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Cool and colourful dorm decor

Cool and colourful dorm decor

Cool and colourful dorm decor Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson

Cool and colourful dorm decor

Heading off to school this fall? We've got 12 back-to-school dorm decor essentials that will help make life away from home a little more comfortable. 

1 Colourful mini fridge
Dorm living means being far away from the well-stocked family fridge. Keep everything a student needs for study breaks or hanging out with friends in a convenient and colourful mini fridge. $200 US, PB Teen.


2 Semi-sheer curtain
An easy way to add warmth to your dorm decor is with a beach-inspired window treatment. These semi-sheer batik print curtains are decorated with lacy leaves and beautiful blossoms. $88, Anthropologie.


3 Rolling desk chair
Study in style with the Caper Chair by Herman Miller. This sleek, modern, lighweight rolling chair provides proper ergonomic support and comes in 14 fun colours. $209 US, Room and Board.


4 Graphic throw pillow
Hand-screened throw pillows by designer Aimee Wilder -- inspired by analog musical equipment -- will help students create a cool and cozy study space. $50 US,


5 Floor mirror
Make sure that everything is in place while rushing off to class with a classic floor length mirror. This charming mirror has a sturdy easel back that rests comfortably on an angle, making it easy to transport to and from the dorm each year. $200 US, Crate and Barrel.

6 Lacquer digital frame
Display a slideshow of fond memories in this contemporary digital picture frame. Not only is this a wonderful way to create a home away from home, but it also plays music and features a calendar and clock. $180 US, PB Teen.

7 Canvas storage tote
A great way to keep things organized in a dorm room is with a convenient canvas bag. These striped and dotted totes come in two different styles and also make great laundry hampers. $38-52 US, Garnet Hill.

8 Organic sheet set
Environmentally-friendly students will love to sleep-in with a bed covered in organic sheets. Made of GOTS-certified cotton, this 230-thread count set includes both a flat and a fitted sheet as well as 2 pillowcases all decorated with a classic ikat stripe design. $120 US, West Elm.

9 Cast iron wall hook
A cast iron hook is a great dorm room organizing idea. Hang your coat, towel or jewelry on this lovely light blue teapot-shaped hook to keep clutter at bay. $22 US, monkeyandsquirrel at

10 Origami crane wall tattoo
Instead of posters, photos and magazine clippings, decorate your dorm room walls using a sophisticated vinyl wall tattoo. The matte finish gives a gorgeous painted-on look plus this peel and stick decorating idea is easy to put up and remove. $60 US,


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Cool and colourful dorm decor