Prep Your Dorm Room For the New School Year With These 16 Cool, Modern Products

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By Paige Alexus
With the new school year quickly approaching, make sure to give yourself enough time to gather what you'll need to make your dorm room both functional and fun.

Though you'll most likely be far from home, that doesn't mean that your dorm space shouldn't feel comfortable and welcoming. By sourcing a few strong pieces that are multifunctional, modern, and lighthearted,  you'll be able to create a sanctuary where you can feel confident and happy—even if you're stuck there studying for hours into the night. Shop our picks below—and act fast!

The Desk

Conrad Desk by Gus Modern
Conrad Desk by Gus Modern
The Gus Modern Conrad Desk is a compact, modern little desk with distinctive mid-century leanings. The warmth and natural grain of the walnut finish contrasts beautifully with the tubular brushed stainless steel legs and aluminum drawer pulls.

The Desk Chair

The Task Lamp

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The Food Storage

Mepal Microwavable Nested Storage Bowls
Mepal Microwavable Nested Storage Bowls
Four Bowl Wonder. We don’t always (okay, almost never) have time to set a full dinner table each night, complete with silverware and cloth napkins and vegetable sides in nice serving platters. These are the bowls that adapt to how we live and eat pretty much the rest of the time.
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The Everything Storage

Kartell Componibili Round Storage Modules
Kartell Componibili Round Storage Modules
The Kartell Componibili Round Storage Modules, designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, features a modular unit with a tray top that has been produced for more than thirty years and is exhibited at the museum of Modern Art in New York.

The File Cabinet

The Sweeper

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The Towels

Dusen Dusen Towel
Dusen Dusen Towel
Ellen Van Dusen studied the psychology of design and the brain’s reaction to visual stimuli at Tufts University.
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The Alarm Clock

Bird Clock
Bird Clock
The Bird Alarm Clock, designed by Japan's & design, is an alarm clock in the shape of a bird. The front offers a simple, clean silhouette, while the back houses all of its settings and functions.A talking function speaks in both English and Japanese. There’s also a calendar and snooze function.
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The Hardy Rug

Geometric Flat Woven Vinyl Mats
Geometric Flat Woven Vinyl Mats
Vinyl fever. These vinyl rugs pay homage to the rich tradition of tapestry-woven kilim rugs, but are a much more affordable way to evoke their color and warmth in any room of the house.
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