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.

green zebra dorm bedding

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

keep calm and party on pillow

black fuzzy pillow

Dormify Pillows

five head lamp

Target 5-Head Lamp

funky dry erase wall decal

PBteen

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.

brocade bedspread

Dormify Amethyst Medallion twin duvet

crown pillow

Dormify Victoria Pillow

chandelier wall decal

Target Rhinestone Chandelier Wall Decal

regal calendar 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.

exotic bedspread

Dormify Harmony Comforter

hamsa pillow

Dormify Hamsa Pillow

exotic floral sham

Xhilaration Floral Sham

exotic curtains

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 .

city skyline bedspread

TargetCity Lights Photo Real Duvet Set

ray ban glasses pillow

hashtag nbd pillow

Dormify
Pillows

moustache decals

Lot 26Moustache Chalkboard Wall Decals

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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