Back to School: Dorm Room Decor and Must-Haves

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Urban Outfitters, Spoonflower, Walmart, Brooklinen

Back to school season is here, which means it's time to shop for dorm decor.

Whether you're a student or a parent looking for dorm decor shopping ideas, ET Style is here to help you find must-haves that'll help make the dorm feel like home and look good.

From mini appliances fit for small spaces to chic decorating ideas, shop dorm room staples worth buying. Our top picks include a mini air purifier, stylish bedding, temporary wallpaper, a comfy mattress topper and a trendy desk lamp.

Ahead, browse through our favorite dorm and apartment decor.

Gap Home is available to shop at Walmart, and the line offers dorm and apartment essentials like bedding, bath accessories, kitchenware and more. 
$45 AND UP AT WALMART

Get the full dorm room experience with these floor pillows from Urban Outfitters. 
$49 AT URBAN OUTFITTERS

While you're at it, grab Brooklinen's down alternative comforter with a cotton sateen shell. Choose between lightweight, all-season or ultra-warm weight. 
$116 AND UP AT BROOKLINEN

Shoppers adore the immediate comfort from this Heather Gray-colored mattress topper.
$200 AT TUFT & NEEDLE

This retro-style mini fridge is both practical and cool with the capacity of six cans and a top handle.
$53 AT WALMART

Users compare this to sleeping on a cloud.
$168 AT BOLL & BRANCH

Hang these string lights on the dorm wall. They're easy to install and use in any dorm room.
$12 AT AMAZON

This customer-favorite is now on sale for 40% off! 
$239 AT TEMPUR-PEDIC (REGULARLY $399)

Wayfair has a ton of options for rugs that are affordable and stylish, like this shag area rug that'll instantly transform the dorm room.
$73 (REGULARLY $100)

This topper is made of 100% certified organic cotton.
$330 AT SAATVA

Standing at 20 inches tall and 12 inches wide, this mini Cuckoo air purifier is ideal for a dorm room. It helps eliminate allergens, dust, odor and mold up to a distance of 228 square feet.
$100 AT AMAZON

A slim, cordless vacuum cleaner that weighs just at 7.5 pounds. The two-speed brushroll works on both carpet and hard floors. 
$150 AT AMAZON

Cool and comfortable.
$458 AT BOLL & BRANCH

The Keurig K-Mini is the brand's slimmest coffee maker, and it comes in fun colors! Apply the coupon to get 25% off. 
$60 AT KEURIG (REGULARLY $80)

Every home needs a classic sheet set like this one from Brooklinen.
$98 AT BROOKLINEN (REGULARLY $109)

Comfortable bedding is a dorm room essential. Brooklinen lets you save 25% when you shop their bundles. The Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes with one Core Sheet Set, one Duvet Cover and two extra Pillowcases.
$198 AND UP AT BROOKLINEN

Spoonflower offers peel and stick removable wallpaper perfect for a college dorm room. We love this geometric print that doubles as wall art.
$24 AND UP AT SPOONFLOWER

It doesn't get cozier than these soft, naturally dyed sheets.
$199 AT BUFFY

This mushroom-shaped desk lamp from Urban Outfitters is a trendy college dorm decor piece that'll instantly elevate the space.
$89 AT URBAN OUTFITTERS

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