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Dorm Makeovers: Space-Saving Tips That Aren't Completely Fugly

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    Who better to dish about college style and trends than actual students? For our newly relaunched Style Syllabus series, we've partnered with College Fashionista to bring you, dear student reader, topical fashion and shopping stories that matter most. Enjoy!

    Transitioning from the spacious comforts of your parents’ house to the 250-square-foot confines of your dorm room is anything but easy. Trying to figure out how to cram all your clothes, school supplies, accessories, and growing shoe collection into half a closet is even harder. Instead of living in a room with plastic bins from floor to ceiling (hey, we’ve all considered it), we have uncovered some creative and chic options for maximizing your space.

    Just because your dorm room is the size of a jail cell doesn’t mean it has to look like one. From bookshelves to magazine racks to woven baskets, check out our must-have list of space-saving and super-stylish items.

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