College Dorm Room Décor Ideas

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Fallout Shelter Tin SignAn easy way to bring life to a small dorm room is to decorate with a theme in mind. This unifies all of the separate pieces and makes the décor of the room flow together.

A dorm room with a retro theme can easily be put together. This is a broad category, and can encompass a lot of different pieces, such as lava lamps, funky area rugs, vintage style clocks, reproduction concert and movie posters, vintage signs, comic book and super hero items, and even ’50s diner accessories!

Music lover? A dorm room filled with music memorabilia, with a tabletop jukebox as the centerpiece, is a fantastic way to personalize your room and show off your music collection! While you listen to your music, you can look at all the reproduction concert posters hung on your walls and drink coffee from a Rolling Stones mug or a Beatles glass.

Like come home to a groovy room and chill out? Use novelty lamps (such as lava lamps), unique throw rugs and psychedelic posters in the mix. Hang a beaded curtain put some rock concert posters and music signs on the walls, and you are good to go.

Stolen Parts Metal SignRetro Garage! A room inspired by garage art can be really awesome. From service and gas station signs, to hot rod and classic car art, there’s something for everyone. Other great accessories include car wall shelves, replica mini gas pump, gas globes and clocks.

Surfer dude? Beach lover? Display beach/surfing tin signs to bring the ocean inside. Surfing signs also go great with a retro Tiki room.

Crosley Princess Pink Retro PhoneFor the Princess… Shop retro pink and retro purple to find the perfect combination of wall decor and room accessories. From telephones and lamps, to tin signs and furniture, focus on colors that compliment each other or blend together.

Tight on space? Most dorm rooms are space limited. That’s why inflatable furniture is attractive to college students. Available in many retro color themes, sturdy chairs, couches and ottomans are great for every day use, but can be quickly collapsed.

Have questions or ideas for the perfect “retro-ized” dorm room? Share below.

Last updated: Aug 04, 2008
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