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18 Dorm Decorations under 40 ...

By Annie

College is here and your room looks like a prison cell. No need to panic because there are plenty of ways to brighten the room and make it feel more like home. The fact is you’re going to be living there for at least a year, so why not make it look adorable? If you’re on a tight budget, look no further because below are some wonderful dorm decorations under $40!

1 Audrey Fabulous Poster

Audrey Fabulous PosterPrice: $9.95 at deckmydorm.com

This fab painted poster would look great in any room or even on your dorm wall. Make sure you use some sticky tac to attach it on the walls because you don’t want to be charged with extra damage fees. Love Audrey Hepburn? Why not display this in your dorm room?

2 Peel N Stick Petal Mirrors

Peel N Stick Petal MirrorsPrice: $10.48 at dormco.com

These peel n stick mirrors are incredible for 3 reasons. They’re easily attachable and wont leave residue, they’re incredibly cute wall décor, and most importantly they’re actual mirrors. Boom, for less than 11 bucks you can have it all!

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3 Coca Cola Tin Sign

Coca Cola Tin SignPrice: $12.99 at dormco.com

These tin signs are great for adding a little bit of retro to an otherwise modern dorm room. Available in lots of different designs, these signs are so cute and so easy to hang. They stay on with just mounting tape and unlike some posters; you can hang and re-hang these year after year. YES TO RETRO!

4 All along the Wallflower

All along the WallflowerPrice: $24.99 at modcloth.com

This dorm decoration under $40 is beautiful and so easy to use. If you’re looking for some flare but nothing too out of this world, a little elegant wall décor is the way to go. Want to look chic but not tacky? Add these cute flowers to make your blah walls look cute and girly.

5 Heart Photo Frame

Heart Photo FramePrice: $14.99 at modcloth.com

This little photo frame is absolutely adorable. Print a photo of your sweetheart, your parents or your pet and have a cute little display of affection. This dorm decoration is great for your bedside table or even in your bathroom.

6 Simple Still Message Board

Simple Still Message BoardPrice: $14.99 at modcloth.com

Chic and completely functional, this dorm decoration under $40 is great for leaving messages for your roommate. Especially if you’re a big fan of abstract art, this message board is great to look at even without anything written on. This is definitely a dorm room must-have!

7 Stickr Frames (Set of 8)

Stickr Frames (Set of 8)Price: $19.95 at dormco.com

This set of sticker photo frames is a college essential! Who needs clumsy photo frames that take up so much desk space when you can tape them all to the wall with adorable frames? The frames are just like stickers, making them great for your wall and your wallet. Yay!

8 Butterfly Black and White Tapestry

Butterfly Black and White TapestryPrice: $27.49 at amazon.com

At less than $30 this tapestry is something you need to snatch up right away. Because of it’s large size you could use it on almost anything. Some suggestions are: hanging it on the wall as a piece of art, taping it to the window to block sunlight, or even to use as an XL Twin bed spread.

9 Poppies at Play Wall Decor

Poppies at Play Wall DecorPrice: $19.97 at amazon.com

This wall decoration is a bit larger than the previous one, but it’s just as beautiful and dorm-worthy. This particular design is great if you want to create a certain theme to your dorm or possibly make scenery on the walls. Again, keeping it classy and chic without being boring!

10 Just Face It Shower Curtain

Just Face It Shower CurtainPrice: $24.99 at modcloth.com

This shower curtain is ridiculously hilarious! Who could resist a hot shower with this curtain? You’ve got your dorm walls covered, but your bathroom looks a little bare? This shower curtain is the way to go. Be clean, be hilarious!

11 Ornamental Beetle Lamp Shade

Ornamental Beetle Lamp ShadePrice: $28.95 at deckmydorm.com

This beautiful lamp shade is great if you’re sick of a boring lamp shade. In my case, the lamp shade barely covered the bulb so it was starting to hurt my eyes. This dorm decoration under $40 is a must have if you happen to have terribly ugly lamps!

12 Shut Eye to Eye Pillow Case

Shut Eye to Eye Pillow CasePrice: $29.99 at modcloth.com

This pair of pillowcases adds a nice touch to some very plain hotel-looking pillows. When paired side by side, they form a perfect pair of glasses- incredibly cute! Add some flare to your bedding and get these nerdy glasses.

13 Peel N Stick New York Wall Décor

Peel N Stick New York Wall DécorPrice: $29.99 at dormco.com

You don't have to live in the big apple to love New York but if you happen to be going to college there, why not stick these up? Again these add a bit of flare without being overly colorful- keeping it classy and modern.

14 Owl Clean Bath Mat

Owl Clean Bath MatPrice: $29.99 at modcloth.com

This silly pun makes for a cute bathroom decoration! Who needs to step on a plain floral bath mat when you can have a winking owl? Add some color and cuteness to your bathroom and get one of these for you and your roommate.

15 Eloquent Affair Mirror

Eloquent Affair MirrorPrice: $34.99 at modcloth.com

This sweet vintage desk mirror is just what you need on your armoire. Add a little old school to your dorm and never have to run to the bathroom to put on eyeliner. At $34.99 this mirror is definitely a steal! Go get yours now!

16 Vine Magazine Rack

Vine Magazine Rack****

Price: $37.99 at modcloth.com
This magazine rack is a college dorm must-have if you love to be organized and girly. Your fashion magazines strewn across the floor isn’t classy, this rack is. This dorm decoration under $40 is also great for notebooks, textbooks and newspapers.

17 Ikat Lover Pillow in Green

Ikat Lover Pillow in GreenPrice: $39.99 at modcloth.com

This patterned pillow easily brightens any chair, couch or bed. The eye-catching chevron’s bold style adds personality to a boring room. Get a few and having a pillow party. It’s also available in different colors, so there’s really no reason to not get one!

18 Round Here Photo Frame

Round Here Photo FramePrice: $39.99 at modcloth.com
Another great way to display some photos, this round photo frame is an incredibly versatile decoration. Not only is it pleasant for the eyes, you could easily store a bunch of little knick knacks on the horizontal strips, the perfect way to keep organized and trendy.

What are you going to get for your dorm? Any other fantastic dorm decorations a college student could afford? Do tell, do tell!

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