Dorm Decor

Dorm rooms are do-it-all spaces: bedroom, study space, sitting room, gathering space. And in the midst of all that, you want it to reflect your personality. Here in this first post of a short series are some of our decorating choices for a small space in a cheery color scheme of aqua, coral, and gray:

Chasing Paper wallpapered office

Stamped Triangle, $35 per 2×4-foot panel,

Go ahead, get graphic. Chasing Paper’s removable peel-and-stick wallpaper gives you the choice of covering an entire wall in pattern or making custom wall art from a single panel.



Target FutonTempleton Futon, $208.99,

Need a little flexibility when it comes to impromptu overnighters? This stylish seating is a comfy couch by day yet offers a cozy spot for a sleepover.



Room Essentials from Target

Room Essentials Storage Ottoman, $34.99,

Place a pair of these footstools in front of the futon for a coffee table setup and you’ve also added extra seating, comfy footrests, and much-needed storage.




Target Rug

Safavieh Christa Chevron Silver & Ivory Area Rug, $102.99 for 6×4,

Guarantee a bit of softness (and dynamic pattern!) underfoot with this tufted wool beauty.





Evelyn Throw

Evelyn Throw, $32.95,

A boldly colorful throw jazzes up quieter furnishings and offers snuggly warmth when weather cools.





Bean Bag ChairPeach Raja Bean Bag Chair Lounger, $169.99,

A vivid ikat pattern lends elegance to casual bean-bag seating. Perfect for feet-up activities like TV watching, gaming, reading, or just chatting with friends.



Typography Poster

BILD Poster, $10,

Typography is so hot right now. And at IKEA’s prices and the easy-hang items below, you can change your artwork on a whim.




Command strip hooksScotch Poster Tape

Command Hooks, $2.79-3.19, Scotch Brand Removable Poster Tape, $5.99,

These little tools are essential for dorm rooms or rentals. Stock up!

cat tick chalk clock

Tick-Chalk 19.75″ Clock, $49.95,

It’s time to get clever. Design your own clock face, make notes, add inside jokes—make it an interactive conversation piece.




script pillowbookshelf pillow








This Is The Life in White/Black and Bookshelf in Multi Throw Pillows, $49.99–$89.99,

Get some extra style credits for these bookish accent pillows.

over the door mirror

Over the Door Mirror, $99.95,

This simple addition to your space will serve you well in three ways: it will reflect the room, making it seem larger; it will bounce light around in the space; and it’ll give you a last check as you leave to make sure that scarf or those earrings are really the best choice.


Photo Frame Screen

Wood Photo Frame Screen, $123.95,

Divide a small space into zones with a room divider that also adds visual interest.





aqua curtain

Maci Pleated Curtain Panel, $15.99,

Energy-efficient curtain panels in an aqua, gray, and white diamond fret pattern up the style ante on even the most utilitarian window frame.




Acid Etched Letter

Acid-etched Letter, $14 or 2 for $20,

Standing on a shelf or hanging on a wall, a monogram is a chic way to customize your space.





Green table and tulips

Geo Color Frame Kit, $17.99,

Display fave photos in a colorful composition of peel and stick geometric frames without damaging walls.





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1 Comment

  1. Mary Pat Dyer

    Makes me almost want to go back to college…almost?!? Great website. Thanks for sharing, Narvis!!!!

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