Create the perfect dorm room for yourself with these easy college dorm decorating ideas! You are going to have the absolute cutest room!
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College might be for an education, but let’s be real, the dorm room is really the best part. Who doesn’t love shopping and planning to create the room of your dreams.
Here are the best 11 college dorm decorating ideas, from storage secrets to must have items to help you create your perfect room.
Going to college myself, I will for sure be using so many of these ideas for myself too!
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A photo wall is such a cute way to add a personal touch to a dorm room! You can use photos with friends and family back home and then add new ones with college friends after some time away.
To make your wall even cuter, try mixing in some quotes and prints with your photos.
A desk hutch/bookshelf is an absolute life saver if you want more storage without taking up too much room! This thing can hold SO. MUCH. STUFF and really doesn’t block the desk too much.
Plus, it gives you more space for cute decor items to make your room look a million times better!
Wall art collages
Wall art collage prints are a super easy way to make your room look so much cuter.
You can buy these and frame them or just hang them as is on your walls. Not only are they super easy to put up, but they are such a simple decoration that looks extremely impressive in your room.
Plus, you can have fun buying or making different prints and arranging them however you like.
Who said a night table has to just be a boring old table! Make this a cute furniture piece in your room that also doubles as storage.
Either of the carts above are the perfect pieces that combines aesthetic with functionality. You will have a ton of storage with a piece like this, without it looking bulky and ugly.
Have fun with headboards
Headboards are such an easy way to make a statement in your dorm room. There are dozens of different styles and colors that you can find. Plus, these are super easy to put up in your dorm room!
Whether it’s a cute LED or some string lights, play around with different light pieces as decoration.
For my own room, I will be getting one of the heart LED lights on the left to hang as a cute and easy decor piece!
Play around with plants
Plants are such a fun way to add some color and fun to a dorm room. These are such good decoration pieces and can be used on different surfaces and on the walls as well.
For a dorm room, there is nothing better than some secret storage. With such a small space, it is so important to maximize every inch.
A storage ottoman like this one is perfect to not only get some extra storage space, but as a step stool up onto a bed or additional seating. Nothing like a multipurpose piece!
Cubbies are the perfect small furniture piece to bring into a dorm room if you are in need of some easy access, extra storage. These are super versatile and can be adapted to the room and the space you have.
Plus, they are perfect to store all sorts of items. Whether you leave some open or put baskets in, they are the perfect solution to your storage worries in such a tight space.
Throw pillows on throw pillows on throw pillows
If you haven’t heard this already, let me be the first to warn you not to go crazy with the throw pillows. After that first move-in day picture, they are going to become annoying to deal with all the time.
I know it seems impossible, but try to pick 1-3 throw pillows that are your favorite. I included some of my favorites, but check out dormify for pages and pages of cute throw pillows in different colors and styles.
Wallpaper is another college dorm decorating idea that will completely transform your room! It’s easy to apply and doesn’t damage the dorm room walls.
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