Whether you want to add a little luxury to your camping experience, decorate a dorm room affordably, or find some comfy and easy-to-store pieces to bring out at your next party, there are lots of reasons to try inflatable furniture.
In the 1980s, a group of college girls were huddled in a circle in the middle of a dorm room using a Ouija board, their fingers just barely touching the planchette as it slid around the board in a lazy figure eight motion.
Whether you are parents furnishing a room for your college student or a student furnishing your room on a shoestring budget, finding cheap furniture for dorm rooms is a great way to stretch your furniture shopping dollars.
Whichever loft bed you select, just remember you'll need to assemble it inside your dorm room and disassemble it at the end of each year unless you're a year-round student and will be staying in the same room each year.
Whether you are starting with a completely empty room or adding your own accessory pieces to the standard dorm room bed and desk, you want the furniture you get to be comfortable, attractive, functional and affordable.
Some colleges offer special visits allowing you to shadow a current student for the day, attending all his or her classes and even spending the night in a dorm for a taste of the complete college experience.
Most dorms have a form of hall government, a bit like student council in high school, concerned with planning social and educational events for the dorm and overseeing decisions affecting residents.
While of course everything doesn't have to match perfectly and roommates may want to put their own signature style into the room, discussing who can bring what to the dorm is certainly important.
Newer dorm rooms may be equipped to handle higher powered appliances, such as microwaves and big screen TVs, while older dorms may not allow anything stronger than a hair dryer or curling iron.
En dorm, I sleep, but 'eu' dormissem, I had slept.