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How To Decorate Your Dorm For Halloween

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hamline chapter.

Getting ready for Halloween can be a process, but here’s a list of things you can do to get your dorm tricked out for the best holiday of the year.


Be Creative:

There are so many different approaches you can take to decorating your room. You can make it super creepy or you can go for a more general fall theme, and whichever you decide, just make sure to be creative with it. A lot of Halloween decorations are over done, so it’s fun to add some of your own personality to your decorations. 

Decorate your door: 

I always think it’s super fun to walk down a hall and see a bunch of doors decorated according to the seasons. I’ve seen people stick pretty leaves to their door, get big stick on decorations that are meant to go on doors, and even people who just draw a Halloween themed picture on their whiteboards. 

Find Bargains: 

Thrift Stores are a great place to find anything Halloween, including decorations that would be  perfect in a dorm. Dollar stores and the dollar section of Target are also great places to find cute Halloween decorations that are inexpensive and perfect for every broke college student. 

Window Clings: 

Window Clings are a cute, inexpensive way to show your Halloween spirit. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and I’ve seen some really fun ones at Target and at other  Dollar Stores. They come in designs such as leaves and pumpkins or skulls and ghosts, and they’re visible from inside the room and on the outside.



There are so many things you can do to get ready for Halloween, but decorating your dorm is definitely one of the most fun and festive activities to get you in the Halloween spirit.


English major at Hamline University!
Madelaine Formica is nineteen. She is the Campus Correspondent for the Hamline HerCampus Chapter. She's been published for her scripts on jaBlog and for a short story in Realms YA magazine. She's also a senior reporter for The Oracle and a literary editor for Fulcrum literary magazine.