19 Pieces of College Apartment Furniture to Make the Perfect Home

This post is all about must-have college apartment furniture. 

Your first college apartment is an amazing opportunity to start creating a space that’s truly yours. 

No matter what style you want to showcase throughout your apartment, there’s a few basic things that need to make up every college apartment furniture collection. 

In this post, we show you the tried-and-true, must-have college apartment furniture pieces that will turn your apartment into your home for years to come. 

Here are 19 college apartment furniture pieces. 

MUST-HAVE COLLEGE APARTMENT FURNITURE

LIVING ROOM

1. OTTOMAN

An ottoman is a necessity in every college apartment living room. Ottomans are a great opportunity to add a pop of color, and a pouf like the one listed above adds some great texture to your space. 

2. SOFA

Sofas can be one of the most daunting things you purchase for your college apartment. Everyone wants to make sure they get the right size and color, let alone making sure it’s comfortable and functional. The sofa listed above will fit in nearly all college apartments along with an accent chair, and is modern enough to fit perfectly with most aesthetics. 

3. ACCENT CHAIR

Accent chairs are the perfect opportunity to add color and prints to your college apartment space. While it can be tempting to get a cheap accent chair, if you plan on your chair being used frequently as seating, it’s best to get something that’s both well-made and makes a statement. 

4. COFFEE TABLE

Coffee tables, right along with sofas, can be on the more daunting side of things to purchase. However, we have a few tips to make it easier. First, Amazon has a selection that just cannot be beat. Second, make sure you pick something that’s large enough you can use it for many purposes in your living room. 

5. TV STAND

TV stands are a perfect way to make a statement in your college apartment living room, and one that we think is frequently overlooked. A TV stand like the one shown above is perfect to set your aesthetic, while also providing a functional piece of storage and a perfect place to put your TV. 

BEDROOM

6. DRESSER

Depending on how much closet space you have in your college apartment, a dresser could be an essential for you. Dressers like the one shown above provide a ton of storage, while also taking advantage of vertical space. 

7. NIGHT STAND

A nigh stand is a great opportunity to add an accent to your space. If you don’t have any more room for bright colors, some flashy hardware is perfect to make an elegant statement. 

8. MATTRESS TOPPER

If there’s only one thing you take away from this post, let it be that you need a mattress topper. A high quality mattress topper makes any mattress immediately comfortable. The combination of a bargain mattress and high quality mattress topper, like the one that we show here, can save you hundreds of dollars. 

9. HEADBOARD

Headboards are a must-have for every college apartment bedroom. Bed frames that include headboards can get really pricey, and typically aren’t friendly to a college student budget. A simple headboard keeps your space looking complete, while also helping you stay in budget. 

10. BED FRAME

Platform bed frames are becoming trendy again, and we bet it has something to do with the price tag that’s attached to them! A bed frame like this one, paired with the headboard above creates a gorgeous bed that has a great price tag. 

OFFICE

11. OFFICE CHAIR

Office chairs like this one are perfect for bringing your color palette to your office. In offices, it can be hard to show specific design elements. Chairs like this one that come in lots of color combinations are perfect for keeping a nice flow of decor throughout your apartment. 

12. DESK

When it comes to choosing a desk, think of how you’re going to be using it to help you determine the size you want. For most college students, they won’t need a second monitor, and typically use their laptop the most since they can take it with them to class. 

13. BOOKSHELF

Trust us when we tell you that you will need a bookshelf in your college apartment office space. First, you’ll have tons of books that you don’t want to end up just lying as clutter in your office. Second, taking advantage of vertical space is perfect to make sure you can utilize every inch of your new work space. 

14. DESKTOP ORGANIZATION

A cluttered workspace creates a cluttered mind! Desktop organization units are a serious lifesaver. Organize any odds and ends that keep finding their way to your desk, while also having some extra room for decor elements. 

ENTRYWAY

15. CONSOLE TABLE

For larger entryway spaces, a console table and entryway bench might look great together. For smaller spaces than average, just a thin console table is the perfect way to solidify a space of your house as the entryway while still keeping it functional and helping it to feel open. 

16. BENCH

Entryway benches provide a perfect space to keep essentials that you take with you on the go. Benches like the one shown above have functional space, like a spot to store your most-worn shoes, while also saving some space for embellishments.

17. COAT RACK

A coat rack fits in many entryway spaces much better than wall hooks! While coat racks are less used, take a look at your space and see if there’s a corner or small space that would be hard to decorate. This is the perfect place to put a coat rack, making your space feel more complete and finished. 

18. MIRROR

Adding a mirror to your entryway is a fantastic way to show a piece of wall decor, while also allowing you to take a quick peek of yourself before you head out the door. 

19. SHOE STORAGE

Shoe storage is the essential that everyone forgets to get for their entryway. When picking shoe storage, make sure that you choose something that’s functional for the shoes that you wear most frequently, and the storage piece itself goes along with the theme of your apartment. 

THIS POST SHOWED YOU 19 MUST-HAVE COLLEGE APARTMENT FURNITURE PIECES TO MAKE THE PERFECT HOME.

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