The Furniture Essentials for Every Student

Dining room table in student housing

For many students, it just makes sense to rent furniture rather than buy or bring their own to a dorm room or a new apartment near the college. Having the right items can help you start each new academic year on the right foot. Here, Interior Furniture Resources provides insight into some of the best types of furniture rentals for students in temporary living spaces.

Assessing Your Living Situation

The first thing to consider is the size of your housing. If a dorm room or suite will be your home away from home for the next few years, you’ll likely be shorter on square footage. In this case, plan on renting compact furniture that saves on space. Keep in mind that many colleges supply the basics, such as a bed, mattress, desk, and desk chair, so you may not need to rent many items. Finding out what’s provided beforehand can help you plan out your next steps.

If you’re looking forward to sharing an apartment with a group of beloved classmates, you’ll likely have room for greater options. From your bedroom to the living room and kitchen, a furniture rental company with student-specific options can help you find everything you and your roommates need to thrive throughout each school year.

Student Bedroom Furniture Rentals

As a college student, your bedroom likely doubles as your home office. In this space, you’ll need a place to sleep, store your clothes and personal items, and work on assignments. Here are some of the things to consider for your bedroom:

  • Full or twin bed
  • Nightstand
  • Dresser
  • Lamp
  • Chest
  • Desk and chair
  • Bookcase

With the right apartment furniture, you can maximize the square footage in your bedroom and create a welcome retreat that fuels productivity as well as relaxation. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about moving these items back home when you graduate.

Rental Furniture for Student Common Areas

Living in an apartment with roommates means sharing the furniture, housewares, and electronics in all the common areas. Depending on your floor plan, you’ll likely have a kitchen, dining area, and living room to furnish. Here are just some of the things you might need for those shared spaces:

  • Sofa and loveseat
  • End tables
  • Lamps
  • Dining table
  • Dining chairs
  • Television
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

If you and your roommates also need a vacuum cleaner and other cleaning supplies to help keep your place tidy, these are also available to rent.

Miscellaneous Home Goods and Supplies

If this is your first time living on your own, you may also need to stock up on some basic home goods to fill your cupboards and make your place feel complete. Students can rent the following items, and more:

  • Dinnerware
  • Utensils
  • Non-stick cookware
  • Baking supplies
  • Placemats
  • Wastebaskets

At Interior Furniture Resources, our team can help students find exactly what they need to create a space that looks stylish and feels comfortable. Narrow down your choices with our student special package or consult our team for more options. Our furniture rental company serves clients across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information about our furniture rentals for students, reach out today.