40 Cutest Dorm Decor Ideas That Are Totally Instagram Worthy

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Picking out the right dorm decor to fit your style can be intimidating.

When I first saw my college dorm all I could think about was how I could make it feel less of a dorm and more of my home! Here are some of the cutest dorms to get your decorating juices flowing.

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Best Rustic Dorm Decor:

1. Use Neutral Colors

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Recreate This Dorm Room:

The key to a rustic dorm room is using neutral colors. White, grey, and beige with wood accents gives a room that rustic look we are all obsessed with!

2. Use Wood Accents

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Recreate This Dorm Room:

Wood accents are important to use in your room to add a natural feel to your rustic dorm room.


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3. Use Plants, Metal Letters, and Baskets

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Small decor items like plants, picture frames, and metal objects gives life and texture to a rustic room.

4. All White Bedding

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Use a white comforter, pillows, baskets and blankets for a clean look to your rustic dorm room.

5. Add Small Pops of Color

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If you want a pop of color in your rustic dorm room, try to stick with one color. Blush, pale blue, or even navy looks great with neutral colors 

6. Wood Makeup Container

Here is another great way to incorporate wood accents into your dorm in a practical way!

7. Hanging Ladder

This is so cute! Ladders are a super popular decoration in rustic rooms. This hanging ladder is perfect to store towels and blankets and takes up much less space than a normal ladder.

8. "Floating" Shelves

Use command hooks to hang these shelves to give the illusion of a floating shelf without drilling holes!

9. Metal Letters

This light up metal letter is a great addition to rustic room decor.

10. Rustic Strung Light Bulbs

In a rustic dorm room, dimmer lighting looks better than bright lighting. Use these yellow tinted strung likes for subtle lighting.

Best Boho Dorm Decor:

11. Use Color And Macrame Hangings

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Recreate This Dorm Room:

Oranges and red are great colors to use in a boho dorm room. Use macrame accents as well for texture!

12. Use Lots Of Flowers

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Flowers are a great way to incorporate color into your boho dorm!

13. Throw In A Beanbag

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A beanbag is a super casual seating option for a dorm.

14. Add a Throw Blanket To The End Of Your Bed

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A patterned comforter is a great way to add a "boho" look to your dorm room.

15. Use Matching Decor

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This boho dorm room is so so cute! The shared dresser is also a great idea if your low on space!

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16. Use Lighted Leaves

This decor piece is great for a boho room. Flowers and leaves accent a boho room perfectly.

17. Rose Gold Lights

These are so cute for a lighting option in your dorm.

19. Lighted Curtains

These would look great as a backdrop behind your bed!

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These accent pillows are super boho looking and would look great in your dorm.

Best Minimalist Dorm Decor:

21. Use Minimal Decor

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The key to a minimalistic dorm is to keep decor well, minimal. Flowers are a good way to add some accents while keeping it simple.

22. Hanging Plants

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Hanging plants are super popular in minimalistic design. They're super cheap and easy to decorate your dorm room with.

23. Use Rose Gold Accents

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Rose gold is a great way to accent a minimalistic dorm room while still keeping it simple.

24. Keep Color Minimal.

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Minimal color is important to a minimalistic design.

25. Black And White

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Black and white is a great color scheme to stick with when designing your minimalistic dorm.

26. Simple Side Table

This wire side table is a great option for a side table!

27. Standing Lamp

A standing lamp is a great lighting option for your minimalistic dorm room.

28. Simple Wall Art

These flower pictures are a great option for wall decor. Minimal color and simple design!

29. Moon Phase Wall Decor

Super cute and simple wall decor!

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Here is a great storage option for your minimalistic dorm room!

Best Girly Dorm Decor:

31. Use Lots Of Blankets And Pillows

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Adding extra blankets and pillows make your dorm look super comfy and cute!

32. Pick A Matching Color Scheme

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Coordinate a color scheme with your roomie! This tiffany blue inspired dorm is a super cute idea for your girly dorm room!

33. Use Yellow As An Accent Color

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Yellow is a super unique and cute idea for your girly dorm room!

34. Use Curtains To Cover Your Dorm Desk

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Using curtains to cover those ugly dorm desks is a great way to decorate your dorm!

35. Use Storage Ottomans As Decor

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Recreate This [dorm room, grad party, etc]:

Use color coordinated storage cubes. Also great for getting on those tall dorm beds!

36. Colored Tassels

This is a super easy way to decorate your walls and can be super easily DIY'ed.

37. Sunflower Tapestry

This tapestry is a super fun way to incorporate color into your girly dorm room.

38. Pink Makeup Organizer

If you're going with a pink theme this makeup organizer is a great addition to your dorm!

39. Makeup Inspired Photos

What says "girls dorm room" like makeup! These photos are super cute and would be perfect to add into your room.

40. Marble Alarm Clock

Marble is a great way to accent your dorm. Also, this clock is just really cute.

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