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Wait Until You See These Amazing Girls Dorm Room Ideas

We’re sharing four amazing girls dorm room ideas with super fun mood boards. Get inspired to create the best college dorm, apartment or even teen bedroom.

Are you heading off to college this year?

Or maybe you have a daughter who’s getting ready to go away to school?

Either way, we’ve had a bit of experience with dorm rooms.

First, we both were students living in college dorms…waaaaay back when.

Ahem…I won’t say how long ago that was. LOL

But let’s just say we’re now at the age that we’ve helped our own children prepare to go to college.

Between the two of us we’ve moved five students into their dorms for freshman year.

We know what an exciting time it is for teenagers, but also a bittersweet time for us mamas.

Are we right?!

As moms, we want to help our kids get settled and comfortable in their new home away from home.

We can help them do that with decorating their dorm rooms in a style that matches their personality.

Let them take the décor wheel and design a space that they will love!

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Anne’s daughter Katy is a freshman at Virginia Tech and has loved spending time in her cozy dorm room this school year.

She chose everything from the bedding to the wall décor and accessories to fit in her small room.

And now that’s she’s been living there for a while, Katy helped us create mood boards in four different styles to decorate a girls college dorm room.

These pretty designs are also perfect for college apartments or even teen girls bedrooms!

Each of these mood boards we’re sharing today are shoppable!

That means all you have to do is click the collage photo to shop.

How easy is that!?!

If you need help with the basics…a complete list of everything you actually need…be sure to check out our ultimate college packing list.

There’s even a printable for you to download!

Now, who’s ready to check out these four amazing girls dorm room décor ideas?

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How to Style a Pink & Gold Chic Dorm Room

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Gold has been making a big come back in home décor in recent years.

So, why not add gold accents to a girls college dorm room?

Pink is a beautiful complimentary color to gold.

Is there anything more feminine than a pretty pink and gold room?

No matter what style you decide to use for your décor, bedding is probably one of the important elements.

Dorm beds don’t come with a headboard, so adding this pretty white tufted headboard adds softness to the bed.

A gorgeous velvet comforter set along with a cozy fur throw blanket and several pillows creates a comfy bed.

Remember most college dorms have extra long beds, so be sure to purchase all bedding in twin xl sizes.

Storage is another important aspect of any dorm room because most college dorms have pretty small rooms.

And often those small rooms are shared with at least one roommate.

These pretty gold mesh bins can be used on a student’s desk or shelf and are perfect to store small every day items.

A lidded storage bench is a great dual purpose item.

Dorm rooms can always use extra seating when friends stop by for a visit…then just lift the lid and you’ve got tons of storage with this pretty pink velvet bench.

Don’t forget to add special pink and gold décor to complete this gorgeous dorm room like this peony faux flower garland or this white pom pom string light set.

How cool would it be to have this DIY vanity tray right at your desk?

Do you love any of the other items on the Pink & Gold Chic inspiration board?

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How to Decorate a Girl’s Dorm Room in a Boho Style

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Do you love high contract neutrals and earth tone colors?

Are you a free spirit who likes to express your artistic style?

Then you may want to decorate your college dorm room in a bohemian style?

The Boho style is all about texture!

Adding different textures with this affordable tufted bedding set and rust colored fringe throw pillow looks gorgeous together.

A fun jute and cotton poof not only creates more boho style, it also provides extra seating in a small space.

This woven striped area rug is another essential to make your boho style room cozy.

There are some really cool wall pieces that you can find for a girls college dorm room.

When looking for wall art keep in mind many dorm rooms have cinderblock walls.

Colleges may also have rules about how to hang things on the walls…you most likely won’t be using nails or screws.

Light weight art like a colorful boho tapestry wall hanging or a fun dream catcher are easy to hang in dorms.

A pretty framed piece of boho art with plexiglass is safer & lighter than art with regular glass.

Who remembers macramé?

Well, it’s back in a big way with the bohemian décor style!

A set of macramé storage bins are great for so many things…school supplies, toiletries, and more.

Extra shelving is always a good idea in a small room and a wood & macramé shelf is perfect for a boho dorm room.

Grab a fun amber bottle and fill it with faux pampas grass stems for a cool boho vibe.

Did you see something else in the collage you liked? Just click here!

What Do I Need to Create a Cozy Greyscale Dorm Room?

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Do you like a clean, neutral and modern style with a cozy twist?

Then, the greyscale dorm room collage filled with incredible décor ideas may be just what you need to get inspired.

Grey and white doesn’t have to be boring, check out these cute options!

Start layering your bed with a waffle duvet cover & sham set and fill that duvet cover with a fluffy insert.

Then, add lots of pillows and a cozy throw blanket.

This sweatshirt star and tie dye fur throw pillows not only look super cute but they’re both so comfy!

Add texture to a gray room with this wool felt pom pom garland that would be so fun draped over a curtain rod, lofted bed or mirror.

A faux fur bean bag chair provides a comfortable spot to study or hang out with friends.

And how cool is this zebra striped shag rug?!

A wire hanging wall grid is perfect over a student desk to organize a small dorm room.

Faux plants and greenery is a great way to add some life to a space without any maintenance, except maybe for an occasional dusting.

These textured vases filled with faux eucalyptus stems coordinate with the neutral colors in the greyscale girls dorm room.

Check out the other décor pieces in the collage above here.

How to Decorate a Cute Pastel Dorm Bedroom

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If you can’t live without some color in your life then you’ll love our cute Danish pastel inspiration board!

Isn’t it so pretty!

And girly!!!

Start with a pretty white ruffled comforter and sham for the bed, then add colorful pastels with throw pillows and fluffy blankets.

A fun yellow area rug and shag bean bag chair with a cute flower pillow make this girls room stylish and cozy!

String lights are so popular for college dorm rooms or really any teen space.

Decorate your walls with these pastel colored string lights and Danish pastel wall collage kit.

A rolling cart is a must have in a small dorm room because of it’s versatility.

Use it for storing food, school supplies, make-up and so much more.

And because it’s on castors you can move it around your room wherever you need extra storage…next to your bed, desk or even in your bathroom.

We hope gave you lots of inspiration for decorating your college dorm room.

We’d love to know which style was your favorite…tell us in comments below!

Oh and don’t forget to check out our tips for moving all these super cute décor items into your dorm room!

Good luck & have fun!!

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Danielle

Friday 4th of March 2022

Holy smokes! You two are experts by now! I'm heading into kid #2 moving into a dorm in the fall. These are such cute things, and I love the mood boards!

AnnMarie

Friday 4th of March 2022

Hi Danielle - Aren't the mood boards so fun? I move my last one in this fall too. I'm excited that she may actually want to decorate her dorm room unlike my boys that could care less when they moved in their dorms. LOL

AnnMarie

Friday 4th of March 2022

Thank Danielle! I move my daughter in this fall...she's the last one between our two families. It will be fun to help her plan our her dorm room after 2 boys who didn't care...LOL.