The Best Dorm Room Wall Decor Ideas
This post is all about the best dorm room wall decor ideas that will take your dorm room walls from bland to beautiful.
Chances are, your dorm room is going to come with plain cinderblock walls or walls painted a white/tan color. AKA not very cute.
But you can fix that with some dorm room wall decor.
Here are the best ideas for decorating the walls of your dorm room!
1. Neon Signs
Neon signs are huge right now for dorm wall decor! If you want a Pinterest-worthy dorm room, a neon sign is a must.
Here are some of my favorite neon signs:
Shop: Love LED Wall Sign from Dormify
(I love the idea of stacking three of them!)
Shop: Good Vibes Only Neon Sign from Amazon
Shop: Cloud Wire Wall Light from Dormify
Shop: Lips Neon Sign from Amazon
Another way to decorate the walls of your dorm room is with a tapestry. Tapestries make your room feel more cozy and homey.
Especially if your dorm room has cold cinderblock walls, which a lot of them do. A tapestry adds color and warmth to the room.
Here are some of my favorite tapestries:
Shop: Stars Tapestry from Dormify
Shop: Summer Vista Wall Tapestry from Society6
Shop: Boho Mandala Tapestry from Amazon
Shop: Pink Palms Tapestry from Dormify
Shop: Lips of Love Wall Tapestry from Society6
3. Removable Wallpaper
Another way to decorate bland dorm room walls is with removable wallpaper!
This is a really popular decor trend. Since you can’t make any permanent changes to your dorm room, removable wallpaper is the perfect solution.
Here are some removable wallpaper ideas:
Shop: White Brick Removable Wallpaper from Dormify
Shop: Rustic Wood Removable Wallpaper from Amazon
(This would be cute as a single accent wall behind your bed headboard!)
4. Fairy Lights
Nothing makes your dorm room cozier than twinkling fairy lights hanging on the wall! I loved having these and would turn them on every night.
You can also hang photos from them for a cute dorm room wall decor idea.
Shop: Clip String Lights from Dormify
Shop: Twinkle Star Lights from Amazon
Shop: String Light Curtain from Dormify
5. Wall Prints
Adding some art to your dorm room can really make it your own.
Here are some of my favorite wall prints for your dorm room:
Shop: Minimal Line Art Woman Print from Society6
Shop: You Are Golden Print from Dormify
Shop: Inspirational Fashion Prints from Amazon
(If you’re looking for a set of art prints to create a “gallery wall” look in your dorm, this is a great option since it all comes as a set!)
Shop: Wild Child Print from Dormify
6. Wall Hangings
You can add a fun decorative touch to your dorm room walls with wall hangings.
Here are some ideas for wall hangings:
Shop: Sweet Dreams Wooden Sign from Dormify
Shop: Boho Macrame Wall Hangings from Amazon
Shop: Moon Phase Wall Hanging from Amazon
Shop: Blue Moon Dreamcatcher from Dormify
Wall Decor Essentials
When it comes to hanging things on the walls of your dorm room, you want to be careful so you don’t cause any damage that will cause you to get fined at the end of the year (like scratches, nail holes, or paint getting ripped off the walls.)
The safest way to hang anything is with command hooks and command strips.
Command hooks are sturdier and can support heavy objects.
Command strips are good for lightweight objects like photos and art prints.
More Dorm Room Ideas
This post showed you the best dorm room wall decor ideas.
For a complete list of everything you need for your dorm room, check out The Ultimate College Packing List.
You can also download a printable version of the packing list below:
For more college dorm room tips and ideas, check out the following posts:
- 15 Essential Tips for College Move-In Day
- 19 Genius Dorm Room Storage Ideas
- 5 Candle Alternatives for Dorms That Smell Amazing
- 11 Dorm Bedding Essentials You Need for College