Dorm decorations and essentials: Homekit lights, smart speakers, and more

University can be a scary time but also an incredibly fun one. With many students moving away from home for the first time, it's important to set up your dorm in a way that really feels like you.  Your dorm is often just a blank canvas to start putting your personality in so you want all the best dorm essentials to see you right. 

Are you looking for new smart lights to add a little bit of ambiance? Do you have the room for a new TV? Maybe it's time to pick up a video game console to play on in your downtime.  You need something for when you host your friends, and for those chill nights relaxing after all that studying you've been telling your family you've been doing. 

if you want the collect room around, here are some of the best dorm decorations and essentials to really show off your own little space. Once you've got them all sorted, make sure to add one of the best dorm desks and the best office chairs on a budget to finish off that dorm. 

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What are the best accessories for a dorm?

Or first pick would have to be the Sony WH-1000XM4. They are a stunning pair of headphones that will block out all the noise around you, and let you get on with your work without being disturbed. They're built like tanks and sound pretty good to boot. Keep that movie night private with these bad boys, or make bus and train journeys just that little bit more relaxing by blocking out the noise around you.

Our second must-have is the iPad Mini. It's perfect for watching TV in bed with its smaller screen and powerful little chip. It's also great for taking notes during lectures, so you'll have something always on you to get a little work done as well.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.

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