Whether you’re heading off to college for the first time or you’re a “seasoned student,” there are certain back-to-school supplies that every dorm dweller needs to have.
We’ve team up with independent artists around the world so you can have everyday goods that reflect your taste and personality. Here are 10 dorm room decor items you simply can’t do without.
1. Dorm bedding with a burst of color
Your bedding doesn’t have to be dreary at all. Making your bed as comfortable (and stylish) as possible starts with a comforter that’s both lightweight and warm. Right now, we’re digging colorful patterns, whether they’re checkered, floral, modern, or minimalist.
4. An eye-catching art print for the common areas
If you’re looking for ways to spice up the shared spaces without going overboard, check out our collection of curated goods for your dorm decor. You can’t go wrong with a framed, abstract art print—it might even be the piece that sparks you to cultivate a gallery wall in the coming months!
5. A curated collection of framed mini art prints
If you’re ready to get a head start on creating that gallery wall, framed mini art prints are a great way to go. Consider this formula: select a motif or a color. Then curate the artworks with that theme or color palette in mind. That way, you’ll create a cohesive look between the varying prints.
6. Neon posters for the room’s focal point
We love an eye-catching poster for any room, especially if it captures a surreal landscape view of a beloved city. Neon is especially useful for a stylish pop of color—it livens up a space and immediately draws the eye.
8. A wall clock with style
An item that is often overlooked as one of the college dorm room essentials is a wall clock. It’s especially useful if you’re trying to avoid phone distractions while studying but still need to keep track of the time. We have a whole collection of wall clocks to explore, but this mustard yellow numbers clock is one of our faves!
9. Acrylic trays with bold colors and designs
We can’t get enough of this “Chill Pill” design for an acrylic tray, a useful and decorative item that people often don’t think of when it comes to dorm room decor. This nifty tray helps you stay organized and keeps your knick-knacks in one spot so your desk space stays more organized. Marie Kondo would approve—we’re certain of it!
10. Colorful, whimsical hand and bath towels
If there’s one space in our homes that can benefit from a little bit of playfulness, it’s the bathroom. We highly recommend having two or three terry-cloth bath towels that put a smile on your face. And this t-rex in a tub always makes us happy.
We want to see how you style your Society6 items on your college campus or apartment—be sure to tag us on Instagram!