Decorating your dorm room can be a great way to make it cozy and unique. Here are 10 easy and cute decorations to make your dorm feel like home.
A nice area rug is a great way to make your dorm feel cozier. Sometimes dorms have tile or old floors, and a rug can make it look much nicer. Getting a rug that is easy to clean and in a darker color can be really useful because it wont show any dirt or dust. This is perfect if you run in and out of your room during class or have other friends over, you want something that is easy to clean. An area rug is also something you can use multiple times in different dorms or apartments, so it is definitely worth buying one that can survive some wear and tear.
2. String lights
String lights are the perfect decoration to make your dorm feel welcoming. String lights can help add a warm and pleasant light to your room, and are perfect if your dorm has harsh led lights. These are a great way to make your room feel cozy, and are also super functional. You can use these for light if your roommate has a different sleeping schedule, and you won’t have to turn on the full lights. This is also great if your dorm doesn’t get a lot of natural light, and they are super easy to hang around your room with a few command strips.
Most dorms have a lot of blank wall space, and a tapestry can be a super easy way to cover a large amount of space and bring some color and life to your room. There are so many great sites you can get tapestries, and you can find ones with your favorite art on them. This is a super easy decoration that can make a huge difference in your dorm decor, and is super easy to pack and move. You can easily fold a tapestry into a bag, and keep it for dorms and other apartments in the future.
4. Photo Wall
Another super easy way to fill a blank wall is to cover it in photos. You can either do photo’s of your friends, family, or some favorite memories, or you could print out your favorite photos or art to create an aesthetic wall. Either way this is a super inexpensive way you can add some decoration to your room, and customize it to make it exactly how you want.
Some small succulents or easy to care for plants can be a great way to bring some life to your dorm. If you have some extra shelves or a windowsill, some small succulents are a really great decoration to add to your dorm. If you plan on being away from school for weekends or during breaks, a plant might not be the best idea if you can’t find someone to water it every once in a while, but if you can care for one they can be super cute decorations, especially to bring some greenery to your dorm. You can also get fake plants if you still want some greenery, but don’t want to worry about taking care of them.
6. Throw Blanket
An extra blanket for your bed is a great decoration that is also super useful. This can be a great finishing touch to tie your room together and make your bed feel comfortable. You will also want a nice blanket for when it gets colder, and it will make your bed feel so cozy and warm. You can match the blanket easily to the rest if your decor and your room will feel so comfortable.
You will most likely have to bring a full length mirror for your dorm, and getting one that adds some color to your room can be a great way to make an essential part of your decor. There are tons of fun mirrors, from gold, to ones with lights, you can find one that will look great in your room and are functional. A big floor length mirror will also make your room feel larger, which is perfect for small dorm rooms. You can also add lights or photos around your mirror to personalize it and add more decor to your room.
8. Used Records
If you love music or anything vintage, record stores often sell used records for really low prices, often $1 or less. Even if you don’t have a record player your can hang them on your wall you have a really unique decoration. Old albums often have interesting cover art, so even if you don’t actually listen to the music it is a great way to have some unique art on your walls and is super inexpensive. It can also be really fun to look for the records and you can find some great vintage albums for really cheap.
9. Removable Wallpaper
If you really don’t want any blank walls in your dorm, or you really hate the paint color, removable wallpaper can be a really chic way to decorate your room. There are so many patterns and colors to choose from, and you can go with something simple or bold depending on how you plant to decorate the rest of your room. This is great because you just have to measure the wallpaper and stick to your wall, and remove it when you move out.
Posters are another great way to add some art and color to your room. You can find so many artists who make posters of their art, and often at a really affordable price. If you want your posters to look like art pieces, you can find some inexpensive frames and it makes your room look super put together. This is a really great way to have super cute and chic decor, and you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money.