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Are you designing a green dorm room and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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College Roommates designed by Bridget Nelson
College RoommatesDesigned by Bridget Nelson
Weekend Vibe designed by Robin Gahan
Weekend VibeDesigned by Robin Gahan
Furbish Studio Thingology designed by Laura Kaufmann
Furbish Studio ThingologyDesigned by Laura Kaufmann
TV Wall designed by Emily Henry
TV WallDesigned by Emily Henry
bedroom loft designed by Halle Reville
bedroom loftDesigned by Halle Reville
Other Mood Board designed by Natalie Routt
Other Mood BoardDesigned by Natalie Routt
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Tiffany Borland
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Tiffany Borland
Bedroom 4 designed by Showplace Design
Bedroom 4Designed by Showplace Design
Savannah Vision Board designed by Erica Dore
Savannah Vision BoardDesigned by Erica Dore
KATIE STONE 4 designed by Brooke Hagaman
KATIE STONE 4Designed by Brooke Hagaman
Shades designed by Katie Carpenter
ShadesDesigned by Katie Carpenter
actually just the office designed by Cindy Wang
actually just the officeDesigned by Cindy Wang
ENERGIA designed by Cristina Stivala
ENERGIADesigned by Cristina Stivala
Twin Bedroom/Offic designed by Showplace Design
Twin Bedroom/OfficDesigned by Showplace Design
center window designed by Mallory Kramer
center windowDesigned by Mallory Kramer
bunk room  designed by Janae Sullivan
bunk room Designed by Janae Sullivan
V1 designed by Emily Allen
V1Designed by Emily Allen
Mayasroomcollage2 designed by Cornelia Spiske
Mayasroomcollage2Designed by Cornelia Spiske
Bar Wall designed by Annie Wilson
Bar WallDesigned by Annie Wilson
Bedroom 9 designed by Showplace Design
Bedroom 9Designed by Showplace Design
WindowView designed by Kathryn Arms
WindowViewDesigned by Kathryn Arms
Dorm Room designed by Emily Bourne
Dorm RoomDesigned by Emily Bourne
Bedroom Moodboard designed by Anel Abdykarimova
Bedroom MoodboardDesigned by Anel Abdykarimova
Feb 2 designed by Zena Marpet
Feb 2Designed by Zena Marpet

Design tips for decorating a green style dorm room

Here’s how to achieve the green aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a green dorm room?

Designing a dorm room requires maximizing the limited space while creating a comfortable and personal environment to support various activities from sleeping to eating to studying.

Most likely, your dorm room will come furnished already by your college or university. By incorporating the provided basics with your own storage elements, you can create an optimal dorm room layout. Each piece should be selected for its functionality, space efficiency, and the ability to make the dorm room feel like a personalized and comfortable living space​​:

  • Bed Sheets & Duvet: Often the statement piece in every dorm room makeover, select a color or pattern for your sheets that sets the desired mood for the space and complements the style you want to achieve. Many dorm room beds are extra long, make sure you get sheets that will fit!
  • Bed Frame: A basic foundation for the mattress, often designed to incorporate storage underneath to utilize space efficiently. If you have the option, we’d recommend lofting your bed with your desk underneath to make the most of the available square footage.
  • Desk and Chair: A workstation is crucial for studying and completing assignments. The desk should be compact yet functional, with the chair being comfortable enough for long study sessions.
  • Bookshelves or Storage Units: To store textbooks, study materials, and personal items, maximizing vertical space with storage is a smart solution. Under-bed storage, hanging organizers, and stackable bins are essential for keeping belongings organized and out of the way in a small space.
  • Dresser or Wardrobe: Clothing storage is necessary, and many dorm rooms come equipped with a built-in or standalone dresser or wardrobe.
  • Accent Chair or Small Sofa: If space allows, an additional seating option can make the dorm feel more homey and provide a place for guests. Futons are common in dorm rooms as they can double as an extra bed for visiting BFFs.
  • Side Table or Nightstand: A small table next to the bed or desk for a lamp, alarm clock, and storage for personal items is a great addition if you have the space.
  • Rug: To add warmth and comfort to the often cold and sterile dorm room floors, a rug can also help to define the space and add a touch of personality.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the dorm room. Don’t forget the curtain rod!
  • Decorative Accessories: Now for the fun part:). Decorative accessories are the finishing touches that bring depth and personality to any space. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall color scheme and style to bring your design vision to life. By carefully selecting decor items such as posters and throw pillows, you can inject color, texture, and character into your room, transforming it from ordinary to extraordinary.

By integrating these elements into your dorm room's design, you can create a highly functional and efficient space that turns your dorm room into your home away from home! If you need an extra hand in your design process, check out our step-by-step guide on Dorm Room Design.

How do you decorate with green?

Green may be one of the most versatile colors in design. It is a common hue in all design styles and room types. Soft greens like sage, olive, or mint can bring an instant sense of calm or serenity to a space, while bright greens like lime or chartreuse bring a sense of whimsy or retro tone. The use of deeper green hues like pine or emerald are hallmarks of more traditional design styles.

Green is often associated with nature, so consider using it as a foundation for a nature-inspired dorm room color palette. Pair different shades of green with earthy tones like browns, beiges, or muted yellows to create a serene and organic atmosphere.

If you want to make a bold statement with green, consider painting an accent wall in a rich shade of green or using green wallpaper. This can create a focal point in the room and add depth and visual interest. Alternatively, you can opt for a more subtle approach by incorporating green through smaller decor elements like curtains, throw pillows, or artwork.

Lighting can dramatically affect the perception of green. Natural light tends to enhance the freshness and vibrancy of green, making it feel more alive. In artificial lighting, warmer tones can deepen the richness of darker greens, adding coziness to the space.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to bring green into your space is through indoor plants. Not only do they add a pop of color, but they also purify the air (win-win!). Choose a variety of plants with different shades of green and textures to create a lush and vibrant indoor garden.

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