First is a lamp. A lamp will not only add dimension to your room, but will help you when your overhead fluorescent dorm lights don't provide the lighting you desire. You can choose between a table lamp and a floor lamp. If you choose to get a lamp, pick one with a slim base like the ones shown above.
When it comes to chairs, you will definitely want one. The chairs you will find in your dorm are very uncomfortable and dull looking. (Not to mention, they've been used by other people...yuk!) Getting a chair for your room will again decorate your room and give you a comfy place to sit when you don't wanna sit in bed.
The item on the list are tables. Little bedside tables are perfect for extra storage for personal items. Tables are perfect for an alarm clock, a place to put your book if you read in bed and for your phone if you like to surf the web before bed. Make sure your table is small enough to fit on your side of the room if you have a roommate.
Finally, a trash can/waste basket. Now I think that most are probably like why is trash can on the list? Well in my experience, trash cans have always been needed and always seem to clash with whatever decor myself or my friends have for the room. Also, trash cans are inexpensive. This is an inexpensive way to make your room look a little prettier. If you are strapped for cash, this is the perfect thing to buy. It's a conversation starter, because who else is gonna have a mint green glittery zig zag waste basket? No one. You could start the trend.
So, let me know in the comments or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know what you think! I'm always open to questions, conserns, comments and critiques! 💋