Dorm Digs Decor Ideas and Tips

Dorm digs decor ideas and tips are on the project list for the pretty on a penny back to campus crowd.

dorm-digs-decor-ideas-and-tipsDorm decor is a study in ever evolving styles and tastes.  Back to campus condos, townhouses, apartments, sorority and fraternity house rooms and the furniture pieces that fill them class is in session.

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Typical standard dorm room space comes in around 12′ X 20′ with  the most common bed twin XL measuring 80″ long X 38″ wide.

Popular area rug sizes:

4′ X 6′

5′ X 8′

6′ X 9′

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Soft Fluffy Area Rug 

For under $45.00 you can add this 5′ X 8′ soft fluffy area rug in seventeen color choices to your dorm decor ideas must have list.

SAFAVIEH Handmade Dip Dye Caron Floral Watercolor Wool Rug - 3' x 5' - Beige/Gold

SAFAVIEH Floral Watercolor Wool Rug – 3′ x 5′ – Beige/Gold

As one who is all about the mix and mingle, my primary dorm digs decor ideas and tips is to layer colors, textures, and patterns which will add depth and contrast to the space.

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Lady Skirts Framed Wall Art

CO-Z Retro Table Lamp with Pleated Empire Lamp Shade

Stanley 40 oz. Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

ABS Multifunction Storage Table Stackable Detachable Organizer

pink-bedspread-dorm-decor-ideasForever 21 Floral Quilt Set

Pink is having a hot moment, and for the decoristas who think pink, it comes as no surprise.  Popular opinion associates the color pink with love, romance, passion, and comfort.

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I’ve loved the color pink ever since my mother placed a Sherwin-Williams paint fan deck in front of me in order for me to select the color of my bedroom walls during the great ranch remodel of 1967.

I’ll never be accused of being a Johnny-come-lately to the color pink palette scene, and am enjoying this current in the pink moment.

Renaissance Chalk Finish Paint

Renaissance Chalk Finish Paint

If the color pink is in your dorm digs decor ideas and in your shopping rounds you come across a piece that hits all the right notes except the color is not a perfect think pink, think paint.

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Pick out a shade, pick up a pint and a paintbrush, and customize to your liking.

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Dorm Room Decor

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Printed Microfiber 3-Pc. Sheet Set

Forever 21 Cooling Microfiber Patterned Sheet Set

Forever 21 Cooling Microfiber Patterned Sheet Set

Among the aisles and the sites of department, big box, chain and discount stores your back to campus treasure hunt finds awaits.

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Reversible Microfiber Solid Comforter 

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Dorm Room for Him

Selections featured throughout this post hopefully will spark inspiration and give you some ideas.

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Dorm Room Decor

Night Owl Canvas Wall Art

Night Owl Canvas Wall Art

Gone are the dorm days of anything will do furnishings.

chic-swivel-barrel-chairChic Swivel Barrel Chair 

Thank goodness the old school school of thought has taken a page from the book of personal style.

Corner Table Wood Triangle Bookshelf with Protection Door in Gold

Corner Table Wood Triangle Bookshelf with Protection Door in Gold

Let’s scroll and source, shall we?

Gold Tripod Table Lamp with White Feather

Gold Tripod Table Lamp with White Feather

Gold Tripod Table Lamp with Pink Feather

Gold Tripod Table Lamp with Pink Feather

Small spot accent tables fill in the blanks without filling up the space.

Jaclyn 15.4 in. White and Gold Round Marble Top End Table Jaclyn 15.4 in. White and Gold Round Marble Top End Table

 

Zimtown Modern Side End Accent C Table

Zimtown Modern Side End Accent C Table

Mr. Kate Stella Accent Table - White

Mr. Kate Stella Accent Table – White

Black Rattan End or Side Table with Storage Doors and Gold Accents

Black Rattan End or Side Table with Storage Doors and Gold Accents

Stallion on Canvas Board with Ant Frame GoldLight Brown - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Stallion on Canvas Board- Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Woven Fronts Nightstand

Woven Fronts Nightstand

Olive Metal Locker End Table with Door and 2-Shelves

Olive Metal Locker End Table with Door and 2-Shelves

Gymax End Table with Charging Station Industrial Nightstand Flip TopGymax End Table with Charging Station Industrial Nightstand Flip Top

Frame Plane Autocad Wall Art Frame Plane Autocad Wall Art

 Rustic Metal & Wood Side Table with Rolling Casters

Rustic Metal & Wood Side Table with Rolling Casters

The King' Wrapped Canvas Wall Art by Alex Zhao

The King Wrapped Canvas Wall Art by Alex Zhao

Rocky Movie Poster

Rocky Movie Poster

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Fridge Stand Supreme – Black Pipe Frame with Black Drawers

5-Drawer Brown Oak Wood Lateral File Cabinet 5-Drawer Brown Oak Wood Lateral File Cabinet

Butterfly Chair Brown Real Leather

Butterfly Chair Brown Real Leather

Satin Nickel Indoor Bankers Lamp with LED Bulb

Satin Nickel Indoor Bankers Lamp with LED Bulb

Madrid 3-Drawer Black Matte Chest of-Drawers

Madrid 3-Drawer Black Matte Chest of-Drawers

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White Resin Playful Monkey Table Lamp

Touraco Dresser White Brown - Threshold

Touraco Dresser White Brown – Threshold

This gold finish 3-piece round sunburst mirror set gives a big look for a small price return.

3-Piece Round Sunburst Mirror Set in Gold Finish

3-Piece Round Sunburst Mirror Set in Gold Finish

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Pink Flower Crown Wall Mirror

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Sonoma Goods For Life® Shell Planter

Rectangular White and Gold 2 Drawers Computer Desk Writing Table Makeup Vanity Table

White and Gold 2 Drawers Computer Desk Writing Table

 

Tufted Office Chair With Faux Wood BaseTufted Office Chair With Faux Wood Base

Mainstays Plush Velvet Office Chair, Pearl Blush

Mainstays Plush Velvet Office Chair

Wicker Waste Basket in Pink HyacinthWicker Waste Basket in Pink Hyacinth

Mainstays 5 Gallon Trash Can, Plastic Office Trash Can, Pink Take Meowt

Mainstays 5 Gallon Trash Can, Plastic Office Trash Can, Pink Take Meowt

Big Joe Joey Bean Bag Chair, Plush

Big Joe Joey Bean Bag Chair, Plush

Wireless Mouse with 5 Buttons and Scroll Wheel

Wireless Mouse with 5 Buttons and Scroll Wheel

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“Find out who you are, and do it on purpose.”

—Dolly Parton

Light Pink Mini Modern Ceramic Texture Pastel Accent Bedside Table Desk Lamp with Matching Fabric Shade

Light Pink Mini Pastel Accent Bedside Table – Desk Lamp

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63ct Office Accessories Kit with Sticky Notepad – Blush & Gold

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Twizzler Cable 

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Dorm Decor Roommate Print

Handicrafts Tapestry

Original Gold Ombre Tapestry 

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First aid fix with several other good to know uses, isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) is a handy dandy item to include in your dorm digs essentials kit.

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Isopropyl alcohol cleans ink, oil, grease, and glue from surfaces.

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Linon Peggy 2-Drawer Writing Desk

Give the inside of your shoes a good misting with isopropyl alcohol to fight off odors and disinfect them.

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Clean a dry erase board by spraying isopropyl alcohol onto the board and quickly wiping off with a paper towel.

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Round Dry Erase Board with Gold Frame and Marble Print

Keyboards-phones-tablets have the ability of getting mighty funky over time and use. Always make sure to turn off computer and device before cleaning.

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Spray the tip of a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol and simply swap and dab the keys to clean.  Allow to dry completely before powering up computer.

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To clean and disinfect your phone and/or tablet spray a small amount of isopropyl alcohol onto a microfiber cloth.  Gently wipe the glass/screen of your phone and/or tablet with cloth.

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Spritz bed pillows with isopropyl alcohol to disinfect and freshen.

Urban Shop Novelty Glass Mushroom Lamp, Orange Tortoise,

Urban Shop Novelty Glass Mushroom Lamp, Orange Tortoise

Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion

Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion

Light Woodgrain 4-Drawer Writing Desk with Built in Storage

Light Woodgrain 4-Drawer Writing Desk with Built in Storage

What’s a pretty on a penny dorm room decorista to do if a desk hits the form and function high notes but leaves a little something to be desired?

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Handle Pull Dresser Pulls

Handle Pull Dresser Pulls

Decorative hardware goes a long way in the fight against bland, and a can of gold spray paint or brass caster cups will color your world and furniture legs.

Personal Style Project Supply List:

  • screwdriver
  • decorative cabinet/drawer hardware

Using a screwdriver, remove existing hardware from door or drawer. Line up new hardware and once again using screwdriver secure new hardware into place.

Bow Damask Black Vinyl Matte Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Bahama Pink Bamboozled Peel & Stick Wallpaper

Bahama Pink Bamboozled Peel & Stick Wallpaper

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Enhancements such as lining drawers with peel and stick wallpaper in your choice of dorm dandy color, texture, and pattern selection takes the ordinary to extraordinary in no time flat.

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Packed Party “Think Pink” Plaid Peel-N-Stick Wallpaper

Packed Party “Pink You Can” Peel-N-Stick Wallpaper

Wood Wallpaper Wood Grain Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Black Wood Grain Contact Paper

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Techni Mobili Classic Computer Desk with Multiple Drawers, Grey

Regency Hill Malta Rustic Farmhouse Desk Lamp

Regency Hill Malta Rustic Farmhouse Desk Lamp

Better Homes & Gardens 6-Cube Storage Organizer, Tobacco Oak

Better Homes & Gardens 6-Cube Storage Organizer, Tobacco Oak

Retro Creative Radio Shape Flower Pot

Retro Creative Radio Shape Flower Pot

LED Desk Lamp Cordless Table Light,Rechargeable Battery Powered USB Charging Port

LED Desk Lamp, Rechargeable Battery Powered USB Charging Port

Distant Lands Handpainted Tiger Accent Vase

Distant Lands Handpainted Tiger Accent Vase

Acacia Wood Industrial Style Desk

Acacia Wood Industrial Style Desk

Perry Bentwood Office Chair Black Natural

Perry Bentwood Office Chair Black Natural

Take your desk chair transformation a DIY step further with a can of go for the gold spray paint.

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Better Homes & Gardens Large Natural Water Hyacinth Boat Basket

Heavy Duty Laundry Bag with Drawstring

Mamamax Ironing Board Cover and Pad

TOLKNING Laundry basket on wheels, handmade Willow

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Ice Cream Cone Hamper

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Laundry Essentials Checklist:

  • Hangers
  • Clothespins
  • Steamer
  • Wrinkle Release
  • Laundry Basket
  • Laundry Bag(s)
  • Mesh Bags
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bleach
  • Stain Remover/Stain Remover Pen
  • Scent Booster
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Dryer Balls
  • Deodorizers

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Home Expressions 6pc Washcloth Set

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Marty Baldwin

6 Cube Storage Organizer Cube Bookshelf Pink

6 Cube Storage Organizer Cube Bookshelf Pink

pink owl rattan storage basket with lid

Pink Owl Rattan Storage Basket with Lid

Command the no damage to the walls situation with 3M Command strips and hooks.

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Command Brand Double Hooks

 

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Pen+Gear Plastic Storage Box Set with Lids

Better Homes & Gardens 4-Cube Storage Organizer

Mainstays Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bins

Black 2pk Fabric Cube Storage Bin

Round Wire Basket With Handles

Compartment Faux Leather Valet Catchall Tray Organizer

Compartment Faux Leather Valet Catchall Tray Organizer

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20-Count Indoor Outdoor Incandescent String Lights, with White Cord, AC-powered, 6 Volts

20-Count Indoor Outdoor Incandescent String Lights

Spaceman Night Light, 7.5"

Spaceman Night Light, 7.5″

Rhode Island Novelty New Large Blinking 3-Sided Traffic Light Signal Lamp

Rhode Island Novelty New Large Blinking 3-Sided Traffic Light Signal Lamp

 

bluetooth Wireless Turntable with Built-in Speakers and USB

Bluetooth Wireless Turntable with Built-in Speakers and USB

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MVMT Hexagon Wireless Speaker

JBL Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Blue, Go 3

JBL Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Blue, Go 3

Rugsmith Transitional Novelty Novelty Black Coir Indoor, Outdoor Doormat

Rugsmith Transitional Novelty Novelty Black Coir Indoor, Outdoor Doormat

'Root For Your Self' Coir Doormat Black - Room Essentials™

‘Root For Your Self’ Coir Doormat Black – Room Essentials™

Modern Innovations Bedside Shelf for Bed

Modern Innovations Bedside Shelf for Bed

Crockpot™ 20-oz. Lunch Crock Food Warmer

Crockpot™ 20-oz. Lunch Crock Food Warmer

Tasty 3QT Family Size Microwave Popcorn Popper

Tasty 3QT Family Size Microwave Popcorn Popper

 Haden Heritage Electric Kettle

Haden Heritage Electric Kettle

''Game Tile'' Alphabet Wall Art

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Game Tile” Alphabet Wall Art

Honeywell Turbo Force Power Air Circulator Fan

Honeywell Turbo Force Power Air Circulator Fan

The Big One® Corduroy Floor Cushion

The Big One® Corduroy Floor Cushion

Boucle Mushroom Upholstered Storage Ottoman, Terracotta

Boucle Mushroom Upholstered Storage Ottoman, Terracotta

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Men’s Cruiser Bike

Getting there is half the fun.

Nel Lusso Classic Cruiser Bike with Perfect Fit Frame

Nel Lusso Classic Cruiser Bike with Perfect Fit Frame

ShedRain UnbelievaBrella Reverse Umbrella with Patterned Lining

ShedRain UnbelievaBrella Reverse Umbrella with Patterned Lining

Here’s hoping these dorm digs decor ideas and tips offer decorating inspiration.

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Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

Newsflash: gone are the days of basic and boring dorm room decorating ideas and décor choices.

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These dorm room decorating ideas feature tasteful and dashing furnishings, accents and accessories that come together to transform an otherwise nondescript space into a chic oasis of comfort and personal style.

Double Sided 3 Panel Vintage Flowers Canvas Room Divider

Double Sided 3 Panel Vintage Flowers Canvas Room Divider

I love the idea of using a room divider or screen as a headboard. I also love stylish options affording one a bit of privacy.

6 ft. Printed 3-Panel Room Divider

6 ft. Printed 3-Panel Room Divider

Curated pizzazz is easily accomplished by simply placing the divider or screen behind the head of the bed.

Genevra Upholstered Panel Headboard

Traditional options may better suit the area of the space and contribute a better result to the overall style presence you’re going for. 

Rainha Cushion Tufted College Headboard - Velvet Crush

Rainha Cushion Tufted College Headboard – Velvet Crush

Go bananas and enjoy the express yourself process of taking an empty plain space and making it into a fabulously handsome retreat. 

Standard Microfiber Reversible Banana Print Comforter Sham

Standard Microfiber Reversible Banana Print Comforter Sham

Truly Soft Pleated Blush Twin XL Comforter Set

Truly Soft Pleated Blush Twin XL Comforter Set

Antique Medallion Lightweight Textured Woven Jacquard Cotton Blend Bedspread Set

Antique Medallion Lightweight Textured Woven Jacquard Bedspread Set

Prints and patterns, textures and weaves, and trending colors and thread counts make a stylish and comfortable bed.  

Makeup 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set, Twin,

Makeup 250 Thread Count 100% Cotton 2-Pc. Sheet Set, Twin

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Cozy up to the comforts of dorm room accessories that turn in and turn down a striking look. 

Simply Clean Reversible Bed in a Bag - Serta

Simply Clean Reversible Bed in a Bag – Serta

Printed Cotton Percale Sheet Set, Twin

Printed Cotton Percale Sheet Set, Twin

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I’ve got one word for you when it comes to dorm sweet dorm…

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Madison Park Chunky Double Knit Throw Blanket

Madison Park Chunky Double Knit Throw Blanket

Bee & Willow™ Cable Knit Reversible Throw Blanket in Heather Grey

Bee & Willow™ Cable Knit Reversible Throw Blanket in Heather Grey

My dorm and townhouse roomies and I kept close company with throws and blankets.  The degree of cozy rises to a most comfortable level making for a happy dorm-apartment-condo-townhouse environment. 

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Collapsible Fabric Cube Storage Bins

Storage is one hot commodity in the dorm room decorating ideas scheme of storing things.

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Coiled Rope Storage Basket 

You’ve got stuff, and you need stylish storage options for housing your stuff. 

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First rule of a functioning dorm room is you’ve got to have room. 

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Twisted Paper Rope Basket Twisted Paper Rope Basket

Super cute accents and accessories don’t have to be super costly.

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Gingham Storage Cube

Storage cubes comes in on-trend colors and get the job done in style.

Assorted Colors Trunks Set of 3 Vintage Style Storage w/ Gold Handles & Locks

Assorted Colors Trunks Set of 3 Vintage Style Storage w/ Gold Handles & Locks

Household Essentials Small KD Chest in Seagrass Natural

Household Essentials Small KD Chest in Seagrass Natural

French Industrial Silver Metal Storage Trunk

French Industrial Silver Metal Storage Trunk

The designs, sizes and affordable price points of these nightstand and accent tables personify smart and stylish dorm room décor ideas. 

Vasagle Nightstand, Bedside Table, End Table with Drawer

Vasagle Nightstand, Bedside Table, End Table with Drawer

2-Tier Metal Round End Table with Removable Tray

2-Tier Metal Round End Table with Removable Tray

Adeptus Solid Wood 6 Drawer Roll Cart

Adeptus Solid Wood 6 Drawer Roll Cart

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3 Drawer Fabric Dresser Storage Tower Nightstand

Color, texture, and pattern makes the grade A+ for dorm room decorating ideas.

Intelligent Designs Charvi Chenille Square Floor Pillow
 
 
Velvet Segmented Bean Bag Chair
Great option for vanity seating or a trio in complementing colors for a bedside grouping. 
 
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Sherpa Bean Bag

Carson Carrington Islingby Modern Geometric Indoor Area Rug

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Decorative vases, plates, and planters make excellent holders for desk accessories, gadgets or make-up brushes. 

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Indoor And Outdoor Resin Head Planter

Indoor And Outdoor Resin Head Planter

One is good, but a pair becomes a good looking set of bookends. 

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Peace Sign Decor

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Dorm Room “And They Were Roommates” Poster

Love this candle (exercise caution when lighting candles and make sure to extinguish before leaving your dorm room or going to bed). 

The mom in me is coming out. 

Rising Summit Candle

Rising Summit Candle

White 8-Cube Organizer

White 8-Cube Organizer

Mixed Material 3 Shelf Bookcase

Mixed Material 3 Shelf Bookcase

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Novelty lighting puts a new twist on a dorm room essential. 

Golden LED Rabbit Lamp

Golden LED Rabbit Lamp

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Gold & White Flamingo Table Lamp

Soft lighting sets a cozy and inviting scene and is a fun way to reflect your personal style. 

clam shell lamp Mermaid Shell with Color Changing Pearl Lamp

Industrial Desk Lamp with USB and AC Power Outlet

Industrial Desk Lamp with USB and AC Power Outlet

Table, desk, string, and just fun lighting options shine a little light on the higher education study and down time situation.

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Mini Ceramic Globe Table Lamp, Black

 Glass Mushroom Lamp, Brown Tortoise, Glossy FinishGlass Mushroom Lamp, Brown Tortoise, Glossy Finish

Gooseneck LED Clip Lamp

Gooseneck LED Clip Lamp

Retro darling and just plain fun, the Lava lamp is almost required lighting  in the dorm room environment.

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Lava Lamps

Yes, I know cellphones serve the clock/alarm needs of today, but a wall clock, especially one this cute, still has its place in dorm room décor. 

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Infinity Instruments Wall Clock

Ions ago when I was at LSU in the dorm my roommate and I used round 3 gallon ice cream containers you could get for free at your local Baskins-Robbins for wastebaskets. 

Oval Makati Trash Can

Oval Makati Trash Can

DIY project days gone by consisted of discontinued wallpaper rolls, glue, decorista determination, and a little help from our friends Ernest and Julio Gallo.

Round Step Trash Can
 
 
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Bronze Metallic Mezzo Swing-Lid Trash Can
 
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Home Expressions 6pc Washcloth Set1

 6pc Washcloth Sets

Lexington 3-Tier Rolling Cart by Simply Tidy™ Lexington 3-Tier Rolling Cart by Simply Tidy™ in Assorted Colors

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Room Essentials Clean Bath Mat

Dearfoams 2pc Printed Faux Fur Buffalo Plaid Rug
 
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Room Essentials Strawberries Bath Mat

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

Cup of Happy Mug

Cup of Happy Mug

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H & M

tiger coffee mug

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How we love and need our coffee- the breakfast, lunch and dinner of college champions. 

Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker with 22oz Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter

Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker with 22oz Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter

Here’s hoping one or more of these dorm room decorating ideas offers decorative inspiration for your back-to-college dorm room design and décor.

Love your style!
 

Dorm Room Decor Ideas Show and Tell

Campus activities are a go, and with that comes one of the best parts of the back to campus process- decorating the dorm room with decor pieces from the annual Places In The Home dorm room decor ideas show and tell.

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Taking a basic dorm room and putting your personal style stamp on it  creates a home away from home cozy, comfy, and stylish haven to call your own.

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LSU Residential Life

The objective is to introduce the creature comforts you find you relate to in a positive, cozy, and comfortable manner.

Decorate your dorm room, townhouse, condo, or apartment with aesthetically pleasing accents and accessories in tune with your taste and personal style.

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Flashback to 1980 and my dorm room digs.

This flashback to 1980 photo of my dorm room digs is not the best quality, but it gives a general idea of the on-trend decor accents, colors, texture, and patterns of the day.

I forgot how much I loved the dark green ginger jar that was a gift with a purchase of Jungle Gardenia cologne, not to mention the plastic bamboo and rattan lamp in bright yellow.

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Let’s begin this dorm room decor ideas show and tell with accents and accessories in stylish color, texture, pattern and affordable fashion thoughtfully chosen to assist in elevating your dorm room digs to the wow! this is gorgeous level.

Dorm Room Decor Ideas Show and Tell

Plush, glam and leopard love dorm accessories in shades of pink, gold and winter white trend to be favorites among the back to campus crowd.

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Flamingo Gold & White Table Lamp

Selecting just the right dorm room accents and accessories is meant to be a fun endeavor.

Fabric Wrapped Table Lamp with Dotted Animal Print, Brown and Black

Fabric Wrapped Table Lamp with Dotted Animal Print, Brown and Black

Space saving solutions need not be unattractive.

Porch & Den Lincoln Corner Desk

Porch & Den Lincoln Corner Desk

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Don’t confuse affordable with cheap.

Customer reviews tell the tale, and the majority of them for the Linon Peggy 2 Drawer Writing Desk come in as glowing.

Excellent value!

Beautiful.

Easy to assemble.

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Linon Peggy 2-Drawer Writing Desk, 30″ Tall, White

Let’s be clear- this stacking armless chair is dorm room decorating ideas chic

Stacking Clear Molded Designer Armless Chair

Stacking Clear Molded Designer Armless Chair

Mainstays Plush Velvet Office Chair, Pearl Blush

A soft and stylish rug such as this Khalhari Hand-Tufted Faux Fur Pink Area Rug is a great choice for creating a chic and comfy setting.

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Khalhari Hand-Tufted Faux Fur Pink Area Rug

PAC PINK Area Rug by Kavka Designs

PAC PINK Area Rug by Kavka Designs

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SAFAVIEH Handmade Casablanca Shag Vilma Moroccan Wool Rug – 5′ x 8′ 

Taylor & Olive Parralena Peach Geometric Shag Rug

Taylor & Olive Parralena Peach Geometric Shag Rug

A one for you, and one for your dorm mate pairing.

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table - Project 62™

Manila Cylinder Drum Accent Table – Project 62™

Comfy and cozy is an essential design and decorating element in this dorm room decorating ideas show and tell.

Mosier Modern Glam Faux Fur Bean Bag - Christopher Knight Home

Mosier Modern Glam Faux Fur Bean Bag – Christopher Knight Home

Mainstays Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Multiple Colors

Mainstays Faux Fur Saucer Chair, Multiple Colors

Silver Orchid Gish Storage Ottoman

Silver Orchid Gish Storage Ottoman

Rainha Cushion Tufted Velvet College Headboard

Rainha Cushion Tufted Velvet College Headboard

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Brooklyn 7-Pc. Cotton Bedding Sets

Chenille Dot 2-Pc. TwinTwin XL Comforter Set

Chenille Dot 2-Pc. Twin XL Comforter Set

Whim by Martha Stewart Collection Novelty Print Twin Sheet Set

Vish 1 Drawer End Table with USB Port - miBasics

Vish 1 Drawer End Table with USB Port – miBasics

SAFAVIEH Lighting 28-inch Cream Foo Dog Table Lamp (Set of 2) - 14"x9"x28.5"

SAFAVIEH Lighting 28-inch Cream Foo Dog Table Lamp (Set of 2)

Decorative planters make excellent catchalls for everything from makeup brushes to K-cup pods.

Grecian Bust Pot

Grecian Bust Pot

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Style meets function in these super cute desk accessories and supplies.

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Novogratz Dobby Matte Rose Desk Lamp

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Desk Organization-Accessories-Supplies

 Gold "Hands" Bookend Set of 2

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

Lexington 3-Tier Rolling Cart by Simply Tidy™

Lexington 3-Tier Rolling Cart by Simply Tidy™

Hover Image to Zoom 20.5 in. W Animal Laundry Hamper in White

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Better Homes & Gardens Pillow Lounge Chair, Brown Faux Leather Upholstery

Better Homes & Gardens Pillow Lounge Chair, Brown Faux Leather Upholstery

Channeled Sling Chair - Vegan Leather

Channeled Sling Chair – Vegan Leather

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Carbon Loft Stamper Cirque Bronze Metal Accent Drum Table

Better Homes & Gardens 6-Cube Storage Organizer, Rustic Gray

Better Homes & Gardens 6-Cube Storage Organizer, Rustic Gray

DHP Flora Mid Century Daybed

DHP Flora Mid Century Daybed

Betseyville 20 X 20 Betseys Tiger Throw Pillow Raven Black

Betseyville 20 X 20 Betseys Tiger Throw Pillow Raven Black

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Mainstays Parsons Office Living Room Desk, Espresso Finish

Mainstays Parsons Office Living Room Desk, Espresso Finish

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Mesh Office Computer Chair with Lumbar Support & 360° Rolling Casters

Urban Shop Novelty Glass Mushroom Lamp, Orange Tortoise,

Urban Shop Novelty Glass Mushroom Lamp, Orange Tortoise

Joel-Mod-Ombre-Geometric-Area-Rug

Joel Mod Ombre Geometric Area Rug

Gavin Modern Geometric Area Rug

Gavin Modern Geometric Area Rug

Mini Table Lamp with Angled Fabric Shade Red - Simple Designs

Mini Table Lamp with Angled Fabric Shade Red – Simple Designs

Lamps Per Se 16.5- inch Robot Table Lamp (Set of 2)

Lamps Per Se 16.5- inch Robot Table Lamp (Set of 2)

Texture® Brand Trunk - Bronze

Texture® Brand Trunk – Bronze

mDesign Vertical Dresser Storage Tower with 4 Drawers

mDesign Vertical Dresser Storage Tower with 4 Drawers

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Exto 6Ft. Extension Cord

Featuring dual cast-aluminum tamper-resistant grounded 3-prong sockets, along with white stainless-steel housing and cover that are powder coated for durability and reduced emissions, the Extō Extension Cord includes a 6 foot 16-gauge cotton-covered industrial power cord impervious to oil and water, rated to 1,560 watts.

Non-slip, non-marking polyurethane feet keep the Extō extension cord firmly in place on a desk, table or countertop, while 4 holes on the underside allow mounting to almost any surface.

Reversible Microfiber Solid Comforter - Room Essentials™

Reversible Microfiber Solid Comforter – Room Essentials™

Printed Microfiber Sheet Set - Room Essentials

Printed Microfiber Sheet Set – Room Essentials

Oversized Supersoft Plush Throw

Oversized Supersoft Plush Throw

Rise & Shine 28 Bath Rug

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

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

Dash Mini Maker Electric GriddleDash Mini Maker Electric Griddle

Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Imperial RedKeurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Imperial Red

YETI DuraCoat Rambler 20 oz Tumbler

YETI DuraCoat Rambler 20 oz Tumbler

Einstein Headphone Stand

Einstein Headphone Stand

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Anecdote Candle Vinyl Records Scented Candle

Marshall-3.2 Cubic-Foot Medium-Capacity Bar Fridge

Marshall MF3.2BLK-NA 3.2 Cubic-Foot Medium-Capacity Bar Fridge

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Presto PopLite Hot Air Popcorn Popper

Share the corn, not the germs.

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Dollar store runs result in disposable single serving popcorn bags, inexpensive treats, goodies and dorm room necessities.

The College Cookbook - by Weldon Owen (Paperback)

The College Cookbook – by Weldon Owen (Paperback)

Oster Single Burner Hot Plate

Oster Single Burner Hot Plate

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Oster 2-Slice Toaster

Oster 2-Slice Toaster

I hope one or more of these selections from this dorm room decor ideas show and tell offers inspiration for your dorm room or apartment furnishing.

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