15 Dorm Room Decorating Ideas Under $50

Decorating your new college quarters doesn't have to empty your wallet.

August 08, 2018

The coolest thing in my dorm room more than a decade ago was an alarm clock/CD player combo. We didn't fill the windowsills with succulents, hang string lights or coordinate our decor...at all. We were literally four strangers from all over the country, meeting and talking for the first time on move-in day. You know — the old-school way of meeting your college roommates. Now, dorm decor is stylish, functional and most of all, affordable. Take a look at our favorite finds from Target's dorm room essentials.

This folding tufted sofa seats two people comfortably while adding subtle style to your space with its channel-tufting accents and hexagonal shape.

For a multipurpose piece with modern style, this simple accent stool is the perfect addition to your small space.

The powder-coated metal adds an industrial feel, while the minimalistic design instantly makes a small room feel more open.

Designed with functionality in mind, the ottoman's removable lid can be flipped over and used as a tray perfect for holding drinks. Plus, it also gives you extra space for storing spare blankets and pillows.

This six-cube organizer can keep your stuff hidden in storage bins or perfectly styled with #shelfie vibes.

The lamp's faceted geometric base adds a chic and modern vibe, while the drum shade provides a soft, warm glow.

Sleep away your troubles with a cheeky throw pillow that makes a big statement.

This velvet throw pillow features a trendy, textured design that can instantly refresh any sofa, bed or chair.

Whether you drape it over your desk chair or display it at the end of your bed, you'll love the simple yet polished style this soft throw blanket brings to your space.

Retreat to the scenic beauty of Paris night after night with this lovely floral pattern.

Rich in color and texture, this damask accent rug™ will instantly brighten up your living space.

Add a pop of bold style to your room with this feminine and modern wall mirror.

Large enough to hold throw blankets, this wire basket can still be tucked underneath an end table or into a modular shelving unit.

Keep books and magazines organized with playful doughnut bookends.

Corral jewelry, toiletries, snacks and more with this modern, metal tray.

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