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This week's homework assignment: Max out that tiny dorm room — and save up to 50%

Deck out your dorm room in functional style. (Photos: Bed Bath & Beyond)
This weeks homework assignment: Deck out your dorm room in functional style. (Photos: Bed Bath & Beyond)

Class is in session, and the perfect dorm room is key to a successful year. Keep your college student comfortable and organized on a budget with these incredible products that optimize space without sacrificing function. Each is affordable and clever with campus life in mind.

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Plus, now through September 21, you can take advantage of Bed Bath & Beyond's College Savings Pass, which offers students a 20% discount on their purchases as they prep for back-to-school season. The brand also offers a Pack & Hold service, giving shoppers the opportunity to pinpoint items they need in their local store or online and then pick them up at a location near campus within 60 days of moving in.

On top of all this, Bed Bath & Beyond has also launched a new rewards program for customers. Welcome Rewards is free to join and shoppers earn points on every purchase. For every 5,000 points you'll get $5 in rewards. How's that for a deal?

Now, back to those A+ dorm room picks...

You're never too young to start looking professional. This modern desk chair comes in a sleek gray or navy fabric.
$75 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Take your homework and study setup to the next level with this ergonomic office chair by Studio 3B. With a sleek and modern design, this chair is sure to add flair to any dorm room. Available in two colors, each featuring a black base and casters. The chair rolls and swivels 360 degrees so you can access multiple desktops and monitors. Originally $150, you can get it now for half that.

If their phone is the first thing they reach for in the morning and the last thing they touch at night, these clever-pocketed sheets are for them.
$20 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Your student will sleep like royalty and never lose track of their phone with these 300-thread-count sheets by Studio 3B. They feature a cell phone pocket built right in on each side of the bed. The pocket allows you to slip your standard smartphone into the pouch while charging it through a hole in the bottom. When you wake up in the middle of the night, your phone is within arm’s reach but safe from getting rolled over as you snooze. The design sacrifices nothing in terms of comfort. These sheets are free from harmful toxins and available in two sizes and five colors. Made with 100% cotton sateen, they are machine washable. Originally $40, they're now on sale for just $16.

Tonal blue stripes (or pink, if you prefer) keep the pattern feeling restful while still offering tons of personality. Throw in a patterned pillow for some pizzazz.
$40 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Upgrade your old dorm bedding with an affordable and stylistic option by Novogratz. This Painterly Strip 2-piece set comes in blue and pink. Each set features stripes which appear painted-on (thus the name) and a complementary piping along the edges of the bedding for a modern touch. Available in all sizes, this set features 140-thread-count cotton sheets and 90% recycled polyester fill. Originally $100, this set — designed by Robert and Cortney Novogratz, based in NYC — is now on sale for just $40 and comes with a comforter and two pillow shams. Additional savings are available for BBB Welcome Rewards members.

Soft yet supportive, this plush pillow is a favorite among all sorts of sleepers.
$45 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Form meets function with this high-tech pillow by Casper Essential designed to support your head and keep you comfortable as you sleep. Featuring a unique three-chamber design, this pillow is great for all sleepers whether that means you prefer your side, back or stomach. It offers a light, airy comfort on the outside with long, silky fibers while providing head and neck support with its innermost layer of polyester fill, which moves with you as you sleep and will not clump. Casper describes this as offering a medium level of head and neck support. Available in standard and king sizes. You can get either for 10 percent off the original price.

Greenery (real or faux) can bring a sense of calm into any space. This care-free option will always look fresh.
$13 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Add the beauty of nature to your dorm without the added work of keeping something alive with this 15-inch faux green potted plant by Studio 3B. This life-like “plant” requires no sunlight and no watering, so it’s a great way to brighten any space without giving your student any added responsibility. And hey, you won’t ever have to come home to a dead plant. Originally $25, you can get one now for half off that price.

Get up to 5x magnification from this compact desktop mirror. The tray at the base is the perfect stand for following makeup tutorials on your phone.
$13 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Multitask with this dual-sided vanity mirror by Zadro Bondi, featuring an accessory tray that doubles as a phone holder. Watch a makeup tutorial while doing your own winged eyeliner or scroll the news and listen to music as you get ready for a day at work. One side of the mirror is normal while the other features 5x magnification. Keep your most used products within reach with the tray. Available in black and white.