12 Budget-Friendly Boho Dorm Items That Won't Break The Bank

12 Budget-Friendly Boho Dorm Items That Won't Break The Bank

Decorating small spaces like a dorm room can create challenges, but don't let that compromise your design aesthetic! Dorms these days are full of top tier design elements on and off a budget, and if you are thinking of going Boho for your dorm? Great! We have compiled 12 budget-friendly items that scream Boho chic and also won't break the bank.

1. Macrame Wall Decor

Let's be clear, your Boho dream palace isn't fully real until you have a macrame wall decoration hanging above your bed, desk, or really anywhere you have free space. Whether you decide to Prime your wall decor to your house or get in on a DIY project over the weekend with your girlfriends, you need this element in your design life. Black_birdknotting

Shop look-a-likes here: 

      

2. Throw Pillows

Every Boho bed needs a good set of throw pillows. A good Boho dorm decor design has white washed elements. A great Boho dorm will incorporate pops of color or lumbar pillows that give the room a subtle yet varied design that works perfectly with the vibe you're looking to attract. Some of our favorite throw pillows with a pop of color are from Room 422, and everything on their site is made specifically for dorms. Our top Boho suggestions are below:

Shop this look from Room 422 

Room.422

3. Boho Tapestries

Since you won't be able to paint your dorm walls the color you want, you can hang a tapestry and create an even better, more dynamic look. Some of our favorite tapestries can be found at PB Dorm or Urban Outfitters.  Add some lights and turn your dorm from drab to fab. Multimate Collection

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

4. Oversized Mirror

Dorms are already small, so use oversized mirrors create the illusion of space. Boho approved mirrors are oversized, bronze or white, and circular. Add faux flowers or decorative posters to enhance an otherwise bland or boring wall.

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

5. Feather Dream Catcher

Sleep tight with a feather dream catcher that is the perfect accent piece to your dorm. Just like the tapestry, mirror, and other wall decors, this kind of makeshift art piece is the perfect personalized piece for any dorm room that has blank space. Buy your own here on Etsy, or re-create this look with your own DIY project. Find a YouTube tutorial and make your own here.

6. Hanging Lights

The proper lighting can make or break any room. Just look at some of your selfies and you be the judge. In some cases, poor lighting can make a room look dark. In others, a room can look fluorescent and yellow. But not your dorm room, not with the proper lighting! Any dorm space or shared space will get an automatic facelift with proper stringing of LED lights, and we have the variations for you. Hairs Out Of Place

Shop look-a-likes here: 

      

7. Boho Desk Essentials

A Boho desk is simple, minimalistic at its core, yet has a pop of color, a faux succulent and definitely a macrame wall hanger somewhere over the top. Make sure you grab desk organizers to make sure that clutter is a no-go. Use floating shelves for good measure.

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

8. Picture Galleries

There isn't a better way to display the most precious photos in your life than a minimalistic approach to photo display. Use double sided tape to the back of your photos for direct application, arrange with the frames, or kick off a DIY craft using string and some kind of anchor to display your favorite photos. Create a look-a-like with this YouTube video by Lily Ardor

9. Dressers

You might have a dresser that comes with your dorm room, but if you don't, some of the cutest dressers and organizers we've found are simple, square, and perfect for storage and display at the same time. You can buy these at Target, Ikea, and Amazon. To make your life easier, we've linked our favorites below.

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

10.  Throw Blankets

A good throw blanket will make any Boho room decor pop with color and maybe even a geometric printed design. Not only will you stay cozy and warm in our favorite Room 422 throw blankets, but they provide the perfect design element. Boho beds that have white sheets and white comforters definitely need these.

Shop these throw blankets and others from Room422 here

11. Faux Plants

Most dorms do not allow live plants, so will have to go with the next best thing, fake plants. Truth be told, a faux plant like a succulent or large leafy mini tree really does enhance the look of a room. A pop of green here and there also makes your dorm feel less like a dorm and more like home. Some of our favorite faux plants you can Prime right to your dorm.

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

12. Boho Blackout Curtains

Every dorm absolutely should incorporate blackout curtains, especially when you need to take a nap between classes or just get proper rest. Worried you won't find blackout curtains that are actually cute? Good news! Kohls has our favorite budget-friendly blackout curtains that will fit in your dorm design and won't break the bank. Shop more Boho blackout curtains from Kohls here We hope you have been inspired by this article to go all the way when it comes to decorating your dorm with some Boho Chic flare. For more articles on dorm design, browse our blogs and shop the looks! Happy decorating!           *Disclosure: Blue-prynt may be an affiliate for these recommended products. If you purchase products through these links, Blue-prynt may earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through these links. In fact, Blue-prynt can often negotiate a lower rate (or bonuses) not available elsewhere. Plus, when you order through these links, it gives Blue-prynt the opportunity to offer you more cool stuff in the future. Thank you, in advance, for your support!

12 Budget-Friendly Boho Dorm Items That Won’t Break The Bank

12 Budget-Friendly Boho Dorm Items That Won’t Break The Bank

Decorating small spaces like a dorm room can create challenges, but don’t let that compromise your design aesthetic! Dorms these days are full of top tier design elements on and off a budget, and if you are thinking of going Boho for your dorm? Great! We have compiled 12 budget-friendly items that scream Boho chic and also won’t break the bank.

1. Macrame Wall Decor

Let’s be clear, your Boho dream palace isn’t fully real until you have a macrame wall decoration hanging above your bed, desk, or really anywhere you have free space. Whether you decide to Prime your wall decor to your house or get in on a DIY project over the weekend with your girlfriends, you need this element in your design life.

Black_birdknotting

Shop look-a-likes here: 

      

2. Throw Pillows

Every Boho bed needs a good set of throw pillows. A good Boho dorm decor design has white washed elements. A great Boho dorm will incorporate pops of color or lumbar pillows that give the room a subtle yet varied design that works perfectly with the vibe you’re looking to attract.
Some of our favorite throw pillows with a pop of color are from Room 422, and everything on their site is made specifically for dorms. Our top Boho suggestions are below:

Shop this look from Room 422 


Room.422

3. Boho Tapestries

Since you won’t be able to paint your dorm walls the color you want, you can hang a tapestry and create an even better, more dynamic look. Some of our favorite tapestries can be found at PB Dorm or Urban Outfitters.  Add some lights and turn your dorm from drab to fab.

Multimate Collection

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

4. Oversized Mirror

Dorms are already small, so use oversized mirrors create the illusion of space. Boho approved mirrors are oversized, bronze or white, and circular. Add faux flowers or decorative posters to enhance an otherwise bland or boring wall.

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

5. Feather Dream Catcher

Sleep tight with a feather dream catcher that is the perfect accent piece to your dorm. Just like the tapestry, mirror, and other wall decors, this kind of makeshift art piece is the perfect personalized piece for any dorm room that has blank space. Buy your own here on Etsy, or re-create this look with your own DIY project.

Find a YouTube tutorial and make your own here.

6. Hanging Lights

The proper lighting can make or break any room. Just look at some of your selfies and you be the judge. In some cases, poor lighting can make a room look dark. In others, a room can look fluorescent and yellow. But not your dorm room, not with the proper lighting! Any dorm space or shared space will get an automatic facelift with proper stringing of LED lights, and we have the variations for you.

Hairs Out Of Place

Shop look-a-likes here: 

      

7. Boho Desk Essentials

A Boho desk is simple, minimalistic at its core, yet has a pop of color, a faux succulent and definitely a macrame wall hanger somewhere over the top. Make sure you grab desk organizers to make sure that clutter is a no-go. Use floating shelves for good measure.

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

8. Picture Galleries

There isn’t a better way to display the most precious photos in your life than a minimalistic approach to photo display. Use double sided tape to the back of your photos for direct application, arrange with the frames, or kick off a DIY craft using string and some kind of anchor to display your favorite photos.


Create a look-a-like with this YouTube video by Lily Ardor

9. Dressers

You might have a dresser that comes with your dorm room, but if you don’t, some of the cutest dressers and organizers we’ve found are simple, square, and perfect for storage and display at the same time. You can buy these at Target, Ikea, and Amazon. To make your life easier, we’ve linked our favorites below.

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

10.  Throw Blankets

A good throw blanket will make any Boho room decor pop with color and maybe even a geometric printed design. Not only will you stay cozy and warm in our favorite Room 422 throw blankets, but they provide the perfect design element. Boho beds that have white sheets and white comforters definitely need these.

Shop these throw blankets and others from Room422 here

11. Faux Plants

Most dorms do not allow live plants, so will have to go with the next best thing, fake plants. Truth be told, a faux plant like a succulent or large leafy mini tree really does enhance the look of a room. A pop of green here and there also makes your dorm feel less like a dorm and more like home. Some of our favorite faux plants you can Prime right to your dorm.

Shop look-a-likes here:

      

12. Boho Blackout Curtains

Every dorm absolutely should incorporate blackout curtains, especially when you need to take a nap between classes or just get proper rest. Worried you won’t find blackout curtains that are actually cute? Good news! Kohls has our favorite budget-friendly blackout curtains that will fit in your dorm design and won’t break the bank.


Shop more Boho blackout curtains from Kohls here
We hope you have been inspired by this article to go all the way when it comes to decorating your dorm with some Boho Chic flare. For more articles on dorm design, browse our blogs and shop the looks! Happy decorating!
 
 
 
 
 
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