Adorable and Cheap College Dorm Room Decoration Ideas



Whether you’re in a college dorm or have your own place this fall, decorating is basically non-negotiable. I personally believe that it’s never a bad time to start shopping, so here are a few adorable (and cheap – everything is under $50!) pieces to make your home-away-from-home feel a little more cozy come September.


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Hit the Snooze Button in Style

You have to get up in the morning. Why not make it tolerable with a fun and compact alarm clock? This one features an alarm, timer, and thermometer all in one!

Klockis clock, white, $4.99, IKEA

Tumble into Bed with Throw Pillows

Add some sass to your bedding with a few cute and comfortable throw pillows! They also can be used for floor seating when all of your friends come over.

Save Engine TJ Maxx Throw Pillow

Fruit pillow, $15, TJ Maxx

Nap Queen pillow, $29, Dormify

I Woke up Like This Pillow Cushion Cover, $9.88, Amazon

Get Organized & Stay Chic

The thing about dorm rooms is that most of them are pretty tiny! 🙁 Luckily, there are a TON of great storage options out there to keep your clutter under control.

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Stackable Shelf, $26.99, The Container Store

Fold Up Cubes, $5.80, Dormco

Hanging over-the-door shoe rack, $8.89, Target or Clear Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, $10.99, Amazon

Bathe with a Splash

Make your bathroom more welcoming with a bath mat that adds character and functionality to the space.

Save Engine Macy's Bath Rug

Cotton Diamond Bath Rug, $11.93, Macy’s

Be Seated in Affordability

Aside from the bed, you’re going to need some type of seating for when people come over. While a futon would be ideal, here are a few other suggestions if you don’t want to spend that much or it won’t fit into the space! (Note: make sure to look up furniture/space restrictions before buying anything!)

Fuzzy Bean Bag Chair, $44.99 on sale, Target or 

Big Joe Roma Chair, $39.88, Black or Sapphire Blue, Amazon

Padded Moon Chair, $39.93, Dormco – also available in other colors!

Fly on the Wall

Keep your friends and family close through this fun hanging photo display.

Hangit Photo Display, $19.99, Amazon

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