With around 20 million students returning to university campuses this month, the daily design blog FurnitureFashion.com released a list of the 30 best furnishings for college students. After analyzing feedback from its 20,000 readers and reviewing relevant portions of the home decor data it's pulled together over the past five years, the blog made its recommendations for the best dorm room furniture, as well as pieces for small campus apartments.
Ranging from bookshelves and side chairs to quirky accents and accessories with a bit of humor, each piece represented on the list is compact and contemporary enough to be relevant in a collegiate dwelling -- removable vinyl wall art decals for spaces that prohibit wall hangings, for instance, and beds that also double as work desks when flipped and rearranged.
The http://www.furniturefashion.com co-founders explain, "Clearly, a dorm room isn't meant to look like an interior design showroom; it's a small space with a lot of traffic coming in and out of it. That's why we selected pieces that are durable, versatile, and smart for rooms with little square footage, but also young, modern and fun -- many with a visual twist. Frugality and practicality doesn't have to exist at the expense of style."
Hosting an archive of more than 5,000 furniture-related posts, Furniture Fashion has made a habit of publishing original content 365 days a year since 2007.
The list -- the first of its kind for the site, which normally publishes daily roundups of ten variations on the day's theme -- is divided into four categories: desks, seating, bookshelves and accents. According to the Furniture Fashion team, each object was selected for its blend of style and relevance to teenagers and twenty-somethings living on college campuses.
Furniture Fashion's Top 30 Furnishings for College Students
- Flexitube by Doris Kisskalt
- Movable Dolly Bookcase by StudioDZ
- MyDNA Bookshelves by Joel Escalona
- Skateboard Shelf from Wal-Mart
- Target Bookshelf from Mebrure Oral
- Twins Bookshelf by Zeynep Cinisli
- Bean Bag from Restoration Hardware
- Futon Sofa Bed from Target
- Modern Shark Chair from Rene Holten
- Bufa Chair from MOWO Studio
- Cabinet Chair by Ontwerpers
- Ektorp Chair with Slipcover by IKEA
- Swoop Swivel Chair by PBTeen
- Trace Blue Loveseat from Armen Living
- 2x2 Console Desk from West Elm
- Convertible Workstation from Natalia Boublik
- Fold-Out Convertible Desk from Solutions.com
- Folding Bed Workspace from Bonbon
- Small Space Workstation from Miso Soup Design
- Solitaire Workstation from Alexander Lotersztain Studio
- Tetris Inspired Storage Desk by Pedro Machado
- Chantal File Desk by PBTeen
- Otto Workstation Cabinet by John Lewis
- Dropped Numbers 23-Inch Clock from CB2
- Fried Egg Rug by Valentina Audrito
- Little Black Rug by John Pour Home
- Portable Raskog Trolley from IKEA
- Removable Wall Art Decals from Blik
- Slice Nesting Tables by Adesso 160
- USB Port Lamp from Conof
This list was compiled by the http://www.furniturefashion.com
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