10 things you need for a dorm room #AtHomeStores @AtHomeStores

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dorm room needs

My son is returning to college this year! He’ll be a sophomore and I couldn’t be more proud. He’s done great things in his short life and I can’t wait to see how he will change the world with his degree! We had so much fun shopping for his room! If you’ve got a child heading off to college here are 10 things you’ll need and want to shop for!

10 things you need in a dormDoesn’t his bedding look awesome? I love the throw and the pillow! The laundry basket and the closet organizer that came with it was a total bonus!

If you’ve not been shopping with your college age son you need to do this once in your life. It’s so fun to find out that A. as a mom you have no taste and B. you are no longer allowed to pick out things for them! LOL Check out my fun video we did at the At Home Stores!

Whew did you hear that? I can stay as far from campus as possible. That’s not hurful at all! Haha! We had so much fun shopping this day. I love him so but it is time for him to spread his wings and fly. He will do fabulous and hopefully I will too!

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10 things you need for a dorm room

After doing all our college trips last year here’s some things we learned that kids will need in their college dorm.

1. Bedding and sheet sets

2. Bathroom rugs

3. Towels

4. Soap dispenser and cup

5. Hairdryer, curling iron

6. Clothes and pj’s

7. Shampoo, soap, razors

8. Computer, paper, pens, backpack

9. Keurig coffeemaker *was the only kind we were allowed to bring* and hotplates were a no no!

10. Storage containers

shopping for dorm

At Home Stores had so many great items for us to get our student who’s off to college again. He said it best when you can find all things from bedding, bath, art work, tableware and more! If you head over to the At Home link you can find a printable back to campus list that you will want to have with you so you do not forget anything!

About At Home

At Home brings more than 30 years of passion and experience to the ever-evolving home décor category. From quirky to traditional, modern to exotic, At Home has something for everyone. At Home’s broad assortment and everyday low prices enable everyone to make their house a home. This summer, At Home is making decorating your small space easier than ever, with their new Campus Collection, launching in stores next week. This collection includes six different trends to help parents send their college students back in style. Please be sure to follow @AtHomeStores on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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  1. My stepson is heading off for his 2nd year of college next month. We definitely need to get him some new stuff.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the bedding he picked out. And I guess as long as you stay away from campus all should be just perfect now! 😉

  3. I LOVE our At Home store! There’s nothing you can’t find at that place, it seems! You have some great finds–his room looks great! In a few years, my first will be heading off to college. I’m not sure I’m ready for that!!!

  4. Ah such great advice. I can’t imagine everything that we will need once my littles are old enough to go to college.

  5. This is a great list of things you need for a dorm room. I wish there was an At Home store near me. IT sounds like a great place to get fun stuff for the house!

  6. My son is having his first college apartment this year. We bought a bunch of stuff for his apartment at At Home.

  7. This makes me miss being in college. I took much pride in decorating my dorm room It was the first time I was able to have and show off my own style.

  8. What a great list, thanks for sharing it! It’s always so much fun to put personal touches on a dorm room and the selection here looks perfect!

  9. Wow they really do have a lot to offer. I am glad you were able to check them out and get all the dorm room essentials!

  10. That bedding rocks! I love your dorm room choices. At Home sounds like a wonderful place to shop.

  11. I’m not going to college but that top bedding set up is so dope. I recently visited a Home Store for the first time and I fell in love. I purchase so many things.

  12. Don’t have a college student yet, but I’ll be sure to remember these.

  13. I am so NOT ready to even think about shopping for college for my son! But I admit I can’t wait to go school shopping with him!

  14. This is indeed a great list of things needed for a dorm room. I have to admit that I lucked out because my college student still lives at home and college is only a 20 minute drive away. You sons bedding does indeed look awesome. Thanks for sharing the list.

  15. This is a great list for dorm room! It’s always so great to put personal touches and At Home sounds like a great place to shop.

  16. Great list of items needed for the dorm room. My daughter went off to college only a year ago and we definitely needed all these items! 🙂

  17. I am taking my incoming freshman dorm room shopping this week – aaahhh! Thanks for the list, this will definitely come in handy.

  18. So I just found out that there’s an At Home by me and I LOVE it! This post just totally made me nostalgic for when I went to college!!!

  19. I love At Home. They have such a huge selection of products that there is literally something for everyone there!!