Last Minute Cool Dorm Stuff for Guys

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Everybody knows that dual function storage and cool, cozy bedding make a dorm room, right?

Ironically, if you are looking for dorm decorating ideas for a guy, not a girl, interesting stuff is hard to find.

Being a decorator-mom as I am, I had a hard time finding guys’ dorm bedding, storage and furniture for my son that would have any personality. I mean, I had gathered XL twin sheets- no sweat, but as far as nice dorm comforters and coverlets, I had to dig deeper. I guess, because guys are not as vocal as girls when it comes to their dorm rooms, they are being almost ignored by the retailers. Who cares if every guy’s room looks the same? Well, some of them do, just don’t say it. 

After spending hours going through online stores, trade shows and catalogs, here are my latest finds:

Bedding for guys’s dorm room


Resist Stripe Indigo Coverlet

1. Resist Stripe Indigo Coverlet by District 17

You cannot go wrong with this great coverlet. Deep blue with contrasting ivory stripes will make dorm room decorating fun and easy to use.

Ink+Ivy Reece Duvet Mini Set

2. Ink+Ivy Reece Duvet Mini Set by JLA Home

Cozy up with this soft weathered denim. This completely reversible set shows off a yard dyed striped pattern in khaki and white for the flexibility of changing the look each day.

Alaska Comforter Bedding Set

3. Alaska Comforter Bedding Set by District 17

Want a rustic feel? This classic black-and-red lumberjack plaid is accented with cable knit pillows, making this masculine duvet cover perfect for a rustic feel.

Ink+Ivy Blake Duvet Mini Set

4. Ink+Ivy Blake Duvet Mini Set by JLA Home

In crisp shades of grey, black and a pop of red, the oversize plaid brings an urban feel to the room.

Hampton Hill Cottage Hill Comforter Set

5. Hampton Hill Cottage Hill Comforter Set by JLA Home

Oops! Forget about white sheets! Just get the diamond matalesse coverlet and decorative pillows of crisp navy blue.

Ink+Ivy Connor Comforter Mini Set

6. Ink+Ivy Connor Comforter Mini Set by JLA Home

In crisp shades of grey, blue and a pop of green, the oversize plaid reminds of the days on the beach.

Dorm stuff: Functional storage 


dorm storage


Belleville Metal Magazine Rack / Coat Rack

1 – 2. Belleville Metal Magazine Rack / Coat Rack by Archi Products

Use this magazine rack for desktop or hang it on the wall with magnets. It is cool in any color, bright or gray.

Dry -Erase Entry Butler

3. Dry -Erase Entry Butler by Three by Three

This is where function and decor unite! Features: 1) notes and lists can be written on front surface; 2) rear compartments hold a phone, mail, pads; 3) metal hooks at the bottom hold keys, scarves, bags, etc; 4)stainless and white boards are magnetic. Available in: real bamboo dry·erase, white magnetic dry·erase (comes with 3 strong rare earth magnets), and magnetic stainless dry·erase.

Boxes set of 4

4 – 5. Boxes set of 4 by Ferm Living

These decorative storage boxes are cool and have a lot of character. They are made of fiber cardboard with harness  leather detail.  They are sold in a set of 4.

And Den There Was Fun Container in TV

6. And Den There Was Fun Container in TV by Mod Cloth

Getting organized with this neutral, retro decorative storage boxes system gives you extra seating and storage in one. Clear your clutter under the black lid of this collapsible canvas container, which is printed in black with a television design. When fully expanded, it fits perfectly on your shelf.  Folds flat to store.

Canvas Mesh Tote - STRONGEST Shower Bag

7. Canvas Mesh Tote – STRONGEST Shower Bag by Dormco

This tote is claimed to be the strongest Shower Bag out there! This quality dorm supply is made to hold over-sized bottles, like shampoo and shaving cream, in the main area. The pockets can hold various things like your toothbrush, razor, floss, toothpaste, and more! It has easy carry handle, making it easy to transport to and from the communal dorm bathroom. Most Durable – Extra Strong Construction – WON’T RIP.

Portable Dorm Closet Shelves

8. Portable Dorm Closet Shelves by Dormco

You can just put your clothes, lift it up and transfer to the bag or suitcase. You are ready to go. With a large enough suitcase or bag, you can simply pack for college and then have your clothes all set to hang once you move into your dorm room.

And Den There Was Fun Container in Speaker

9. And Den There Was Fun Container in Speaker by Mod Cloth

Same as 6, only bigger.

So, after you read this, please do not forget to come back for pictures of my masterpiece of my son’s dorm room when it is finished. But for now, I hope you will get some benefit from the information I gathered for you.
Now your turn. Which one would you pick? Please share with us, we really want to know!
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  1. Marina, absolutely love your choices and I’d hire you in a heart bit to help me decorate my kiddos bedroom and lounge are (a work in progress!). My favorites are the speaker and TV storage boxes! The best.

    • Oh, I am so, so happy to be helpful! Let him have the most successful, wonderful year. please let me know if he will use any of the stuff I write about. My son just got some things from dorm co, they look great. Thank you for your comment.

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  3. Great choices Marina except for the white sheets. 😉 It’s not very easy to buy things for boys, what more with young guys, this post certainly makes things easy. I heart the functional storage! Proper organization of their stuff is very important, because they will be rooming in with another person.

    • Yes, white sheets are probably not a good choice for most of them but you would be surprised how neat some guys can be! I will make a picture of my son’s room at the dorm when I see him this Sunday. the storage we got at Mod Cloth is really cool and functional.

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