12 cute dorm decor buys to make your new place feel like home

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Whether you’re a newbie moving into college or have been in your dorm a little while, you’re probably reading this and wondering how you can zhuzh up your room. I know how uninspiring it can be to be faced with blank walls and blah carpets. Luckily, there’s one easy way to get it looking cute: dorm decor, bb.

When I moved into my first dorm, I had no idea about interior design. But I did have an idea of what home felt like. For me, home feels like being wrapped up in a soft blanket, sinking my feet into a familiar carpet, and breathing in my fave scents. Add in a few cozy touches, like artwork and nightstand comforts, and you’ve got a room with everything you need.

So, with that in mind, I’ve rounded up dorm decor buys that will not only make your room look aesthetic AF, but will make you feel super comfortable in your new space. This way, even when you’re feeling a li’l homesick, you can still enjoy your new surroundings.

It’s time to turn your dorm room into the cutest place to be on campus — keep on scrolling for the sweetest dorm decor…

The cutest dorm room decor buys from $11.99

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Eve Smallman
Staff Writer

Hi there! I’m a staff writer at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses.