The 50 Cutest Items to Decorate Your Dorm Room


An unfortunate reality of college: Your professors are going to make you spend insane amounts of money on an insane amount of textbooks. An unfortunate reality of textbooks: They fall over easily when they’re upright on your shelves. So why not buy some bookends to keep your Chem 101 tomes nice and organized? And before you dismiss this idea as unimportant for your dorm room décor success, have you ever seen bookends that high five each other? What about ones that look like balloon animals? So. Cute.

Top row (from left): Peace Bookends, PBteen, $29; Balloon Animal Bookend, Fred Flare, $44

Bottom row (from left): Lookend Bookends, Dormify, $35; Bookend High 5; Dormify, $33


You’re going to need storage for all the stuff you’re going to bring to college. And by all the stuff you’re going to bring to college, I mean all the jewelry you’re going to bring to college. Take our suggestions and stock up on jewelry holders that are perhaps as cute as your jewelry itself. If your parents raise their eyebrows at the necessity of these definitely necessary jewelry holders, remind them that the adorable starfish hooks from PBteen could also double as towel holders. See? Totally useful.

Top row, from left: Twigsy Jewelry Holder, Dormify, $15; Wire Starfish Hook, PBteen, $15

Bottom row, from left: Birdseye 10 Hook, Dormify, $25; Kalyana Jewelry Holder, Fred Flare, $64; Little Black Dress Hanging Jewelry Organizer, OCM, $19.99

Window Curtains

Disney princess fantasies about waking up to the sunrise as birds chirp outside your window don’t seem quite as enjoyable when you were up till 3 a.m. studying or dancing your butt off at that crazy frat party the night before. Save yourself from unwanted early wakeups via the enormously bright sun by buying some window curtains. Plus, they’re pretty!

From left: Boho Boutique Mosaic Brocade Window Panel, Target, $24.99; Mudhut Medallion Window Panel, Target, $23.99; Boho Boutique Mosaic Fleur Window Panel, Target, $24.99; Xhilaration Chandelier Window Panel, Target, $17.99 - $19.99

Graphics by Allison Hojsak

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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