13 College Dorm Decor Ideas You Need to Copy Freshmen Year

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Are you looking for college dorm decor ideas that will help take your dorm room to the next level? These are the best dorm ideas for 2020 and are guaranteed to have your dorm looking Pinterest perfect.

College Dorm Decor

Moving into the dorms is a big transition so it's important to make your dorm as comfortable and as "you" as possible.

There are so many different decor options - from simple and neutral, to pink and girly. Gather inspiration and create a dorm you'll feel most at home in! 

Here are some of my favorite college dorm decor ideas that I hope give you some inspiration for your future dorm room. 

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1. Create a picture area above your dorm desk.

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I love picture boards and decorations because it's so cute but also lets you put pictures up of family and friends from back home. 

There's so many ways to incorporate pictures in your dorm but I especially love this one! 

2. Use a rustic theme for a cozy feeling dorm room.

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A rustic theme is always a great option when it comes to dorm room decor. 

White, grey, and beige with wood accents gives a room that rustic look we are all obsessed with!

3. Come up with set colors for you and your roommate.

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Sticking to one color scheme is a great way to make your dorm seem put together and cohesive. Whether it's blue, pink, or even white, this is a great option to make your dorm look amazing. 

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4. Add a Fancy Side Table 

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Adding things like a fancier side table or headboard really elevate the room and make it look 10x better! Finding small details like that make all the difference in a college dorm. 

5. Add a Futon + Living Area

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If you have room in your dorm, having a futon and living space makes it really feel like home. It's a great space to have when friends come over or visit for the weekend. And perfect for movie nights!

I love this one especially because the white futon is super classy and the use of the ottomans is a great replacement for a table if you don't have a lot of room. 

6. Use a Table Cloth to Cover Your Desk

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Most of the furniture they provide in the dorms is not the cutest. One way to get around this is by using a table cloth over your desk. You could even use a colored or patterned one to go with the vibe or your dorm room.  

7. Get Matching Decor

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Getting matching decor is another great way to pull a dorm room together. It makes it look like you put in a lot of effort with decorating even if you didn't! 

8. Flower Wall Decor

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This is such a cute wall decor idea for all those girly girls out there! There are a ton of different flower wall decor options around so it's definitely an easy idea to incorporate. 

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9. All White with Hints of Pink 

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I love this college dorm decor idea. White is so simple and an easy color scheme to do and then just add accents of pink.

Throw blankets and accent pillows are a great way to add an accent color but you can incorporate it throughout the room! 

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10. Long Bedskirt to Cover Storage

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If you plan to bring a lot of things to college like I did, you're likely going to have to loft your bed to use the space under for more storage.

If that's the case, get a long bed skirt to cover up the storage and make your space look 10x neater. 

11. Dark Neutral Tones

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This is another theme you could use that's more unique! I've never seen a dorm with darker tones like this one but I'm digging it. 

12. Add a Headboard

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Headboards are pretty much in any trendy dorm room these days. They make your dorm look so chic and a lot less like a dorm room! 

13. Incorporate Your Initials

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Initials are a great decor option in any room. I love this rustic version but there are so many options out there! It's a great way to add a personal touch to your side of the dorm. 

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