Cute And Trendy Dorm Decor Perfect For Freshman Year

Moving into college this year, I knew one of my biggest priorities was having an aesthetically pleasing dorm room. Whether it’s for pure decoration or idealistic comfort, here are a few easily obtainable items that will make your dorm room extra stylish this year!

  1. 1. Himalayan Salt Lamps

    I am a huge fan of soft and warm lighting in my room--it adds a comfortable ambience to the whole vibe. These salt lamps even have beneficial features including uplifted moods and improving sleep--who doesn’t want either of those right about now?

  2. 2. A Wire Photo Board

    Photo displays are essential for a dorm. They help to liven up any space and also serve as a happy reminder of good memories during stressful or lonely days. The wired board allows for an aesthetic organization of photos in a unique display. 

    Pro tip: spice up your wire photo board by stringing small led twinkle lights around it!

  3. 3. Woven Macrame Wall Hangings

    This has been a more recent trend that I’ve noticed, and they definitely live up to the hype. They’re super simplistic but add a calm and attractive decoration to any wall that has space that needs to be filled up!

  4. 4. Plants - Real or Fake

    Earthy vibes are all the rage, and dorm rooms are the best place to showcase them. Placing succulents or other small plants around your dorm either on desks or windowsills adds a freshness to the room and a nice pop of color.

    Pro tip: purchase a yarn plant holder to attach to a higher wall adds a fun and interesting look!

  5. 5. Tapestries

    Nearly every dorm room I’ve seen has had a tapestry of some sort in it. Frankly, mine is in transit to Athens as we speak. Tapestries are a great way to showcase your style with your favorite colors, designs, and prints. They also can be the perfect size to cover any amount of space for a bland or awkward wall. 

  6. 6. Decorative Throw Pillows

    Whatever your color scheme your dorm might be, decorative throw pillows are a great way to brighten up your room. Purchase 2-3 small ones and they’ll make your dorm feel cozy and inviting!

  7. 7. Rolling Tiered Cart

    Okay, maybe not your traditional definition of “decor” but this fun storage unit was a must-have for me when making my shopping list. It’s incredibly easy to assemble and can maneuver anywhere around your dorm for convenient storage or as a moveable coffee station!

  8. 8. Oval/Butterfly Chair

    No matter how comfortable your bed may be, it can’t be the only desirable place to sit in your dorm. These relaxing chairs call for more friends to visit your room and can even be a nice place to study. 

    Pro tip: add a couple of the decorative throw pillows listed above for added comfort and style!