10 College Decorations That Will Get Your Dorm Room Ready for Fall

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Decor ideas September, October, and November!

It’s getting to be that the time of the year again: sweaters, scarves, beanies and pumpkin-flavored coffees are just around the corner.

Autumn, as cliche as it is, is totally my favorite season.

And you know what that means?

It’s time to start breaking out the fall decorations!

Ideas for College Decorations

The best part about living in a dorm room (or your first apartment) during college is that you can decorate it in almost any way you want.


With SO many decor options and styles out there, it can be a little overwhelming to decide where to even begin.


I came up with this list of ideas to inspire your inner Martha Stewart and get you on the fast track to decorating.

On this list of college decoration ideas for fall:

You’l find lots of great stuff for transforming your space into the cute and oh-so-Instagramable room of your dreams.

Fall Decoration Ideas for Dorm Rooms

1. A Fall Doormat 

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Decorate and keep your room just a little cleaner with a fall themed welcome mat like this one.

2. No Carve Pumpkins

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Pumpkins are SO fall.


Carving them and getting them to turn just like you imagined doesn’t always go according to plan.


No carve pumpkin crafts are much easier to get right. These 8 adorable DIY ideas are perfect for changing the mood in a dorm room.

3. Paper Feather Garland

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I am in LOVE with this paper feather garland!

Even better:

It’s super easy to DIY yourself! See the instructions for making it here.

4. Owl Key Rack

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Keep track of your keys and step up your dorm game at the same time with an owl key rack.

5. Fall Wreath 

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Another one of those college decorations that you can DIY are fall wreaths.

Check out these 30 gorgeous fall wreath for ideas.

6. String Light Fall Leaves

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String lights + leaves = the perfect dorm room decoration piece.

7. Decorative Mason Jars

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Mason jars are a popular decor item and super easy to tweak for a fall feel.

Most dorm rooms won’t allow candles, but you can get around that rule by using fake tea candles!

I love the look of these leaf mason jars. Make them yourself with this tutorial.

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These candy corn mason jars might be better if you want to go for a more halloween-y theme. Check out the DIY tutorial for them here.

8. Skull String Art

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Make your dorm room a little more creepy by making this Skull String Art.

It’s a fun rainy day project to make when you have some downtime!

9. Skull Succulent Planter 

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Since we’re on the topic of skulls, how cute would a succulent planter made out of a skull look in your college room?


SO cute!

You can use real plants or fake ones.

10. A Super Cozy Throw Blanket

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With the weather cooling off:

There’s nothing better than snuggling up under a super soft blanket with a cup of something hot.

Add a throw blanket on to your bed to create a cozier atmosphere for fall. You could even make a chunky knit blanket yourself pretty easily!

What college decorations are you go-tos for fall?

Share your own personal decor ideas with me in a comment!


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College decorations that will get your dorm room all ready for fall! DIY ideas and more for freshmen year and beyond.
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I'm Jen, 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.

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