Make every square foot of the dorm count with these smart purchases

This week’s assignment: Decorate your dorm room in a functional style. (Photos: Bed Bath & Beyond)

Class is in session and the perfect dorm is the key to a successful year. Keep your student comfortable and organized on a budget with these incredible products that optimize space without sacrificing function. Each is affordable and smart, with campus life in mind.

Plus, now through September 21st, you can take advantage of Bed Bath & Beyond’s College Savings Pass, which offers students 20% off their purchases as they prepare for the back-to-school season. The brand also offers a Pack & Hold service, giving shoppers the opportunity to locate items they need in their local store or online and then pick them up at a location near campus within 60 days of their move.

In addition to all this, Bed Bath & Beyond has also launched a new loyalty program for customers. Welcome Rewards is free to join and shoppers earn points with every purchase. For every 5,000 points you will receive $5 in rewards. How’s that for a deal?

Now, back to those A+ dorm picks…

Elevate your work and study with this ergonomic office chair from Studio 3B. With a sleek and modern design, this chair is sure to add flair to any dorm room. Available in two colors, each with a black base and wheels. The chair rolls and swivels 360 degrees so you can access multiple desktops and monitors. Originally $150, you can get it now for half off.

Your student will sleep like royalty and never lose track of their phone with these 300 thread count sheets from Studio 3B. They have a cell phone pocket built right into each side of the bed. The pocket allows you to put your standard smartphone in the case while charging it through a hole in the bottom. When you wake up in the middle of the night, your phone is within reach, but it can’t be knocked over as you snooze. The design does not sacrifice anything in terms of comfort. These sheets are free of harmful toxins and come in two sizes and five colors. Made of 100% cotton satin, machine washable. Originally $40, now on sale for just $16.

Upgrade your old dorm bed with an affordable and stylish option from Novogratz. This 2-piece Painterly Strip set comes in blue and pink. Each set features stripes that appear painted (hence the name) and a complementary piping along the edges of the bed for a modern touch. Available in all sizes, this set features 140 thread count cotton sheets and 90% recycled polyester filling. Originally $100, this set — designed by New York-based Robert and Cortney Novogratz — now retails for just $40 and comes with a comforter and two pillows. Additional savings available for BBB Welcome Rewards members.

Form meets function with this high-tech Casper Essential pillow designed to support your head and keep you comfortable as you sleep. With a unique three-chamber design, this pillow is ideal for all sleepers whether that means you prefer your side, back or stomach. It offers light, airy comfort on the outside with long, silky fibers, while providing head and neck support with the innermost layer of polyester filling, which moves with you as you sleep and doesn’t bunch up. Casper describes it as offering a medium level of head and neck support. Available in standard and king sizes. You can get it for 10 percent off the original price.

Add the beauty of nature to your dorm room without the added work of keeping something alive with this faux green 15-inch potted plant from Studio 3B. This living “plant” requires no sunlight and no watering, so it’s a great way to brighten up any space without giving your student any additional responsibility. And hey, you’ll never have to come home to a dead plant. Originally $25, you can get one now for half that price.

Frame your favorite memories using this intricate bronze picture frame from Studio 3B. It has room for three individual 5″×7″ photos evenly spaced in a frame that you can hang either vertically or horizontally. Each frame is metal and features real glass. Originally $22, now just $11. You can even find coordinating frames to create a gallery wall.

Multitask with this double-sided vanity mirror from Zadro Bondi, which features an accessory tray that doubles as a phone stand. Take a makeup class while doing your own winged eyeliner, or scroll through the news and listen to music as you get ready for a day at work. One side of the mirror is normal while the other has 5x magnification. Keep your most used products close at hand with the tray. Available in black and white.

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