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As students return to college campuses for the new year, dorm rooms are once again being made over by students, decorated to suit their personalities. But there are a few key components that every dorm room needs. The experts at Dorm Decor, a Birmingham, AL-based company that sells everything from cubbies to comforters, always ensure students’ dorm rooms are both comfortable and chic. And for the 2020-21 school year, they’ve outdone themselves, releasing three new essential furniture pieces that no dorm room should be without.

Dorm Decor’s Birmingham showroom has now reopened for a limited number of shoppers at a time. If you’re not in the Magic City or if you prefer to shop from the comfort of home, you can also visit Dorm Decor’s showroom virtually through a FaceTime or Zoom consultation. And on top of all those convenient options, students at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Samford University, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of Mississippi can even have their furniture preinstalled prior to their arrival at the dorm. A fresh start has never been so turnkey!

Now, let’s take a look at the three pieces of furniture every dorm room needs.

Storage Console Table

With trends continuing to lean towards more stylish and customized dorm rooms, Dorm Decor decided to create both a small and large console table to keep the fridge and microwave — and their messy cords — out of sight. The large console is wider and includes three storage shelves, offering additional space for food storage, too. The smaller console can house both a mini-fridge and microwave. Both console sizes fit perfectly in between standard dorm beds and have ample tabletop space, as well as enough room for a pair of lamps and a few small accessories. “These tables have already been a big hit with customers,” says Jennifer Cope, Dorm Decor’s Operations Manager. The console tables are available in four colors: White, Restoration Gray, Beach House and Mountain House. They also come with your choice of gold or silver hardware. The small console table starts at $629, and the large at $659. Learn more HERE.

Dorm Decor console

This console is both stylish and practical. Find them in both small ($629) and large ($659) sizes. 

Dorm room furniture: console table with doors open

This is the perfect solution for convenient storage and hiding unsightly appliances.

Bedside Shelf

Dorms are notorious for having odd layouts and strange sizes, making it challenging to find storage solutions to fit the space. Enter Dorm Decor’s bedside shelf, which fits discretely between the bed and wall, taking advantage of wasted space and creating a convenient and usable surface. This stylish shelf is great for holding phones, laptops and anything else you want within arm’s reach, and with cord cut-outs, keeping electronics charged is also easy and out-of-sight. The shelf comes in the same four colors available for the console table and is available for $274. Learn more HERE.

Bedside shelf from Dorm Decor

A storage component that doesn’t take up space? Yes, please! Find this bedside shelf for $274 here.

Wooden Headboard

Created due to customer requests, this wooden headboard is both stylish and durable. Made from the same material as Dorm Decor’s wildly popular cubbies, the wood is lightweight and easy to transport. Jennifer explains that the darker finish has proven to be popular with female, as well as male students, and is an ideal option for the parent who wants their son to have a stylish dorm room — even if the son doesn’t care. The headboard has various height settings and fits with almost all twin beds that are not built-in. Available in both Beach House and Mountain House color options, the wooden headboard is $237 and can be found HERE.

Wooden headboard

This stylish but understated headboard adds the perfect touch to any dorm. Find it for $237 here.

When you’re ready to shop these three pieces and more of the selection of stylish items from Dorm Decor, visit dorm-decor.com.

This article is sponsored by Dorm Decor. All photography provided by Dorm Decor.