19+ Perfectly Ghoulish Dorm Room Halloween Decorations

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Halloween Dorm Room Decorations to Try this Year

The autumn season starts slowly but it will quickly be upon us. With pumpkin scents and clovey aromas erupting in every store and leaves changing colors, so rings in my favorite holiday–


And I love all the activities that go with it. Like going to the pumpkin patch, getting those perfect pictures, picking up a pumpkin-spice latte, and jumping on crunchy leaves.

Even if COVID ruins the fun of trick-or-treating and fun Halloween themed parties, at least we can still have fun decorating.

In this post you’ll find dorm room halloween decorations ranging from cute to scary to help you capture a festive vibe.

Now, let’s get witchy!


10 Dorm Halloween Decorations

1. Tarot Card Tapestry

The Moon Tarot Card Tapestry Halloween Bedroom Decor
Credit: TheGhoulishGarb on Etsy

Unleash your mystical side with a cool tarot card tapestry.

Tapestries are the perfect way to redecorate for any holiday. And of course, they’re a popular staple in college dorms, too!


2. Throw Pillow Covers

ZJHAI Halloween Pillow Covers 18×18 Inch Set of 4 Trick or Treat Pillow Covers Holiday Rustic Linen Pillow Case for Sofa Couch Halloween Decorations Throw Pillow Covers

These pillow covers will give your bed the spooky vibes you’ve been searching for! Place them all together or throughout your dorm for all to enjoy. 


3. Flameless Candles 

The candles that won't burn you

These candles won’t burn you, but they still add to the ambiance of a thrilling night!

These are battery operated and dorm room approved–perfect for a busy college student.


4. Scary Bat 3D Wall Stickers

HOZZQ DIY Halloween Party Supplies PVC 3D Decorative Scary Bats Wall Decal Wall Sticker, Halloween Eve Decor Home Window Decoration Set, 28pcs, Black

A flock of removable 3D bat stickers are just what you need to transform those bland, boring walls.


5. Moon Phase Garland

silver moon phase garland decoration hanging on wall above bed
Credit: BASEROOTS on Etsy

Moon phase garland is the ideal wall decor for a modern boho look.


6. Eyeball LED String Lights

LED eyeball spooky string lights Halloween decoration
Credit: JellipeaDesigns on Etsy

What dorm couldn’t use a good set of LED lights??

These eyeball string lights are spooky and adorable all at the same time. Spread them around your bookshelf or along your wall for halloween greatness! 


7. Mini Decorative Pumpkins

Ogrmar 12 Pack Artificial Assorted Pumpkins, Mini Fake Pumpkins Artificial Vegetables for Halloween,Harvest Thanksgiving Party Decor (White)

Artificial pumpkins are a must when it comes to fall decorations. I like these white ones because you can create your own custom designs with just a sharpie!


8. Punny Party Banner

Haunt Mess Halloween party banner decorations
Credit: COCOandBshop on Etsy

Show your sense of humor and love of puns with a fun Halloween party banner!


9. Ghost Neon Lamp

ghost shaped LED sign lamp Halloween dorm decor idea
Credit: TheNaturalNeon on Etsy

Give your college roommates the cutest fright ever with a little ghost neon lamp.


10. Horror Movie Posters

Trick R Treat (Classic Series) 11x17 Movie Poster wall decor
Credit: ChrisButlerDesigns on Etsy

For those of you who appreciate things that go bump in the night, horror movie posters are the way to go.

Add some sinister to your halloween decorations by displaying your favorite movies!


How to Decorate Your Room for Halloween

Below are 10 styled ideas to inspire you while decorating your dorm room for Halloween.

college dorm bedroom decorated for Halloween
Via VSCO @caitymiller

Never underestimate the power of orange! The right tapestry paired can create the perfect atmosphere.


black and white witch aesthetic college dorm
Via Instagram @ghostlyanni

If a witch aesthetic is more your vibe you might try a more minimal approach like this. Tarot inspired decorations will set the mood in style.


Halloween decorated orange and ghost shaped pillow on bedroom
Via Instagram @kalynnicholson13

If you don’t have the money to splurge on a seasonable duvet, it’s just as easy to work with what you’ve got!

A few ghoulish throw pillows will capture the spirit of Halloween without draining your bank account.


college girl adjusting her dorm room fall/Halloween decoration by her bed
Via Instagram @coisasdaca_52

I love this take on dorm Halloween decorations.

The autumn leaf garland and “boo!” on the letter board are subtle, but SO cute. 

ghost shaped string lights
Via Instagram @coisasdaca_52

Upon closer inspection, the string lights are even tiny ghosts!


corner of bedroom with pumpkins, ghost, and witch decorations
Via Instagram @littlehauntedhome

You may not be able to paint the walls in your dorm (or college apartment), but you can take some style notes from this impeccably decorated corner. 

Thrift stores are a goldmine for unique Halloween knick knacks to display.


dorm room halloween decorations
Instagram via @chloflores

Here’s proof that pink goes with everything!


dorm room halloween decorations
Instagram via @_allisonhudspeth

Have some shelf space? Spookify your room with a few new coffee cups and a painted pumpkin.


bedroom with spooky Halloween pillows and horror movie posters
Via Instagram @mrs_betelgeuse_

This room is legitness–Halloween scream team to the max! 


bed with Halloween haunted horseman comforter and throw pillows
Via Instagram @autumnfirstbabe

This last bedroom combines sugar, spice, and everything nice.


Final thoughts on college Halloween decorations

I hope these ideas help you strike the right balance of macabre and a love of everything Halloween! Go with your feels and get into the supernatural sentiment of the season.

So get your comfy slippers on, watch some HalloweenTown or Hocus Pocus, drink a bit of apple cider and get to decorating.

Happy Haunting! 👻




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Dorm Room Halloween Decorations

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