making this area become an ideal dorm room desk spot!
Dorm Room Desk Ideas
My dorm room in college never had a desk, but one of my apartments did and I put it in the living room as an extra surface! Not all desks need to be used for their purpose, but if you choose to study in your room it would help! I was never someone who used a desk or needed one because I was weird and only studied on my bed (LOL). For most college students, having your own space and your own desk to set up and makes yours is the hope. That extra space really helps you to stay organized and have everything you need study-wise in one spot. Most dorm rooms come with a desk and for many, that’s the opportunity to create an area that will feel like home and a place you feel comfortable studying!
Dorm Desk Organization
Whether your dorm room comes furnished or not, there are countless dorm room desk and organization ideas to keep you living in a stress-free, organized, cute, homey space. Not everything needs to be displayed on a desk to look organized and be at easy access! From decorations to containers, to shelves, dividers, and much more, here are 15 awesome dorm room desk and organization ideas you will love! These apply to any dorm desk situation you may have and hopefully will inspire you to get creative and have fun organizing!
Wall file holder
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Anything that hangs on the wall and can be used to store your magazines, books, or school files is the best! This is something that can be out of your way but still at your desk. You won’t have to worry about having enough room on your desk.
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If a cozy workspace isn’t on the agenda, what are you doing? Keeping things tidy is important is nice, but so is having a cute work area where you spend a lot of your time studying. You want it to be a desk area you feel good in!!
Light up your desk
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Add some light and life to your dorm desk area with lights!! Yes, this is an essential. I feel the more decorative and fun your dorm desk is, the more prone you are to study! No, just me?
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Desk organizers are everything when you have limited space in a dorm room. They make your life easier and look like you have your life together (mostly).
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Desk drawers and containers are a great way to keep your smaller desk supplies organized and looking pretty! For all the miscellaneous items, those need a home too where you can easily find them!
Phone accessory organizer
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This is one of those things you don’t realize how much you need!! Keeping a phone or phone accessories charged and NOT losing any of those in your dorm room is important! This is a reliable spot if you need your charger (especially if you have roommates).
Privacy dorm room divider and organizer
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I had one of these over the side of my bed in my college dorm room and it was great! Not only do you have a little more privacy, but you also have extra storage for what might not fit on your desk!
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Does it get any cuter when trying to organize your desk area but also add some decor to your wall?? Affordable, stylish, and does the job. You can store so much!!
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You never knew a Billiton was so needed at your dorm desk when you need a picture and accessory holder but also makes for a good calendar spot! I love this idea and makes organization around your desk area a little more fun.
Decor and details
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It’s all in the detail!! We love a dorm desk area that’s a fun vibe and makes studying more enjoyable! Whether that be lights or a plant-have fun with it.
Wood desktop display shelf
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The cutest desk organizer and takes up little space?? This is great for books and if you want a place to put smaller items but essential ones! Something different but useful makes a great dorm room desk idea.
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What you want the vibe to be at your desk all day?! What will inspire you and keep you focused? Having pictures and fun decor around your dorm room desk area makes for an even better study experience!
Metal wire board
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A cute wallboard like this is perfect for keeping notes or hanging on to important items that you want to see in front of you every day at your dorm desk. You can even get containers for your study tools that match! I love the rose-gold theme to this, it makes for a very stylish, fun study vibe!
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This is an absolute must!!! Carts are amazing because they can be used to store so much, work great as a nightstand, and are on wheels so you can move it to wherever you need it! Highly recommend it if you have space for it in your dorm room!!
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Every college student needs some cute dividers, I don’t care what you’re at school for! These dividers will help you organize your life so well, especially all the important papers you need to get back to. This is great for having on your desk and is easy access to your schoolwork!