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Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

College is all about finding yourself, and your chosen dorm room decor is one of your greatest means of self expression in your life before the real world. Coming up with ideas for your temporary living space can be difficult though, so here are some ideas to help you feel like yourself in your new living arrangement.

LED String Light Curtain

While twinkling lights such as these may seem a bit cliché, there’s no doubt that they’re still abundantly cute. Many won’t bother to invest in their lighting other than what’s already provided, so that’s how this idea can really stand out. You want your dorm room to feel as comfortable and inviting as possible, and no lighting fixture will make you feel more at ease. 

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Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

Pillows, Pillows And More Pillows

Coziness is directly proportionate to the number of pillows on one’s bedspread. If you’re wading in a sea of softness, your body will thank you. If you think you have too many pillows, you’re wrong. What’s even better about loading up on pillows is that you can really get creative about their aesthetic. Get pillows that match your room perfectly, or get some that are preposterously silly. Either way, you’re bound to make yourself known to anyone who sees your room, and you’ll be extra comfy when you do it.

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Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

Removable Wallpaper

One of the most restrictive things about designing your dorm room is that you can’t paint the walls. Well you could, but there would be problems. That’s where removable wallpaper comes in. You’ll need a temporary way to change the look of the walls if you really want full agency over your room, and these are simply the best option. All you have to do is peel the paper off when it’s time to vacate your dorm. Don’t let the institutions destroy your creativity. 

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Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

Unique Extension Cords

It’s reasonable to assume that no one has ever been excited about buying a new extension cord in the history of extension cords. They’re such an uninteresting necessity of modern life. That’s why buying a uniquely designed one can be worth spending a little extra. Unless you get lucky with your outlet situation in your dorm room, there’s a decent chance that you’ll end up needing to buy one. An ugly, basic extension cord can really stick out in an otherwise well-coordinated room, so if you can find one that fits your aesthetic, that’s great. 

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Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

A Good Desk Fan

In an ideal world, your dorm room will always be at the perfect temperature, Goldilocks approved. In reality, your room will probably oscillate wildly between a sauna and the north pole. Extra blankets will help for the cold, but it’s hard to deal with the impending swamp ass that occurs in the summer. Your roommate probably won’t be comfortable with you in your birthday suit, so you’re probably going to need a personal fan to keep you cool. Many fans are eye sores however, so it’s important to find one that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on your face when you stick yours right in front of it.

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Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

Displate

If you’re not already familiar, displate.com is a service that provides high quality image prints onto metal that can be easily hung onto a wall with a magnet. There’s no need for a nail or hammer, so there’s no destruction. Additionally, you can choose from many various prints that range from beautiful landscapes to officially licensed designs. You can express your love for your favorite movies or video games with prints that simply look really, really good. 

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Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

Clip String Lights

When your scholastic anxiety is peaking and the stress feels like it’s too much to handle, you’re going to want some warm memories adorned on your wall. You’ll want that reminder that things don’t always feel like this, and you’ll want to display some of your favorite moments in the most stylish, quaint way possible. These string lights will hold up your pictures and light up your room. If standing out truly is your goal, then this is a great way to go. No one’s had the experiences you’ve had, and it’s time to show them off.

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Dorm Room Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Room Stand Out

A Good Gaming Setup

This one’s for all the gamers out there. Your studies can really get in the way of your games sometimes. You’re going to want a setup that’s as space-efficient as possible, as dorm rooms are just too small for that big gamer ambition you’ve got. This desk is just one example of what you’ll need to make the most of your space. A nice monitor, obnoxious gamer chair and all the Mountain Dew you could ever drink are all sold separately.

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Hang A Tapestry

If you’re looking to adorn your walls with something artful that will make you feel superior in that sort of abstract, high-society snob kind of way, a tapestry might just be the move. They’re simple to hang up and relatively inexpensive depending on which tapestry you choose, so this can be a nice way to get the feeling that you want for your room without sacrificing too much time or money. 

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Adopt A Plant

If you wish to put the life of another living thing in your hands at a time in your own life in which you can barely take care of yourself, you should probably start with a plant. Not only is adopting a pet at that point in your life incredibly irresponsible, it’s also surely not allowed in your dorm. If you get a nice potted plant instead, you may still get that feeling of taking care of something without having to worry about committing criminal negligence. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, taking care of one single plant is quite easy to do, assuming you do a little research first. 

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Good luck on your quest to pick out dorm room decor that’s as unique as you are, and good luck with college in general. We all need a little luck sometimes. Which of these ideas caught your eye? We want to hear from you!