The Best Dorm Room Decor Essentials
This post is all about the best dorm room decor essentials.
Decorating your dorm room is such a fun part about moving into a college dorm. Having decorations you love will make your dorm room feel like home.
My roommate and I spent months before we started college planning how we were going to decorate our dorm room!
Here are some of my favorite dorm room decoration essentials:
1. Fairy Lights with Photo Clips
How adorable are these fairy lights with clear plastic clips for hanging photos? This is such a fun way to display all your favorite pictures on a photo wall and create a cute, cozy feeling for your dorm room.
2. White Faux Fur Rug
This furry faux sheepskin area rug is the perfect size for dorm rooms (2×3 feet) without taking up too much space. A rug like this is a great way to make your dorm room instantly feel cozier and more homey.
3. Metal Marquee Letters
Metal marquee letters are super cute, especially these illuminated with lightbulbs (and they’re cordless too!) This is the perfect matching decor you and your roommate can get and display on your desks.
4. Boho Macrame Wall Hangings
Everything boho is in right now, and there’s no easier to add a boho touch to your dorm room than with macrame wall hangings. These are perfect to hang over your bed or on a bare wall in your dorm toom.
5. Hanging Stars Garland
Another super cute idea for displaying your photos in your dorm is with this hanging star garland with photo clips.
6. Desk Organizer Set
Staying organized in college is crucial. Having a neat and organized desk in your dorm room is a great way to stay on top of things and be more productive. This desk organizer set is the perfect way to organize all your school supplies without making your desk look messy or cluttered!
7. Faux Sheepskin Chair Cover
If you have a chair in your dorm room, adding a faux sheepskin chair cover on top is an easy way to instantly elevate the look of your space.
8. Floating Wooden Shelves
These floating wooden shelves hung with twine are so cute and perfect for displaying little plants. (My roommate and I adopted mini cacti – I would have loved some cute shelves like this to display them on!)
9. Wire Jewelry Hanger
A wire jewelry hanger is a great way to keep your jewelry organized in your dorm room. I personally love this cactus-shaped wire jewelry hanger.
10. Storage Ottoman
Most dorm rooms are tiny and lacking in storage space. A storage ottoman like this is a great storage-adding solution that’s both functional and stylish.
11. Three Tier Storage Cart
A rolling storage cart is a fun piece of decor that can add a pop of color to your dorm room AND it’s insanely useful. I really like this teal storage cart. You can use it to store things like snacks, school supplies, or cleaning supplies.
12. Tassel Garland
One way to add a simple yet cute touch to your dorm room walls is with wall decor like this colorful tassel garland.
13. Faux Fur Bedrest Pillow
A bedrest pillow is a dorm room must-have. They make leaning up against the wall comfortable whether you’re sitting on your bed or have guests in your room who are sitting on the floor. I love this white faux fur pillow because it’s so cute and stylish looking! This makes a perfect decorative accent for your room.
14. Storage Basket
Having a cute storage basket like this is not only functional, but also adds a pretty decorative touch to your dorm room.
15. Wall Tapestry
Tapestries are an extremely popular piece of wall decor for dorm rooms. They make your dorm room feel super cozy, and there are so many different designs to choose from to fit whatever your style is.
16. Neon Signs
I have been seeing neon signs everywhere lately when it comes to dorm room wall decor. They are super cute and trendy. I love this neon sign that says “Good vibes only.” Perfect for hanging on the wall above your bed!
17. Cute Laundry Hamper
A cute laundry hamper can really make your dorm room look so much nicer rather than just hanging a nylon bag on a hook on the back of a door.
Where to Shop for Dorm Room Decor
All of the items on this list can be found on Amazon.
I linked to Amazon because they typically have the lowest prices and you can get everything with two-day shipping.
However, if you’re looking for other places to shop for super cute dorm room decor, here are some of my favorites:
Dormify: This is an all online store specializing in dorm products that has the cutest and most on-trend dorm decor. If you want to make your dorm room look like a Pinterest board, this is where to shop!
PB Teen: Another good option! I found a lot of good dorm stuff (like my comforter and laundry hamper) from Pottery Barn Teen.
Target: Another great place to shop for dorm room decor is Target. They always have a good selection of cute but affordable dorm bedding and other dorm decor every year in their back to school shopping section.
For a complete list of where to buy dorm stuff, read this post.
More College Dorm Ideas
These are all of my favorite dorm room decor essentials that will make your dorm the cutest on your hall!
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