The Best Places to Buy Dorm Furniture Online

Create the dorm room of your dreams with these stellar retailers.

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July 14, 2023

You've made a dorm room checklist, you've checked it twice and now you're ready to tackle back-to-school shopping. But where does one find the furniture necessary to transform their dreary dorm room into a cozy, collegiate oasis?

Here, of course. We've got you covered with our definitive dorm furniture shopping guide. Find the best online retailers for dorm room furniture and decor in every style and budget in the links down below.

Deck your dorm room in streamlined furnishings from AllModern. This home retailer offers a wide array of contemporary, industrial and minimalist-style trimmings to carry you through your collegiate career and beyond. Head to AllModern to shop (faux) leather upholstery, iron-framed accent furniture, chrome hardware and midcentury modern silhouettes aplenty.

Knock every furniture piece off your dorm checklist with help from this one-stop shop. Amazon has everything you never knew you needed and manages to deliver it to your front door within two business days. Amazon offers a wide range of brands on their site, plus essential dorm furniture finds from their in-house brands, Amazon Basics, Stone & Beam and Rivet.

On the hunt for dorm room furniture that will stand the test of time? Crate & Barrel is here to make your dreams come true. This contemporary home retailer offers durable, high-quality desks, accent chairs and nightstands that are sure to elevate any dorm room design.

When a retailer has the word "dorm" in their name, you know it's a safe bet. Dormify is the ultimate college decor retailer, offering storage essentials, twin XL bedding in every colorway imaginable and, yes, dorm room furniture. Peruse their multipurpose and nail-free storage furniture below, and scoop up a duvet cover while you're at it.

Overstock is a must-shop spot for dorm furniture that's equal parts casual, comfortable and colorful. Browse through their Dorm Room Essentials page to shop a curated collection of contemporary and modern-style furnishings. Best part? Overstock's pricing leaves plenty of room in your budget to knock out your first-semester book list.

You will want to buy one of everything available in PB Teen's Dorm section. Enter the site and shop at your own risk. Pottery Barn Teen combines high-quality craftsmanship with on-trend colors, patterns and designs to yield dreamy dorm room furnishings for guys and gals alike.

Target is our go-to, tried-and-true retailer for all things dorm, and their furniture selection is no exception. Make Target your first stop if you're on the hunt for curated furniture collections that marry on-trend designs with modest college-kid budgets. And go ahead and snag a few color-coordinating bath and dining essentials while you're at it to tie your dorm together.

Live out your best bohemian life with Urban Outfitters dorm furniture finds. This free-spirited retailer offers a plethora of punchy patterns and eclectic accent furniture befitting freshmen dorms. Head over to their site for velvet floor pillows, woven storage baskets, cane-inlay nightstands and industrial accent tables for your pint-sized kitchen.

Drum roll, please. The winner of the best place to shop for college dorm furniture on a budget is ... Walmart! This dependable retailer offers all the trimmings necessary to turn your dorm room into a home away from home — without spending a fortune.

It's true what they say: Wayfair's got just what you need. Specifically, just what you need to furnish your college dorm. Check out their extensive style and price selection to find the perfect finishing touches to show off your personality and make your dorm room feel like home.

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