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Cool Dorm Rooms: Doctor Who Theme Dorm

Updated on July 21, 2014

Dorm Room Decorating

Looking for cool dorm room ideas? How about a Doctor Who themed room? There are so many ways you can decorate with this theme including bedding, accessories, posters, mouse pads and even school supplies.

Debuting in 1963, the fan base for Doctor Who has continued to grow and the show is now loved around the world. I first found out about this delightful series from my son who had been told about it by friends. All it took was one episode and we were hooked.

I may be past my college days, but if I were to be moving into a dorm, I would definitely go with this theme.

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Doctor Who Room

Doctor Who Tardis
Doctor Who Tardis

Of course you'll need a place to sleep and most likely, that will be a twin bed. When I think of the color most associated with Doctor Who, the color blue comes to mind mainly because the TARDIS is blue.

Start with some plain blue sheets. These should be in a medium to dark blue shade and should include both a fitted sheet, which goes on the bottom, and a flat sheet, which goes on the top.

Now, to add to the theme, a pillowcase and throw can bring this bed to life. Keeping with the blue, I suggest using a TARDIS throw and pillowcase which you can find from Amazon below.

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Doctor Who Bedding

Doctor Who Throw Blanket - TARDIS Gallifrey Fleece - 50" x 60" Afghan
Doctor Who Throw Blanket - TARDIS Gallifrey Fleece - 50" x 60" Afghan

Soft and machine washable, this 100% polyester throw is officially licensed.

 
Doctor Who Custom Pillowcase Standard Size 20x30 PWC-1046
Doctor Who Custom Pillowcase Standard Size 20x30 PWC-1046

Of course you'll need a pillowcase. Think how well this will go with your throw.

 

Cool Dorm Room Ideas

Doctor Who Logo
Doctor Who Logo

It's pretty common to find posters on the walls in dorm rooms. Fortunately, for Doctor Who fans, there are quite a few to choose from. You can stick with the TARDIS theme or branch out into other areas.

Decorate your wall with a Dalek, who is one of the legendary Doctor's biggest enemies, or, one of my personal favorites, (and creepiest,) a weeping angel. There are also posters that show the different Doctors throughout time as well as different enemies.

I have picked some out below that you might enjoy.

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Doctor Who Posters

Doctor Who-Tardis- Metallic Poster
Doctor Who-Tardis- Metallic Poster

Isn't this awesome looking? Can you just imagine being able to take a trip on this? I love how lively this poster is.

 
Doctor Who - TV Show Poster (Regenerate - 11 Doctors In Time Vortex) (Size: 24" x 36") (By POSTER STOP ONLINE)
Doctor Who - TV Show Poster (Regenerate - 11 Doctors In Time Vortex) (Size: 24" x 36") (By POSTER STOP ONLINE)

Here are 11 of the different Doctors throughout time. Nice for a true fan of the show.

 
Doctor Who - TV Show Poster (Enemies Through Time - Daleks, Weeping Angels, Cybermen...) (Size: 36" x 24") (By POSTER STOP ONLINE)
Doctor Who - TV Show Poster (Enemies Through Time - Daleks, Weeping Angels, Cybermen...) (Size: 36" x 24") (By POSTER STOP ONLINE)

The Doctor has faced many unique enemies in his travels and this poster highlights many of them.

 
Doctor Who Weeping Angel Poster
Doctor Who Weeping Angel Poster

Not as creepy as the real thing, but at least this poster won't give you nightmares.

 

Doctor Who Trivia

Benedict Cumberbatch, (of Sherlock Holmes and Star Trek Into Darkness fame,) turned down the role to play the Doctor after David Tennant resigned.

Doctor Who Theme Songs

I don't know about you. but I love the music of the theme song. This video covers every Doctor Who theme song from 1963-2013.

Doctor Who Themed Room

Doctor Who Painting
Doctor Who Painting

There is no shortage of accessories you can get to decorate your dorm room in this theme. However, space is an issue. If you're lucky, your roommate might be a fan as well. However, unless you already know your roommate and know that this person is a fan, it is best to stick to smaller accessories for your side of the room

Now, there are certain things that every dorm room needs such as a waste basket, desk lamp and alarm clock. Each of these items are small enough to work in your area of the room and each keeps with your theme.

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Doctor Who Accessories

Doctor Who Tardis Table Lamp
Doctor Who Tardis Table Lamp

What makes this lamp really cool is that the Tardis flashes and the lamp makes sound.

 
Doctor Who TARDIS Trash Can - With Lights and Sounds
Doctor Who TARDIS Trash Can - With Lights and Sounds

This is modeled after the 11th doctor and has both sound and light effects.

 
Doctor Who TARDIS Projection Alarm Clock
Doctor Who TARDIS Projection Alarm Clock

What's awesome about this alarm clock is that it projects the time and Doctor Who logo onto your ceiling.

 
Doctor Who Dalek Projector Alarm Clock - Digital Timer with Dr. Who Sound Effects
Doctor Who Dalek Projector Alarm Clock - Digital Timer with Dr. Who Sound Effects

This fun clock will actually yell, "Exterminate!" to get you out of bed in the morning. It also projects the time.

 

Doctor Who Poll

Since its resurrection in 2005, who is your favorite actor to portray the Doctor?

See results

Cool College Dorm Stuff

Laptop
Laptop

Although there are computers available on campus for students to use, most prefer to have their own to use in their dorm rooms. Due to space, most students opt for a laptop as a full set up could take up too much space.Whatever kind of computer is used, you can stick with the theme with a Doctor Who mouse pad.

In additional, many students opt to keep a mini refrigerator in their room. After all, there's nothing like a nice cold beverage while having a late night study session. Fortunately, there are even glasses to keep you in the magic world of your favorite time traveler.

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Doctor Who Room Ideas

Doctor Who Science Fiction Film Customized Round Mouse Pad
Doctor Who Science Fiction Film Customized Round Mouse Pad

With a soft surface, this mouse pad is easy to clean.

 
Doctor Who Dr Who G3 15 Mouse Pad.jpg
Doctor Who Dr Who G3 15 Mouse Pad.jpg

I really like this logo. This mouse pad is 1/4 inch thick and made with a polyester top.

 
Doctor Who Color-changing 16 Oz. Glass Set of 2
Doctor Who Color-changing 16 Oz. Glass Set of 2

Create your own bit of science fiction magic with these cool glasses that change appearance when you add a cold beverage.

 
Doctor Who Dalek 16oz. Tumblers 5-pack
Doctor Who Dalek 16oz. Tumblers 5-pack

Here are enough glasses for you and friends to enjoy. These colorful Dalek tumblers come in blue, white, red, orange and yellow.

 

More Doctor Who Trivia

J. K. Rowling, (of Harry Potter fame,) was asked to write an episode of Doctor Who, but she turned the offer down.

Doctor Who School Supplies

College School Supplies
College School Supplies

When planning out your dorm room, don't forget some basic school supplies. I would suggest having some binders, folders, notebooks, pens and pencils handy until you get the full list from each of your teachers.

For Doctor Who fans, you can plan ahead with some basic supplies that will match the decor of your room. Who would have thought that there would even be school supplies available? It does make sense, though, as Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction show in history.

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Doctor Who Tardis A5 Notebook
Doctor Who Tardis A5 Notebook

Carry your Doctor Who spirit with you with this great looking TARDIS notebook.

 
Underground Toys Doctor Who - Tardis deluxe Pen Action Figure
Underground Toys Doctor Who - Tardis deluxe Pen Action Figure

A pen is a must for any college student, so why not make it fun with this TARDIS pen?

 
12th Doctor Who Sticky Notes Booklet
12th Doctor Who Sticky Notes Booklet

Sticky notes are a great way to write reminders of different things. These notes depicts different images from the show including the Doctor, four different Daleks and the TARDIS.

 

Whether you're in college or not, what kind of theme would you like to have for a dorm room?

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      Deborah Swain 3 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Have been watching Doctor Who since the age of six...! Am enjoying Capaldi...be good to see some new merchandise when it becomes available.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @asereht1970: It's an awesome show.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @StrongMay: Oh that is so sweet to hear.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @Kim Milai: So would my kids.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: I see you're a fan.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      I don't know anything about Doctor Who, we don't have that around here. So I thought you're writing something about dorm rooms for would-be doctors. Thank you for introducing him. Feels like I'm missing a lot.

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      StrongMay 3 years ago

      Hey, that's my computer in your picture (hp PC)! This is the first time I have come across someone else with my laptop model (which, by the way, I'm using to make this comment, from my dorm room!). It has been super-helpful during my years at uni. :)I like Doctor Who, too. Thanks for a great lens! You made my evening.

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      Kim Milai 3 years ago

      My family and I LOVE doctor Who! My daughters would like some if the products you show here.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      Doctor Who would be perfect!