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Dorm Room Essentials Shopping Guide For Guys

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Perfect Picks for a Productive Space

Welcome to the ultimate dorm room essentials shopping guide – your roadmap to creating a functional, comfortable, and stylish home away from home. 

We've meticulously curated a comprehensive list of must-have items that will not only meet your student’s everyday needs but also reflect their unique style. 

From space-saving solutions to cozy comforts, we've got you covered. So, whether you're shopping for a seasoned college student or a freshman stepping into this new adventure, join us as we dive into a world of practicality, aesthetics, and all things dorm room essentials. 

Get ready to turn your dorm space into a true haven for learning, relaxation, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Functional Desk Features

Need extra storage space? Want a standing desk to help focus longer? Does your desk need ample charging ports or does it need to be able to fold up when not in use? Modern work desks now offer a variety of features for a variety of different types of work environments. Consider how you will use your space, and what kinds of functionalities you’ll need for your own productivity style.

1. Best Boys Desk - Splurge

Hampshire Natural Brown Wood 2-Drawer Kids Desk


Sleek, modern, and stylish, the Crate & Barrel Hampshire desk gives a designer look without the fuss.

2. Best Boys Desk - Steal

Lalitha Large Desk with Shelves

Price-savvy shoppers will love the designer look they get for a bargain price.

3. Best Computer Desk Chair - Splurge

Wingback Swivel Desk Chair

We love this chic leather desk chair for a sophisticated study room that your student can grow in for years to come.

4. Best Computer Desk Chair - Steal

Preglo Fabric Office Chair

Score big on style without breaking the bank with this timeless channel back office chair from Preglo.

5. Best Boys Room Rugs - Splurge

Rugby Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Durable + classic style = a yes from us! This indoor/outdoor rug can be put to the test and pass with flying colors. 

6. Best Boys Room Rug - Steal

Artimas Abstract Power Loom Performance Gray Rug

This high-performace area rug will hide traffic, resist stains, and play well in almost any color scheme.

7. Best Charging Desk Lamp - Splurge

ELYONA Upgrate Industrial Table Lamp

Tech meets style in this retro-inspired desk lamp with an integrated charger on the base. 

8. Best Charging Desk Lamp - Steal

LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger

A clean, minimal design that's big on function. This adjustable desk lamp charges your phone while keeping you on task. 

9. Best Desk Pad - Splurge

Dacasso Bonded Set Luxury Leather Desk Pad

Sleek and stylish, the Dacasso Luxury Leather Desk Pad will make any desk look professional. 

10. Best Desk Pad - Steal

K KNODEL Mouse Mat, Waterproof Desk Mat for Desktop

Protect your desk from spills, scratches, heat and stains with this masculine waterproof desk pad. Multiple sizes ensure you're fully covered.

11. Best Boys Charging Station - Splurge

WUTCRFT - Wood Charging Station

Thoughtfully designed compartments keep your items securly in place with plenty of charging spots for laptops, tablets, phones, and more. 

12. Best Boys Charging Station - Steal

G.U.S. The Original Multi Charging Station

Keep your desk organized and all of your tech gadgets charged with this handsome charging station in walnut. Available in multiple finishes.

13. Best Desktop Organizer - Splurge

Thipoten 3-Tier Stackable Leather Tray Desk Organizer

Sophisticated and functional this 3-tier leather  stacking tray will keep all of your important papers within reach.

14. Best Desktop Organizer - Steal

9 Pcs Stackable Drawer Organizer Trays Set

Keep your go-to office supplies at hand with this nature-inspired colorful 9 piece stackable tray set. 


Creating a personalized and functional space is all about balance. With our comprehensive guide, you can transform a plain dorm room into a chic sanctuary that reflects personality and style.

From versatile furniture to practical organizers, we've chosen the essential college dorm study decor to help excel academically and look good while doing it.

Need help pulling your study space together? Email Nicole at for virtual design assistance. We’ll discuss your ideal style, and create a tailored design plan complete with mood boards, color palettes, and shopping selections. We make design easy!

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