All the dorm room trends to copy, exciting uni room trends to suit every personality and how to achieve them on a budget! You could even recreate them in your own room, unique dorm room decor ideas you will love and all the 2021 dorm room trends you can take in to 2022.
1. Cottagecore dorm room ideas
By @sammii.smith 👈🏻
How do you cottagecore your room? For your dorm room or uni room, choose from whimsical and floral prints to super calming wall art and infuse the space with cosy textures to create an uber cosy, safe refuge to help ground you. From curtains with tie backs, to hanging and displaying pretty plates, here is how to have a cottagecore bedroom.
1. Embroidered hoop hangings
2. Opt for dreamy fresh sage green or pistachio
With your bedding and cushions, it looks super homey paired with cream and off white hues and topped with a patchwork quilt if you can find one!
3. Oval and round frames
Soften the space and give it a romantic feel!
4. Cosy chic wall art
Retro posters are perfect for this too – or book covers inspired wall art!
5. A white voile curtain over your bed
By @weatheredsigns 👈🏻
6. Light fluffy textiles and patchwork quilts
Fairytale lovers can create a little country haven, even in the city. Opt for light and white bedding with ruffles for a cute country look. A patchwork quilt makes for the perfect cottagecore bedroom!
7. Lots of shelving
Creates a cosy, homey and cottage-like feel, a hobbit home feel, plus gives you lots of storage space!
8. Lay down some peel and stick contact paper
It’s amazing as you can use it on counter tops, for cabinets and all kinds of furniture, to transform it easily and give it a completely different look. It also removes super easily too, which means you can put everything back to how it was originally on moving out. This means that you are completely free to choose how you want it to look. One of the best dorm room decor ideas ever!
9. Wall hangings for jewellery
Use cream hooks or specially designed jewellery hangers you can hoist to the wall, they double as pretty wall decor!
10. Hang pretty summer dresses as decor
Adorn an empty wall with your cutest celebration or party dress, or super cute lacy number. It’s a great little way to express your personality and to fill a bare wall at the same time. It’s an amazing way to make your dorm room look cute without paint needed.
11. A trunk at the bottom of your bed
12. Botanical removable wallpaper
13. Hang and display pretty plates
A super cute and affordable dorm decor idea!
14. Botanical curtains with tie backs
Create an adorable cottage feel about your room with cute floral or botanical curtains you can tie back.
2. French chateau dorm room ideas
By @simplyfrenchmarket 👈🏻
Clean, chic minimal and white with ornate and Mediterranian chic vibes and touches of gold, tan and pops of crisp white.
1. Statuettes and busts
To reference the look of those beautiful and romantic symmetrical gardens with their steel garden edging, add some pretty grecian style statuettes and busts – they look so chic and elegant – you can even get candles in the shape of beautiful statuettes and grecian figures that look gorgeous, if only for decoration!
2. Embrace symmetry
Display lamps and mirrors symmetrically, perhaps either side of the bed, for excellent feng shui in your dorm!
3. Go big and grand with your wall decor
Look out for dreamy and ornate frames to lift your whole room and give it an opulent feel. You can thrift these second hand and create your own romantic and beautiful line drawing portraits to hang inside.
4. Floor length curtains
Create a feeling of grandeur and make your window look bigger with curtains that touch the floor. Try to make them double the width as the length, to ensure they look super grand, poofy and opulent! You can find some amazing second hand curtains to thrift that will work perfectly.
5. Reference Grecian mythical icons
6. Little white vases of flowers
3. Beverly Hills dorm room ideas
By @kenzie__barnes 👈🏻
All the retro Beverly Hills vibes, pink, white, girly and grand, with palms and golden accents. Hues can include pistachio green, deep jewel green, blush and baby pinks, plus all the leafy palms and tropical vibes. It’s such a cool and exciting way to add depth to your decor or space if you’re a huge fan of pinks and retro styles.
1. Girly and fabulous wall art
2. Make a gallery wall
A beautiful way to redecorate your dorm room and customise your dorm without using paint, you can use a gallery wall to make a beautiful statement. Check out all these dreamy retro wall art options, shades of sage green combined with cream are everything!
3. Pineapple mementos
Imagine replacing your drawer knobs with off white or cream pineapple ones! The perfect way to change up or redecorate your dorm room.
4. Display tennis rackets ‘criss-crossing’ on your wall
As wall decor! This will emulate that opulent ‘tennis club’ feel and provide such a cool and arty talking point. If you can, try to find vintage or retro rackets that are smaller, on places like ebay. Even if they are too worn to be usable, you could give them a lick of white paint to upcycle them and make them look adorable on your wall.
5. A blush pink fringe lamp
All the girly Legally Blonde Elle Woods vibes!
6. Banana leaf removable wallpaper
By @sincerelyevl 👈🏻
7. Frame banana leaf wallpaper samples in frames
As wall art! This is a fantastic idea, especially if it is not possible to get your hands on removable wallpaper, or if you are on a budget, and you can add it to your gallery wall!
4. Just peachy dorm room ideas
By @jacquelinesarahh 👈🏻
The theme for this is warm and sunny, inspired by the peachy golden vibes and filters on instagram, with a cool art deco feel and cheeky slogans, this look is Urban Outfitters homewear – on a budget! The fashion equivalent of this trend is heart shaped sunnies and red lipstick.
1. Yummy shades of terracotta
Makes for a delicious, warm and soothing colour palette
2. Earthy wooden accents
With an art decor feel!
3. Indoor plants
This theme serves up just the right about of colour, punch and flavour to accommodate all the indoor plants you wanted to own!
4. A round rug
5. Hang your floppy summer hats as wall decor
This is the perfect place to keep them so they can double as wall decor.
5. Psychedelic 60’s dream girl dorm room ideas
This look is so much fun, an explosion of 60’s glam, all the summer of love vibes with wavy lines and groovy vibes. Think pastel neon shades that are super energizing, dreamy and relaxing and have tons of fun with abstract and funky wall art, this maximalist style is very ‘cool girl’ at the moment!
1. Abstract and groovy wall art
You can find all kinds of cool, abstract wall art, with empowering slogans, self care quotes to surround yourself with and calming pieces to adore.
2. Beanbags and soft seating
3. A cute white memo board above your desk
Cute, chic and minimal
4. All the daisies
Chilled periwinkle blue is the colour of the moment, the most relaxing colour, it looks heavenly as part of your psychedelic room decor and keeps your room soft and cool, think calming cadillac vibes, a fresh, soft and calming blue.
5. A full length mirror
6. Bubble cube candles
6. Boho theme dorm room ideas
All the fairy lights, macrame wall hangings and different colours and textures – all my favourite parts of maximalism in one place! Check out these boho dorm room ideas and inspiration for tons more cute, colourful and boho aesthetic dorm room ideas!
1. Hang a wall tapestry
Such a pretty dorm room decor idea! You can use this to create a boho theme dorm room or add some cool and relaxed VSCO vibes to your dorm room theme. One of the cutest dorm room ideas for girls!
2. Hang paper lanterns
These make such cute dorm decorations and add a bit of girly boho flair to your space – perfect for if you are going for a girly dorm room theme or a boho dorm room theme and are looking for ideas.
3. Display your jewellery as decor
Use some wall hangings to decorate the walls with your jewellery, or use super quirky Anthropologie style hooks.
4. Quirky pots, plates and mugs
A great way to exude flair is through your cups and plates, choose those with a tie dye pattern or effect, or speckled earthy effect; there are so many pretty and dreamy patterns to choose from.
5. A cool beaded door curtain
Such a fun idea that can add an earthy, boho vibe to your room.
6. Tie dye patterns and earthy colours
Serve up some super cool tie dye vibes with your bedding, cushions and textiles; you can have so much fun with it!
7. DIY marble wall art
8. A wall of fairy lights
9. Macrame wall hangings
10. Pom poms and tassels
7. Autumn/fall hygge dorm room ideas
By @littletinyghost 👈🏻
The perfect way to decorate your dorm for fall or autumn, all the warm wooden touches and witchy home decor to make your space incredibly homey and restful, soothing to the soul and as helpful as interior can be to your mental health. With all the toasted and honey, salted caramel vibes, Halloween decor, quirky illustrations, cosy textures like macrame, this could be described as a dark cottagecore bedroom…
1. Add blackout curtains
So cosy and comforting, especially in the summer time when you need to catch an early night, or catch a nap in the day time after pulling an all nighter! Here in the UK the sun only sets about 10pm at night in the summer, then it’s still light outside for the next hour, which makes it hard to want to settle down and get ready for bed in the evenings.
2. References to the forest
3. Paleontology, astrology and nature based wall art
4. Grimms Fairytales illustrations
5. Decorate with crystals
6. Display your hats as wall decor
7. A cute welcome mat
8. A wall of mirrors
These creates such a magical, fairytale aesthetic feel about your room – all the Snow White vibes!
9. A bed table
It’s so handy and practical and means you can snuggle up in bed whilst working/eating/organizing. The perfect Hygge essential!
10. Macrame hangings in dark jewel tones
Like forest green and yellow ochre to bring texture and depth to your comforting, moody palette.
11. The quote ‘the mountains are calling and I must go’
Such a cute, uplifting and empowering quote, it will remind you of where you wish to go and the steps you must take to move forwards. You could even use it on your grad cap when you graduate! Focusing on this will help you get where you need to go.
12. Star sign wall art
Adds to the dreamy, mythical feel/atmosphere of your room
Also check out this ultimate college life hacks section, filled with dorm room decor ideas for 2022 and beyond, what to bring to college and university and girly graduation ideas, perfect for when it’s time to graduate high school or college!
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