15 Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Room If You Are Obsessed With Fairy Lights


Let’s be honest, are you really living your best dorm life if you don’t have fairy lights incorporated in your decor? Probably not. Unfortunately, a lot of girls feel like fairy lights are cliche ways to decorate your dorm room. In reality, fairy lights cannot only add to your dorm decor, but they also offer a calming presence in contrast to the harsh overhead lighting often found in dorm rooms. So, here are 15 ways to decorate your dorm room with fairy lights!

1. The Ever Classic Lighted Picture Wall

This is a fun way to decorate your dorm room to display all your cute photos of your friends and families back home. Have a Polaroid camera? Take pictures with your friends and roommates to hang on your wall was well. Also, places like Costco, Walmart and Walgreen’s will print your pictures directly from your phone. All you need is a few strands of fairy lights, command hooks/pins, and a way to attach your pictures such as close pins.

Stringing fairy lights are the perfect ways to decorate your dorm room!

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2. The Minimalist Inspiration Wall

Just because you want fairy lights in your dorm, does not mean that your dorm needs to be covered in them. Here is an example of ways to decorate your dorm room to display inspirational quotes and pictures while using fairy lights.  Your inspiration wall can be as big or as small as you want it, and all you need to do is create a border with fairy lights.

Lights around wall art are great ways to decorate your dorm room!

3. The ‘Starry Night’ Ceiling

This is definitely an idea for someone who has way too much time on their hands, and/or loves anything and everything fairy lights. Lights can be cute ways to decorate your dorm room and spruce it up!

Lights across the ceiling are great ways to decorate your dorm room!

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4. The Glowing Tapestry

Tapestries are a great way to add personality and color to your boring dorm walls. Lining your tapestries with fairy lights highlights your tapestry and offers a unique ambiance to your space!

Adding lights to simple decor are great ways to decorate your dorm room!

5. The D.I.Y. Lantern Lights

Sometimes fairy lights just don’t quite cut it when you’re trying to maintain a certain ‘aesthetic’.  A solution to that is these awesome D.I.Y. lantern lights. All you need is a string of lights and a ton of ping-pong balls. Viola!

D.I.Y. lights are great ways to decorate your dorm room!

 

6.  The Crystallized Fairy Lights

This is not necessarily a way to hang your lights, and/or decorate, but these blue crystal encased fairy lights from Urban Outfitters are just too cool to not mention. These crystal fairy lights are fire ways to decorate your dorm 10X better than it is right now.

Crystal lights are awesome ways to decorate your dorm room!

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7. The Word Wall

The neat thing about fairy lights is that they can bend any way you want them to. This decor idea allows you to not only add lights to your room, but some inspiration. You can choose any word you want and  attach it to your wall above your bed, on your inspiration wall, anywhere!

Word lights are pretty ways to decorate your dorm room!

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8. The Mirror Wrap

One dorm essential is a full length mirror. If you don’t currently own one, buy one! Whether you choose to hang your mirror on the back of the door, attach it to the wall, or let it lean against the wall, you can outline it with fairy lights. Now you can feel like you are in the spot light every time you take a mirror selfie or try on that really cute new skirt!

Lights around your mirror are awesome ways to decorate your dorm room!

9.  The D.I.Y. Headboard

This picture is a little complex, but the idea is what I really want to get at. Most dorm beds don’t have a headboard, but you can solve that problem with some clever fairy light work you can create a faux headboard.

Lighted D.I.Y. headboards are awesome ways to decorate your dorm room!

10. The Fairy Lamp

Some dorms don’t allow you to hang things on the walls and some of us just don’t have the patience to hang things. If you fall under either of those categories, this D.I.Y. lamp is for you! You can make several of these, or just one and place them on your desk or dresser. These add a subtle warmth and are great ways to decorate your dorm room!

Jarred lights are awesome ways to decorate your dorm room!

11. The Desk Dilemma

Sometimes dorm desks can be pretty small. This usually means you have to sacrifice style for function. Fairy lights offer an awesome compromise; they don’t take up a lot of your space, but they add the decor that you really want for your desk. Having these hanging on your work space is sure to motivate you to power through those late night study sessions!

Lights around your desk are great ways to decorate your dorm room!

12. The Crafty Curtain

If you don’t really have a lot planned for your dorm walls, these fairy lights can offer a way to cover a lot of that blank space. These fairy lights are sold as “curtains” and you just string them along the top of the walls. Easy ways to decorate your dorm room!

Curtain lights are easy ways to decorate your dorm room!

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13. The Forever Icicles

These lights are so low maintenance. You can hang them around the perimeter of your dorm and because they have the icicle effect, they look like you are tumblr af!

Icicle lights are cute and easy ways to decorate your dorm room!

14. The Simplistic Sweetheart

You don’t always have to have some elaborate way to hang your lights. Sometimes simply hanging them along the wall is just that touch of magic your dorm room needs.

Simple but pretty strands of lights are great ways to decorate your dorm room!

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15. The Fairy Light Vomit

As unpleasant as the title sounds, if you really love fairy lights, GO CRAZY! Your dorm is meant to make you happy. As long as you’re happy, it doesn’t matter how or where you hang your lights. You do you!

Pops of colored lights are great ways to decorate your dorm room!

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Do you have any fun ways to decorate your dorm room with lights? Share in the comments below!
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Kimberly Hodson

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY '20, ENGLISH EDUCATION MAJOR, MAKEUP ADDICT AND FASHION ENTHUSIAST. I LEFT MY HEART IN KANSAS CITY.

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