It’s fall season! Dress up your dorm with these insanely cute fall dorm decor ideas that will fill your space with the coziest vibes!
It’s about time to start bringing in those warm and cozy vibes in your dorm! Decorating for the seasons is always fun, especially in winters, and I’m going to show you 20 genius ways you can decorate your dorm for fall with minimal effort (and on a budget 😉).
Whether you’re looking for something simple and cozy or spooky and festive or maybe even a little DIY option, this post has it all. By the end, you’ll know exactly how to decorate your dorm room for fall this year.
So sit back and enjoy all these incredibly good fall dorm decorations that you will totally want for your dorm!
FALL DORM DECOR
1. Have Pumpkin String Lights Everywhere
Nothing screams more halloween and fall than these cute pumpkin string lights. Have them around places with other stuff like your nightstand decor, desk area, or even on the walls.
They are so so cute and bring the coziest vibes to any place without breaking the bank, plus the soft glow will lighten up the dorm instantly!
2. A Warm Throw Blanket To Cozy Up In This Fall
Imagine being able to cuddle up in a warm, comfy blanket this season while watching all your favorite halloween franchise and sipping onto your hot chocolate. Sounds fun, right? 🤩
When it comes to fall dorm decor, a throw blanket is a must. I recommend getting a knit throw blanket like this one because it is soft and will wrap you up when it’s chilly outside.
Also, you can use it all year long. Bonus point if you love boho textures in your dorm!
3. DIY A Mason Jar
Recreate this look:
This DIY mason jar hack looks amazing and almost any college student can recreate it!
All you need to do is buy a mason jar and paint it with fall colors. Then add few detailed touches and you’re done! It really is that simple and something you can pull up as a last minute fall decoration!
You can keep it on your desk counter to hold your stationery in or just as a decor filled with flowers on the shelf.. would look perfect anyway!
4. Get An Oil Diffuser
An essential oil diffuser is so nice to have especially during the holiday season to fill your dorm with the best scents and soothing vibes. I personally loved a diffuser in my dorm all year long and cannot recommend it enough.
It’s a great alternative for candles and is a perfect addition you will love to have for fall and christmas! Your dorm will for sure be the best smelling room in the hall ;).
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5. A Moon Lamp for extra light + decor
This moon lamp looks gorgeous anywhere you have it so there’s no doubt it will not look great in your dorm as well! I honestly love how it looks and you can even adjust the brightness however you like which is perfect.
If you want cozy lighting in your dorm for fall, consider getting this to lighten up the space!
6. Pumpkin Waffle Maker To Take Your Morning Breakfast To Another Level
Shop This Fall Decor for Dorm:
Can you imagine a better morning breakfast for fall + halloween than pumpkin waffles?! I didn’t even know these were a thing until now and honestly.. I’m stoked!
You are sure to impress your friends and even your roommate with this super unique idea! You would also be happy to know that this is only $11 on Amazon- the morning breakfast could not get any better than this!
7. Flameless Candles
These flameless candles are everythinggg! They make up the best fall dorm decor for two reasons: 1) they look spooky and festive and 2) because of their battery operated option, they are totally dorm approved!
These actually look real and you can’t even tell they’re fake until you look up close. Your RA will surely be amazed by this genius decor idea 😜.
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8. Create a Food Station on Top Of Your Mini Fridge
Recreate this look:
A food station with all the fall goodies on top of your mini fridge sounds so fun!! You can get as creative as you want and include everything you love about fall.
I love these cute little wood signs with the writings and think they would make the perfect decor. I can also think of a specific pumpkin waffle maker shining beside this food station 😉.
You are bound to impress everyone with this super unique idea and they would love to stop by your dorm when they hear about this!
9. Hang Your Polaroids
Recreate this fall dorm decoration:
You probably already have polaroids hanging in your dorm but if you don’t, this is the perfect time to put them up!
You will love the finished cozy look of this decor with string lights all around, especially during the night when all the lights are off. Also, it’s a fun way to remember your friends and family during the holiday season.
10. Have Mini Pumpkins All Around Your Dorm
Recreate this cozy, fall decor idea:
If you can’t tell by now, it’s not fall without pumpkins. So obviously they are a decor essential to have in your dorm!
These pumpkins are honestly so cute and perfect for dorms for their mini size. You can have them on the desk counter, on the ground, shelf, etc. for a more sophisticated look in your dorm this season. Plus, you can draw all sorts of spooky faces on these with a sharpie!
11. Decorate with Leaf Garland
Leaf Garlands are a staple decor for fall and make the place look lively and fresh. This set of 2 is under $15 on Amazon but you can also pretty much find this decor piece at your nearest local store.
It’s the perfect way to decorate a dorm for fall without going too overboard. If you are looking for something more unqiue, I suggest this leaf garland that comes with string lights attached!
12. Get Fall Pillow Covers
Recreate this fall decor idea:
Is it even fall if you don’t have the perfect fall pillows decorating your bed? I think they are a fun way to make any dorm bed look festive for the season and something you can easily switch out with your regular pillows.
I love these pillow covers from Amazon, they are cute and also give spooky vibes which is perfect for halloween. You just can’t go wrong with this fall decor for dorm rooms!
13. Spooky Neon Signs
Pretty sure everyone is as obsessed with neon signs as I am. They are the best way to spice up your dorm without costing you an arm or leg. I mean, can you believe these are under $15?!
Any kind of neon lights are a fun option but these ones will go SO well with all the other decor you plan on putting up for fall this year! Your roommate will totally want to get one for herself as well!
14. Photo Collage Kit
Photo Collages are a huge trend in 2021. I see it in almost any room and even dorm rooms! They cover up huge wall space and there are tons of options for any aesthetic out there!
These fall/boho inspired photo collage kits are amazing and would definitely add some character to your dorm for fall. If you want, you can even DIY these by printing out pictures you love and making a collage out of them!
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15. Halloween Countdown
Ever get super excited when fall hits because you know Halloween is right around the corner? I’m someone who (religiously) counts down the days to the spookiest night and I know for a fact I’m not alone in this :).
Having a Halloween countdown will not only make sure you are getting hyped up for the best night ever, but it will also act as a super cute decor on your shelf, win-win situation!
16. Wall Decor For Fall
I’m obsessed with these wall decor. They look stunning and the fact that they are super cheap makes it even more worth it!
It’s always a great option to hang up decor pieces on your wall for the season because they add their own touch in the room and you can easily remove them later on without any hassle.
17. Create a Comfy Seating Area
Recreate this cozy, fall decor for dorm room:
Fall is the best and the only time to really cozy up, so in order to make sure you get to experience that in dorms, create a comfy seating area!
If you are working with a small place, I would recommend making your bed as comfy as you can (with pillows and blankets). But if you have enough space to fit in this small chair, I say you go for it!!
Not only will you be able to relax into one of these for the season, but it’s also nice to have when friends are over (especially during the holidays) so they don’t have to sit on the cold floor!
18. The Perfect Fall Dorm Door Decor
Of course, we can’t forget decorating the dorm door for fall. That’s what everyone sees first so make sure it’s all spooky and festive! I really love this door decor and it could not be more perfect for dorms.
It’s simple but you can still tell what the vibes are all about just from one glance. It’s super easy to incorporate this idea for your door as well!
You just need to cover up your door with a black trash bag and decorate it with pumpkins that you can easily craft on chart paper! You will totally obsess over the finished look for this!
19. Have a Fall Tree On Your Desk
How pretty is this fall tree? This is the best way to bring in those autumn leaves (which I LOVE) in your dorm for fall this year!
It’s the perfect fall dorm decor because it can sit there and look pretty on your desk and provide an extra source of light while you’re studying, reading, or when you simply just want calm lighting in your place.
You would also be happy to know that it’s only $14 on Amazon which is a serious steal for dorms!
20. DIY A Wreath
Wreaths can be hella expensivee (think $50+ 😳) so there’s no point in buying something of that big amount that you’ll hardly have up for more than a month.
BUT, if you do want to have a pretty wreath in your dorm for fall, the simplest and easiest option is to DIY one! And trust me, it’s not hard at all. In fact, this DIY wreath is the perfect idea to get inspired from.
It’s simple but at the same time looks professionally designed. All you need to make any simple DIY is a wreath, glue gun, flowers, and scissors all of which you can easily find at your nearest local store for a cheap price!
These were all the best fall dorm decorations to get your dorm all cute and cozy this year!
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