Find budget-friendly decor for your kid’s new digs
Fill frames with pictures of home to brighten homesick days.
Turquoise desk frame ($11) and green frame ($15); pier1.com.
Your student can customize lampshades, bedding and curtains to suit her style with this DIY book.
Dorm Décor, $20; chroniclebooks.com.
These sheets are so fun and cheap it might be worth it to buy two sets (who knows when the laundry will be done.)
Twin XL sheets, $20; jcp.com.
A laptop table doubles as a portable desk so work can be done in every corner of the room.
Dave laptop table, $17.99; at Ikea.
This ottoman not only provides a place to perch but it also opens to provide extra storage space.
Ottoman, $19.99; at Target.
Use one or a bunch to keep food, toiletries and other items off the floor and neatly tucked away.
Supreme crate, $14.99; organize.com.
Not even the sleepiest student can doze through this alarm, which features an extra loud clock.
Extra loud alarm clock, Timex, $9.99; bedbathandbeyond.com.
A pretty decorative pillow will liven up close quarters and provide something to lean on.
Bird decorative pillow, $14.99; jcp.com.
This clip-on lamp is perfect for late night reading at the desk or in bed.
Clip on lamp, $19.99; kohls.com.