Dorm Room Decor

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good long weekend for Labor Day!

So my roommate and I thought doing a college dorm room decor blog post would be a good idea!

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My freshman year I decorated some but this year I wanted to have some more decorations. I love decorating and picking out what theme or color scheme to go with. As you can see, my theme is black and white. I like the classic look that black and white gives and how you can throw in splashes of other colors with it. I like to pair pink or blue with black and white.

The first decorations I put up were the pictures. I love having tons of pictures in my room and the spot above my bed was the perfect spot. I found these cute clothespins at Target (I think) in the dollar section. They’re black and white. There were also pink and blue ones available.

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And yes, your college dorm room wouldn’t be complete without lights. I have them above my bed and desk. I found the ones I have over my bed at Rue 21…and of course, they were on sale! haha 🙂 They’re in the shape of daisies.

I’m a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn and loved these “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” posters. I found the large black and white one at Von’s in West Lafayette and the movie ad one at Hobby Lobby. I also found the Eiffel Tower one at Hobby Lobby, it was on sale for around $3. Also, all of their posters are 50% off all the time! I recently added the London poster, which came from a poster tent on campus.

I also love having quotes all over my room. I have them on my walls, bulletin board and fridge. I actually have my dresser at home covered in quotes. I saw an idea where you can print the quotes and verses you see off of Pinterest on nice paper. I thought that was a nifty idea! The pictures below were some printed off of Pinterest.

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Something I’ve found to be an essential is to have a bedside table in your dorm. Bringing your own nightstand up from home is a great idea. It’s a place where you can put your phone, alarm clock, water bottle, picture frames, etc. I was able to find this one at a cute antique shop in Nashville, Tennessee for $15!

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Your desk doesn’t have to be boring for your school work. And for me, it isn’t just a place for school work. I use it to cook, eat, read and even use it to do my makeup sometimes. I use my desk a lot.

My desk decorations have changed some, two of these pictures were taken the week I moved in and I didn’t have my nightstand up here yet.

Another area of my room that I use a lot is my dresser. This is where my refrigerator and microwave are at. Since I do A LOT of cooking in my room, this space gets used a lot.


On top of my fridge, I have food bags and spices. I don’t like to put tall items on top of the fridge because I’m afraid they’ll fall…and I’m short.


This cart is very handy! I can keep so much food in it! It’s wonderful to have, especially if you do all your cooking in your dorm like I do.


These hooks on the side of my fridge are handy as well. Once I’ve finished washing my dishes, I can just hang the towels up and know where they’ll be. I also kept forgetting to take my hot pads down to the kitchenette when I cook there, so I put them on the hooks so I can see them regularly.

I’m thinking of doing a blog post on organizing and cooking in college dorms!

Let me know what you think! Also, feel free to send some pictures of your college dorm and your decor!