Halloween Dorm Decorating Ideas
You’re on your own now, and even though a dorm room isn’t the most spacious dwelling, it’s all yours (well, and your roommate’s). Even though you’re used to Mama decorating for every holiday, it’s your turn now. These Halloween dorm decorations are cute, funny, and in style. We know you’re on a tight budget, but these decorations don’t have scary prices, so you can spare a little spooky spirit. Whether you want a Halloween dorm door decoration to show your hallmates that you’re in the spirit, or you want to string a few pumpkin lights up in the room to create a ghoulish glow, these are the best dorm decorations that won’t cost you a fortune. Set out a cauldron of Halloween candy by your door and become the RA’s favorite resident on the hall. From a “What’s Up Witches” doormat to a “Slay Like Booyoncé” pumpkin decal, these Halloween decorations are made for you and your roommate. Eat, drink, and be scary this Halloween with your trendy dorm decorations (don’t forget a fun costume, though).
If you don’t have a green thumb, you can always go faux.
Buy It: $10; etsy.com
This Etsy shop has tons of hilarious Halloween doormats with sayings like “Trick or Treat Yo’ Self,” “Creep It Real,” and “Fright This Way.”
Buy It: $39.95; etsy.com
Day of the Dead String Lights
Give your room a ghastly glow.
Buy It: $12.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Leave this six-foot-tall ghost standing right behind the door to scare your roommate.
Buy It: $12.20; walmart.com
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Christmas isn’t the only holiday that deserves a countdown calendar, and this one even has a kitten on it.
Buy It: $5.99; worldmarket.com
Would it be tacky to keep this cute pink bat up year round?
Buy It: $24.99; target.com
Enter If You Dare Door Decoration
A fair warning, especially early in the morning.
Buy It: $3.49; walmart.com
Trick or Treat Burlap Garland
This festive burlap garland can be used every year.
Buy It: $12.99; worldmarket.com
“Hocus Pocus” Print
Pay homage to one of our favorite Halloween movies with this fun print.
Buy It: $12; etsy.com
Trick or Treat Doormat
A simple reminder.
Buy It: $9.99; target.com
Pumpkin String Lights
These jack-o’-lanterns are will light up your room and your mood.
Buy It: $8.36; walmart.com
Feather and Skull Wreath
Even the biggest divas can decorate for Halloween.
Buy It: $24.99; worldmarket.com
No time to carve pumpkins? Buy a faux pumpkin, paint it the colors of your dorm décor, and stick a funny decal on it.
Buy It: $3.16 each; etsy.com
Become everyone’s favorite neighbor and leave candy out by your door.
Buy It: $6.98; walmart.com
Not all Halloween decorations have to be scary.
Buy It: $12; etsy.com
Mercury Glass LED Light Skull
Spooky and trendy.
Buy It: $19.99; worldmarket.com
Color Drip Candle
Watch this mostly white candle turn to a bright collection of wax drippings.
Buy It: $4; urbanoutfitters.com
The least scary “Boo” there ever was.
Buy It: $17.99; worldmarket.com
Trick or Treat Door Poster
Don’t trick your floor-mates. Leave them a treat.
Buy It: $4.29; walmart.com
One for you and your roommate.
Buy It: $19.98 for set of two; worldmarket.com
If you don’t want to go all out, this wreath is an easy way to put a little Halloween spirit in your dorm.
Buy It: $14.97; walmart.com