39 Cute Dorm Rooms We’re Obsessing Over Right Now

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We ALL really want to have the best dorm room and there are so many cute dorm rooms to take inspiration from.

SO many that it can be a lot to decide what you really want to do with your dorm room.

This post gives you cute dorm rooms that will help you plan to have a dorm that everyone is obsessed with.

Insanely Cute Dorm Rooms:

1. Dorms with Wall Tapestries 

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Wall tapestries are such a trend in cute dorm rooms that we just had to share!

There are so many options, and especially affordable options like on Amazon, that there is a wall tapestries for just about anyone! And they're so great as a giant decoration piece that's easy and fun.

Bottom line: We love dorms with wall tapestries so much that we created a whole post dedicated to them: 50+ Most Popular Cheap Tapestries To Buy This Year

2. Dorms with Wooden Headboards

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Headboards are just an essential to a dorm room, and the right one can turn your room into the cutest dorm room yet! 

That's why we're obsessing over dorms with wooden headboards. They can go with any kind of dorm room theme: rustic, chic, sophisticated, etc. And they really add something unique to the room! 


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3. Dorms with Matching Bedding

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The tip to being aesthetically pleasing is to combine similar things in a very strategic layout. That's why all the dorm room's we love right now have matching bedding, or at least bedding that is super similar. 

Matching bedding makes your dorm room look very organized and put together. And if you're worried that matching bedding won't let your individual personality show, add some other fun pieces or blankets throughout the room to do just that! 

4. Ones with Monograms Over the Bed

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This is definitely one that only certain kinds of people will love, but honestly this picture is dorm goals so we had to share! 

A lot of people just have their headboard and then no other decorations on the walls. And honestly, sometimes that can make the dorm room a little bare. That's why we love this idea of monograms over each bed! 

It adds just the right amount of decoration and also lets your guests know which bed is which and saves an awkward question. Helpful and cute, we LOVE that! 

5. Dorms With A Lap Desk

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Ok honestly, the vibes in this dorm room are incredible! And that lap desk looks insanely cozy! 

If you're one of the lucky ones that can manage to do homework in bed and NOT fall asleep . . . what's your secret can you share? Lol jk but if you're lucky enough reward that talent with a SUPER cozy lap desk like this one. 

And be sure to leave it on your bed when you make it up because it greats such a cute decor piece! 

6. Dorms with Blankets at the End of the Bed

One unfortunate thing about dorm rooms is that you can't control the temperature in most of them. That means that sometimes it can get very chilly in there! 

We love dorm rooms that have blankets at the end of the beds because it adds such a fun look and we know it also comes in handy when you're cold at night or when you want to be covered but don't want to get fully under the covers. Another helpful but pretty combination that we 12/10 recommend. 

7. Dorms with Lots of Pillows!

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If I had to recommend one decoration in a dorm room, you have to have pillows! 

Honestly, I probably went way overboard with pillows my freshman year, but I have no regrets because I have reused them in my apartments since. 

They make your room look and feel cozy and very homey, which is a great vibe to come home to after a long day of class! 

8. Ones with Lofted Beds and Cozy Underneaths

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Lofted beds are such a lifesaver in dorms and I will preach that until the end of time. 

But a lot of times people struggle with decorating that underneath space. That's why I'm obsessing over this dorm room: it decorates that space in such a unique and pretty way! 

By putting your futon under the bed and stringing lights, you create a little nook that's perfect for reading and studying or just chilling and watching Netflix. It's -- as Hannah Montana would say -- the best of both worlds! 

9. Dorms with A Coffee Bar 

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Coffee is a must in an functioning college students dorm. I'm not kidding! That's why we're obsessing over the dorm rooms that make a coffee bar. 

It's genius, and another perfect example of making what's essential into a decoration as well. 

10. Dorms with Multi Functioning Desks

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If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a huge champion of creating multi-purpose aspects of your dorm room. This is another example of this because you're turning your desk into a homework and glam space! 

I love the look of a vanity mirror in general, but in dorm room? There's just something about it that sends such a glam yet efficient vibe that I just had to share! 

11. Dorms with Desk Hutches

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Desk hutches are such a smart idea in general because they create extra storage that is SO needed in the dorms. 

But that space can also be decorated in very aesthetically pleasing ways like as shown above. I'm in love with this desk hutch arrangement because there's a mirror and a cork board and necklaces hanging and like they just really took their hutch to the next level and that's what I'm obsessed with! 

So, if you want to have a cute dorm room worth obsessing over, take some ideas from this hutch. You won't regret it! 

12. Ones with Futons and Coffee Tables

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Not only am I obsessed with all the neutral tones in this dorm room, but I'm also obsessed with how there is a coffee table/ottoman in front of the futon. Like how GENIUS is that? 

This combo looks very modern, homey, and put together. Plus, gives a nice space to rest your feet while your study or watch TV and store things within. 13/10 recommend doing this in your dorm room! 

13. Ones with String Lights

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There is just something about the vibes that string lights give off. Like I had them in my dorm room and I've had them my bedroom in my apartment all throughout college. 

They provide a soft light option in the dorm room as well as make the entire area a lot cuter. Hang them all around your room or just in one area, but make sure you have string lights somewhere in your dorm if you want a sure fire way to make a very cute dorm room! 

14. Dorms with one bed lofted, and one not 

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I just love everything about this dorm room to be entirely honest with you! But I think what makes the dorm room is that there is one lofted bed and one not lofted bed! 

I just think that this idea is very unique because I honestly have only ever seen like 3 other dorm rooms like this. It gives you a lot of room but also keeps everything within a cozy feel. Definitely a dorm layout option worth considering! 

15. Dorms with Bold Tapestries

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I am HERE for the idea of bold tapestries in the dorm room and this tapestry was so cute that I just had to share to give all of you some inspiration! 

Bye bye prison walls, hello palm trees! I highly suggest looking into bold tapestries because its a trend everyone is obsessing over at the moment. 

16. Dorms that look clean and crisp

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Ok like honestly I'd be scared to be in this dorm room because it looks IMMACULATE! 

The organization of the entire room really contribute to this feel. And while it does look super clean and crisp, it also looks homey and I am jealous of that balance. 

But pro tip: if you want a clean looking dorm, go with whites and neutrals, that color scheme is the easiest to pull off a clean vibe with! 

17. Ones with Boho Vibes

The boho vibes just scream happy and chill in this dorm, and I am so here for it. 

I often hear that people do not super know how to achieve a boho style in their dorms. I suggest getting a neutral comforter and decorate around it with fun, patterned pillows. Adding fake greenery is always a great way to achieve this cute boho dorm room look as well! 

18. Ones with lots of yellow 

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Ok maybe I was wrong in the last one, THIS dorm room just screams happy, too!

It's the yellow in it, and honestly a lot of yellow can usually be very overpowering, but I think the fact that there are different shades of it and that none of it is super close together really makes this dorm room worth obsessing over! 

19. Dorms with Gallery Walls 

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I think the dorm rooms worth obsessing over are not the ones that moms hired professionals to create, but the ones where the freshman actually choose their pieces and design them in ways that show who they really are. 

Gallery walls are a great way to do just that. Photos, paintings, quotes, neon signs just get anything hangable you like and have fun arranging them in a way that makes you happy! 

That's what's worth obsessing over: the dorms where you can just tell that those living in them are having so much fun and really enjoying their tiny space!

20. Dorms with Lots of Photos!

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Photos are a cheap and easy way to add a personalized touch to your shoe box of a dorm room. 

Often, the cutest dorm rooms are the ones that are the most personalized, hence the ones with the most photos. And with so many ways to incorporate them into your dorm room, you really cant go wrong with lots and lots of photos! 

21. Dorms with Poofs by Your Bed

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Poofs are SO cute! So why not add them to your dorm room? 

They add a special flare that not a lot of dorm rooms have. And they help you get into bed or give you an extra place to sit! 

22. Dorms with Lots of Neutrals

Neutral colors are often thought of as a base, but who says they can't be the entire color scheme of a room. 

No one should be saying that, and this cute dorm room proves why. It keeps everything looking very organized yet cute. And that's a balance we are all trying to achieve! 

23. Ones with Ocean Vibes

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This cute dorm room feels like spring break all year long with its blue tones and sea themed accents. I mean, how CUTE is that sea horse hanging on the wall. 

Your dorm room should be your escape from the craziness of college, and this dorm room definitely achieves that. It's an oasis that will have you hearing waves and smelling the sea salt in no time! 

24. Ones with Pink and Grey Color Schemes

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If someone were to ask me what the greatest color scheme trend is right now, I would immediately answer with grey and pink! 

It's feminine, but not too girly. Sophisticated, but not too sharp. Cute, but modern. Its the perfect pair and this cute dorm room totally proves it! 

So if you're struggling with picking out colors for your dorm, I highly suggest you give the grey and pink theme a try! 

25. Dorms That are Primarily Black and White 

Black and white can seem totally boring, but this cute dorm room disproves that! 

I love how the majority of everything is black and white, and then there are little hints of pink and gold sprinkled in throughout. It creates contrast and cleanliness in the room, and who doesn't want that?!? 

26. Ones with Desk Chair Covers

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Desk chairs are necessary, but also extremely uncomfortable. But these girls had the right idea when it came to them. They covered them! 

In covering your desk chairs, you're not only adding to the design of the room, but you're making your desk a lot more comfortable to sit at, which means that you'll be more likely to sit there and be productive. So basically, this cute dorm room is the key to getting good grades! 

27. Dorms that look sophisticated and chic 

Ok I am obsessed with EVERYTHING in this dorm room! Like seriously, can I move in?

It's got a great and unique color scheme of grey and yellow, and is laid out in such a modern and yet way. I can see so many girls copying this dorm room for sure! 

28. Dorms that Optimize Space 

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It's no secret that dorm rooms are insanely tiny, but I've found that the best ones are the ones that use their space in a very functional, yet creative way. 

Just like this one, where the futon is in the middle, it ties everything together and makes room for things to be on the other side of room like desks and closets. It's a cute dorm room idea that I would be copying if I were a freshman again! 

29. Ones with Color AND Design 

I feel like a lot of people feel as though they can have either design or color, but not both. Well, in my opinion, those people are wrong! 

This cute dorm room is a great example of how to have both. Stick with designs that have your desired colors in them, and strategically place your more decorative items throughout your space so that no one area is too overpowering! 

30. Ones with Lots of Soft Pink 

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This insanely cute dorm is giving us all kinds of good and girly feels! 

The soft pink is such a great trend to incorporate into dorms right now, and this dorm room really accents its color with great lighting to give off a very calm and aesthetically pleasing feel! 

31. Ones with a Minimalistic Feel

Over the top dorm rooms are very much on trend at the moment, but dorm rooms with a minimalistic kind of theme can be JUST as cute! 

Get a few decorations and organize them in strategic ways to great a very put together, cute dorm room that doesn't have half the stuff. Plus, you save a ton of space which is a great bonus in a tiny dorm room! 

32. Ones with Window Pane Headboards 

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These unique, window pane headboards make this dorm room! 

This cute dorm room has a unique and rustic feel to it because of the headboards and the way that they're almost acid washed and still tie in with the colors of the room has us dying! 

33. Ones that are Coordinated, but Different

Matching dorm rooms can be super cute, but sometimes they give off the vibe that it's very fake because you and your roommates personalities don't show through the style! 

That's why we love this dorm room. It's coordinated, but different. There are things that go together well but each person's interests and style shows through and gives their dorm a one-of-a-kind vibe! 

34. Ones with a Grey and White Color Scheme

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The grey and white color scheme makes any dorm room super cute because it creates contrast! 

Contrast keeps people's attention, but not because its overpowering or looks funky. We love it because it is simple, yet effective. I totally recommend looking into this color scheme for your dorm! 

35. Easy Dorm Wall Decor

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I did something super similar in my dorm room freshman year and it was so cheap but made a huge impact! 

I actually created some really cute quotes that you can print out and hang in your dorm here.

36. Add a Bed Skirt

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37. Dresser Between Beds

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38. Hang Photos with Lights
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39. Large Mirror
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