Decorating with boho items will be sure to make your dorm feel more like home. You can fulfill your inner interior design dreams with just a few of these items inspired by the bright and eccentric boho style which has become even more popular in recent years. Check out these decor pieces and you just might find some inspiration for your dorm!
1. Fringed throw pillows
One element of boho style is having your decor give off a sense of warmth through colors and textures. Overall, the cozier the better. These throw pillows are the perfect example of this. The fringes add visual interest as well as the fabric. With a scarlet/rustic color, these pillows would pair well with either cooler-toned or off-white blankets. At the same time, boho doesn’t really play by the rules. You can really get creative with different patterns and colored pillows. They’ll always look great together. Whether you place them on your bed or on your futon, boho items like these will give your dorm cozy vibes.
2. Crocheted blankets
While we’re on the subject of bedroom decor, these patterned blankets are beautiful and functional additions to your dorm. Boho style finds inspiration in traditional patterns and textiles which you will definitely see here. Boho items such as these types of blankets really let you see the craftwork that was put into it. Laying a crocheted blanket like this on your bed to show off the pattern and will make it easily accessible if it gets chilly as you study. The material these blankets are made from will definitely keep you warm which is good news if you are always cold.
3. Woven storage bins
As a college student, you have probably heard that organization is key. It definitely is both in the classroom and especially in your dorm. Give your storage bins a bit more style with these woven boho items. Whether you use them for your books, supplies, or laundry, woven baskets definitely have a style to them that is chic but also definitely boho.
4. Woven storage trays
Overall, baskets can be considered extremely helpful for storage and keeping things where they belong. A few of these colorful and stylish baskets are great to keep on your desk to keep anything from getting lost ever again. Ideally, you can fit any small items from your ID card, keys or leftover change. The woven material keeps them boho but adds in an element of modern decor with the vibrant color in which they were painted. Opt for bold colors like these or keep it simple with just the material as it is.
5. Printed rugs
Having a rug in your dorm can definitely make it feel more like home. Often the cold tiled floors can feel pretty sterile. Laying down a rug hides the sterility and also ties the entire room together, especially rugs that contain a boho pattern to them. Plus you won’t have to worry about stepping on the cold floor first thing in the morning. Similar to the blankets mentioned, printed rugs allow you to see the work that went into each weave that makes up the rug. You will definitely want to keep everything warm-toned with colors such as beige, terracotta, and mustard yellow.
6. Yarn tapestry
Of course, the walls in your dorm should not be left empty. To add in an element of boho style, tapestries made out of yarn or any other kind of woven material make great decor. The great thing about this kind of decor is that you can purchase your own or make them on your own! If you find the time to learn how to macrame strands of yarn, you can make your own tapestry and hang it on your wall with pride. Your wall decor can be as minimal or as bold as you like. Yarn tapestries definitely are in between bright and colorful but still minimal and cool.
7. Woven mirrors
For more options on decorating your walls, these woven mirrors are the definition of “boho, but make it chic”. The circular shape of the mirror along with the woven shape surrounding the mirror makes it look like the sun which definitely plays into the natural element of boho style. Once again, you can make these yourself or purchase them online. Whether you only have one or a set of three woven mirrors, they will definitely make sure you shine before you head out the door. Just be sure your wall decor is hung safely and in accordance with your dorm’s rules and regulations.
8. Wooden mirror
Speaking of mirrors, they are probably one of the most essential items for your dorm. You will definitely want to make sure you check yourself out before heading out the door and maybe even snap a quick pic. Having a wooden element to a full-length mirror adds in some boho inspiration. The wooden border adds interest through the natural patterns of wood. A darker shade of wood looks great contrasting with the white walls of your dorm.
9. Woven planter baskets
Plants literally give life to your room. Boho items let you give your plants a beautiful home with the woven texture of pots like these. You can keep the design of the baskets simple or look for more of a boho design. Whether you have larger plants or tiny succulents on your desk, woven baskets always make for cute and stylish pots to keep them in where they can thrive. Just make sure you keep them watered on a regular basis.
10. Lounge chairs
You can really turn your dorm into more of a hangout area with these chairs. The boho elements of the weaved rattan make for stylish decor that is a step above the furniture that comes with your dorm. Get one for you to use to study, read or relax or a couple for you and your friends to hang out in. Add your throw blanket or a couple of pillows on top to add some additional comfort. All these boho items together will make your dorm look much more cohesive.