The Ultimate Dorm Room Furniture Checklist

Headed to college this fall? Congrats! Whether you’re checking into your dorm for the first time, moving off campus to complete another semester, or just want a fresh start at home, decorating your college space is the perfect way to express yourself or keep up with interior trends. Make sure you have all the essentials for your home away from home this semester with our ultimate furniture checklist, and get 25% off all bedroom, entertainment, and home office pieces from August 1st to August 21st, 2023!

Bedroom Essentials

Walker Edison Solid Wood Twin Spindle Bed


Sometimes a dorm space is so limited that your bed becomes your only oasis, so why not make it a place you want to escape to? The Sunset Full Bed Over  Workstation is the perfect fit for a small dorm that doesn’t have room for your bed and desk–you can always climb down the integrated ladder and submit that last-minute homework assignment before the deadline in one fell swoop!

Express your style with a twin bed that’s both space conscious and embodies current design trends, like the Antiqua Metal Pipe Bed. Or, if you’re lucky enough to be able to fit something a little larger in your dorm or apartment, opt for a rustic queen bedframe like the Arcadia Bed. It's on clearance, so you can save money and sprawl out after a long day on campus.

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Arcadia Queen Bed


Solid Wood Spindle Daybed

Solid Wood Spindle Twin Bed (featured)

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Antiqua Metal Pipe Twin Bed

Space Savers:

Sunrise Twin Over Futon Bunk Bed

Sunset Workstation Bed


Walker Edison Mid-Century Nightstand for college


Bedside tables are essential for housing your odds and ends, like extra pens, laptop chargers, and skincare must-haves. With a small-space-friendly nightstand like the Modern 1-Drawer Nightstand, you’ll have plenty of room to style the space next to your bed with a cute lamp or décor, and the single drawer lends room for tech and books.

Those who love tech-savvy products don’t have to sacrifice style with the Lisa 2-Drawer Nightstand. Its integrated USB port allows you to place this table anywhere and still keep your phone, tablet, or computer charged.

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Transitional Spindle Leg 1-Drawer Nightstand

Mid-Century Modern Gallery-Top 2-Drawer Nightstand

Modern 1-Drawer Nightstand


Mid-Century 2-Drawer Solid Wood Nightstand (featured)

Sloane 2-Drawer Solid Wood Nightstand

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Mid-Century 1-Drawer Solid Wood Nightstand

Fluted Glass 2-Door Nightstand with USB Port

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2-Drawer Mid-Century Solid Wood Nightstand

Lisa 2-Drawer Nightstand with USB Port


Walker Edison 4-Drawer Dresser for college


From early-morning class to on-campus socials, you’ve got to have a versatile wardrobe stocked with sweatpants and going-out attire; and you’ll need somewhere to put it! The L-Leg 6-Drawer Dresser leaves tons of room on top for useful décor like a mirror or jewelry organizer, while six spacious drawers lends more than enough space for anything from clothes to backpacks.

If you’re short on space, the vertical Savanna Chest of Drawers will fit a little better, and still offers four drawers of storage and a tabletop for décor to make your room feel like home.

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Spencer Solid Wood 6-Drawer Dresser

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Savanna 4-Drawer Chest (featured)

Savanna 6-Drawer Dresser

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Modern Wood and Metal L-Leg 6-Drawer Dresser

6-Drawer Solid Wood Modern Dresser

Living Room + Entertainment Must-Haves

Walker Edison Mid-Century TV Stand for college

TV Stands

Nothing brings roomies together quite like gathering around for the latest episode of everyone’s favorite series. Whether you’re taking a much-deserved break from hitting the books or you just want to spend some quality time with your new housemates, you’ll need an epic TV stand for an epic watch party. For a sleek, space-saving look, go for the Minimalist Floating TV Stand, which features storage for get-together essentials like soundbars and gaming consoles.

If you’ve got a little more space and want to show off some major storage for movies, streaming devices, and enough controllers for all your friends, opt for a stylish 70-inch media console like the reeded Mid-Century Modern TV Stand.

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Mid-Century Modern 2-Door Reeded TV Stand for TVs up to 80”

Mid-Century Modern Angular TV Stand for TVs up to 80”

Rustic Barn Door TV Stand for TVs up to 80”  


Sliding Barn Door TV Console

52” Mid-Century TV Console 

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Simple Contemporary 58” TV Console

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Minimalist Floating TV Stand

Adair 58” Solid Wood TV Console (featured)

Workstation Necessities

Walker Edison L-Shaped Desk for college


We may be stating the obvious here, but if you want one piece of furniture you absolutely love, let it be a desk you don’t mind sitting at for hours of studying, cramming, and even pre-class primping (desks make great vanities if you’re low on space!). Leave room for everything from your laptop to your art supplies with the L-Shaped Computer Desk, where adjustable shelves and hidden cubbies come in plenty.

Want something a little more sleek and small space friendly? The Modern Glass-Top Computer Desk has a sliding keyboard tray and a small but sufficient surface for your desktop, laptop, or textbooks.

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Marvin Modern 3-Drawer Desk

Anthony Storage Shelf Computer Desk with Outlet

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Modern Glass-Top Computer Desk

Luxe Minimalist Writing Desk

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Modern Farmhouse L-Shaped Computer Desk (featured)

Jared 42” Storage Desk with Chalkboard Door


Walker Edison Minimalist Bookshelf for college


Whether you’re studying medicine or fine arts, you’ll need a designated spot to host all those textbooks and projects! Bookshelves are the perfect solution for both dorms and off-campus apartments. You can always find one that fits your space, and maneuver it into any nook or cranny for some much-needed additional storage.

A great small-space-friendly option is the Arlo Ladder Desk, where a bookshelf is connected to the upper part of a 36-inch-long desk. For larger spaces, this trendy, reeded-door Tall Bookcase offers even more storage. The two half-closed cubbies and three open shelves help you keep your textbooks, projects, and tech in one place.

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Sophia Wooden Ladder Shelf

40” X-Frame Bookshelf

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Arlo Ladder Desk with Shelves

72” Metal and Wood Ladder Shelf

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Urban Pipe 5-Shelf Bookcase

Tall Bookcase with Open and Closed Storage


With these dorm room essentials by your side and on sale for 25% off from August 1st to August 21st, you’ll be set to sleep, study, and socialize the way you were meant to this semester!

What pieces are you going to pick up during our back-to-school sale? Show off your dorm room style by tagging @WalkerEdisonCo on social media.

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