Cozy Dorm Decor Ideas

5 Cozy Things You Need to Make Your Dorm More Homey


Getting settled into your dorm is a nerve-wracking experience. It can be hard to move in with brand new people you’ve never met before, and then spend a lot of time with them. My freshman year, I lived with two other girls in a small two-room triple. We had a shared hallway bathroom and not very many possessions we could fit in the room. The one thing that got us through this year was how homey we made our space. Here are five products you can buy on Amazon to up your cozy game.

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1. Fragrance diffuser

There are tons of different scents you can buy, and keeping these (and some candles, if they’re allowed in your dorm) around will help you cozy up the room and feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar space. According to the University of Maryland, “Several essential oils -- including lavender, rose, orange, bergamot, lemon, sandalwood, and others -- have been shown to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression.” Yes please.

2. LED photo clips/string lights

One of the best things we added to our room was fairy lights (Christmas lights). We hung them up around the room with photos of our friends/family/etc. on the walls. These LED lights and photo clips are perfect for creating the perfect aura of comfort.

3. Letter lightbox

I love this. Write messages for your roomies or guests, or put uplifting quotes on it during midterms! This is the perfect cute little sign to put on top of your bookshelf or on your desk.

4. Shag rug

This is a must have! Our shag rug was our best friend. We’d all sit on it to watch movies, eat late-night pizza, and dish our deepest, darkest secrets. It’s cozy and puts together the whole room (and covers the gross tile floor). Win-win!

5. Soft throw

Soft blankets make everything better. This is a necessity for your futon or desk chair for those chilly nights when you’re studying or inside watching movies instead of bearing the cold outdoors.

Related: 4 Ways to Transform Your Dorm Room for Under $25



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