Back on campus? You'll need a mini couch for dorm living, a.k.a. all-night study sessions, and weekend lounges with the roomies. Your suite is about to get a glow-up!
We know college life can be hectic, and those term papers seem never-ending, so you'll appreciate having a personalized space, whether you need a spot to unwind or a comfy (yet sturdy) locale to type up that history assignment. These couches can provide a little of everything.
As you peruse the best dorm furniture options, have a look at some mini couches and loveseats that might be a good fit (quite literally) for your suite. And if you're in need of something smaller, we're particularly fond of these adorbs bean bags.
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From sturdier numbers to soft piles of cozy goodness, our list has a little something suitable for every dorm dweller. Check out the picks that have made the Dean's List.
Mini couch for dorm living: 6 options
Price: $177.59 to $190.39
Dimensions (in.): H33 x W47.2 x L25.6
Add a Midcentury modern flair to your dorm with this compact and sturdy place to sit. Though the couch's supportive back cushions will keep you comfy, this selection is a bit firmer compared to its counterparts, making it an ideal locale to plop with your laptop.
Dimensions (in.) : 31 3/4 l x 53 7/8 w x 30 3/8 h
Practically all dorms are christened with an IKEA staple, and this loveseat is ideal for common areas. It's firm, chic, and easily transportable. (It fits in a car!) We'd advise against the beige selection because, you know, college.
Dimensions: H28 x W42.5 x D23
A bean bag/loveseat fusion, this throwback to our childhood adds a mature vibe and gives us an opportunity to get snuggly. If you just need a place for friends next door to relax, or if you're looking for a lil' R&R yourself, we'd advocate for the Bean Bag Loveseat. But we doubt it'd make for a productive space to study for organic chem.
Built-in USB port
Dimensions (in.): H15.5 x W44 x L71.5
We're particularly fond of this futon's functionality. It has a USB port so you can charge your phone while you take a breather between classes. Plus, you're able to sit, lounge, *and* sleep thanks to the flexible design. It's a great pick if you have friends visiting from nearby schools.
12 colorways available
Dimensions (in.): H30.7 x W63.78 x D31.5
The Antetek Futon Sofa Bed gives us the warm and fuzzies, and it comes in a variety of fun shades — a welcome feature in dorms. (Mustard might be our fave.) Plus it allows for sitting, lounging, and sleeping—everything you could possibly need.
Ideal for guests
Dimensions (in.): H31.5 x W70.86 x D39.37
This convertible sleeper sofa bed will come in handy when your friend stops by before break to catch up. We certainly appreciate the bold pop of color, but what we seem to be attracted to most is the velvet texture.
Can you fit a couch in a dorm room?
It all depends on what you're living situation will look like! If you're in a single room with another student, chances are you'll just have space for desks and beds. However, if you're in a sweet or an off-campus apartment or house, you'll have room for a couch. As always, measure before making a purchase! We'd advise choosing something fairly inexpensive, as it'll likely just last four years, and going for something that can handle a li'l wear and tear.
What type of couch should you get for a dorm?
Since space is likely sparse, even in common areas, we'd recommend opting for a loveseat. Make sure that the couch is not only capable of being moved, should you change dorms throughout your undergrad career, but one that can survive a little tough love.
Where to shop for dorm couches
Need some seating options for your home away from home? Whether you're living in a dorm or setting up shop in an apartment close to campus, here are good retailers to scout for couches, loveseats, and the like:
- Amazon mini couches
- Lowe's mini couches
- Target mini couches
- The Home Depot mini couches
- Walmart mini couches
- Wayfair mini couches
How we chose the couches
There are a few ways in which we differentiate small couches for apartments vs. dorm rooms. Though we always keep customer reviews at the top of our list, we opted for cheaper selections for campus, as they're not likely to be used past the four-year mark. Additionally, we took size into consideration, as the piece is likely to do a bit of moving when annual dorm lotteries get cookin'.
Looking for more ways to create a cozy atmosphere on campus? We're happy to lend a hand. These cute and inviting dorm room ideas will help you personalize your space. But don't forget to do some scrubbing in between study sessions. This *manageable* dorm cleaning schedule will help you keep the place tidy.