While some dorm furniture will be provided when you move into your dorm, a few extra dorm furniture pieces can make your room feel more like home. A cool dorm chair is essential, as it provides extra seating for yourself and friends, and can make your room a fun hangout spot. Pair it with a dorm rug or a cute dorm bedding set, and your dorm room will be fresh and college ready.
Whether you’re looking for a desk chair or something more for lounging, there are plenty of dorm chairs that are both cool and functional. Consider the size of the chair and what will work best in your dorm room, as well as the style and comfort level. If you have a lot of guests hanging out or staying over, you may want to find something that doubles as a bed.
Read on for our breakdown of the best cool dorm chairs.
1. Coaster Round Swivel Chair
This cool dorm chair would work great as a desk chair, and it’s also small enough that you could put it in the corner of your room for some additional seating. The chair can fully swivel and is height adjustable, and the rounded seat and chrome base gives it a modern look. The vinyl material is really easy to clean as you can just wipe it down, and you can choose between black, purple, and white for the colors. At just over $100, this chair would be an inexpensive addition to your dorm room.
- Rounded chair has a cool modern look
- Chair swivels and is height adjustable
- Three colors available
- Just over $100
- Not on wheels so it can’t roll across the floor
- May be too small for taller people
- Seat doesn’t have a lot of padding
2. Gaiam Balance Ball Chair
Between rickety lecture hall seats and uncomfortable dorm beds, college can do a number on your back. This balance ball chair can help things out, as it corrects your posture and strengthens your core, all while keeping you focused while you study. You can also remove the ball from the base if you want to squeeze in a quick workout. The ball is designed for people between five feet and five feet 11 inches tall, and has a 300 pound weight capacity. The base has easy glide casters so you can move around the floor, and an adjustable support bar in the back. There are also multiple colors available ranging from fuschia to wasabi, so you can turn it into a cool accent piece for your dorm room. The chair is less than $70 bucks and includes an air pump, so it’s a great deal for a college student’s budget.
Price: $67.10 and up, depending on the color
- Helps with posture and spine alignment
- Doubles as a workout ball
- Nine color choices
- Air pump included
- May take some time getting use to sitting on the ball
- Not designed for someone over six feet tall
- May need to re-inflate from time to time
3. BirdRock Home Adjustable Memory Foam Floor Chair
If you spend a lot of time gaming or watching TV, or just like to do your homework sitting on the floor, this floor chair would be perfect for your dorm room. The back has 14 adjustable positions so you can recline to whatever angle is most comfortable for what you’re doing. The filling of the chair is made of crushed memory foam, so it’s really comfortable and plush, making it easy to hang out on. And because it’s all foam, it’s simple to move around the room, as well as transport between home and your dorm room. Colors available: blue, brown, eggplant, grey, lime, orange, pink, and purple.
- 14 adjustable positions
- Crushed memory foam is comfortable to sit on
- Eight colors to choose from
- Easy to move around
- Spot clean only
- Seat is not long enough to support your lower legs
- Back may be too short for taller people
4. Gray Sleeper Chair
If you plan on having friends stay with you a lot, a sleeper chair is a good furniture piece to add to your dorm room. The cushion functions as a chair when it’s folded up, and when you need it for sleeping, just unfold the seat and it becomes a mattress. When folded out, the mattress is still six inches thick, so you won’t feel like you’re sleeping directly on the floor. And because the cushion is filled with foam, it’s super comfortable in the chair position as well. There is no assembly required, and it’s easy to move around. The gray fabric will complement pretty much any dorm decor, and the polyester fabric is soft to the touch.
- Doubles as a chair and mattress
- Foam is really comfortable and still six inches thick when all rolled out
- Gray color will match most dorm rooms
- No assembly required
- Back of the chair is pretty low
- No option to put it on legs if you want it off the floor
- Spot clean only
5. Chill Bag Memory Foam Bean Bag
This bean bag is the ultimate chill spot, as it’s large and cushy and perfect for lounging. It’s 34 inches tall, 60 inches wide and 60 inches deep, so it’s plenty big enough for an adult to curl up on. Rather than pesky beans or Styrofoam pieces, the bean bag is actually filled with memory foam so it’s easier to keep filled and more supportive. There are 26 colors available, and the cover can be removed and thrown in the wash for easy cleanup.
Price: $150.29 and up, depending on color
- Oversized bean bag is really comfortable
- 26 color choices
- Cover is removable and machine washable
- Stuffed with memory foam rather than beans
- May be awkward to move around
- Can lose shape over time
6. Mid-Back Quilted Swivel Task Chair
Swap out your desk chair with this cool task chair that has a quilted vinyl seat and backrest. The back is slightly curved providing lumbar support, and there is a pneumatic height adjustment lever so you can choose what height works best for you and your desk. You can also save some space in your dorm room as this chair has no arm rests, so it will slide all the way under your desk. Order the chair in black if you want it to blend in with the rest of your dorm furniture. Or, choose between blue, green, orange, pink, and purple to add a bold accent piece to your dorm decor. The brighter colors are also a little less expensive, and even the black color is really affordable at less than $70.
Price: $48.04 and up, depending on color
- Pneumatic height adjustment
- Easy to wipe clean
- Six color choices
- Some assembly required
- Max weight capacity is 250 pounds
- Mid-back may be too low for taller people
- Vinyl can get warm if sitting in the chair for a long time
7. Vivon Comfort Foam Chair
This chair has a unique shape that would look chic in any dorm room. The chair is made with layers or conforming foam, so it’s soft and comfortable but still supportive enough that you won’t sink down and get stuck. The chair is 23 inches wide, 30 inches high, and 33 inches deep, so it’s on the smaller side making it perfect for your dorm room. The fabric cover is removable and machine washable, and the bright red color would be a fun pop of color in your dorm room. There is no assembly required, but the chair arrives vacuum sealed, so give it a few days to expand before sitting on it.
- Unique design would be a cool addition to your dorm room
- Conforming foam is soft and supportive
- Removable cover is machine washable
- Small enough to fit perfectly in a dorm room
- Height may be too low for taller people
- Only one color choice
- Need to wait a few days for the chair to fully expand
8. Urban Shop Micromink Saucer Chair
Saucer chairs have long been a dorm room staple, but this version of the saucer chair adds an element of coolness. Each color has a micromink fabric that’s cozy chic, and the metallic frame gives the chair a modern vibe. Choose between black with silver frame, pink with gold frame, mint with gold frame, or white with gold frame. The chair is 29 inches high, 32 inches wide and 22 inches deep, so it’s a nice size for a dorm room. Plus, when it’s not being used, you can just fold it up and place it in your closet or under your bed.
Price: $64.50 and up, depending on color
- Micromink and metallic frame looks chic in a dorm room
- Fold and put in storage when not in use
- Four color choices
- Spot clean only
- Sits low to the ground
- May not be deep enough for a taller person to sit in it comfortably
9. Lux by Big Joe Cube
This cool cube-shaped chair has a deep square cutout in the middle, making it the perfect spot for sinking in and doing some reading or lounging. While this is a bean bag chair, it’s filled with UltimaX Beans, which are more conforming and last 20 percent longer than typical beans. Plus, the chair fabric is double stitched and has double zippers, so you won’t have to worry about any spillage. The colors available are cement blazer, camel blazer, espresso blazer, grey union, and pecan union. All of the chairs are under $80, so it’s an inexpensive furniture addition to your dorm room.
Price: $79.99 and up, depending on the color
- UltimaX Beans last 20 percent longer than regular beans
- Five colors available
- No assembly required
- Chair may lose shape over time
- Spot clean only
10. X Rocker Triple Flip Sound Chair With Storage Ottoman
This cool dorm chair is the ultimate chair for a music, gaming, or TV lover. The chair actually has two speakers and a subwoofer built into the sides, and you can also listen to music by plugging into the headset or RCA outputs. There is also a storage compartment in the seat of the chair and pockets on the side, which is great for holding books, DVDs, snacks, and more. The chair is 35.24 inches long, 31.1 inches wide, and 28.54 inches high, so it’s compact enough to fit comfortably in a dorm room. While it’s a little more expensive than other dorm chairs, it’s still under $200 and has many features that make it a great purchase for your dorm room.
- Built in speakers and headset outputs
- Storage compartment in seat of the chair
- Pockets on the side for holding snacks and supplies
- Compact enough to fit into a dorm room
- A little more expensive than other dorm chairs
- Only one color available
- Some assembly required