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18 Ridiculously Cute Dorm Room Ideas We’re Crushing on BIG Time

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Cute Dorms That’ll Leave You Feeling Majorly Inspired

college girl with bed head in her cute room

With so many dorm decor options out there, back to school shopping can feel a bit overwhelming. Even the decisions that are supposed to be simple (like picking out bedding) can be a paralyzing experience.

But creating the cute dorm room of your dreams is the end goal. So, it’s no wonder that you’re experiencing a little FOMO.

Plus, it’s more than just a bedroom, right?

At college your dorm becomes your home away from home. It’s your sanctuary to get away from it all and your most frequent chill spot with friends. Most importantly: it needs to be an environment that fits into your self-care routine.

A dorm room is like a blank canvas and you should personalize it a way that speaks to you. Tropical, preppy, boho, everything pink, extra cozy – you can choose to decorate the space (or at least half of it) however you want.

So:

Here are 18 cute dorm room ideas to help you decide on your own perfect blend of decor.

18 Cute Dorm Rooms We’re Loving


Enjoy customizing your new space at college by trying one of these fabulous ideas!

#1: Jungle Vibes College Dorm

cute bedroom with palm leaf tapestry
Source: VSCO @thruthehaze

If taking care of plants isn’t your thing, then botanical-inspired decor is the next best thing.

The light maroon blanket used in this room compliments the leafy tapestry perfectly!

#2: Comfy & Dreamy Look

white dorm room theme, letter board, lights, & macrame
Source: HomeSpunStyle

If you’re going for a dreamy vibe, fairy lights are a must. This easy decor will quickly improve ambiance of your dorm.

TIP: You can avoid damaging the walls by using command strips.

#3: Cute Dorm Idea w/ Plants

cute college girl dorm decorated with boho decor and plants
Source: Instagram @maryleafmakes
dorm room shown with cream colored wall tapestry and cream bedding
Source: Instagram @maryleafmakes

Now if having plant babies to care for is your thing – this next idea is for you.

It’s hard to believe this is even really a dorm room! The college girl who decorated it went all out in the best of ways.

#4: Simply Chic College Room

cute dorm bed with throw pillows, photo grid
Source: VSCO @megnnnicole

Check out this simple chic theme which uses only uses a few pieces.

It’s proof that less can definitely be more. A room like this would feel uncluttered and that’s such a good thing.

#5: Tropical Getaway Dorm Theme

cute college dorm room with a tropical theme
Source: Pinterest

Always have traveling and beach trips on the mind?

Turn your dorm into a tropical getaway to stave off cravings until your next adventure.

#6: Happy Yellow Dorm

college girl smiling by her bed in yellow themed dorm room
Source: Twitter @Jadebradley24

How you react to a color is very individualistic. Yellow can evoke energetic and cheerful feelings in some people.

If you get a positive response from this hue, a yellow theme might be calling your name.

#7: Cool Earthy Room Feels

white and yellow, palm frond adorable dorm decor
Source: Instagram @interior24k

Earthy decor is great way to help you feel more grounded when school gets stressful. It’s easier to chill when your environment feels inviting.

Use more natural materials to pull off this look.

#8: Decor Ideas Galore

room with lots of wall decor
Source: Instagram @_ella__moore_

When deciding on just one theme for your dorm room feels impossible – don’t!

Combine all your favorite picks for a room bursting with great ideas. Like this room, which has a little bit of everything.

#9: Adorably Styled Dorm Room Corner

little corner with string lights, neon light, makeup mirror
Source: VSCO @meghanelizabeth23

The desk in your room is another spot that has lots of potential for personalization.

Pictures and a neon light will liven up the space with ease. And a make up mirror is majorly helpful to have if you’ll be using a communal bathroom.

#10: Orange Print Dream Dorm

cute dorm rooms idea using orange print bedding
Source: Instagram @deecampling

Achieve the quintessential cute dorm look by opting for cute prints. Such as an orange bedspread.

Pair that with some string lights and you’re on the right path!

#11: Refreshingly Bright Room

dorm room with white bedding and wall art
Source: Instagram @valveak

Opting for light and bright decor is a sure fire way to give your room an overall positive feeling.

Gold accents all the white perfectly. Even add a pop of color in there if it suits you.

#12: Cute Dorm Room Makeup Station

college desk with organized makeup
Source: VSCO @thedailynoir

Keeping your battle station organized and neat will help clear your mind when you need to focus. It’s one of the benefits of a clean room.

Plus, having it all put together only adds to the effect of your cute dorm!

#13: White Dorm Gold Accents

white dorm room theme idea
Source: VSCO @carolinehardie

Gold is in and I’m all for this trend. It just looks so pretty!

A killer neutral combination like this is sure to feel pristine at all time.

#14: Stylish & Tidy Girl Dorm

cute tidy girls dorm room
Source: Instagram @lilacxdreamer

Cute dorm room ideas that work in functionality to their looks are total winners.

Because, being organized is cute!

#15: Rustic Meets Girly Dorm Theme

pastel pink girl's dorm room
Source: Instagram @outrageousinteriors
college room with adorable bohemian decor
Source: Instagram @outrageousinteriors

The total transformation of this dorm room is next level!

This is the type of space that I could easily see myself spending a lot of time in. Everything about is just so visually pleasing.

#16: Soft Neutrals College Room

neutral themed college dorm room
Source: Pinterest

I honestly love the color grey. It’s a very calming color for me.

All my fellow gray enthusiasts can appreciate the theme of cute dorms like the one pictured above!

#17: Pretty Patterns Dorm Room

pink and grey room with wall decor
Source: Twitter @princess_meyah

There are solid color bedding sets and then there are patterned ones.

Keeps things fun by going with a choice that looks prettiest to you!

#18: Grey & Orange Boho Vibes

college dorm decorated with grey & orange
Source: Instagram @nadialouisethomas

It’s not often that I feel like the color orange is the best decorating option.

In this case however, it more than works. This last idea gives me a whole new perspective!


Conclusions on Cute Ideas for Dorm Rooms

There are a lot of great great decorating ideas for college students, but I think those were some of the best cute dorms.

How are you going to style your room? What type of decor elements support your self-care routine?


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