Who’s dorm rooms look like a page out of Better Homes and Gardens or Dwell Magazine? These dorm rooms. Here’s the best of dorm room decor this semester.
Renovate Like Texas State
Take a closer look. Yes, this Texas State freshman has the same white cinder block walls and gross ceiling tiles that you probably do. But cover your walls in album covers, records, and poster prints -- and hang fairy lights from all of the opportunities you have to do so because of the gross grid ceiling tiles, and you can transform a place.
Sure, you can’t paint the walls or consider wallpapering -- and why would you want to? Create beachy vibes by hanging up palm-printed sheets or printed tapestries. Add plants, like a philodendron with large lush palm fronds, to add even more of an outdoor feel.
University of Arizona’s Princess Palace
You can never have too many fairy lights. We’re happy to repeat it. This University of Arizona student is just as onboard as we are, and we’re glad she’s not paying the electricity. Pair fairy lights with a wall gallery and make your room look like a photo studio.
Black & White
Photography pros and artsy folks would like a black and white look, with walls full of prints and grayscale sheets and pillows. It’s easy to make your room look uber-chic when you stick to a basic color palette like this -- items either match or they don’t!
Channel your chakras with a bohemian vibe. Hang a tapestry printed with a mandela on the wall, add fairy lights, and bring in all the trinkets and knick-knacks so you feel like you’re in your grandmother’s attic. Leave the Ouiji board under the bed.
Take a cue from this Lee University student. Design an affirmation wall, with all of the phrases, mantras and affirmations that get you going in the morning. Pair it with a vision board that overhangs your desk, and you’ll find the motivation to get up and out for every Friday 7a.m. class.
Plush & Comfort
Make your dorm room a place people don’t want to leave by including plenty of comfy seating, throw pillows that function as bean bags, and ottomans to kick your feet up. Add soft blankets and plenty of textures, and you might find it hard to get out of bed every morning.
When In Doubt, Add A Pool
We’re half kidding here, because there’s no way you’d get construction crews into your building to outfit your room with a jacuzzi. But hey, dream big. Whoever decided to put a eight by six foot pool under their dorm bed wins our approval.