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Creating a Cozy and Comfortable Home Away from Home Dorm Room

As summer days blend into the vibrant hues of fall, it’s time to gear up for an exciting new academic year. College life awaits, and along with it comes the adventure of settling into your very own dorm room. We know leaving the comforts of home can be a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry – we’re here to help you create a cozy oasis right on campus!

Picture this: a dorm room that feels like a warm hug, a familiar nook where you can relax, study, and make unforgettable memories with your new buddies. Yes, we’re talking about turning your dorm into a true home away from home! To get you all set for a successful college experience, we’ve put together a fantastic checklist that focuses on bringing comfort and a sense of belonging to your dorm room. Trust us, you’ll have a blast!

The Ultimate Study Space: Designate a comfortable study area with a plush, ergonomic chair for hours of focused learning. Essential supplies like a desk organizer, post-it notes, pens, and a soft desk lamp create a productive yet cozy environment. A pair of noise-canceling headphones ensures uninterrupted concentration on studies.

Sleep and Relaxation: Let’s turn your dorm room into a cocoon of comfort where shut-eye and comfort are essential for being active and alert in your busy student life. Pajamas will be an important part of your wardrobe (Link to dorm room category if there is one otherwise I think just to the home page) so make sure you have a wide variety of options to choose from because let’s face it…laundry might not always be at the top of your to-do list. So, whether it’s catching up on your favorite shows, hanging out with friends, or simply enjoying some “me time,” PJs will be your go-to companions, and when you pair them with cozy socks, a plush robe and soft slippers you’ll be at the top of your comfort and style game.

Cooking and Dining: Turn your dorm into a culinary haven with essential cooking appliances like a microwave, instant pot (if permitted), small fridge, and coffee maker. These must-haves allow you to whip up simple and comforting meals when dining options are limited. With the right tools, you can recreate your favorite recipes from home, indulging in familiar flavors even while away at college.

Staying Active and Energized: Embrace a healthy lifestyle by bringing along fitness tools that keep you active and energized. Resistance bands, hand weights, a yoga mat, and a medicine ball are perfect for quick and effective workouts in the comfort of your dorm room. For a dose of fresh air, don’t forget to pack a pair of comfortable walking shoes to take relaxing strolls around campus and explore the beautiful surroundings.

Personalizing Space: Infuse your dorm room with your unique personality and style by adding decorative pillows, posters, and wall decor that inspire positivity and creativity. Surround yourself with motivational quotes, artistic prints, and images of loved ones to create a space that feels like your own little sanctuary. Introducing plants and greenery into your living space not only adds a touch of natural beauty but also promotes a sense of tranquility and well-being, making your dorm room a calming oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of college life.

Creating a warm and inviting dorm room ensures you have a sanctuary to relax, recharge, and build lasting memories during your college experience. Embrace the exciting journey of campus living and have a great year!

Dorm Sweet Dorm

Campus creative sign

With “Move In” day behind you or right around the corner, we’ve got you covered with dorm room essentials. What does every student need for late night study session or binge TV watching? Pajamas, of course. Here are a few of our dorm room style favorites.


Dorm Pajama Style

Caribbean Crush $28

Caribbean Crush $28

White Buffalo Check Flannel $28

White Buffalo Check Flannel $28

And for those late nights when there is a chill in the air


Kashwere Super Soft Robe in Slate $135


Kashwere Super Soft Robe in Creme $135

Tiger Slippers $24

Tiger Slippers $24

Owl Slippers $24

Owl Slippers $24

And a special place to rest your head

facebook pillow $28

facebook pillow $28

A few years ago, we had a “Pajama Reporter” working her dorm floor for us. She found how her friends were rockin’ their pj style at American University in this video on our You Tube Channel

We wish students a successful year at school with many successes and some pajama moments with new friends. 

Dorm Room Must Haves!

by Becky Boyd, The Pajama Company Editor

Can you believe its that time again already?  The summer is still here but its flying by and back to school is upon us!

Now there are many things you need to have for your dorm room like a refrigerator, cozy bedding, snacks, study supplies, toiletries, wall decorations, etc.  Real Simple put together a great Dorm Room Essentials Checklist to help remind you. We also love the Onion’s Dorm Room Essential List for a laugh!

But of course, we’ve got your run down on the pajama essentials.  The things you need to be cozy all semester long!

Let’s start with a comfy robe…perfect for a chilly dorm room and those hallway bathrooms!

PJ Salvage


Fun pajama pants for late night studying…

Hatley Nature

Pajama Moose

And of course, you must have some warm and fuzzy slippers…

Aroma Home

Frog Slippers

Don’t forget to pack your favorite coffee mug…what college student can survive without caffeine?!?!

Lazy One

Ceramic Mug

Dorm Room Essentials

By Ellie Badanes, The Pajama Company Editor

With move-in day just around the corner, we have a few ideas for college life. We know books, laptops, desk lamps, microwaves and toiletries are important but we think pajamas also rank as a dorm room “Essential.” Pajamas are truly the study uniform of choice on campus and we have some pretty perfect flannels to get the semester started. Paired with that new college sweatshirt or tee, our pj pants are ready to go the distance be it pulling that “all nighter” or lounging with dorm mates. When it’s time for that power nap, our collection of social media pillows not only livens up the bed but provides a soft place to land.

Here’s to a great semester with happy pajama times to come on campus!

Boxercraft Flannel $24

Boxercraft Flannel $24

Hatley Nature Flannel $40

Boxercraft Flannel $24

facebook pillow $28

gmail pillow $28