Study + Decor

Dorm Study Gear

When you get caught up in the excitement of moving in and decorating your dorm room, it can be easy to forget why you are really heading off to college: to study. But that doesn’t mean you have to turn your new home away from home into a totally serious space. At PBteen, we offer all of the dorm study gear you need to earn a spot on the Dean’s List without compromising your sense of style. From pinboards to desk lamps, each item helps you create a warm, inviting place where you can hit the books and hang out with your friends or binge watch your favorite shows when you earn a little downtime.


The first thing you need to consider is where you will do your work. Some dorms provide desks in each room, while others let you bring in your own furniture. If the dorm doesn’t come with a desk for you to use for homework and studying, you can solve that problem by bringing your own desk into the mix. This is your chance to get creative in furnishing your new room. Because we understand that dorms often lack space for additional furniture, we offer a vast selection of unique desk sizes and shapes, including some that fit snugly into empty corners and some that come with a hutch for additional storage space that doesn’t cause a traffic jam. When making a selection, be sure you measure the room and available floor space. Also, consider how much surface space you need. Most people need to have at least enough room to place their laptop and paper or a notebook side by side. You may also need space for lamps, organizers and accessories. Once you have picked out a desk, choose an accompanying chair that is comfortable enough for those long nights before exams.


Now that you have your essentials, you need to ensure you have great lighting. String lights are always popular for dorm rooms, and you can’t go wrong with a great task lamp that sits on your desk or clips on any surface. We offer a selection of styles and colors to match any dorm room decor. Floor and table lights also brighten up your room, which you will definitely appreciate when you are up late working on those term papers.


The key to good grades is staying organized, and we offer a number of desk accessories, calendars and pinboards that will ensure you stay on top of every deadline, assignment and syllabus your professor throws your way. Our three-piece desk accessory sets include a cup for holding pens and pencils; a magazine caddy large enough to hold important papers, notebooks and some books; and a shallow tray for items like paper clips and thumb drives. Choose from solid colors, florals, polka dots, stripes, chevron and other prints. Our bulletin boards and pinboards attach securely to your dorm room wall, and you can tack up everything from photos of your friends back home to your daily to-do list. Next to it, you can add one of our cool dry erase calendars to ensure you never miss another due date.


Finally, you’re gonna need a backpack to make sure all your heavy textbooks and the papers you worked so hard on make it to and from your classes each day. Our Northfield Backpack collection includes styles and colors to suit any taste. They are water resistant and made from sturdy 600-denier polyester. Each one features a roomy interior, a sleeve for your laptop and several secure pockets and pouches for your classroom essentials.