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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.


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


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.


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!

Similar Decor:

Tropical Tapestry, Banana Leaf Wall Hanging, Tropical Leaves Backfdrop, Tropical Leaf Tapestry
Banana Leaf Tapestry
GIGALUMI Pineapple String Lights, 10ft 10 LED Fairy String Lights Battery Operated for Christmas Home Wedding Party Bedroom Birthday Decoration (Warm White)
Pineapple String Lights
Hand-woven White Macrame Wall Hanging Banner Tassel Wall Art
Macrame Wall Hanging

#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.

Similar Decor:

macrame headboard, geometric wall art decoration, large wall hanging,
Macrame Headboard
PHANTOSCOPE Decorative New Luxury Series Merino Style Fur Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18" x 18
Faux Fur Pillow
ASHLEYRIVER 3 Piece White Twin Duvet Cover with Zipper & Corner Ties 100% 120 g Microfiber Pintuck Duvet Cover Set(Twin White)
Pintuck Duvet

#3: Cute Dorm Idea w/ Plants

boho dorm room decor
Source: Instagram @maryleafmakes
cream colored dorm bedding and wall tapestry
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.

Similar Decor:

Gold | Beautiful Moon phase hammered metal decor
Moon Phase Garland
Sketched Floral Medallion Tapestry Bohemian Mandala Wall Hanging Tapestries Indian Art Mural for Bedroom Living Room Dorm Home Décor
Boho Tapestry
Pumpkin Town White 100% Cotton Cable Knit Winter Christmas Throw Blanket for Soft Sofa, Chair, Couch, Picnic, Camping, Beach, Home Decorative Knitted Blanket, 50"x 60
Cable Knit Throw

#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.

Similar Decor:

SONGMICS Grid, Photo Display, Metal Mesh Decor, Multifunctional Hanging Picture Wall
Photo Grid
Lantern String Lights Plug in, UL Listed Outdoor Lantern Lights String 9.83FT Pack of 10 Nylon Lantern String Lights for Patio, TIGOMOOV White Lights String for Bedroom
Lantern String Lights
cygnus Stripe Twill Cotton Woven Throw Pillow Covers for Couch Sofa Bed Geometry Modern Boho Farmhouse Decorative Couch Cover 18x18 Inch,Pink
Woven Throw Pillow

#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.

Similar Decor:

Wall Tapestry Mandala Tapestry Wall Hanging Tapestry Bohemian Hippie Tapestry
Mandala Tapestry
Palm Leaf Duvet Cover, palm bed cover, tropical duvet cover, green white duvet
Palm Leaf Duvet
Lwind Photo Clip String Lights, 40 Clip LED Warm-White Fairy Twinkle Lights Powered by 3 AA Batteries for Hanging Photos, Cards and Light Artwork, ect
Photo Clip Lights

#6: Happy Yellow Dorm

girl standing in her decorated 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.

Similar Decor:

Sunflower Tapestry - Extra Large Wall Art - Dorm Decor - Mandala Tapestry
Sunflower Tapestry
Sookie 3 Pieces Eyelash Curved Duvet Cover and Pillow Shams Cute dorm Bedding Set
Yellow Bedding Set
Suklly Hello Sunshine Hidden Zipper Home Decorative Rectangle Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case 12x20 Inch One Side Design Polyester Printed Pillowcase
Hello Sunshine Pillow

#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.

Similar Decor:

Koxly 49 Ft 100 LED Globe String Lights Decorative Lighting Strings Plug in Fairy Lights with Remote Control for Indoor and Outdoor College Dorm Room
Globe String Lights
Banana Leaf Nature Wall Art Canvas Paintings kitchen Living room Painting For Wall Wall Art Green Tropical Leaf Art Small Wall Art FLower Canvas Wall Art Tropical Plant Wall Art Green Leaf Wall art
Canvas Art Prints
April box–Decorative Hanging Wall Mirror – Small Vintage Mirror for Wall - 10 Inch Gold Metallic Frame Mirror – Premium Quality Material Wall Mirrors –Easy Mounting –Ideal for Bathroom,Home Decor
Hanging Mirror

#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.

Similar Decor:

Golee Throw Pillow Cover Black Wink with Open and Winking Eyes White Close Minimal Decorative Pillow Case Home Decor Square 18x18 Inches Pillowcase
Winking Eyes Pillowcase
Macrame Wall Hanging Wall Tapestry Large Bohemian Wall Decoration for Wedding Backdrop Curtain Fringe Garland Banner Bedroom
Macrame Banner
My Cinema Lightbox - The Mini Cinema Lightbox, LED Changeable Quote Sign To Create Personalized Messages, with 100 Letters, Numbers, & Symbols, USB or Battery Powered, A5 White
Mini Lightbox

#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.

Similar Decor:

Cactus Neon Signs, LED Neon Light Sign with Holder Base for Party Supplies Girls Room Decoration Accessory for Luau Summer Party Table Decoration Children Kids Gifts (Cactus with Holder)
Neon Cactus Light
Natural Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt Lamp Night Light with Real Wood Base, (ELT Certified) Dimmer Switch, Perfect Holiday Gift | 7-11 LBS
Small Salt Lamp
Wondruz Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights, 1x 2X 3X Magnification, Touch Screen Switch, Dual Power Supply, Portable High Definition Cosmetic Trifold Lighted Makeup Mirror
Makeup Mirror

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!

Similar Decor:

100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set Romantic Pink Bedding Set with Peaches Pattern Print Super Soft and Comfortable Twin
Peach Bedding Set
Cream and Black Boho Tribal Woven Runner
Woven Area Rug
LE LED Curtain Lights, 9.8x9.8ft, 306 LED, 8 Modes, Plug in Twinkle Lights, Cool White, Indoor Outdoor Decorative Wall Window String Lights for Bedroom, Party, Wedding Backdrop, Patio Décor and More
LED Curtain Lights

#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.

Similar Decor:

Intelligent Design Waterfall Comforter Reversible Solid Lush Ruffled Stripe Shabby Chic Ultra Soft Microfiber Down Alternative Pleated Decor Pillow Bedding Set, Full/Queen, White
Ruffled Bedding
World Map Tapestry | Map Tapestry | World Map Wall Tapestry | Map Wall Tapestry | World Map Wall Decor | World Map Gift | World Map Wall Art
World Map Tapestry
Aglife Large White Boho Dream Catcher with White Feather Hanging Wedding Decoration Ornament Gilf, Circle 13.8",36.2
Dream Catcher

#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!

Similar Decor:

QiaoFei 3D Arrow Sign Light,LED Plastic Arrow Shaped Sign-Lighted Marquee Arrow Sign Wall Decor for Christmas,Birthday Party,Kids Room, Living Room, Wedding Party Decor(White)
Arrow Marquee Sign
Duhome Modern Accent Velvet Chairs Dining Chairs Single Sofa Comfy Upholstered Arm Chair Living Room Furniture Mid-Century Leisure Lounge Chairs with Golden Metal Frame Legs 1 PCS Pink
Pink Chair
DesignOvation Beatrice Framed Combination Magnetic Chalkboard and Burlap Pockets
Chalk/Cork Board

#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.

Similar Decor:

Longhui bedding Cream Fringe Knit Cotton Throw Blanket, 60 x 80 Inches Decorative Knitted Cover with 6 Inch Tassels, Bonus Laundry Bag – 4.8lb Weight, Bed Blankets, Cream
Fringe Throw Blanket
Vinerstar White Sofa Throw Pillow Covers 18 x 18 (45cm x 45cm) Gold Stamping Love Tree Geometric Square Decorative Super Soft Cushion Cover for Sofa Couch Patio Set of 2 (Irregular and Irregular)
Gold Pattern Pillows
YOH Ultra Soft Faux Fur Sheepskin Seat Cushion Chair Cover Luxury White Fluffy Shaggy Area Rugs for Living Room Bedroom Makeup Table/Chair Home Stores Small Decor Carpets, 1.3 x 2 Feet
Sheepskin Chair Cover

#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!

Similar Decor:

ClosetMaid 1109 Decorative 6-Cube Storage Organizer, White
Cube Storage
Simpkeely Mandala Floral Medallion Tapestry, Sketched Flower Plant Boho Wall Hanging, Bohemian Hippie Tapestries for Bedroom Living Room Dorm Home Décor 59.1 x 59.1 Inches (RosyBrown)
Floral Tapestry
Pulatree Grid Photo Wall, Wire Wall Grid Panel for Photo Hanging Display Metal Grid Wall Decor Organizer Mesh Panels Display Wall Storage 37.4 x 17.7 inch - Black
Wire Grid Panel

#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.

Similar Decor:

NordECO HOME Luxury Soft Faux Fur Fleece Cushion Cover Pillowcase Decorative Throw Pillows Covers, No Pillow Insert, 18" x 18
Soft Pillow Covers
CHF Boho Lace Rod Pocket Curtain Panel
Lace Curtains
Comfortland Unstuffed Pouf Covers, Folding Faux Fur Ottoman Poufs,22x12 Foot Rest, Foot Stool, Bean Bag Chair, Storage Solution for Living Room, Bedroom, Kids Room or Wedding Gifts(Off White)
Faux Fur Ottoman

#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!

Similar Decor:

Umbra Prisma Geometric Sculptures, Decorate Your Wall with Modern Metallic Wire Shapes, Table top, Ceiling Décor, Set of 6, Copper
Geometric Decor
AmazonBasics Pinch Pleat Comforter Bedding Set, Twin, Bright White
Pintuck Bedding
Mkono 2 Pack Cotton Tassel Garland Pastel Banner Colorful Party Backdrop Decorative Wall Hangings Llama Decorations for Bedroom,Nursey Dorm Room,Birthday,Baby Shower, Girls Boho Home Decor Gift, Ivory
Tassel Garland

#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!

Similar Decor:

LED Fairy String Lights, 12-Pack 20 Micro Lights On Silver Copper Wire (Batteries Include) for DIY Wedding Centerpiece, Mason Jar Craft, Christmas Tree, Garlands, Party Decoration (Warm White)
Wire Fairy Lights
Naptime Is My Happy Hour, Framed Sign, Mini Sign, Mother's Day Sign, Wood Sign, Farmhouse Style
Naptime Sign
Berkshire Blanket Serasoft Plush Cylinder Neckroll Pillow with Removable Easy to Wash Cover
Cylinder Pillow

#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!

Similar Decor:

Mkono 2 Pcs Macrame Wall Hanging Art Woven Wall Decor Boho Chic Home Decoration for Apartment Bedroom Living Room Gallery, Small Size 13" L x 10
Macrame Wall Hanging
Hofdeco African Mudcloth Lumbar Pillow Cover ONLY, Rust Orange Arrowhead, 12"x20
Orange Lumbar Pillow
GORILLA GRIP Original Premium Faux Fur Area Rug, 2 FT x 8 FT, Softest, Luxurious Carpet Rugs for Bedroom, Living Room, Luxury Bed Side Plush Carpets, Rectangle, Gray
Furry Rug


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?


More decorating ideas for college:


girl smiling because the dorm room ideas are so cute
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