So, you’ve moved into the dorm and decided that your room needs a little extra pizzazz. Shopping for dorm room items can be a euphoric yet overwhelming experience. It’s a time to refresh and step into your new life as a college student. Instead of worrying about going over your budget, here are five stores that won’t break the bank creating your perfect sanctuary!
- Bed Bath and Beyond
Bed Bath and Beyond is a go-to place for dorm shopping. This retail store has everything you need, from kitchen supplies, cozy bedding, and storage items. As a bonus, there are a ton of coupons readily available online, making shopping for essentials affordable.
My top pick: Wild Sage™ Adele Flower Throw Pillow
Amazon is great for having a wide selection and quick delivery. I highly recommend getting decorations and organizer bins from the site. Remember always to check the reviews to make sure you are getting your money’s worth of supplies. What’s great about shopping as a college student with Amazon is that the retail giant offers college students a free six-month trial of Amazon Prime—giving you access to free delivery, exclusive deals, and Prime Movies.
My top pick: 3-Tier Rolling Utility Cart
3. 5 Below
5 Below is one of the most affordable places to get super cute dorm decor! With a whole department focused on college dorm rooms, its online store has a good selection of desk accessories, wall art, and lighting. Along with the decor, 5 Below has practical dorm supplies such as extension cords, power strips, and printer cables. The website also offers schools supplies from major brands like Papermate and Sharpie.
My top pick: LED curtain lights 5ft
Walmart is another dorm shopping go-to place. With there being a Walmart close to Hampton’s campus, Walmart is a great place to pick up last-minute room accessories. Throw pillows, wall tapestries, rugs, seating, everything that you can think of to customize your space. If you’re on a budget, Walmart has discounted items.
My top pick: Mainstays World Wall Tapestry
5. Dorm Co
Specializing in dorm room needs year-round, the online store Dorm Co is perfect to find bedding, throw pillows, trunks, closet organizers, and more. If you’re interested in more unique dorm room items, Dorm Co has an extensive selection to match your dorm room aesthetic. The website offers student discounts on most products.
My top pick: Smoke Blue/Granite Gray Reversible Twin XL Comforter
It takes a lot to transform a dorm room into your home away from home, but hopefully, with these stores, you can customize your room and prepare for an amazing on-campus experience!