I had so much fun pulling together these dorm decorating ideas for girls. My oldest daughter leaves for college this time next year, which is so hard to believe! We will be looking into all of these things as we send her off to her first dorm room next year hopefully at Auburn University. Dorm rooms are much different than they were when I was in college (ha)! The options are endless now to create a truly adorable, cozy, and aesthetically appealing dorm room for your girl.
The first thing you want to consider is the style of the room! Do the girls want to go more neutral or colorful? Maybe they are going for a boho dorm look. You want the roommates to love their room! Once they’ve decided the look and feel they are going for, it is time to begin pulling all these fun pieces together.
Let’s start first with the bed!
Think layers when thinking about your dorm bed! Layers include blankets, pillows, duvets, and soft sheets. Here are these items plus more ideas in list form. Plus, links to some of my favorites!
Furniture in a dorm room needs to be versatile, smaller scale, and easy to move around. That is why I am suggesting items like storage carts, benches, trunks, and cozy chairs or poufs. Here are these items plus more ideas in list form. Plus, links to some of my favorites!
Who doesn’t love a soft, cozy rug beneath their feet? Adding a rug to the dorm room will soften the space instantly. Think about various textures with rugs such as sheepskin and cowhides. Check out several of my favorite rugs below!
Back when I was in college (this makes me sound so old lol!) there was not nearly the amount of options there is now for making your wall stand out! There are so many ways to style your walls without using nails or any permanent markings. Check out some of my favorite ideas for walls below plus links on where to find them.
Now that you’ve settled on your bedding, furniture, rugs, and wall, you are ready to add the finishing touches with these decor pieces. Adding several of these items will pull everything together to complete this space! Below are the various pieces plus links to some of my favorites.
Utilizing your space wisely will be in your best interest, haha! Think about raising your bed with these risers, then using the “under-the-bed” area for storage. Adding over-the-door organizers to your closet doors is also a great idea. Check out this list for some great storage and organizing ideas to maximize your space!
I hope you are ready to get started decorating your girl’s dorm now! With these inspirational rooms plus all the dorm decorating details, you are sure to create the perfect space for her college living experience.