Pottery Barn Teen Dorm: 25 Favorites for College 2022

Pottery Barn Teen has many items for college students to use in their dorms or apartments. Here are 25 of my dorm room favorites for 2022. 

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Dorm ideas from Pottery Barn Teen Dorm


1. Bean Bag Chair

A bean bag chair is a wonderful option if your student wants to add seating to their bedroom or dorm. Having a bean bag chair creates a snug place where they can get studying done or watch Netflix. Plus, the cover is removable for easy washing. 

2. Folding Chair

Having a folding chair in a dorm room is a practical way to create seating for hallmates and friends who will want to come to visit. This vegan leather sling chair would look great and can be stored under the bed when not in use.


3. Pintuck Comforter & Sham

This comforter is sustainably sourced and features elegant pin-tucked details. It is perfect for any girl looking for a luxury look for her bedding. It is machine washable, available in five pretty colors, and would look so cute in a dorm room.

4. Plaid Comforter & Sham

Plaid bedding is super popular among college guys right now. This comforter is made of 100% cotton percale and filled with 100% polyester. It is perfect for a guy who wants more than just a plain bedspread but doesn’t want a pattern that’s too crazy. Available in three plaid colors — blue, grey, and black

5. Memory Foam Mattress Topper

A mattress topper will help your teen get their best sleep yet. College mattresses are often uncomfortable because they are more like “bricks” and have been well-used.

Using a memory foam mattress topper made my dorm bed feel even more comfortable than my bed at home. This specific mattress topper from Pottery Barn Teen is 2” thick and even conforms to the body shape. It is also ventilated to regulate body temperature.

Pottery barn mattress topper

6. Bohemian Fringe Plush Pillow

Help students spice up their dorm room with throw pillows. These throw pillows are a trendy and adorable addition to bedding. Throw pillows add a pop of color to the room, making it more inviting.

throw pillow

7. Himalayan Faux Fur Throws

These blankets are fuzzy and machine washable. They are incredibly soft and are great for movie nights! Having throw blankets is excellent for the days when it’s extra cold in the dorms. Available in four colors.

8. Harry Potter Bedding and Decor

If your teen is a Harry Potter fan, look at the fantastic ways they can decorate not only the bed but also add whimsical touches of decor. No guarantee that the dorm will look like Hogwarts, but they can always dream about it.

Harry Potter bedding

9. Sherpa Bedrest Pillow 

These pillows are so comfortable and make it easy to sit in bed. The cover can easily be removed to be washed. Available in 7 colors.

10. Tufted Smart Faux Headboard 

Add a headboard to the dorm bed to make it feel more comfortable and like home. This headboard even features two three-prong plugs and a USB port, so it has room for all your devices and makes searching for the wall plug a thing of the past.

dorm headboard

Storage ideas

11. Metal Desk Caddy

This desk organizer is ideal for storing pens, pencils, and notebooks. It will keep all desk supplies tidy and organized.

12. Over-the-Door Hook Rack

This over-the-door hook rack features ten hooks and is perfect for hanging up wet towels and washcloths or a jacket or bag.

pottery barn over the door hooks

13. Slim Storage Cart

Storage carts are convenient in the dorms because they easily move around. With limited storage in dorm rooms, this slim cart on rollers is handy for storing small items.

14. Backpack Laundry Bag

This huge laundry bag is excellent for the dorms because it is designed as a backpack to carry it to and from the laundry room easily. Bags like this will last your student all four college years or even more. Available in multiple colors.

15. Footboard Storage Caddy

With limited storage space in the dorm, this footboard storage caddy is ideal for storing books, school supplies, water bottles, or other miscellaneous items.

16. Hanging Closet Organizer

This hanging closet organizer can be used to store snacks, clothes, shoes, or hats. It will add tons of much-needed storage space to their closet.

hanging shelf

17. Recycled Classic Shower Caddies

It’s important to have a shower caddy while in college, especially if you have a communal bathroom. This shower caddy has plenty of pockets to fit shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a razor, and other toiletries.

Pottery Barn is big on sustainable and environmentally friendly, and this shower caddy is made from 100% recycled polyester. It is made from over six recycled plastic water bottles and is available in six colors.

18. Basketball Hoop Trash Can 

The dorm room will need a trash can. (Check first to see if one is provided.) This trash can will make throwing anything away so much fun!


19. String Lights

String lights are trendy for college students. They brighten up a room and give the room a fun feel.

string lights

20. Task Lamp 

This task lamp is an excellent desk lamp. Dorms often don’t have the best lighting, and desks need light for studying late at night. It comes in gold which is a lovely accent to any room.

21. Glass Spotlight Floor Lamp

This floor lamp is perfect for adding lighting to any room. It has a modern look which is definitely in style right now.

Decor ideas

22. Ombre Tassel Performance Rug

This rug comes in two cute pastel colors and is sustainably sourced and handcrafted. Rugs genuinely make the room feel much homier and warmer. This rug would look super cute right next to the bed.

23. World Map Tapestry 

Does your student love geography and travel? A world map tapestry is an excellent way to decorate a dorm. It is made from recycled plastic water bottles in an eco-friendly style.

24. Dry-Erase Calendar

With this dry-erase calendar, your student can start the school year on the right foot. This is ideal for staying organized because they can write down everything they have planned for the month. No nails are needed for installation.

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25. No Nails State Pride Cork Board

This corkboard lets your teen rep their home state. Not only does this cork board show state pride, but it can also be used to pin photos, keepsakes, and more.

Pottery Barn sustainability commitment

One other important thing to know about Pottery Barn is its commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes and materials. When you are on their site, look for the products made with organic cotton, recycled materials, Greenguard Gold, and Fair Trade Certified. They are the only home furnishings retailer to make Barron’s list of Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the last four years.

Think about enrolling in The Key Rewards program. You can get 2-5% back in rewards across all of the Pottery Barn brands.

More Great Reading:

12 Things All Students Need for Their Dorms

33 Bestselling Dorm Essentials

About Madeleine Korn

Madeleine Korn is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the 2019 to 2020 school year, she was the advertising director for The Bottom Line newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to that, she was an intern for United Airlines in both 2018 and 2019, where she was involved in projects to improve the customer experience. She loves writing and creating videos and really enjoys working for Grown and Flown!

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