Cute Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

By: Jolene Gilbert

Dorm Room Desk | Bed Bath & Beyond

College dorm rooms come in all shapes and sizes—not technically, they're all pretty small—but there is one thing they all have in common: they are basic. Like really, really basic. The only things guaranteed to come in a dorm are a bed and a desk. The rest is up to you. But shopping for your new home away from home is part of what makes going away to college so fun and maybe a touch overwhelming. So Groupon Coupons partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to make it easy to visualize how you want your new dorm room to look. We put together a few Pinterest-style mood boards to make shopping for your new space fun and easy. (And bonus—we're going to help you save some money along the way!)

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Fun & Cheery Dorm

Bright and Fun Dorm Room Ideas

1. Wamsutta Collective Nantucket 3-Piece Comforter Set, $59.99 2. Simply Essential Portable Lap Desk, $40 3. Wild Sage Photo Display, $11.99 4. Marmalade 3.5ft. Tassel Garland, $39.99 5. Bee & Willow Home Storage Ottoman, $90 6. UGG Classic Sherpa Lounge Chair, $149.99 7. Safavieh Trellis Sketch Shag Rug, $45.99+ 8. Wild Sage Madeleine Rainbow Throw Pillow, $8.79 9. Kikkerland 150-Light LED Curtain String Lights, $17.99 10. Prinz Framed Felt Letterboard, $53.99

Luxe & Glam Dorm

Glam Dorm Room Ideas

1. Intelligent Design Lorna 8-Piece Comforter Set (blush), $39.99 2. Safavieh Paloma Retro Metal Bed Frame (white), $434.99+ 3. Modway Ripple Mid-Back Offic Chair (white), $149.99 4. Kate and Laurel Corblynd Wall Shelf, $51.99+ 5. Wild Sage Table Lamp with USB, $14.99 6. Madison Park Brianne Tufted Throw Blanket, $28.99 7. Faux Fur Super Soft Rug (white), $27.99+ 8. Wild Sage 20In. Gold Mirror, $11.99

Colorful & Eclectic Dorm

Bright, Eclectic Dorm

1. Wild Sage Sofia 3-Piece Comforter Set, $20.99+ 2. Wild Sage Brushed Cotton Sheet Set, $11.99 3. Chantal Rainbow Crewel Tassel Throw Pillow, $23.99 4. Wild Sage Square Velvet Throw Pillow, $12.99 5. Umbra 15-Photo Wire Collage Picture Frame, $8.79 6. Wild Sage 55in. Potted Floor Plant, $70 7. Honey-Can-Do Nesting Cotton Rope Storage Baskets (Set of 2), $32.99 8. Wild Sage Amina Arched Rattan Leaner Mirror, $149.99 9. Wild Sage Sun & Moon 2-Piece Framed Canvas Wall Decor, $24.99

Modern & Minimalist Dorm

Modern, Minimalist dorm room ideas

1. Urban Habitat Paloma Comforter Set, $109.99+ 2. Flash Furniture Elon Series Plastic Chair, $65.99 3. Marmalade Ambient LED Desk Lamp , $33 4. Simply Essential Standard Metal Desk, $130 5. Prinz Framed Letterboard, $53.99 6. Urban Habitat Lexi Throw Blanket, $26.99+ 7. Simply Essential Parker Hamper, $40  8. Simply Essential Stackable Storage Boxes with Lids, $4–$20 

Sports Fan Dorm

School Spirit Sports Dorm ideas

1. Pure Beech Modal Comforter Set, $79.99+ 2. Serta Colby Recliner Sofa, $162.99 3. Forest Gate Elm Industrial Modern Side Table/Nightstand, $80.99 4. Simply Essential Catch-All Desk Lamp, $20 5. Wallies Peel & Stick 3-Piece Chalkboard Circles, $20.49 6. Wide Column Wall Shelf, $95.99 7. Garland Avery Rug, $50.99 8. Simply Essential Stackable Storage Boxes with Lids, $4–$20  9. Macklin Medium Basket, $20.99

Checklist for Dorm Supplies

Get ready for college this fall with help from Bed Bath & Beyond. They've got everything you need to succeed, from bedding and bath essentials to storage solutions for your new space.


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