Looking for college apartment decor that'll fit your style? These 3 clever dorm room ideas are the best solution if you’re on a cheap budget this semester!

In this post, we show you smart examples of how to decorate a dorm room or college apartment — so you’ll always have a cool looking place to sleep, study, or hang out with your crew.

Specifically, you'll see dorm room themes and college posters inspired by 3 things:

1. Studying Smart

2. Partying Hard

3. Academic Majors (Fields of Study)

The ultimate goal is for you to find exciting dorm decor ideas you can easily try yourself!

Before you begin exploring...

Here’s a preview of everything you’ll see inside this visual guide:

- Amazing dorm room themes and original art for your college bedroom

- Inspiring tips and examples you can quickly copy to decorate your own living space

- Fun college posters — dorm room essentials for college students

You get the whole shebang…

Ready to give your college apartment a new, impressive, and customized look you’ll love?

The dorm ideas and original artworks you’re about to see are almost too cool for school.

Take a look for yourself.

◾ Best College Dorm Room Ideas

▫ Inspiration to Study Smart

▫ Inspiration to Party Hard

▫ Inspiration to Celebrate Your Academic Major (Field of Study)

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Best Dorm Room Ideas

1. Inspiration to Study Smart

If you somehow don’t already know, the library on your campus is a great place to crack open a textbook, complete homework assignments, or find study groups. However, if you’re like most college students, you’ll spend a lot of time studying alone in your dorm room or apartment, too. 

To create a smart and studious atmosphere for your living space, simply decorate it with artwork that encourages you to study more, seek answers, and expand your knowledge. Give your college bedroom a look that says “this space is for learning.”

Lenus - Superficial Knowledge
bonsai nee - Gotta Get That Cap
Nin Hol - The Reader

2. Inspiration to Party Hard

Party Prints On Metal

Your primary reason for going to college is to improve your education, sure. However, you’ll learn a lot of new things just by meeting new people, socializing with classmates, and building your network during your college years — a life lesson your professors and textbooks won’t teach you!

To create a fun atmosphere and exciting place for you and your friends to hang out or party, decorate your college living space with artwork that starts conversations, makes people laugh, or gets your guests in the mood for a good ol’ fashioned game of beer pong. Give your college apartment a look that says “I study hard, but I like to party harder!”

Nikolay Todorov - Astronaut Wine Lover
Carlos Marques - Beer and Education
Joan Derpp - Bloody Mary

3. Inspiration to Celebrate Your Academic Major (Field of Study)

The time you spend at college will be some of the best years of your entire life, whether you spend most of it studying, partying, or doing a little bit of both.

However, the only surefire way to guarantee you’ll love college is to love what you learn!

To celebrate your future profession or the school subjects you’re most passionate about — check out the following dorm room themes, tips, and original artworks below.

Everything you’ll see is inspired by an academic major or field of study. 

See if you can find yours!

Art & Design

Jen - Alcohol Ink

Are you a graphic design student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to be creative, self-expressive, and risk-taking with your art projects!

Psycho Typo - Challenge / change you
Psycho Typo - MOON / USA flag / space
Psycho Typo - Drop

Are you a film or photography student? Decorate your college bedroom with artworks that inspire you to experiment with storytelling or help you see the visual world from new and interesting perspectives.

Marcus Cederberg - Lonely lunch
Fourteen Lab - Twin Peaks 2017
Cassia Beck - Film Noir

Are you a game design or animation student? Decorate your college bedroom with artworks that inspire you to be persistent, doodle more often, or celebrate your favorite fictional characters from movies, comic books, and video games.

GWENT - Geralt Igni
GWENT - Yennefer and Summoner
Witcher 3 - Geralt Sword

Business, Marketing & Communications

Motivational Prints On Metal

Are you a business management student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to be entrepreneurial, make money, and celebrate your ambitious personality.

Melanie Viola - Stop wishing start doing
Simjang - Now
Conceptual Photography - Limit

Are you a marketing student? Decorate your college bedroom with artworks that inspire you to be inventive, reach goals, and celebrate your ability to think outside of the box.

Odd Mirations - Work Hard Stay Humble
Thodoris Psathas - Important
Lotta Hakola - Outside The Box

Are you a communications student? Decorate your college apartment with artworks that inspire you to improve your speaking skills, ask the right questions, and to always listen closely.

Cassia Beck - Earth Calling
Francisco Fonseca - Color cross hands
Andy Westface - Soul Communication

Biology & Chemistry

Periodic Table Of The Elements by Design Turnpike

Are you a biology student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to keep a curious mind, think critically, and celebrate the species that fascinate you most.

Erzebet Prikel - DNA helix conformation
Justyna Jaszke - Microscope
Erzebet Prikel - Double Helix

Are you a chemistry student? Decorate your college bedroom with artworks that inspire you to be experimental, observant, and incredibly detailed.

Design Turnpike - Platinum
Design Turnpike - Selenium
Design Turnpike - Krypton

Computer Science & Web Design

Programmer Girl - Code

Are you a computer science or I.T. student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to be analytical, solve puzzles, and celebrate the internet — the greatest invention-to-date!

John Schwegel - I Just Need Some Space
Noel delMar - Tree of information
porky roebuck - Retro Machine

Are you a web design or computer programming student? Decorate your college bedroom with artworks that inspire you to be flexible, write clean code, and celebrate your favorite programming language (we all have our biases here!).

Jet 29 - Programmer poster crush algorithm
Jet 29 - Potion Love C++
Jet 29 - Choose your team

Criminal Justice

Are you a criminal justice student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to be fair and balanced, make sound decisions, and celebrate your passion for justice and peace.

André Goldhart - Pulp Fiction
Chungkong Art - No852 My Cousin Vinny minimal movie poster
Zaira Dzhaubaeva - Basset Hound Mugshot

Math & Engineering

Blueprints Prints On Metal

Are you a math student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to be a resilient thinker, apply logic, and celebrate your superpower to see everything in our world as a mere set of numbers.

Justyna Jaszke - Oberbeck Compasses
Tafiz Store - Math is myth
Noemi Fadda - Types of triangles

Are you an engineering student? Decorate your college apartment with artworks that inspire you to be innovative, seek clever solutions to problems, and celebrate your applied creativity.

Nicram K - 1908 Compass Ruler
Xavier Vieira - No349 - 1934 - Means for uniting a screw
Xavier Vieira - No337 - 1915 - Wrench - K. Peterson

Music & Theater

Prints on Metal by John Tibbott

Are you a music student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to pick up an instrument, sing out loud, create a song or jam, or celebrate your favorite style of music.

John Tibbott - The Sound of Silence
Deborah Corr - music is the only philosophy
John Tibbott - Prelude To A Storm

Are you a drama or theater student? Decorate your college apartment with artworks that inspire you to open your imagination, get into character mode, and feel more confident about the roles you study and act.

Pepetto - Will be or not will be
Kitsune - Traditional Noh theatre mask
Artworks by IlluCalliArt - Borzoi in the Bolshoi

Nursing & Healthcare

Are you a nursing or healthcare student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to be a gentle caretaker, provide superhero service for the sick, and celebrate your secret fascination with blood. (Don’t deny it. We’re on to you, nurses!)

Erzebet Prikel - Superficial muscles back
Maricris Mabingnay - Born To Become Nurse
Erzebet Prikel - Human Heart

Psychology

Are you a psychology student? Decorate your dorm room with artworks that inspire you to be perceptive, explore the human mind, or celebrate your passion for figuring out how people work.

Melanie Viola - Happy Watercolor Pink
Melanie Viola - Changing Profile
Melanie Viola - Collect moments not things

Sociology & Anthropology

Are you a sociology student? Decorate your college bedroom with artworks that inspire you to be open-minded, consider political and social change, and celebrate the diversity of the world we all live in.

Retina Creative - Social Sciences
Seam Less - The Door
Devin Schoeffler - Darwin

Are you an anthropology student? Decorate your college apartment with artworks that inspire you to unveil human history, investigate past civilizations, and celebrate the story of mankind’s incredible journey.

Brandon McCamey - The cycle of energy and life
Lisa den Teuling - Wild side monkey
Vertigo Creative - Vintage Skull Book Plate

TL;DR 

Here’s what you’ve missed by scrolling and skipping ahead:

◾ Exciting dorm room themes and original artwork inspired by the college experience 

◾ Easy-to-follow tips for decorating your college living space

◾ Affordable college posters and art prints you won’t find anywhere else

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