Dorm rooms serve as home
away from home for college students who need a place
to study and relax, watch movies on weekends or just
read a good novel. However, it has to be inexpensive
as it is a temporary abode and college students
usually cannot afford huge expenses.
Roommates may or may not like your room décor
ideas. If you cannot coordinate well, it is wonderful, otherwise
respect their territorial rights and stick to your space for
decoration, creating comfort zone and special personal touch.
Here are some cheap dorm décor ideas that you can use:
In a dorm, the bed serves many purposes such
as study area, couch and even a coffee table. It is also the
largest piece of furniture that you may own in a dorm room, so
choose a comforter that does not get dirty easily and can be
cleaned easily too. Reversible comforters in solid colors that
match the color scheme of your dorm room are good options.
You may dress up your bed using fluffy throw
pillows in funky patterns.
Since mostly dorm rooms have long beds to
accommodate tall students, you may need to buy extra long twin
Maximize your storage space by opting for
high beds or raise the bed using bricks or cement blocks and
you may push your boxes and luggage under the bed.
Plastic crates or wire storage systems that
can be rearranged, decorative hat boxes and closet organizers
can be a great help to keep your things well organized.
Cheap plastic hooks and metal towel hangers
attached to your closet door and back of the room door will
provide you space to hang your clothes.
Buy a table that can accommodate your
computer or TV too. Place it where there is adequate lighting.
You can use walls to put up posters or other
wall decoration to customize your area and use special poster
adhesive to avoid chipping paint.
If you are artistic types, use colored chalk
or butcher paper and colored pencils to draw new murals for
your wall, every time you feel inspired as they can easily be
washed off or removed.
Buy frames or make some from cardboard matte
and decorate them using decorative items such as glitter,
buttons, feathers and beads, some funky memo holders and
French memo boards to display photos of your new friends and
love interests or may be some good quotes.
Another way to display your photos is to
string them up and hang them from your laundry line across the
To decorate metallic surfaces such as
refrigerators, use magnets.
Use dry erase boards on your door and room to
leave notes for your friends and roommates to coordinate with
To lend a romantic touch to your dorm room,
you can drape sheer fabric across the window or over a bed.
A colorful beautiful shower curtain can be
used to mask the messy open closet.
Fashionable and functional lights can change
the look of your room too. A lamp of the study table and
mini-lights for the moody atmosphere across the room is quite
relaxing. While white lights are bright and good for eyes you
can use funky colored lights in shape of stars or hearts for