Luxe Dorm Room Shopping Guide

Try these 10 luxe ideas if you want your home-away-from-home to feel more like a boutique hotel room than a sad, sterile dorm room.

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Sweet Dreams

One of the easiest ways to make your dorm room feel a bit more luxe is with gorgeous bedding. This stylish, tribal-inspired lumbar pillow is the perfect accent for your bed (and will look fantastic on smaller twin or full beds). Steal this style idea, and pair it with some crisp white bedding for a real color punch. BUY IT: The Citizenry, $195


These Mongolian fur throws would look fab at the end of a bed or even as a cozy mat on the floor. Available in 16 different colors, you can choose one to match any color scheme. You could even throw this over the back of a desk chair to bring luxe vibes to your workspace. BUY IT: Etsy, $176.69

Fiddle FTW

As the darling of the design world for the past few years, fiddle leaf fig trees have enjoyed an otherworldly status. The catch is these babies are really easy to kill. Since they are so finicky, choose a sexy faux fiddle like this one that needs no water or light — perfect for a busy college coed. BUY IT: West Elm, $199

Go for the Gold

You might actually be excited to write that research paper if you knew you could file a copy in this gorgeous gold file cabinet afterward. This piece could work under your desk or right next to your bed as a nightstand if you're tight on space. It has one large drawer to keep your files in order, as well as a smaller hidden drawer on top. BUY IT: CB2, $749

Sleep on It

As soft as your favorite worn-in T-shirt, this jersey-striped linen set includes a duvet cover, a pillow sham, and a fitted sheet to help make your dorm room bed extra cozy. The simple stripe design works with a number of different styles and will help your space feel chic and pulled together. BUY IT: PB Teen, $259

Get Lit

This double-arm, plug-in sconce is a stylish solution if you need more light in your dorm room. The arms easily rotate so you can move them around wherever you need extra light. You can mount the light over your bed, your desk or even in a seating area if you're lucky enough to have one. BUY IT: Rejuvenation, $349

Round and Round

This gorgeous, intricately-woven round jute rug would look fab right next to the bed. The jute is a durable material, and the round shape fits nicely in a small space. BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, starting from $229

Pouf, There It Is

An alternative for a nightstand or side table is a cool pouf like this one. It can also double as extra seating in a dorm room, so you have plenty of spots for your friends to sit during study sessions. BUY IT: Overstock, $242

Everyone Needs a Quilt

This gorgeous handcrafted quilt would be a showstopper on any dorm room bed. Pair it with simple white bedding and colorful throw pillows to give your space a serious upgrade. The quilt is machine-washable on delicate cycle, so it will be easy to care for. BUY IT: Anthropologie, $378

Pitch a Tent

There's nothing more luxurious in a dorm room than privacy, and this bed tent is a perfect way to get more of it. Available in several different colors, the tent has a double-sided zipper and breathable vents, allowing you to zip it all the way closed if you'd like. You may even feel like you have the whole room to yourself. BUY IT: Amazon, $159.99