Our Home Editor's Favorite Dorm Decor From Etsy
A dorm room is your first opportunity to decorate in a mom-free zone -- so live a little! Dorm decorating should be practical but fun. Since the space is limited and dorms double as a sleeping and workspace, look for pieces that have decorative and functional impact. Our best source for dorm room decorating is Etsy this year. Here are our top dorm room décor items with personality.
A Patterned, Monogrammed Laundry Bin
While the rest of your friends are wrinkling their clean laundry inside floppy bags and the other ones are tripping over big bulky plastic baskets, you’ll have the best of both worlds with this soft, but sturdy monogrammed bin.
Buy It: Monogrammed Large Utility Tote Bag and Bin, $28.95; etsy.com
An Upholstered Headboard
Why stick with standard issue, wooden dorm beds when Etsy makes it this easy to have a custom upholstered headboard that is cute and comfy for leaning on when you’re doing your homework in bed. Gray Whale Home has six styles to choose from including a day bed option and 9 fabric patterns. We suggest the stripes for a timeless look that you can move from room to room.
Buy It: Dorm Headboard, from $75; etsy.com
Monogrammed Euro Sham
Set your dorm bed apart from your roommate’s with one of these applique monogram shams. These may seem like a splurge, but this one is actually Euro sized (24 by 24-inches) and includes a zipper so you can dry clean it unlike many other ones. Since your bed is going to double for work and sleeping, order a heavier-weight fabric like linen that won’t wrinkle as much.
Buy It: Applique Monogrammed Sham, from $110; etsy.com
Printable State Sign
For only $5, you can show off your home state pride in a stylish way with this printable download. Once you’ve got it printed, simply frame it and hang it on your wall. If you and your roommate are from two different states, get one for her and one for you!
Buy It: Tennessee State Printable Sign, $5; etsy.com
Order a set of these for your room with your monogram because these will be the only cups you need all year. The 12 ounce size with a lid works for hot coffee or iced beverages. You’ll be glad your name is on the cup when all your friends want to swipe yours.
Buy It: Personalized Tumbler, from $12; etsy.com