Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

Dorm room decorating ideas days are here again.  Decorating the dorm room is a back to campus tradition, and dorm room decor has come a long way, baby.  Chic, stylish, and dorm sweet dorm impressive- the accents and accessories available for your dorm room decorating ideas prove A+ ready to ace the personal style test.


To every taste there is a style, and the dorm room is an excellent canvas in which to color, texture and pattern your way to dorm sweet dorm style.

hello-beautiful-rugHello Beautiful Loop Pile Script Print 3’x4″ x 5′ Room Rug

My dorm room decorating ideas philosophy mirrors my all things house that make a home decorating philosophy.   Place the design and decorate  emphasis on decor accents and accessories that speak hello beautiful to you.

The Emily & Meritt Faux Headboard Tapestry, Black

The Emily & Meritt Faux Headboard Tapestry, Black

Many college bound decoristas wonder if the feel of home sweet home can translate to dorm sweet dorm.  It most certainly can when the comforts of home come together with chic furnishings, accents and accessories.  Introducing a bought or diy upholstered headboard or faux headboard tapestry into the dorm decorating scheme transforms an otherwise nondescript space into a chic oasis of comfort and style.

Safavieh Hallmar Arched HeadboardSafavieh Hallmar Arched Headboard

Rylan Floral Complete Bedding Set

Rylan Floral Complete Bedding Set

Southern chic, y’all!


Christian Siriano Soft Floral Comforter Set in Grey

Mandala Carved Faux Headboard

Mandala Carved Faux Headboard

MOD Home Serene Buddha DuvetMOD Home Serene Buddha Duvet

Calm Palm 6-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag

Calm Palm 6-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag

Flokati Faux Fur Throw BlanketFlokati Faux Fur Throw Blanket


Home Expressions Shag Throw

Panels, Rugs, and Storage

Cover a window, a wall, or both with curtain panels.  Keep out the light while letting your style light shine.

Walden Leaves 2-Pack Rod-Pocket Curtain Panel

Walden Leaves 2-Pack Rod-Pocket Curtain Panel

Home Expressions™ Jacqueline Rod-Pocket Sheer Panel Pair

Home Expressions™ Jacqueline Rod-Pocket Sheer Panel Pair

Elrene Adaline Faux-Silk Room Darkening Rod-Pocket Curtain Panel

When the ten toe express is winding down, rest those puppies on something chic, comfortable, and stylish.

Shapes Tufted Accent Rug Pink Shapes Tufted Accent Rug Pink 

Rashida Hand-Hooked Wool Sky/Berry Area Rug Rashida Hand-Hooked Wool Sky/Berry Area Rug 

nuloom-shag-rugNuloom Gynel Cloudy Shag Area Rug 

Camila Round Jute Rug

Camila Round Jute Rug

Dorset Ivory Fuchsia Indoor Area RugDorset Ivory Fuchsia Indoor Area Rug

Pops of color and pattern make the grade A+ storage fabulous for dorm room decorating ideas.

Household Essentials Small Bling Decorative Storage Box in GoldHousehold Essentials Small Bling Decorative Storage Box in Gold

Great lighting is essential in the dorm room environment.  Table, desk, string, and just fun- shine a little light on the higher education study and down time situation.



The Emily & Meritt Crown Lamp


Marble Base UplightBetter Homes & Gardens Marble Base Uplight

Mitchell Crystal Table Lamp

Mitchell Crystal Table Lamp

Task Desk Lamp

Task Desk Lamp

Gold Love Stick LampGold Love Stick Lamp


Teardrop Luxe Blush Table Lamp


Eiffel-Tower-string-lightsEiffel Tower 10′ LED Glimmer Strings®

Seating Options

Faux Fur Butterfly ChairFaux Fur Butterfly Chair


The Emily & Meritt Bed of Roses Beanbag

Sallie Fuzzy PoufSallie Fuzzy Pouf

Project 101 Velvet Petal Stool Blush Gold

Project 101 Velvet Petal Stool Blush Gold

Ruthie Velvet Floor PillowRuthie Velvet Floor Pillow

Rockin' Roller Desk ChairRockin’ Roller Desk Chair

Super Chic Desk Accessories


Danya B. Antique Gold “Hands” Bookend Set of 2


Oversized Tortoise Spiral Journal


2018-2019 Erisha Fashionista Academic Planner


Metal Wire Basket

Gold Elephant Tape Dispenser

Gold Elephant Tape Dispenser

floral-words-binder-clipsGold Floral & Words Binder Clips


Slant Watermelon Trinket Dish  ||  Kate Aspen 4-Pack Flamingo Trinket Dishes  ||  Jay Import Pink Agate Trinket Box

Pencils.  Pens.   Make-up Brushes.  Paper/Binder Clips.   Keys.   Jewelry.

head vaseVintage Lady Head Vase

DIY Fabulous

Wall Decor

Creating a dorm room or apartment statement or gallery wall that stylishly reflects personal style is all the rage.


3 Letter Wooden Monogram

The curated look is easily accomplished with chic and stylish wall art.  The designs, sizes and affordable price points come under the category of back to college fabulous.

Spring Giclee Canvas Art Print

Spring Giclee Canvas Art Print

Makeup Brush Canvas Wall Art

Marble TapestryMarble Tapestry

C Est La Vie Framed Canvas

C’est La Vie Framed Canvas

Tutus And Bows Canvas Wall Art

Tutus And Bows Canvas Wall Art

Command Brand strips and hooks follow the no holes in the walls rule on the way to making your style statement.


Bed and Bath

Sparkle Throw Pillow Pillowfort™Sparkle Throw Pillow (20″x12″) Gray – Pillowfort™



Oliver Gal Velvet Animal Pumps Pillow



Good Morning Gorgeous

pink-buffalo-check-throw-pillowBuffalo Check Oblong Outdoor Throw Pillow


Monogram Pillowcase

Tropical Flamingo Indoor/Outdoor Square Throw PillowTropical Flamingo Indoor/Outdoor Square Throw Pillow

Hedgehogs Ultra Soft Sheet SetHedgehogs Ultra Soft Sheet Set

200tc Eiffel Tower Sheet Set200tc Eiffel Tower Sheet Set

Au Naturale Bath MatAu Naturale Bath Mat

Wonderly Wonderly Cotton Bath Rug


6pk Fancy Llama Wash Cloths



Morgan Home Fashions 6pc Washcloth Set

Goodies and Gadgets 

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table - Project 62™

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table – Project 62™


Scallop Kids Accent Table

Scallop Accent Table – Pillowfort™

Acton Side Table

Acton Side Table


Diva Decorative Storage Bench


JOY Huggable Hangers® Shirt Hangers 24-pack – Brass

Ruffles White WastebasketRuffles White Wastebasket

Hollywood Makeup Vanity 9 LED Mirror with Light Hollywood Makeup Vanity 9 LED Mirror with Light 


The Emily & Meritt Crown Tray

Crabot HD Stereo Wireless Headsets

 Crabot HD Stereo Wireless Headset


Honsky Solid Portable Universal Aluminum Desktop Desk Stand Hands Free Mobile Smart Cell Phone Holder Tablet Display Stand,

Desktop Desk Stand Hands Free Mobile Smart Cell Phone Holder Tablet Stand


tablet-holderAibocn Universal Portable Aluminum Stand Holder Mini Retina Nexus Desktop Phone Stand for Galaxy iPhone iPad Tablet

kate spade new york® kate spade new york® Blush Rugby Stripe Lunch Tote

kate spade new york®Blush Rugby Stripe Lunch Tote

Vera Bradley lunch cooler

Vera Bradley Lunch Cooler

kate spade new york® kate spade new york® Rectangular Food Storage Containers, 4-Piece Set

kate spade new york®Rectangular Food Storage Containers, 4-Piece Set 


Keurig K-Mini Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

cheetah-print-coffee-mug3dRose Cheetah Animal Print – Art, Ceramic Mug, 15-ounce


Rae Dunn Refresh 

Banana Leaf Print Fridge SkinBanana Leaf Print Fridge Skin

I hope one or more of these dorm room decorating ideas offers decorative inspiration for your back-to-college dorm room design and decor.

Love your style!






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