45 Super Cute and Clever Dorm Wall Decor Ideas

Written by: Nicole Cullum

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Embarking on your college journey is the beginning of an exciting adventure! What is more fun than getting to decorate your new dorm room just the way you like it?


Transform your drab dorm to a Pinterest perfect study spot with our giant list of cute and clever space-saving college dorm decor ideas

Why Decorate A Dorm Wall?

Most dorms are tiny cinder block cubicles that don’t inspire  or create comfort. Reimagine your dorm into a chic oasis so you can maximize your minimal space for academic success.


We’ve compiled a HUGE list of stylish space saving solutions for all types of dorm aesthetics. Get ready to find your perfect dorm decor from boho to farmhouse, and man cave to modern.

Best Space Saving Dorm Wall Shelves For Guys

1. Futuristic LED Wall Shelf

Make your dorm room the envy of your classmates with these sleek, futuristic LED wall shelves will be the focal point of any room.


Available at Pottery Barn Teen


LED Floating Shelf with Sneakers on it.
PB Teen

2. Floating Shelves with LED Lights

The LED Floating Shelves are a sophisticated and stylish option to light your workspace.  


Home office with LED lit floating shelves
Amazon

3. Metal Farmhouse wall Shelves

Bring the modern farmhouse vibe with you for a trendy and space saving decor solution.


Living Room with metal and wood floating shelves.
Amazon

Best Space Saving Dorm Wall Shelves For Girls

4. Whitewash Coastal Rattan Shelf

These chic nature-inspired floating shelves are a super stylish dorm decor accent for a refined designer style.


Whitewashed Rattan Floating Shelves
Pottery Barn Teen

5. White and Gold Heart Storage Shelf

The Gold Heart floating wall shelves are a sweet and stylish dorm room essential.


Gold and White Heart Floating Shelves
Amazon

6. Iridescent Acrylic Shelves

Add a fun trendy touch to your wall space with these rainbow iridescent acrylic shelves. 


Iridescent Acrylic Floating Shelves
Amazon

Best Removable Wallpaper For Guys

7. Kelp Wallpaper in Indigo

Peel & Stick Wallpapers make dorm decor easy, especially with this fun navy pattern that is sure to add a handsome backdrop to your drab dorm room.


Kelp Peel & Stick Removable Wallpaper in Indigo Blue
Color Caravan

8. Bamboo Lattice Wallpaper In Gris Gray

This classic neutral Peel & Stick Wallpaper adds a handsome sophistication for your dorm room accent wall.


Bamboo Lattice Peel & Stick Removable Wallpaper in Gris Gray
Color Caravan

9. Wandering Path Wallpaper in Grass Green

Simple yet fun, this fresh grass green micro-dot pattern will pull the room together without taking it over. 


Wandering Path Peel & Stick Removable Wallpaper in Grass Green
Color Caravan

Best Adorable Removable Wallpapers for Girls

10. Butterfly Dance Peel & Stick Wallpaper in Lavender

This sweet and delicate butterfly pattern adds a whimsical yet sophisticated charm to your dorm bedroom decor.  


Butterfly Dance Peel & Stick Wallpaper in Lavender
Color Caravan

11. Cornflower Peel & Stick Wallpaper in Bubble Gum Pink & Sherbet Orange

This block-print inspired floral adds a fun pop of color for a cute dorm room backdrop. 


Cornflower Peel & Stick Wallpaper in Bubble Gum Pink & Sherbet Orange
Color Caravan

12. Branches Peel & Stick Wallpaper in Blush Pink

A beautiful spray of bird and branches creates a calming and refined look.  


Branches Peel & Stick Wallpaper in Blush Pink
Color Caravan

Best Sophisticated Bulletin Boards For Guys

13. Acoustic Mosaic Bulletin Board Panels

Who doesn't love functional decor that does double duty as sound proofing between noisy neighbors? These acoustic bulletin board panels will organize your notes and help provide a quiet study space.


Living Room with Acoustic Panel Bulletin Boards
FeltRight

14. Metal Wall Mounted Cork Board

Masculine with an industrial touch this Metal Wall Mounted Corkboard will keep photos and important reminders front and center. 


Metal Wall Mounted Corkboard over desk
Wayfair

15. USA Map Corkboard

Keep reminders in place and your geography up to date with the USA Map Corkboard. 


Metal Wall Mounted Corkboard over desk
Amazon

16. Mountain Wall Mounted Corkboard

Bring the outdoors with you with this nature-inspired Mountain Wall Mounted Corkboard. Perfect for the outdoorsy student. 


Mountain inspired corkboard
Wayfair

Best Chic Bulletin Boards For Girls

17. Surbit Bulletin Board

A sophisticated scalloped edge will elevate your basic dorm room space to a refined designer style with the Surbit Bulletin Board


White Scalloped Bulletin Board
Wayfair

18. Aladrian Wall Mounted Bulletin Board

This timeless Italian style bulletin board will keep your mementos and reminders neat and tidy with major classic style vibes.


Aladrian Bulletin Board
Wayfair

19. Floral Wall Mounted Corkboard

This adorable floral corkboard will add a colorful garden touch to your wall decor.


Floral Wall Corkboard
Wayfair

20. Personalized Bulletin Board

Nothing makes a room feel more like home than adding a personal touch with these handmade custom name cork boards from ModernSilo on Etsy.


Personalized Name Cork Board
Etsy

Best Stylish Curtains For Guys

21. Wandering Path Curtain Panels in Indigo

This micro-dot pattern was inspired by the cobblestones of Rome, Italy. Their wandering repeat is the perfect backdrop to block out light for studying. 


Wandering Path Curtain Panel in Indigo
Color Caravan

22. Kelp Curtain Panels in Gris Gray

Small but mighty the Kelp curtain panels in Gris Gray are a sophisticated masculine textural addition to layer the room in style and comfort.


Kelp Curtain Panel in Gris Gray
Color Caravan

23. Bamboo Lattice Curtain Panels in Mushroom Taupe

Classic style meets modern masculine with this neutral, bamboo inspired lattice design.


Bamboo Lattice Curtain Panel in Mushroom Taupe
Color Caravan

Best Cute Curtains For Girls

24. Branches Curtain Panels in Mint Green

Modern and beautifully timeless this chinoiserie inspired design will elevate your space with a graceful bird and branches pattern. 


Branches Curtain Panels in Mint Green
Color Caravan

25. Butterfly Dance Curtain Panels In Lavender Reverse

Add a delicate pop of color and layer your dorm in luxurious texture with Butterfly Dance Curtain Panels in Lavender Reverse. 


Butterfly Dance Curtain Panels in Lavender Reverse
Color Caravan

Best Dorm Room Wall Mounted Bookcases for Guys

26. Easton Bookcase

Mixing metal and wood textures with a simple, modern design adds a stylish and space-saving touch to your dorm decor.


Easton Bookcase by Pottery Barn Teen
Pottery Barn Teen

27. Gaming LED Floating Shelf

This one's for the gamers. Snag this stylish bookcase to display all of your gear, ( I mean school books) with cool, color-changing LED undermount lighting. 


Gaming Floating LED Shelves
Amazon

28. 3-Tier Wall Mounted Metal & Wood Bookcase

This handsome bookcase has an industrial style with a modern edge to keep your books and binders organized.


3-Tier Wall Mounted Metal & Wood Bookcase
Wayfair

29. Modern Black Bookcase

This handsome bookcase has an industrial style with a modern edge to keep your books and binders organized.


Modern black  Bookcase
Amazon

30. Four Tiered Bookcase

Clean, simple and stylish this masculine bookshelf will take advantage of your valuable vertical storage space. 


Four Tiered Bookcase
Amazon

Best Dorm Room Wall Mounted Bookcases for Girls

31. Modern Wall Bookcase

Chic, sophisticated and practical? What more could a gal ask for in designer dorm decor?


Modern Wall Bookcase
Pottery Barn Teen

32. Floating Wall Mounted Gold Wood Bookshelves

This dupe gives you quite a look for your bucks with it's slee shelves and minimalist gold Greek Key frame. 


Floating Wall Mounted Gold Wood Shelves
Amazon

Best College Dorm Calendars for Guys

33. The Brooke Wall Calendar

1Thrive has the best wall calendars out there. They've really thought about what you need for optimal organization. 


The Brooke Wall Calendar
1Thrive

34. Monthly Wall Mounted Dry Erase Board

This modern, bold calendar design will be the command post for all of your important dates and reminders. 


Monthly Wall Mounted Dry Erase Calendar
Wayfair

Best College Dorm Calendars for Girls

35. Custom Acrylic Wall Calendar

Oh these wall calendars are so cute! Be that girl with this chic custom acrylic wall calendar by MyWoodGift on Etsy. 


Custom Acrylic Wall Calendar
Etsy

36. Large Monthly Wall Planner

Get your year in order all in one place. These undated montlhy calendar prints will give you a birds eye view of the year ahead so you can plan like a pro thanks to OnceUponATuesdayUK on Etsy. 


Large Monthly Wall Planner
Etsy

Best School Supply Wall Organizers For Guys

37. Mid-Century Organizational System

Calling all design nerds! This drool-worthy mid-century wall organizer will make you the envy of all your roommates. 


Mid-Century Organizational System
West Elm

38. Pegboard Combination Kit

Get that man cave style with this cool pegboard system. Maybe even get one for dad for the garage!


Pegboard Organization Combination Kit
Amazon

39. Wire Wall Grid Panel Organizer

This all in one grid panel comes with file and note baskets to keep your supplies and paper neat and tidy.


Wire Wall Grid Organizer
Walmart

40. Wall Mounted Combo Board

Classic office organization never goes out of style. This workhorse will keep your notes and files in order for the long haul. 


Wall Mounted Combo Board
Wayfair

41. Wire Grid Storage Panel with Baskets

Classic office organization never goes out of style. This workhorse will keep your notes and files in order for the long haul. 


Wall Mounted Combo Board
Amazon

Best School Supply Wall Organizers For Girls

42. Foley Wall Organization Collection

Chic with a minimalist design, the Foley Wall Organizer has a brushed brass finish for an elevated look.


Foley Wall Organization Collection
Pottery Barn

43. Trenton 3-Piece Essential Organizer

Classic modern black accents with a whiteboard, bulletin board and file folder storage make this organizer set a must have for your college dorm wall decor. 


Trenton 3-Piece Organizer
Pottery Barn

44. Decorative Desk Storage Organizer

A modern organizer with a gold touch will keep all of your study essentials looking chic. 


Decorative Desk Storage Organizer
Amazon

45. Spring Park Deco Wall File Organizer

This file organizer adds a stylish decor vibe with its cute gold diamond pattern.


Gold Wall File Organizer
Walmart