Fun theme ideas for college dorm rooms

Moving into your first dorm room can be one of the scariest and most exciting things you’ll ever do. It is probably the first time you have ever moved out of home and had your own freedom. Part of that freedom is being able to decorate your dorm room however you want, and there are plenty of ways it can be done. It doesn’t matter what kind of style you want, there is always something out there that will suit your taste, and it’s nicer to have a decorated room as it will feel more like home. Decorating your room will help you to settle in quicker than if you don’t, while it seems exciting beforehand, it can be daunting when you’re left on your own for the first time. So, here are a few fun theme ideas for your college dorm room.


The picture room

One of the best and most popular ways of decorating a dorm room is with photographs and polaroids of your family and friends. This, paired with some gorgeous, ambient fairy lights can make an enormous difference. You can give this whole thing a trendy feel, adding in a plush mini-rug and some matching bedding. You can add to your wall of pictures as the year goes on, and you can remember all the good times you’ve had at a simple glance.

The Scandinavian paradise

If you’re into your lush greenery and you’re stuck in a dorm block, then theming your room on a Scandinavian paradise would be just for you. Indoor plants are extremely popular at the moment, and you can get them from anywhere. From large lush leaves to tiny potted cacti. No matter what you choose, putting these lovely additions in your room will make you feel right at home.

The hidden retreat

Why not turn your dorm room into the most amazing sleepover den ever? You could cozy that room up in no time by totally encasing the place in blankets and making some kind of enclosed fort. When you invite your friends in it’ll be like having a secret club, just like when you were kids. It also fosters a relaxed environment which is great for a girls’ night in with a bottle of your favorite beverage and loads of ice cream.

Posters, posters everywhere

It’s more than just sticking up any poster you come across. If you’re smart, then you will be able to turn your room into a scene from your favorite game, movie, book or TV series. If you’re a fanatic over something in particular, then you can use posters to surround yourself in everything you love. Perhaps you could even add some of the action figures or models around the room?


An ocean paradise

Perhaps you have a favorite season? Love summer? Why not get yourself some fresh blue effect bedding and complement the room with blue shell accessories? You can turn your dorm into anything season you want; whether it’s a winter wonderland or a summer paradise, the choice is yours. There will be plenty of internet suggestions that can help you with ideas and inspiration.

There are so many ways you can decorate your dorm room; the important thing is that it’s right for you.