8 Back to School Essentials from Walmart Every College Student Needs in Their Dorm Room

Modern dorm will with all the essentials

Now is the perfect time to start preparing to send your kids back to school, and Walmart has everything your teen needs before going off to college. We've curated a list of stylish essentials that'll make their dorm room feel like home.

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Jacquard Comforter Set

Instead of going all out with bold prints and bright colors, opt for this pretty blue comforter set. Its versatile design is far from boring thanks to the textured detailing, and can easily be accented with various throws and pillows any time your teen wants to switch up their style. The five-piece set comes with everything they'll need including a comforter, two pillow shams, and two decorative pillows.

To Buy: Starting at $66; walmart.com

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Tufted Area Rug

After a long day of classes, there's nothing better than coming home to a cozy dorm room⁠, which is why your teen needs this plush area rug. It's made with soft, durable fibers that are stain and fade resistant, making it perfect for high-traffic areas. Plus, its neutral color scheme will match practically any decor they already have and will give their room an inviting feel.

To Buy: Starting at $19; walmart.com

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Memory Foam Futon

Available in three shades (black faux leather, black suede, and camel suede), this memory foam futon is an absolute must for any dorm room. Its fully adjustable design doesn't take up a ton of space and can be converted from a sofa to a lounge chair, or into a small bed (ideal for when siblings or friends visit on the weekend). Your college student can add their own personal style to the room by decorating the futon with colorful throw pillows and the cotton blanket mentioned below.

To Buy: $159 (was $200); walmart.com

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Cotton Diamond Weave Throw Blanket

If they're not allowed to hang anything from the walls in their dorm room, they can still add homey, personal touches—like with this diamond throw blanket. Its intricate design and tassel details makes it a standout piece that will look great almost anywhere in the room. And it's available in three stylish colors so there's bound to be one that fits their aesthetic.

To Buy: $37; walmart.com

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Mini Fridge with Freezer

Is a dorm room really complete without a mini fridge? Get this stainless steel option while it's on sale at Walmart right now and your college student will have ample space for snacks, water bottles, frozen meals, and more. Yes, you read that right: It also has a freezer! Thanks to the reversible door hinge it'll fit in almost any space as it can open from the right or left side.

To Buy: $139 (was $168); walmart.com

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Counter Height Dining Set

There will probably be times in your kid's busy schedule when they don't have time to go to the dining center, but still need a place to sit down and eat while they study. That's where this three-piece dining set will come in handy. Its compact construction suits small spaces and even has built-in storage that's perfect for keeping dishes or study materials close by. Of course it's a great dining area, but it can double as a desk, too, if their dorm room doesn't already have one.

To Buy: $169; walmart.com

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Over-the-Door Mirror

Unfortunately, most dorm rooms don't have the space for a full-length mirror, but this over-the-door design is a great alternative. It saves space and allows your kid to get ready in the morning without having to go to the crowded community bathroom. Not only does this mirror offer four adjustable hanging heights, but it also comes with metal extension hooks for organizing accessories like jewelry, hats, and scarves.

To Buy: $17 (was $20); walmart.com

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Combo Floor Lamp

Unlike other floor lamps, this one from Walmart also features an adjustable, built-in reading light. The main bulb provides enough light for the entire room while the smaller, adjustable lamp focuses on one area and won't disturb their roommate if they're trying to sleep. And the best part is, it's less than $15 and can be taken apart for easy transportation during move-out day at the end of the semester.

To Buy: $12; walmart.com

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