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10 Decor Items for Your Trendy Dorm Room

10 Decor Items for Your Trendy Dorm Room

Starting college is never an easy step and, for those of us who’ve lived in the dorms, we know just how hectic move-in day can be. Through the constant sweating, embarrassing family members, and meeting your roommate for the first time, the true sign of anxiety lies within the realization that your side of the room isn’t “aesthetic” enough. You may also feel like you didn’t prepare well enough for the dorm life when your eyes skid across the room and compare your essential dorm room items with your roommate’s. Well, let me help with that. Here is a list of 10 decor items for your trendy dorm room!

1. Color Changing LED Strip Lights

This item truly feeds into the TikTok aesthetic and VSCO-esque mood everyone is living for at the moment. In addition to being energy-efficient and a very reliable light source, color-changing LED lights are super cute right now and have taken aesthetic room transformations by storm. Literally, you will almost always see a dorm room window all glowed up pink, purple, and blue whilst walking home at night. In order to make your dorm room trendy with this decor item, it is always a great idea to stick and border it all around your walls, your headboard, and even your closet space, making your room radiate different colors in the dark. This item is remote controlled and honestly makes you wanna come home to experience it every night! 

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2. A Bunjo Bungee Chair

Now it may be true that very few people are brave enough to bungee jump, but I think everyone should embrace a good bunjo bungee chair when moving into a dorm. This item is ironically the most comfortable chair to plant yourself in after a long day of classes and meetings. It’s also the perfect seating for reading a book and journaling inside and outside your room! The best part about the bunjo bungee chair is that it is small enough for any size dorm room, as well as it being easily portable and storable wherever you go. Depending on the color and placement in the room, this decor item can effortlessly make your dorm room trendy!

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3. Succulents & Cacti

Nature therapy is always important for any college student for a breath of fresh air and some vitamin D. However, when we are stuck indoors due to cold or rainy weather or however this pandemic pans out in the future, it is important to surround yourself with greenery to keep you one with nature during stressful times. Succulents and cacti plants require minimal to no care as it helps with students’ increase in productivity and creativity during school. Both plants can be plopped on a window sill or on your desk and it suddenly ties the whole room together. This mood booster of a decor item also gives the illusion of your dorm room appearing bigger, as it mimics the outdoors. These generally inexpensive aesthetic decor items are a must for your trendy dorm room!

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4. Nightlight Scent Warmer

So, you’ve been in your dorm room all day, watching Netflix, and eating your favorite comfort food when your roommate walks in with a funny look on her/his/their face. Since you can’t light a candle in the dorm rooms, you realize you need a quick fix besides opening the window every time. A nightlight scent wax warmer is so pleasant smelling and serves as a great alternative to lighting a candle in a room. This decor item is also so pretty, that you become indecisive with where to plug them in the room so people can see. The best part is the encasing of the warmer works as a nightlight for those who can’t sleep without one!

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5. A Futon 

A futon is necessary for many reasons! This may include when you have guests over or when you yourself crash whilst watching stuff on TV or a device randomly one night. Yes, I am speaking from experience. While a futon is an important aspect of a dorm room in general, it is subsequently a decor item you have to find a place for in your trendy dorm room. Pick the perfect color for your room and throw some cute accented throw pillows on it, and you are that well put together cool girl living next door. Trust me…I was the one living next door. 

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6. Portable Washer and Dryer Combo 

One of the most annoying and anxiety-filled moments as a freshman was, for some reason, doing laundry; not necessarily because I didn’t know how to do my own laundry, but that I ran out of money or campus cash to do so. A cool hack and decor item every single college student should buy–whether you live in a dorm or not–is a portable washer and dryer combo pack. You never have to spend your coin on a rundown dorm dryer again. Not to mention it’s cute and makes your dorm room look grown if you know what I mean. 

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7. Oscillating Fan

It has been established that to get us through winter days, succulents and cacti are our answers. When it comes to scorching, chaffing-filled heat days though, we need a good fan that swings back and forth, back and forth, and back and forth. The type of fan you and your roommate sit around for to come back to you. This decor item allows the best cooling in your dorm room and can be charming depending on its size and color.

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8. Full-Length Mirror

Before you head out for class or head out to parties and get-togethers, it is important to be able to do a thorough check of your entire fit before leaving your dorm room. This decor item can be hung on your door, leaned against the wall, or even temporarily stuck onto your wall to make your dorm room truly aesthetic. Additionally, the color of the mirror frame and a good LED outlining the mirror can really level up your dorm room. This is an item you simply need to have!

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9. Some Type of Wall Art

It can be posters of Harry Styles, polaroid pics of your friends and family, a calendar, or a tapestry that clothe your walls, but it is of the utmost importance–the utmost–that your walls are never naked. Doing so will feel unfulfilling, trust me! When you step into an aesthetically pleasing dorm room, you almost always check the walls for something to pop out at you. This is a decor item challenge that tests your creativity in making the ultimate trendy dorm room. 

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10. Bedside Storage Caddy Organizer

Look, we’ve all been guilty of reading assignments late in bed, but we’ve also indulged in guilty pleasures, like watching Netflix or reading a good book in bed late at night. When it’s two in the morning and we have finally finished with these late-night occupations, it should be convenient for college students living in dorms to simply put away books, phones, and writing utensils right next to them without tripping on them the next day. A bedside storage caddy organizer is the decor item cure to your foot pains and morning confusions by putting away books and devices within arms reach. And, let’s not get it twisted, an organized dorm room is definitely a trendy dorm room. 

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What is the decor item you need in your trendy dorm room? Tell us the items you need in the comments!

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