This post shows you cute dorm room ideas for girls!
‘Tis the season of moving into your dorm room!! For many girls, it’s their first time living away from home, which is so exciting (and a little scary).
Decorating your dorm is one of the coolest things you can do, so you want to shop around and get as much inspo as possible!
One thing I recommend to keep in mind is picking dorm furniture and decor that you see yourself loving for the following years. Longevity is key!
These 25 dorm room ideas for girls give you the best inspo to make your dorm cute, homey, and cozy.
Cute dorm room ideas for girls
1. Simple dorm wall decor with flowers
A cute and easy way to brighten up your walls is with a flower garland.
You can cut the 16ft garland in strings to fit the space over your bed.
For under $20, that’s a super inexpensive dorm decorating idea!!
Pink roses look cute, but you can also go for white flowers, classic vines, sunflower vines, or pink cherry blossoms.
2. Neutral bedding and floral wall decor
My recommendation for dorm rooms is to go for light-colored bedding.
Light colors make small spaces feel bigger.
To spice things up, you can go for bedding with tufted details or pom poms.
Neutral bedding is also the most versatile if you want to change up your dorm decor at some point.
This dorm is a great example of getting creative with faux vines and flower garlands!!
You can also buy individual artificial flowers to use as wall decor.
3. Decorate with mirrors to make your space look bigger
Mirrors are the secret to making your dorm look bigger than it is (plus, it’s super chic).
If you want to decorate your dorm in a girly yet classy way, cute mirrors will help achieve that.
Consider a unique shaped mirror and a full-length mirror.
People don’t talk about this enough, but a cute rug takes your dorm room to the next level!
Dorm room floors are usually a little drab.
Rugs for dorms are small-ish, so not nearly as expensive as living room rugs.
You can find beautiful rugs for your dorm for under $100!
Check out this overview with rugs under $100 that are perfect for girl dorm rooms!
4. Colorful dorm decor and wall collage for a cool aesthetic
Wall collage kits are super popular amongst college girls!!
They’re cheap, and you can buy wall collage pictures of many aesthetics.
What I love about this bright and fun dorm is that it mixes and matches lots of colors, but the space doesn’t look overwhelming.
Tip: match your wall collage pictures with the colors of your throw pillows, rug, and ottoman pouf.
Now a functional note: this cheap rolling cart is one of those dorm essentials every college student swears by!
5. Clever cube nightstand and storage ottoman
This shared dorm for two people is so clever.
Nightstands for dorms can be tricky, but these girls are smart to use a small cube organizer instead.
It’s perfect for extra storage space and also inexpensive.
Because dorm beds are usually lofted, you need a taller nightstand.
These aren’t easy to find (and if you find them, they are expensive!!).
Using a nightstand alternative in dorms like a small bookcase or cube organizer is super clever.
This drawer chest with wheels is another dorm room favorite to replace a traditional nightstand.
6. Cute & preppy dorm decorations (pink & white color scheme)
Initial wall decor, like the S over the bed, is super popular.
When sharing a dorm, it’s one of those things you can do to claim your space, haha.
Preppy dorm decor with white and pink is trendy in 2023, so prepare to see a lot of this!!
Amazon has the BEST preppy pillows that you must check out.