Top Trends in Dorm Decor

When it comes to dorm decor, there’s something in it for everyone. For starters, you can’t decorate a dorm room without a “less is more” approach. Carefully selecting each piece is something we can all do to streamline our interiors. Dorm room design also tends to feature top trends…at affordable prices! What better way to sample the latest in interior design without breaking the bank?!

Last but not least, there’s just something fun about furniture and decor designed for college students. Whether you’re looking to recapture a bit of your youth or you like the reasonable prices, the dynamic finds below don’t have to be limited to the dorm. Great for kids of all ages, these products don’t take themselves too seriously, which is very refreshing. Keep your eye on the bold text as you read, as it will highlight some of today’s top dorm decor trends!  [photo via Dormify]

A Dose of Fun

Let’s start by keeping it light with a few items that will add a dash of  playful style to your home. These products remind us to take risks and go for something that catches the eye. No matter what age you are! Dormify offers an array of Faux Mongolian Pillows in colors such as lavender, dusty rose and mint, shown below:

Shaggy textiles are definitely on trend, and gradient-style progressions of color add interest to any space. Bring on the ombre throws! Who wouldn’t love a Plush Throw Blanket on a chilly night?!

Also from Dormify is this Balloon Shelf Talker, which can look quite artistic in a more minimalist space. Think “art gallery meets conversation piece”! Stylish text as decor is definitely in the spotlight when it comes to design. Plus, it never hurts to stay open to the possibility of finding love…

Bring a rainbow of color to the kitchen with this Cook on the Bright Side Mixing Bowl Set from Modcloth. A vibrant focal point for any kitchen, this useful set is interesting enough to keep on display at all times. Plus, its color scheme and form give it the versatility to adapt to nearly any design style, from the modern to the retro.

Speaking of colorful items that blend well with a range of styles, Urban Outfitters’ Allover Fruits Shower Curtain would look at home in traditional, boho chic and eclectic powder rooms alike. A radiant pattern of peaches can’t help but evoke a clean, fresh feel. The look is timeless yet bold:

Practical and Sleek

There’s a sleek modern look that takes center stage in many of today’s dorm decor finds. For one thing, this clean-lined vibe is currently popular in all stages of design, so why wouldn’t it find its way into the dorm? Also, a no-frills approach can make your interior look bigger, and that’s a plus for college students in smaller rooms. These practical, space-saving items from Urban Outfitters (shown throughout this section) are not only reasonably priced, they’re beautifully designed…

Above we see the Leni Leaning Mirror, which takes up wall space rather than valuable floor space with its metal and glass form. Whether you’re hanging and organizing accessories or utilizing the full-length mirror, this handy piece is also very stylish. Below is an essential item when closet space is limited. Say hello to the Pipe Clothing Rack:

Every inch of wall space counts when you’re living in a small space. The Wire Wall Square Grid and Carson Multi-Use Shelf (shown below) create plenty of room for display, yet their uncluttered frames boast a minimalist look that keeps everything chill. Plus, the copper tone of the metal on both pieces is perfectly on trend!

Speaking of wall decor, this Plymouth Sliding Storage Mirror is the medicine cabinet of your dreams, thanks to a sleek design and its construction of mango wood, glass and iron. Three shelves provide plenty of storage space:

When it comes to furnishings, less is often more. This Mina Folding Desk can be collapsed and stored as needed. Since it’s petite, it can also stay fully assembled for daily study time!

Table meets counter meets pantry with the Ari Counter Table, which uses metal and wood to create a modern look that can range from rustic to industrial, depending on its surroundings.

Top Trends

When you’re young, you keep up with the latest trends, right? That’s the reasoning used by top brands that cater to young creatives. Yet people of all ages can enjoy following what’s new in design. Let’s start with velvet, which has made a big comeback in recent years. These Crushed Velvet Window Curtains from Urban Outfitters will add a plush quality to your space:

Target’s new On to College collection visits many top trends. Just check out the image below! We’ve got a neon cactus, an LED light board, and plenty of succulent action. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! See the full collection here. [image via POPSUGAR]

Round wall decor and gold accents are other trends that take center stage in this next modern vignette, also from Target. We’re loving the mint wall color:

Did someone say Memphis-Milano? This Black and White Geo Throw Pillow definitely sports a “New Memphis” look. The ’80s get an update as playful macaroni shapes in black decorate a white pillow. Mix and match with any colors and textiles you choose!

The iridescent trend is still going strong. Bring a dose of rainbow fun to your kitchen or bar area with Urban Outfitters’ Oil Slick Stemless Wine Glass. Stainless steel meets a slick, colorful finish:

Are you tempted to add some “dorm decor” to your interior? You’re never too old to enjoy the latest trends, beautifully designed with youthful flair. Happy shopping!

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