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Your college dorm room might be the first room you actually get full say on theme and decor. It's super exciting expressing yourself through colors, artwork, and trinkets. If you need a little inspiration on your soon to be college dorm decor, we think you might find how you want your room to look and feel here with these dorm ideas for girls.

College Dorm Decor ideas using bright color, monogram, Lilly Pulitzer, flowers on the wall, pillows with tassels, pictures on the wall.

Today we're talking about girly girl rooms, specifically dorm ideas for girls. Finding a theme you want for your small space room is something that has to be decided first.

College dorm decor can be inspired by a comforter or a piece of artwork and it can build from there! It doesn't have to be expensive, either! Check out my post on free printables and you can swap out your wall alert by season or whenever the mood strikes. These dorm room ideas will give your college dorm room a jump start.

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Your room doesn't have to be University themed out, but it can be, and that can come out super cute! Who also doesn't love girly girl rooms? If you crave more ideas after being inspired here check out our little girl room decor ideas for more modern college dorm room ideas.

Ready to jump into dorm ideas for girls? We are!

Caitlyn Poli

College Dorm Decor Delaney Poli picture.  Flowers hanging on the wall with floral pink bedding, white pulled back curtains and coral round pillow in the middle of the shams.
College Dorm Decor Cait Poli picture.  Flowers neatly arranged in rows on the wall around a thin rose gold round mirror.

Start your school year with a wall full of flowers. There is a hint of romance in this college dorm decor. The faux flowers are beautiful and bring so much color to the room. The coral and green are trending colors and are just gorgeous.

Plants and string lights are popular too. It is an easy task to add these two items. And the best part is the plants will bring life to your space and the fairy lights will give it a warm glow.

This look caught our eye and reminded us of the hanging flower meadow post we did earlier this year! Adding flowers can add life to a stale dorm room.


After Five Designs

College Dorm Decor After Five Designs picture.  Matching twin bedding in blue and deep rose color and white bedspread.

Coordinating with your roommate or best friend can be fun when you check out ideas over at After Five Designs. She has a passion for interior design and enjoys the hobby of designing rooms.  Look at these gorgeous dorm beds!

The color and elegance in this room are pristine. This look would take your dorm a step above the rest.

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Wall tapestries are super trending among college girls!  They add so much character to a room. A wall hanging is a great item to base the theme of your room on. It also is a fantastic way to add a large area of color to your wall without painting or wallpapering.

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Stylin' Cafe

College Dorm Decor Stylin Cafe photograph.  White desk with gold farmhouse style metal chair.  Garland of pink and white paper tassels over desk.  White bedding with white pillows and white throw on bed.

Keeping bedding simple allows you to accessorize at your desk, on the walls, and on the dresser in your dorm. And photo walls are very popular too. You can go with a small photo wall like in this room or a big one.

Bradi's room is light and sophisticated with kisses of pink and gold. Adding your collegiate's color scheme would be simple in this room and really add to the dorm feel.

Daily Dose of Prep

College Dorm Decor Daily Dose of Prep picture.  Wall over bed filled with photographs of friends, Large hot pink pillow that looks like a headboard, which pillow shams trimmed in navy blue and monogrammed, blue geometric pillow and pink accent pillow with tassel fringe.  Apple laptop sitting on the bed filled with stickers like Vineyard Vine and a Lilly Pulitzer throw on the foot of the bed.

Here is a great example of a larger photo wall. Talk about easy dorm room decor. Adorning your wall with pictures of loved ones is an excellent idea for your college dorm. It covers an otherwise dull white wall. And you don't need picture frames which will save you money.

Can we all admit that we are coveting the pillow on Lucy's bed that is a faux headboard? It adds so much class! This faux headboard is perfect for your freshman year or last year of school.


Morgan Rose Blog

College Dorm Decor Morgan Rose Blog photograph.  Blue and white geometric comforter, Lilly Pulitzer pillow sham, gold and white lattice pattern pillow with monogram.  Gold large monogram on wall above the bed.  Preppy style room.

Here is another great option. Morgan's room is classic girly with monograms. The coral Lilly Pulitzer print on the pillows adds great pops of colors. Monogramming is a look that can be carried throughout your college years.

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College dorm decor ideas in a pottery barn blue and white paisley comforter set.  Bed is sitting on white painted crates inside a white bedroom.  Ladder on the wall, desk under a window with white paper tassel garland and white industrial lamp.

Now let's talk about storage. Closet space is limited so you will need to make the most of every nook and cranny. Simple decoration ideas that also look amazing are pretty under the bed boxes. And it is a great way to add a pop of color.

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One item I found very useful when living in a college dorm was to have a mini fridge. Check out these adorable mini fridges.

And do you see that adorable faux headboard below! Talk about sweet!!!

We're crazy for this boho look. The faux headboard is one of our favorite things. Don't you love when a themed outlook is already created for you!?!

College Dorm Decor Lilly Pulitzer Elephant Bazaar photograph.  Bright colored tropical pattern bedding with white sheets trimmed in gold braided trim.  Elephant round pillow with dark pink background, pineapple pillow with white background gold base of pineapple and aqua blue leaves on top.  More tropical pattern pillow shams and white and blue throw on the foot of the bed and also in some shams.  Preppy tropical style bedding.

This Lilly Pulitzer Elephant Bazaar look is the definition of everything preppy and girly. What's not to love! This room decor would give you a lot to look forward to when coming home after a long day of classes.

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We hope one or all of these looks have your creative juices flowing. Share with us the theme you pick for your college room decor. We can't wait to hear your dorm ideas for girls and to see what your beautiful room designs are!

If you're a guy or if you have a son that needs a little college room decor inspiration, our Guys Dorm Room post would be a perfect post for you to check out!

And we have more dorm room decor posts that have great inspiration for college apartments too. Search college dorm decor or scroll back up in this post to find a list of other best dorm room ideas.

Happy Decorating!

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