Dorm Decor Ideas with an Uncommon Twist!

Continuing with our recent theme of Back to School, we’re looking at inspiration for curating an uncommon atmosphere for learning – in your dorm room!

Raise your hand if you remember how awful it was stepping into your first dorm room.  A concrete cell block with cold floors, sterile walls, and sad, sad wooden furniture.   Nowadays, teens are having a ton of fun with sprucing up their dorm rooms into spaces of life, creativity, and – we hope – conducive to learning!   I mean, have you seen some of these viral “luxury” designed dorm rooms that are going viral?


I LOVE the idea of styling your first home-away-from-home with flair and fun.  College is a time for flair and fun, isn’t it?  And focusing on studying is easier when you’re in a comfy environment, so I’ve put my personal flair into creating some college looks. Here are three Heathertique takes on the college dorm room decor. First, a playful girly pink room with colorful art, soft seating ares, and plenty of feminine elegance:


Pink Dorm Set
Second, a more gender-neutral look that rocks the Scandinavian trend that continues to get hotter.   Geometric elements, neutral color palettes, and bits of natural wood elements:
Dorm Decor: Gender Neutral Scandinavian



Last, a room for the vintage and retro-loving hipsters!   An old school wall map that takes me straight back to my elementary school classroom. a cool stool made from a tractor seat. Suitcases that can double as shelving or storage, and a cool acrylic stool for your pals to plop down on between classes.

Vintage dorm decor ideas

Published by Heather Sink | Founder of Heathertique

I’m Heather – woman, mom, entrepreneur, creative spirit, and salvaged goods afficionado. I started out in the fashion industry as a stylist and buyer and found myself knee-deep in the world of interior design after purchasing my first home. Armed with resourcefulness, a passion for home decor treasures, and a very tight budget, I set out on an adventure dicovering relics and re-homing them through an Etsy store, which has now grown into a multi-platform business called Heathertique. I call myself a home decor archaeologist: my team curates collections for home decor, vintage furniture and gifts. This blog will be a place for me to share some of the stories I uncover along the way, as well as design ideas for your home, inspiration from other designers, and whatever other fun stuff we want to talk about in between! Join us, and let us help define your atmosphere with character!

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