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What Furniture to Buy for College

We know when summer starts drawing to a close, it means the fall semester is right around the corner. Figuring out what to buy for college can be stressful, so Homemakers is here to help. We have all of the college essentials that you’ll need to make your space feel like home. Our furniture and accessories are functional, space-saving, affordable and stylish. It makes back-to-campus shopping a breeze! Shop our Back to School Lookbook to get all your must-haves for your dorm.

College Essentials

Dorm Furniture & Décor Essentials

Your dorm room should reflect who you are. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time in this space, the atmosphere should be enjoyable. Start with a futon that doubles as a couch and bed then add a comfortable office chair to make studying enjoyable. You’ll feel right at home once you add your own personal touches, like an area rug and stylish comforter set. Accessories can transform a boring dorm room to a space that’s calm, relaxing and personal to you. It makes your room feel like a home away from home. Shop the categories below for all of your college essentials!

Homemakers Outlet Deals Low Price Guarantee

Shopping for your first dorm on a budget? Hm Outlet is a store-within-a-store at Homemakers that’s stocked with stylish and trendy furniture from brands you know and love for a fraction of the price. It’s budget-friendly, so you can choose the pieces you want without breaking the bank. Hm Outlet makes it easy to shop and save!

Shop Featured Dorm Furniture

Coaster 500 Collection Black Swivel Ottoman

$57

YOU SAVE $48

List Price: $105 (46% OFF)

Black Swivel Ottoman

Hampton Hill Raina Gray 4-Piece Twin Comforter Set

$59

YOU SAVE $82

List Price: $141 (58% OFF)

Raina Gray 4-Piece Twin Comforter Set

Ashley Kian Black & White Table Lamp

$3999

YOU SAVE $3801

List Price: $78 (49% OFF)

Black & White Table Lamp

Ashley Keelia 4' X 7' Rug

$4999

YOU SAVE $3001

List Price: $80 (38% OFF)

Keelia 4' X 7' Rug

Primo International Futon Mattress

$19999

YOU SAVE $13801

List Price: $338 (41% OFF)

Primo International Futon Mattress

Presidential Seating Faux Fur Task Chair

$9999

YOU SAVE $9001

List Price: $190 (47% OFF)

Faux Fur Task Chair

Advice from Hm, etc.

Looking for more advice, help or inspiration? Hm, etc. has everything you need to know to transition to dorm life. You’ll know exactly what to bring to your college dorm, how to decorate and what questions to ask your future roommate. We’ve compiled some of the best blog posts to help you prepare for college!

Checklist

The Ultimate Dorm Room Checklist

Are you still unsure about what to bring to your college dorm? Stay organized and pack only the essentials with this dorm room checklist.

Dorm Essentials Under $100

Dorm Essentials Under $100

Who says a dorm room can’t be stylish? We’ve got some great finds for you to study and live in style, all for under $100.

Questions to Ask Your Roommate

What to Ask Your College Roommate

Living with a roommate (perhaps for the first time) brings a unique set of challenges so we compiled 11 questions to ask to break the ice and kick off the new living situation.

The Hm Guide to Dorm Room Furniture and Decor

The Hm Guide to Dorm Room Furniture and Decor

Moving into your own place is exciting, even if that means moving into a small dorm room or college apartment. Soon, you’ll be meeting new people, working toward a degree and creating a home away from home.

Apartment Decorating Ideas from One Sofa Styled Three Ways

Apartment Decorating Ideas from One Sofa Styled Three Ways

So, you’re leaving the dorm for your very first apartment. Goodbye futon and shower caddy! It’s time to enter the adulting world. If you’ve never had a place of your own, your first apartment is like a blank slate.

How to Wrap Furniture to Protect It While Moving

How to Wrap Furniture to Protect It While Moving

Moving can be stressful and prepping can seem like an impossible task. How do you wrap a bed or dining room table? If you follow these steps, you can learn how to wrap furniture and move it easily without damaging it.

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