It’s that time of year again—back to school! Whether you or your kids are going off to college, or you just want to spruce up your child’s room for the upcoming academic year, we’ve got you covered at Sam Levitz!

Adding new furniture, accents, and lighting can really improve the design and functionality of a study or dorm space. These rooms are important places to learn, grow, and relax. Functionality goes a long way when it comes to creating study spaces that foster productivity. And of course, style and comfort are important, too. The key is to mix all of these attributes to create a dedicated space for work that students will enjoy spending time in. Remember: if they like the space, they are more likely to use it!

Without further ado, we present our handpicked selections below to furnish a dorm or kid’s study space.

For Kids’ Rooms


The Perdue 11000 Series Casual Cinnamon Fruitwood 3-Drawer Student Desk is a welcoming addition to any youth workspace. Perfect for your child’s bedroom, this desk features three spacious drawers with easy-to-pull round knobs, and can easily organize folders, papers, and office supplies. With a simple build and compact size, this desk is perfect for a laptop or desktop computer.

If you’ve got a high schooler in your family, consider the Sauder Harbor View Cottage Double Pedestal Corner Computer Desk. There are many innovative features on this simple desk; the melamine top is heat and scratch-resistant, the drawers and door units are interchangeable, and then there’s all the storage. A pull out keyboard tray, two storage drawers, a file drawer, and a door cabinet for a CPU, are all there and ready for use.


The clean, straight lines and simple design of this affordableSauder Bookcases Casual 5-Shelf Bookcase will bring a casual look to your home, and it’s available in a variety of finishes, including Cinnamon Cherry, Oregon Oak, Canyon Maple, Mission Cherry and Pecan. Five shelves (three adjustable) provide plenty of space to organize and display books, toys, and more. Another ideal option is the Coaster Bookcases Contemporary Weathered Grey Bookcase/Console (available to order). This piece has 15 total shelves at the center of the bookcase in various sizes, plus a spacious top surface to offer a lot of storage.

New Lighting

New furniture not in your budget for a kid’s space? No problem! Adding new lighting can improve the functionality and style of a room. For a budding athlete or a young sports fanatic, this Signature Design by Ashley Lamps – Nyx Table Lamp lets them show off their passion in style. For a feminine touch, the Signature Design by Ashley Lamps – Contemporary Letty Pink Table Lamp is a pretty addition to illuminate a space.

For Dorms

Storage Furniture

Storage furniture is a must-have when you’re living in a dorm. The Sauder Storage Units 2 Door Storage Cabinet with 9 Shelves provides functional storage in limited spaces. Two doors open to reveal nine shelves (six adjustable) that offer plenty of concealed storage space for extra books, linens, clothing, supplies, and much more. Another stylish choice to consider is this International Furniture Direct Pueblo Chest with Sliding Door and Four Drawers—with its rustic design, unique sliding door and drawers with no hardware, and lovely distressed finish, it’s a perfect way to add both storage space and style.

Twin Bedroom Sets

Dorm rooms usually don’t offer enough space for a large bed, so twin beds and bedroom sets are ideal for a college student. We offer an extensive selection of youth bedroom sets for twin beds that can work in a dorm. And if you’re really crunched for space, how about a nice futon or sofa bed?


Every successful college student needs a desk in their dorm! A simple and stylish choice is the Coaster – Metal and Glass Computer Desk with Two Storage Drawers—its black powder coated metal and black glass creates a modern-looking unit. A pullout keyboard shelf allows for plenty of open desk space for a computer monitor and workbooks, while the two storage drawers provide the space to keep papers and necessities organized and tidily tucked away. Plus, it will look great in any dorm!

Another cool option is the slick Coaster Ontario Single Pedestal Desk. It features clean straight lines, and a generous top work surface, including a power charging station to keep everyday electronics up to speed.

Get Ready for Back to School with Sam Levitz

Sam Levitz Furniture is a staple of southern Arizona. Founded in 1953, we’ve been serving the Tucson area ever since. We can help make your child’s homework space or dorm functional, comfortable, and fun with our collection of furniture and décor. Visit our showrooms or shop online today!

About Sam Levitz Furniture

No matter which Sam Levitz Furniture or Outlet location you visit, you’ll find stylish, quality furniture that’s just right for any room in the house. But we’re much more than just a furniture store – we’re a member of the community!

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