Room decor ideas

20 best dorm room decorating ideas for 2021


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Decorating a dorm room is tricky – they’re not exactly cute by nature, and you don’t have a lot of free space to work. But it can also be fun! And you can actually do a lot with it if you have a few key rooms to make it look more like a stylish house. We’ve rounded up some dorm room decor essentials that you absolutely need, and if you’d rather DIY your decor yourself, we’ve got some ideas for that too! Onward, twenty dorm room decorating ideas to prepare you for the school year.

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Comfortable chair

You need a place to relax other than your desk chair and your bed. This one is plush, really cute, and a seesaw. Done and done.


Task lighting

This modern lamp will reinforce the cute factor in your dorm room and give you some extra lighting during those late night study sessions.


Fairy Light Garland

Make sure your dorm is alight– literally and figuratively – with these delicate wired lights.


Cozy bedding

You’ll need a place to relax and feel right at home, so be sure to choose bedding that does the job.


Fun pillows

Your bed is the only place in your dorm that is completely yours, so you have permission to do everything. Fun, colorful throw pillows and blankets are a great way to add color and personality without dominating the room or costing a fortune.


Tilted mirror

This mirror has a dual function: it is a place to get ready and check your outfit in the morning (crucial) and gives you extra hanging space for bags, scarves or jackets.


Peel and stick the wallpaper

You can’t paint your walls, but you can cover them with temporary wallpaper!


Nice office decor

Keep your desk organized and your school supplies tidy by storing them in chic containers.


Hanging decor

Paper lanterns will make your dorm room a whole place without taking up usable space.


Sneaky charging accessories

This minimalist tray will increase the cute factor in your dorm and allow you to recharge your tech. Here’s to never be in the red zone on your way to class again.


Cool extensions

There is a 99.99% chance that your dorm does not have enough outlets to meet all of your needs. Plan ahead with an extension cord that doesn’t get in the way of your style.


Wall art

Dorms can feel stark and cold. Warm it up with a modern woven wall tapestry or a photograph that reminds you of home.


Fun bath mat

If you have to use a shared bathroom, at least you can have the cutest bath mat there.


Stylish storage

Keep this stack of textbooks organized in style with baskets and bins. Place them under the bed, on floating shelves or on your desk.



Cool bluetooth speakers will make your dorm room ready to set any mood, from party vibes to study session vibes.


Tasteful basket

Upgrade the less exciting task a little with a cute printed laundry bag. This one has handles, so it is very easy to carry with you to the machines.


A fan

Check if your accommodation has central air conditioning or allows air conditioning units. If not, you’ll definitely want a fan on to keep your room cool during welcome week.


Photo wall

No matter where you go to college, you can keep all of your high school friends and beloved family with you.


Jewelry Organizers

Keep your favorite jewelry from getting tied with a stylish organizer like this.


Essential Cotton Rag Rug

Even though this rug is neutral, its texture is so costs. It will match your decor and that of your roommate, and – bonus! – it is small enough to fit in the smallest spaces.

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