14 Dorm Room Ideas That Are Melting Our Minds RN

When making your home away from home at college, it’s imperative that it’s perfect for you.

We all need somewhere where we can just get away from it all sometimes, and your dorm room becomes just that – an oasis for me time.

However:

Coming up with dorm room ideas that really nail your own personal vibe can leave your mind drawing a blank!

I mean, unless you have the interior designer part of your mind already honed.

Buutt:

I know I don’t have much of an eye for it, that is without checking out other layouts for ideas! So, if you’re like me…

No worries!

Because I’ve rounded up this list of 14 dorm room ideas that are MELTING my mind right now. Yeah – they’re that good.

Below you’ll find major inspiration for creating your own #insta worthy room with chic decor & more!

14 Dorm Room Ideas (for Girls)

1. Completely Transform Your Room with Temporary Wallpaper

This dorm room before and after is totally mind blowing!

Temporary wall paper can do WONDERS to make your room feel like you’re not even in a dorm. I love how this college girl went all out!

Before

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And after…

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Dorm Room Ideas
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Dorm Room Ideas
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Dorm Room Ideas2. Polka Dots

Or, if you don’t want to bother with wallpaper:

Lean in to what a dorm room already offers – white walls.

Then chose colors and decorations that go with it. Like these gold polka dots and pretty blue accents.

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Dorm Room Ideas
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3. Add a World Map

Out of all of these dorm room ideas, this one is perfect for almost anyone! Because who doesn’t have at least a little bit of a wanderlust spirit in them?

Adding a world map looks beautiful all by itself. But, you can kick it up a notch and make it look magical with string lights hung over it. 😍

Big props for this before and after!

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4. Chic Pink

You can’t really go wrong with a pink themed room if you ask me!

Grey, pink and white are a winning combination for this dorm layout. 😍

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Dorm Room Ideas
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5. Low Key Luxe 

Sticking with the same-ish colors here:

You have to check out this next room on my list of dorm room ideas!

These dorm inspo pics really showcase how pretty and feminine light, blush pink can be. I LOVE the gold details too; they just give the room that extra touch of a luxury feel.

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Dorm Room Ideas
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6. Girly Girl

Ruffles, furry accents and decorative pillows – oh my!

Embrace your girly side and let it shine for an ultra cute dorm room flow.

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Dorm Room Ideas
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7. Pristine Spa

What’s more relaxing than a trip to the spa?

Channel those feel good vibes all the time in dorm by going with a clean, pristine theme.

Simple decor is GREAT – especially if you embrace a more minimalist lifestyle.

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8. Boho Living

Tapestries, fun patterns and plants galore!

If free spirited, hippie vibes are your thing, I say that boho living is the way to go!

I could SO envision myself living in this room. 😌

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Dorm Room Ideas
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9. Animal Prints

Animal prints are IN!

Include them in your room plans for an ultra trendy look.

I’m getting a cute jungle feel from this room!

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10. The Perfect Little Getaway

Cozy always = winning when it comes to dorm rooms.

Envision a place where you would want to curl up with a good book and you’re on the right track.

Blankets, plants & nature themed decor really make this room a WOW in my books!

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Dorm Room Ideas
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11. Subtle Desert Vibes

Cacti are a pretty HOT commodity, so why not go with a subtle desert them for your room?

Think:

Frame-less photo walls, hand stitched embroidery, southwest style patterns and you’re golden!

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Dorm Room Ideas
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Dorm Room Ideas
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12. Soft Everything

Extra plush comforter, soft to touch seating, fluffy pillows…

Yeah, that’s the type of room I could really enjoy spending some time in!

Channel your love of everything soft for creating the best dorm room on your floor.

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13. Cacti for the Win!

Keeping it simple has never looked better!

A big tapestry to cover the wall with matching accent colors just looks great.

You don’t have to overthink it when creating the perfect space!

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14. Purple Dream

Is it just me, or is purple one of the most chill colors out there?

That’s why I think this dorm room is so awesome! It makes for an ideal place to unwind after a long day.

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Which of these dorm room ideas was your favorite?

My favorite wered #1 and #5, I can totally channel those vibes.

Leave me a comment to let me know yours!

Charlie
Charlie

I'm Charlie, one of the co-founders of College Life Made Easy: a lifestyle blog that focuses on helping students navigate college life on topics of finance, organization, dorm living and more. 2015 graduate of the Ashland Institute of Massage. Originally from a little bit of everywhere (Air Force brat). Lover of Birkenstocks, rainy weather and miniature things.

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