Autumn Decor Ideas for Your Dorm Room

Fairy lights hovering over a bed

Autumn Decor Ideas for Your Dorm Room

Whether you’re an autumn, winter, spring or summer person, you can’t deny the beautiful colours we’ll be seeing over the next few months… think browns, burnt oranges and rusty colours! Decorating your student space for autumn can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

Here are some affordable and easy autumn decor ideas for students!

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Autumn-Themed Wall Art:

Create your own autumn-themed artwork or print out fall-inspired images and hang them on your walls.

Utilise removable adhesive strips or poster putty to avoid damaging the walls.

Fairy Lights and Candles:

String up warm-coloured fairy lights or place battery-operated candles around your room for a cosy ambience.

Ensure they’re safe and won’t pose a fire hazard.

Leaf Garland:

Collect fallen leaves and create a garland by stringing them together with twine or thread.

Hang the garland above your bed or on the wall for a natural touch.

Scented candles being lit in a dark bedroom

Pumpkin Decor:

Mini pumpkins or gourds make great decor items. You can paint them or leave them natural.

Place them on your desk, windowsill, or shelves.

Fall Scented Potpourri:

Add a bowl of potpourri with autumn scents like cinnamon, cloves, or apple to your room.

It will not only smell amazing but also add to the fall atmosphere.

Cosy Throw Blankets:

Drape warm, autumn-coloured throw blankets on your couch or bed.

Choose rich, deep colours like burgundy, mustard, or forest green.

Autumn Pillows:

Swap out your regular pillows for ones with autumn-themed patterns or colours.

You can also consider making DIY pillow covers.

Autumn-Inspired Prints:

Print out or purchase autumn-themed quotes or artwork and frame them.

Display these framed prints on your desk or hang them on the wall.

Faux Fur Rugs or Throws:

Add a touch of warmth and comfort to your room with faux fur rugs or throws.

These can be placed on the floor or draped over your chair.

DIY Fall Wreath for Your Door:

Craft your own door wreath using materials like fake flowers, pinecones, or ribbons.

Hang it on your door to welcome the season.

Cork Board Inspiration:

Pin autumn-themed photos, quotes, and decorations on your corkboard or bulletin board.

It’s an easy way to change your decor frequently.

Autumnal Bedding:

If you have control over your bedding, consider getting sheets and pillowcases in autumn colours or patterns.

Autumnal bedding

Tips for Pumpkin Decorating:

Remember to be mindful of your student accommodation rules when decorating, and opt for removable or non-damaging decor options when necessary. We recommend using adhesive hooks instead of ones that require a drill!

These autumn decor ideas for students should help you create a cosy and festive atmosphere without breaking the bank.