Pottery Barn Teen has a large selection of items for college students to use in their dorms or apartments. Here are 25 of my dorm room favorites for 2022.
They offer free shipping so you can buy and have things shipped straight to your house or your student’s dorm if your purchases total over $99.
Pottery Barn also offers Ship-to-Store: where you order products online and can choose a Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, or West Elm store near your campus where they will be held for 60 days. When you arrive to move in, pick up the items at this store location, saving you the hassle of having to pack larger items.
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Dorm ideas from Pottery Barn Teen Dorm
1. Bean Bag Chair
If your student wants to add seating to their bedroom or dorm, a bean bag chair is a wonderful option. Having a bean bag chair creates a snug place where they can get studying done or watch Netflix. Plus, the cover is removable for easy washing.
2. Folding Chair
Having a folding chair in a dorm room is a practical way to create seating for hall mates and friends who will want to come visit. This vegan leather sling chair would look great and can be stored under the bed when not in use.
3. Pintuck Comforter & Sham
This comforter is sustainably sourced and features elegant pin-tucked details. It is perfect for any girl looking for a luxury look for her bedding. It is machine washable, available in five pretty colors, and would look so cute in a dorm room.
4. Plaid Comforter & Sham
Plaid bedding is super popular among college guys right now. This comforter is made of 100% cotton percale and filled with 100% polyester. It is perfect for a guy who wants more than just a plain bedspread but doesn’t want a pattern that’s too crazy. Available in three plaid colors – blue, grey and black
5. Memory Foam Mattress Topper
A mattress topper will help your teen get their best sleep yet. College mattresses are often uncomfortable because they are more like mattress “bricks” and have been well-used.
Using a memory foam mattress topper made my dorm bed feel even more comfortable than my bed at home. This specific mattress topper from Pottery Barn Teen is 2” thick and even conforms to the body shape. It is also ventilated to regulate body temperature.
6. Bohemian Fringe Plush Pillow
Help your student spice up their dorm room with throw pillows. These throw pillows are a trendy and adorable addition to bedding. Throw pillows add a pop of color to the room, making it more inviting.
7. Himalayan Faux Fur Throws
These blankets are fuzzy and machine washable. They are extremely soft and are great for movie nights! Having throw blankets is nice for the days when it’s extra cold in the dorms. Available in four colors.
8. Harry Potter Bedding and Decor
If your teen is a Harry Potter fan, take a look at the amazing ways they can not only decorate the bed but also add whimsical touches of decor. No guarantee that the dorm will look like Hogwarts but they can always dream about it.
9. Sherpa Bedrest Pillow
These pillows are so comfortable and make it easy to sit up in bed. The cover can easily be removed to be washed. Available in 7 colors.
10. Tufted Smart Faux Headboard
Add a headboard to the dorm bed to make it feel more comfortable and more like home. This headboard even features two three-prong plugs and a USB port so it has room for all your devices and makes searching for the wall plug a thing of the past.
11. Metal Desk Caddy
This desk organizer is ideal for storing pens, pencils, and notebooks. It will keep all desk supplies tidy and organized.
12. Over-the-Door Hook Rack
This over-the-door hook rack features 10 hooks and is perfect for hanging up wet towels and washcloth or a jacket or bag.
13. Slim Storage Cart
Storage carts are convenient in the dorms because they are easy to move around. With limited storage in dorm rooms, this slim cart on rollers is very useful for storing small items.
14. Backpack Laundry Bag
This huge laundry bag is excellent for the dorms because it is designed as a backpack to easily carry it to and from the laundry room. Bags like this will definitely last your student all four years of college or even more. Available in multiple colors.
15. Footboard Storage Caddy
With limited storage space in the dorm, this footboard storage caddy is ideal for storing books, school supplies, water bottle, or other miscellaneous items.
16. Hanging Closet Organizer
This hanging closet organizer can be used to store snacks, clothes, shoes, or hats. It will add tons of much-needed storage space to their closet.
17. Recycled Classic Shower Caddies
It’s important to have a shower caddy while in college, especially if you have a communal bathroom. This shower caddy has plenty of pockets to fit shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a razor, and other toiletries.
Pottery Barn is big on being sustainable and environmentally friendly, and this shower caddy is made from 100% recycled polyester. It is made from over six recycled plastic water bottles and is available in six colors.
18. Basketball Hoop Trash Can
The dorm room will definitely need a trash can. (Check first to see if one is provided.) This trash can will make throwing anything away so much fun!
19. String Lights
String lights are very popular for college students. They really brighten up a room and give the room a fun feel.
20. Task Lamp
This task lamp is an awesome desk lamp. Dorms often don’t have the best lighting and desks definitely need a lamp for studying late at night. It comes in gold which is a nice accent to any room.
21. Glass Spotlight Floor Lamp
This floor lamp is perfect for adding lighting to any room. It has a modern look which is definitely in style right now.
22. Ombre Tassel Performance Rug
This rug comes in two cute pastel colors and is sustainably sourced and handcrafted. Rugs genuinely make the room feel much homier and warmer. This rug would look super cute right next to the bed.
23. World Map Tapestry
Does your student love geography and/or travel? A world map tapestry is a cool way to decorate a dorm. It is made from recycled plastic water bottles in an eco-friendly style.
24. Dry-Erase Calendar
Your student can start the school year on the right foot with this dry-erase calendar. This is ideal for staying organized because they can write down everything they have planned for the month. No nails are needed for installation.
25. No Nails State Pride Cork Board
This corkboard lets your teen rep their home state. Not only does this cork board show state pride, but it can also be used to pin photos, keepsakes, and more.
Pottery Barn sustainability commitment
One other important thing to know about Pottery Barn is their commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes and materials. When you are on their site, look for the products made with organic cotton, recycled materials, Greenguard Gold, and Fair Trade Certified. They are the only home furnishings retailer to make Barron’s list of Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the last four years.
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