Shop these Amazon dorm room essentials to make your college living space feel more like home.
Whether it is your first time living in a dorm or your fourth semester, you know that there's a lengthy list of dos and don'ts for setting up your dorm room. Shopping for a college dorm room can be challenging for students and parents alike. Luckily, Amazon has affordable dorm essentials and décor to help make transitioning to life as a college student that much smoother.
From small appliances to bedding and wall decorations, every dorm room needs the essentials to feel like home. Twin XL sheet sets, microwaves and even desk organizers make college life simpler, but you'll need to carefully consider every item — especially when sharing a dorm room with a roommate. We've rounded up Amazon's most popular dorm room must-haves for easier shopping.
Ahead, cross items off your back-to-school checklist with these dorm room essentials available on Amazon right now.
Dorm Bedding Essentials
When you think of home, you probably think of your cozy bed. All your favorite pillows, comforters, and colorful blankets are just a few items that make your bed so comfortable. Even if you're stuck using a bunk bed this academic year, you can still elevate your bedding with a comforter set in your favorite color. Plus, plenty of other comfortable bed essentials are available on Amazon.
Twin XL Microfiber Sheet Set
Sleep better and wake up each morning feeling refreshed with silky soft bed sheets. This sheet set is fade, stain, shrink and wrinkle-resistant.
Bedsure Twin Comforter Set with Sheets
The microfiber fabric makes this a comfortable option for any college dorm room. Plus, the tufted design makes this bedding set seem more elegant.
Pavilia Knitted Throw Blanket
Add a pop of color to your bed with this knitted throw blanket that comes in 15 different colors.
Sleep Innovations 2-Inch Cooling Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Dorm mattresses can be uncomfortable, to say the least. But you don't need to suffer through a semester (or more) of back pain because of it. Add a gel-infused memory foam mattress to your bed for some additional cushioning.
Utopia Bedding Bed Pillows Queen Size
These extremely plush pillows have a 4.5 out of 5-star review.
Ashler Plush Ball Throw Pillow
A cuddly throw pillow can serve as a decoration or a cushion during a long study session.
Bedsure Twin/Twin XL Dorm Bedding Comforter Set
You can't go wrong with the timeless checkerboard print. This comforter set from Bedsure includes a comforter and matching pillow sham.
Dorm Organization and Storage Essentials
Keeping your dorm room tidy is always a struggle. You don't need to clean it 24/7, but you will want to keep it in tip-top shape—especially if you want to keep your roommate happy. From storage ottomans to closet organizers, Amazon has a handful of organization and storage options that will keep your clutter out of sight.
BedShelfie Bedside Shelf
This bedside attachment gives you a convenient place to put your phone or water bottle while you sleep. So you don't have to use a bulky end table (if you were lucky enough to get a dorm room without a bunk bed, that is).
Masirs Store Clear Cosmetic Storage Organizer
Here is the perfect organizer to keep your cosmetics, jewelry and hair accessories sorted and easy to find.
Moninxs 6-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer
This hanging organizer is essential for your dorm room closet to stay organized. Plus, it comes with three removable drawers that can fit inside the unit or be used separately for more storage.
Onlyeasy Foldable Underbed Bags
With limited space, these under-the-bed storage bags will come in handy to store away your off-season wardrobe.
Cuyoca Round Storage Ottoman with Tray
Store your knick-knacks inside this multi-purpose ottoman that also serves as a vanity stool. It comes in a variety of colors and can hold up to 350 lbs.
Generic Slim Rolling Storage Cart
If you have any unused nooks or crannies, this rolling cart can fit in tight spots to store any unplaced dorm essentials.
Gorilla Grip Large Over The Door Shoe Organizer With 24 Pockets
Declutter and save space in your bedroom with this shoe organizer that fits over the closet door.
SimpleHouseware Dresser Drawer Organizers Set of 6
These drawer organizers will help you keep all your favorite outfits organized.
Essential Dorm Appliances
College dorm rooms are typically tiny, but that doesn't mean you can't fit a small coffee maker or mini fridge in your room. After all, caffeine and midnight snacks are necessities regardless of where you live on campus.
Frigidaire Retro Bar Mini Fridge with Side Bottle Opener
You can always go with a modern fridge, but for something more unique go for this retro-style fridge that's available in multiple colors.
Keurig K-Express Coffee Maker
The slim design makes it easy to fit this Keurig coffee maker on your desk, so you can enjoy some fresh coffee all day.
Upstreman 1.7 Cu.ft Mini Fridge with Freezer
This small, compact fridge has a built-in freezer for those late-night ice cream cravings.
Ontel Arctic Air Pure Chill Portable Personal Air Cooler
The Hydro Chill technology of this TikTok-favorite cooler pulls in hot air through an evaporative air cooling filter and turns it into cool, refreshing air instantly.
Hytric Travel Electric Kettle
Make a pour-over coffee for a caffeine boost or heat up some water for your instant ramen with this collapsable and space-saving electric kettle.
Waterdrop 5-Cup Water Filter Pitcher
Water in the dorms can be a little funky, but it's important to stay hydrated. Make your H20 more palatable with this water pitcher with a built-in filter.
Comfee' Retro Microwave
This fun and stylish retro microwave is perfect for a quick meal in your dorm room or apartment when you're in a hurry.
Dezin Electric Cooker with Steamer
Missing the taste of your favorite home-cooked meal? This electric cooker can help you whip up soups, pasta and more.
Cuckoo 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier
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.
Dorm Wall Décor Essentials
So you've decorated your bed, floor, desk, and bathroom (if you have one). Now, it's time to cover your dorm walls in decorations. Beyond your basic bulletin boards, we have the wall décor to inspire your inner interior decorator below.
Minetom USB Fairy String Lights with Remote
Hang these string lights on the dorm wall. They're easy to install and use in any dorm room.
Mkono Hanging Square Floating Shelves (Set of 3)
These hanging shelves can be used to store and display items around your dorm room or apartment.
Amazon Basics Room Darkening Blackout Window Curtain
Decorate your dorm windows with a curtain set. Plus, these work as blackout curtains, so you can easily catch that power nap before your next class.
Miratino 2-Pack Wood Board with Linen
You and your roomie can have matching bulletin boards to display your photos and important reminders. Continue decorating it with your favorite lyrics or some stadium ticket stubs.