How Does Furniture Relate to Back to School?

A group of school kids playing music instruments and studying books

Last Updated: July 14, 2023

Believe it or not, new furniture relates directly to the back-to-school season. Whether they’re heading to middle school, high school, or college for the first time, furniture plays a crucial role in preparing students for another year of learning. “The first day of school: The day when the countdown to the last day of the school begins.” — Unknown

Study Space

As students prepare to go back to school, having a dedicated study space becomes important. It’s necessary to create an organized and conducive environment for studying and completing assignments. The benefits of having a dedicated study space are undeniable:

  • Minimizes distractions
  • Enhances concentration and productivity
  • Allows for greater organization
  • Establishes a routine
  • Increases efficiency

A dedicated study space creates a clear distinction between study time and leisure time. When students enter their study area, it signals their brains that it’s time to focus and engage in academic activities. This separation can improve motivation and help students mentally transition into a learning mindset. You can read more about making your home workspace into a place worth working at this link.

Dorm Rooms

Students heading off to college will often live in dormitories, more commonly known as dorms. Furnishing a dorm room with new furniture can help create a comfortable and personalized living space. Some furniture that can help them to feel more at home are items like:

Dorms are often very spartan so it falls to the students who reside there to make the space livable and functional. The beds are notorious for being barely more than a foam mat akin to prison mattresses. According to a US News article, “the transition to college – which for many students is their first time living on their own – can be stressful.” For this reason, it’s a good idea to give them the best start to the college year that you can.

Productivity and Focus

The right furniture can contribute to better productivity and focus during study sessions. Ergonomic chairs and desks with proper support can promote good posture and reduce discomfort, allowing students to concentrate on their work for longer periods without distractions.

A child at a home work station doing their homework

Having a dedicated area for homework, homeschooling, or remote learning is crucial. As a parent, you need to furnish this space to promote your child’s academic success. If you’re not sure what furniture they need, our handy Kids Furniture Buying Guide has all the information that you need.

Organization and Storage

Back-to-school season often involves purchasing new school supplies, textbooks, and study materials. New furniture pieces like cabinets, bookshelves, and storage bins can help keep these items organized, making it easier for students to find what they need when studying or completing assignments.

As a parent, you’ll be grateful for the ability to properly store all of your kid’s belongings, along with all of the supplies that come with a typical school year. An organized area for schoolwork is a productive area for schoolwork. Plus, ensuring that your kids store their items properly can help to build a sense of responsibility!

Room Makeovers

Some students may want to give their bedrooms or study spaces a fresh look before the new school year begins. Updating furniture, such as beds, desks, chairs, and shelves, can be a part of a room makeover to create a more inspiring and motivating atmosphere for learning.

Dorm residents have a little more freedom to choose how to decorate and furnish their rooms. Follow these tips to make your dorm room feel like home. The good news is that dorms can be fully customized to the students’ preferences so they can definitely make that space more cozy and home-like.


Don’t forget about a new mattress! The rate of growth in kids seems to have no end, particularly when they reach their teenage years. As such, replacing an old mattress with one more suited to their bodies now, and in consideration of future growth, should be a major consideration! For help choosing a new mattress for your child, read our Mattress Buying Guide.

Dave has been in the furniture industry in one capacity or another for the last decade. When not writing about furniture he enjoys cooking for his family, guitar playing, oil painting, the Detroit Tigers, and the comedic antics of English Bulldogs.