It’s time to start shopping for your dorm! With so many different styles, ideas, color schemes and looks to choose from, deciding what you want is enough to make your head spin! But, don’t stress! Finding the perfect look that suits your individual style all begins with a little inspiration…
Whether you draw your inspiration from a cool pillow that you love, a colorful tapestry or a picture of a dreamy dorm that’s calling your name, just remember that your dorm should be a reflection of you and everything you love!
To get your inspirational energy flowing, I’ve pulled together some of the hottest dorm looks on Pinterest. There’s something here for everyone – from shabby chic and bohemian flair to perfectly preppy and subtly serene. Here are 25 cool dorms to help you create your own sensational home away from home.
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This is one of my favorite dorms! The rich blue paired with the cool aqua and white is as refreshing as an ocean breeze. Toss in a few fun, fuzzy pillows, beach artwork, and dangling lights and you’ll have a perfect home away from home.
Functional Guy Flair
This is the perfect setup for guys looking for comfort and plenty of style. And, to add space to the room, the lofted bed offers a cozy area below to chill out, hang with friends or study.
Whimsical, fun and over the top comfy, this dorm in cool khaki and soft pink is as chic as it is cool. Add a monogrammed plaque on the wall or a cool tapestry to transform your dorm into a retreat worth coming home to!
Wow! The striking contrast of the black and white with just a splash of gold makes a glam statement worth talking about! Plus, the space under the lofted bed is maxed out with everything you could possibly need to stay organized.
Who wouldn’t love crawling into this stylish space after a long day of studying? A few casual pillows, a cool Boho blanket and a few of your favorite posters make this space totally serene, yet fun.
Show your college spirit with fun collegiate colors, bedding, pillows, and accessories. If you love the headboard idea but don’t want to spend the money to purchase one, check out this site for DIY instructions on how to make your own!
The Perfect Man Cave
This is the perfect dorm for guys looking for a simple look with an edgy twist. Cozy up under your favorite comforter and chill out in this dorm – the perfect man cave (or should we say “babe cave”).
A Splash of Color
If you and your roomie are looking to team up on colors, this fun dorm room is packed with style and functional flair. The white storage bins under the beds offer plenty of accessible storage space for clothes, shoes or even a few late-night snacks.
Don’t Quit Your Daydream
When it comes to life in a dorm, it’s all about showing your own unique sense of style. This dorm, with its fun wall hanging and soft peach duvet paired with a pile of fun pillows and simple accessories, is filled with all the comfort, convenience, and style any girl would love!
Subtle, serene and homey – what else could you ask for in a small space? The dark colored walls (although most colleges have white or cinder block walls) paired with the cozy grey and splash of yellow adds a cool factor I love!
Bring Your Bedroom to College
What’s so incredibly awesome about this dorm is how they completely transformed it from a small, drab space to an inviting room that looks far more like a cozy bedroom retreat than a dorm. The white shelving over the beds and desks, the matching bedding (great idea for besties) and the accessories give this idea an A+!
A Guy’s No-Fuss Retreat
Let’s face it, when it comes to dorms, most guys could care less. Give ’em a comforter, a cool tapestry, and a few comfy pillows and they’re set. This dorm is the perfect setup for guys who dig the no-fuss approach to dorm decorating – easy on the eyes, comfortable and functional!
This dorm shows just how easy it is to make preppy perfect! It’s colorful, yet understated. Relaxing, yet striking. And, casual, yet totally cool.
Saturday Morning Shabby Chic
There’s something about this dorm that reminds me of a casual Saturday morning. Nothing too fancy or elaborate, but the super comfy bedding paired with the majestic fairy lights makes you want to crawl in and take a snooze – perfect for the girl who loves the relaxed, shabby chic look.
Perfect Harmony for Besties
So many clever ideas packed into this dorm! Everything from the shutter headboards and matching lamps to the futon and the perfectly blended colors makes for a harmonious and soothing dorm room that feels like a beach breeze – perfect for besties!
This dorm offers the perfect mystical vibe for any girl who loves the Latin-inspired exotic look of casual romance. Toss in a late night serenade and you might forget you’re in college!
It’s hard to believe this is even a dorm! The matching colors pack a powerful punch and the monogrammed wall hangings give this room a Vera Bradley-inspired look that’s great for long-time besties.
Who wouldn’t love this casually chic dorm? The cool headboard, the fairy lights framing the wall decor, the eclectic wall hangings and the chic grey and soft pink color scheme make this one of the more inviting dorms on the list!
The nice thing about dorms is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make them totally awesome. Add a splash of color and a cool pattern, toss in a few accessories to bring the room together and choose a few organizational pieces that will make your life easier in college and voila!
You know how it is… some girls just have to bring everything from home to make them feel at home. Even though this dorm is packed with everything she loves, it still works! Who says you can’t have it all?
The Golden Touch
If you haven’t heard, gold is back! Paired with soft natural bedding, a splash of grey and a pop of gold, this dorm is casually glam!
The Tapestry Statement
Wondering what to put on your wall in your dorm? Tapestries are perfect! They come in a huge variety of sizes and patterns, they’re not all that expensive and, boy… do they make a statement! Choose a tapestry you love and use it as inspiration for your bedding and pillow colors! Here’s a few tapestries from Society6.
Patchwork that Really Works
This modern-day patchwork quilt couldn’t be more fun and homey. Paired with chunky lights, colored artwork, and a touch of fur, this dorm is as eclectic as it is totally cool.
For the girly girl who loves the sweet scent of flowers, this dorm makes you feel like you’re walking through a garden. After a long day of classes and labs, this sweet retreat is one any girl wouldn’t mind coming home to.
It’s hard to believe that anyone could transform a small, cramped dorm space into a space of casual elegance, but this dorm totally pulls it off! Love the idea of hanging a tissue tassel on your wall? Learn how to make your own here!