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Dorm Room Ideas - Wall Stickers

Updated on March 28, 2013

Wall Stickers are a Great Dorm Room Idea

My daughter is leaving for college soon. She needed dorm room ideas for decorating. She came up with wall stickers (wal decals). I thought it was brilliant!

They go up easily and don't leave marks on the walls. Most dorms have rules about what you can use to decorate your walls and the wall stickers pass with flying colors.

She's all over the board between cityscapes, nature, inspirational phrases and sports. Help us choose a couple to decorate her dorm room!

Above Wall Stickers available at -- Dorm Room Wall Stickers, Humorous

Flower Wall Stickers - Dorm Room Ideas for Decor

A little garden in the midst of chaos can calm the soul. These purple flowers say "smile".

Modern Shapes Wall Stickers - Perfect for your dorm room

Modern shapes and colors will fit nicely into a dorm room with bright colored bed linens.

Remember, the beds are hardly ever made so buy pretty sheets.

Oh, Marilyn Pop Art Wall Stickers - Dorm Room Ideas

Marilyn is a pop icon and this version of pop art would add a splash of color to Haley's black and white dorm room theme.

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college dorm decor rules

College Dorm Decor Policies

Always Check to be Sure...

This is the policy at Haley's college dorm:


Posters, pictures, and knick-knacks can make a resident feel more at home. Decorations are encouraged as long as they do not create health or fire hazards, or damage to the room. Use of temporary adhesive hooks is permitted, provided the student utilizes them properly, ensuring no paint is removed from the walls.


Just to be sure, we checked with the housing office as well and they said as long as the walls and/or paint are not damaged (nails, screws, scotch tape, etc...) it was fine. Good deal!

"Stonger than you seem..." Wall Stickers - Dorm Room Ideas

Sometimes waking to an inspirational saying is all it takes to have a wonderful day. Haley loves these sayings and will probably pick at least one to take to her dorm room.

Note to Self:

When shopping for wall stickers, make sure they say:

No Damage to walls and Removable.

Track and Field Wall Stickers - for dorm room decor

Haley is a student athlete in track and field. She is considering a poster like this for motivation in her sports.

Sports Motivation in the form of Wall Stickers - Dorm Room Ideas for Decorating

Athletes and sports fans love motivational sayings. Haley was a 3 sport athlete all through high school and often had a quote to read to her teammates prior to a game or meet.

Waking up to one can motivate, inspire and move a student to excel.

Peace Symbol Wall Stickers

Excellent Dorm Room Ideas

Peace Sign Peel & Stick Mirror

Peace symbols and college have gone hand in hand for decades. Today's students still love what it stands for.

Peace symbols are a great choice for wall stickers for a dorm room.

Peace Sign Peel & Stick Mirror

Motivational Wall Stickers - Dorm Room Ideas

If only we all lived by this creed. Haley adores this saying and will most likely use it in her dorm room to keep her motivated, inspired and reminded there is no one like her!

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~ unknown

Dry Erase Wall Stickers - Get in your dorm room

Roommates can leave messages for one another, remind themselves of special events or even classes. This round, removable wall sticker is perfect as college dorm room decor.

Like Chalk Better? - Chalkboard Wall Stickers

An appointment and/or message board so the students don't miss a thing! This one is made to use with chalk. Peel it off when the year is over! No damage to the walls.

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The Bottom Line

As long as wall stickers are approved by your college Housing Office, I think they are a wonderful idea to make the students feel more at home during their time at school.

Pick out wall stickers that reflect a hobby, sport, personality, collection or just a personal like and the student can truly call their dorm room, their home away from home! (Haley loves zebra print!)

Image available at - Zebra Print Wall Stickers, Repositionable

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Aren't wall stickers a good idea for dorm room decor?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      They are a wonderful idea for a dorm room or any rental unit because they can be applied and moved around without any wall damage.

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      NabylaDouz 5 years ago

      Personally, i love wall stickers, great article keep on

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      Lou165 5 years ago from Australia

      The peace signs are awesome for a dorm room, it makes me wish I was heading off to college again myself :)

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      @Alfiesgirl LM: I agree, I wouldn't limit them to just college dorms. I just wanted to point out that they are perfect for dorm rooms because they don't require nails, screws or scotch tape that most dorms don't allow.

      Shopping and getting ready to send off my daughter to school made me realize that other parents may not have thought of them for dorm room decor and I wanted to share... Glad you like and use them everywhere!

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      Alfiesgirl LM 5 years ago

      Wall decals are a great idea for all walls...why limit their use to college dorms is the kinda wall decals philosophy. I have bought around 8-9 of the quoites in a small size for my room whilst my Daughter has one which will take up an entire wall as a feature-wall. I know that there are a few companies making " decal wall quotes " to order in any colour, any size with any words and any font. But once you begin looking for wall decals you will find that you want them all lol.

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      TheCoolStuffHQ 5 years ago

      Awesome Stuff !

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Yes, it is a great idea for decorating a dorm room.

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      jediboy 5 years ago

      Great! Thanks for some useful links and great lens!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I am so impressed that you included quotes from some of the great minds in our era, such as, "LOL," "OMG," and . . . . whatever it was, I forgot it. This is really a cool idea. Thank you for publishing this lens.

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      mysweetjane lm 5 years ago

      some of these are just gorgeous

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      StrongMay 5 years ago

      I have a friend, she decorated her dorm with flower stickers. It was nice. But make sure your room or flat mates apreciate it!

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      You have a nice lens, I enjoyed it. It is very interesting!

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      Laura45 LM 5 years ago

      These are wonderful! Wish they were around when I was at college!! Thanks for sharing!

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      Oh, cool, I love wall stickers! For a dorm room, even better. Some of these will work perfect for lots of places (I'm looking for my bathroom right now!)