The Best Dorm Decor for Your Personality

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Cinderblock walls, unsightly university-issued furniture and a mattress with some unidentified stains…welcome to your new home.

Let’s be real; when you move into your dorm room this fall, it’ll probably be more drab than fab. But yours doesn’t have to stay that way! We found some of the best dorm room must-haves for this school year to show off your individual personality. So cover up that stiff plastic mattress, decorate those blank walls and flaunt who you are where you live!

For the Wild One

Nicki Minaj is your idol. You’re loud, energetic and love to have fun. When there’s a party, you’re there, and you’re always the center of attention. Your dorm room should be, too! Here are some great items for a dorm that can’t be tamed.

Residence Hall Linens Twin XL Dorm Bedding in “Kiwi and Zebra"

Dormify Pillows

Target 5-Head Lamp


Boho Crest Message Board Decal

For the Regal Lady

Move over, Kate Middleton. There’s a new royal in town with the elegant style to prove it. You’re classy, chic and ready to start your own reign—of the dorm, that is. Channel your inner queen with these posh pieces.

Dormify Amethyst Medallion twin duvet

Dormify Victoria Pillow

Target Rhinestone Chandelier Wall Decal

PBteen Vintage Frame Dry-Erase Calendar Decal

For the Exotic Explorer

You’ve already got your study abroad semester planned and you’ve seen Slumdog Millionaire more times than you can count. An exotic girl like you needs a room that’s just as unique. If warm colors and Moroccan lanterns make you swoon, here’s the perfect dorm room for you.

Dormify Harmony Comforter

Dormify Hamsa Pillow

Xhilaration Floral Sham

Urban Outfitters Vine Flourish Curtain

For the Indie Queen

You can enter any average thrift store and come out with a fabulous wardrobe. You’re typically found in a hole-in-the-wall fair-trade coffee shop listening to bands signed to independent record labels. If you’re a fan of Urban Outfitters and Instagram, this will be your #dreamdorm .

TargetCity Lights Photo Real Duvet Set


Lot 26Moustache Chalkboard Wall Decals


About The Author

Michelle was the Senior Editor of Her Campus. She is passionate about producing high-quality, entertaining and informative content for readers. Before joining the staff full-time, she was an editorial intern, the Life Editor and a contributing writer for HC, during which time she wrote the most-read article in HC history. Before joining the HC team, Michelle interned for The News & Observer in Raleigh, NC. A native of North Carolina, Michelle graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 with a B.A. in journalism and French and a minor in music. In her spare time, she likes to run (a lot), buy way too many magazines, obsessively follow UNC basketball and explore new places. You can follow her on Twitter: @mclewis3

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