14 Genius Ways to Decorate Your Dorm
Heading back to school? Here's how to turn an uninspired space into your own private oasis.

Desk chairs that make a statement, chic (removable!) wall decals, and other clever ways to spice up your space.

Rather than settle for a standard fridge, go retro instead.

Igloo Mini Refrigerator, $129

Make a statement with your desk chair.

RH Kinney White Mongolian Lamb desk chair, from $780, RH Hand-Folded paper butterfly & dragonfly art, $659

These stylish seats are perfect for all-nighters.

PBTeen Gray Leopard Faux-Fur tufted desk chair, $449, Kartell Masters Chair, $645, Linon Draper office chair, $190

Curtains aren't just for windows—use them to create private spaces or to cover up clutter.

Pompom Curtains, from $59

Use neutral-colored sheets as a blank slate.

TRNK NYC Everett Flannel Bedding, from $39

Accessorize with a patterned pillow. Extra credit for bright colors and exotic textures.

TRNK NYC Danish Kilim accent pillow, $82Xhilaration Shibore throw pillow, $20ABCDNA Indigo Flowers pillow, $250

Removable decals will take any wall from boring to brilliant.

Expressionist Rounds Gold and White Wallpaper, $119

Study groups are much more fun when everyone has a pouf to sit on.

West Elm Collage Pouf, $129 

Mix and match different styles within the same color scheme.

Saro Mongolian lamb fur pouf ottoman, $385, Lava square pouf, $61.50, Moroccan embroidered leather ottoman, $235

A pin board is a perfect place to keep nostalgia from home and inspiration for the future.

The Emily & Meritt Scallop Statement Pinboard, $199

A gorgeous rug will guarantee to brighten up your space.

West Elm Diamond motif wool rug, from $399

Layer multiple rugs on top of one another for an eclectic look.

Vintage Moroccan Talsent rug, $3,500IKEA Rens Sheepskin, $30, Cecilia flat-weave rug, from $99

With space at a premium, an organized desk is the key to success.

Berlin Mod Pool Print, $149

Use quirky desk accessories to liven up your study space.

Bent metal desk organizer, $34, Piani table lamp, $349, Sol Y Luna Leather-wrapped waste bin, $475

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