Your Back to School Shopping List

From extra long twin sheets to desk accessories, we've got back to school shopping covered.


Use this back to school shopping list for the most stylish dorm room on the floor. The winning combination includes patterned bedding and homey touches, fresh desk accessories and decor, plus extra storage and seating. Remember, you’re making a home away from home for several years, so invest in pieces will last longer than a semester.

To make your space feel cozy, consider a sheepskin rug by the head of your bed, which may make the mornings after all-nighters a bit easier. Laundry hampers will likely be on display in tiny spaces and the chevron option from Twelve Chairs is pretty enough to look at. For a retro feel that’s also practical, check out the rolling options from Restoration Hardware.

Decor is very important in a small space especially when you cannot paint the walls. A strand of colorful string lights can quickly brighten up a room. Bulletin boards are another great solution and allow you to showcase a rotation of pictures and mementos. Birch Lane’s shadow box and bulletin board includes key hooks that would also be great for organizing hair ties, bracelets, or power cords.

You’ll be spending a lot of time at your desk. Inspire creativity with fun accessories like the bicycle bookends from Pier 1 Imports, jazz up provided furniture with a colorful desk lamp from HomeGoods and add desk supplies in a coordinating color from Crate & Barrel. Finally, note-taking doesn’t have to be boring, upgrade your Five Star to the super chic Paper Source gold confetti mint spiral notebook.