Dorm Room Decor Ideas and Inspiration

If you follow my personal Instagram, you already know that our older daughter Aubrey is heading to Texas Christian University this fall.

She was going to stay at community college another year but made a last minute decision to apply for transfer to TCU. Not only did she end up getting in, but she got a scholarship too! Needless to say, these past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of activity with finding her an apartment and getting ready for her move in a couple of weeks. I’m not quite sure the reality of it has hit either one of us yet! Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because when it hits me, look out! #passthetissues

We just got her apartment finalized last week and she’s met her roommates. Now for the fun part – decorating her room! Her apartment is furnished so she just has to decide upon and find the decor. Decorating is one of the ways we enjoy bonding and it’s so fun having this project to get excited about!

When our son went off to his first year of college, the dorm room decorating went something like this:

Me: Texts picture of bed in a bag options.

Him:  “The gray one”

Not Aubrey – she’s been working on a mood board for months!  She already had her color scheme nailed down – blush pink and gray with some gold accents. We logged on to last week and were excited to find SO MUCH inspiration for her room! I was truly impressed with both the ideas and the amount of blog-worthy dorm room decor.

There are many inspiration rooms for guys and girls which you can check out here. The best part is that you don’t even have to leave the house to shop any of these rooms! Walmart offers free 2-day shipping on most orders of $35 or more. We also had the option of ordering online and picking items up in our local Walmart store.

Dorm Room Decor Ideas

She immediately found a few perfect pieces and we loaded up our shopping cart with goodies like this pink fuzzy pillow to add texture to her bed.

Your Zone Flokati Throw Pillow

Her apartment has big windows so these gray and white striped curtains fit the bill perfectly.

Your Zone Cabana Stripe Curtains

How awesome is this monogrammed gold and white accent pillow? I can’t wait to see how her monogram looks on it (which btw, is the same as my monogram, so if she ever gets sick of it…I’m just sayin’).

Personalized Monogram Throw Pillow

This cozy gray and white rug will add a little texture and warmth to her bedroom floor.

Mainstays Ombra Faux Fur Rug

She didn’t want a traditional desk lamp. This funky little lamp adds plenty of style along with utility.

Urban Shop Caged Lamp

No bed is complete without a cozy throw and the pom poms were irresistible.

Mainstays Pom Pom Throw

This weekly chalkboard wall calendar hanging above her desk will help her stay on track, especially with balancing schoolwork and sorority rush.

Mainstays Black Chalkboard Weekly Calendar

If she hadn’t already had some ideas in mind for decorating her dorm room, she would’ve found plenty of inspiration at We both fell in love with this room!

Shop the Room

Big thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post and making it easy and affordable for us to decorate her room!

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