Easy Decorating Tips for Your College Dorm Room

For many students, college offers the first opportunity to live alone in a college dorm room or nearby apartment building. This also means it’s the first time you get to start fresh and decorate a space that’s yours.

From finding the right bedding and rugs to adding decor on your walls, there are a lot of choices that go into making your dorm room feel like home. At Tempaper, we know a thing or two about decorating rooms. That’s why we’re always creating new styles of removable wallpaper, so you can always decorate your space with the latest trend. Read through our blog for tips on how to decorate your college dorm room — and shop our selection of new arrivals!

Decorating Your Dorm Room

Before you start decorating your dorm room, you need to have a good idea about the style you want and what spaces you need. While you want your dorm room to reflect your interests and aesthetic, you also need it to function as a space where you can be productive while also having enough space for study groups or having your new friends over to visit. 

Our removable wallpaper is perfect for decorating your dorm room during the school year, and there are lots of options to help you express yourself.

And while you’re here, make sure you fill out our Style Quiz to find your true wallpaper style! 

Create Productive Spaces

First and foremost, you’re in college to be a student. This means that while you want your room to feel cozy and comfortable, you also need to be productive in that space. While it might be tempting to turn your desk into a makeup table or gaming station, you need to leave enough space for you to use your desk for schoolwork. 

Are most of your classes meeting virtually? Removable wallpaper creates a fun Google Meet or Zoom background for your classes! That way, your peers won’t be stuck staring at a brick or plain wall every class. 

Did you know that you can get chalkboard and dry erase removable wallpaper? If you’re a visual or creative thinker, these erasable wallpapers will help you work your problems out by hand or get all of your thoughts down in one space. Choose your favorite style — chalkboard removable wallpaper or dry erase removable wallpaper — and hang this wallpaper behind or next to your desk for optimal productivity. Also add some chalkboard wallpaper to the back of your door for a great place to put reminders or some inspiration. 

When your friends come over, they can also use your erasable wallpaper to work out their problems, making your bedroom or dorm room the best study space on your floor! 

Make a Statement

If you want your dorm room to stand out from the rest of your floor, make your rooms stand out with a statement wall. While wallpapering an entire wall might feel like something you can’t do until you buy a house, removable wallpaper is easy to apply and will remove cleanly when it’s time to move out and won’t damage your walls. 


Choose a wall you want to accent — like the wall next to your bed or across from the door — and find a wallpaper pattern that perfectly matches your aesthetic. Here are some of our favorites, if you’re looking to make a bold statement with your dorm room: 

When you have your friends over to visit your dorm room, your statement wall makes the perfect background for selfies and even zoom calls that won’t look like they were taken in a dorm room!

Add Small Design Touches 

Not ready to create a statement wall in your dorm room? You can still add small design touches to your wall with wall decals. Or go beyond your walls and add decals to your mini fridge, the back of your door, your closet, and anywhere else you need a touch of style! 

You can stick your wall decals wherever they look best, making it easy to add small touches to different areas of your room. Take a look at some of our wall decals for small, personal touches that will customize your dorm room: 

Order Removable Wallpaper in Time for College!

Whether you’re doing virtual classes from your childhood bedroom or moving into a dorm or apartment of your own, give life to your bare walls! We hope that these tips have you already planning out your dream dorm room. Then, when it’s time to move out next year, you can try a different style of peel and stick removable wallpaper for your next dorm room or apartment! 

At Tempaper, we are here to help you decorate everything from your college dorm room to your first home.