10 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm Room Wall With Photos

From dorm room to Tumblr room real quick!
by Mara Agner   |  Aug 24, 2017
Image: Pinterest via instagram.com/duni_cheri and theglitterguide.com
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One of the best things about living in a dorm is having the freedom to decorate your space. Whether it's spacious or tiny, this mix of DIY, budget-friendly, and slightly pricey ideas will definitely make your dorm room Tumblr goals!

Make your entire wall a giant mood board by covering it with all sorts of images, like travel pics, design inspo, life pegs, posters of your fave bands and movies, and more!

If you're only allowed or prefer minimal decoration, you can string a few photos together and hang them on your wall. Add a string of lights as an accent and you've got yourself an Instagrammable wall.

If you have enough budget, you can frame all your best images and neatly arrange them per row. This gives your wall an organized and well-curated aesthetic.

No budget? No problem! A cork board is enough to get your desk to look like #goals. Arrange a few Instax photos neatly and pin them to your board. What's great about this idea is you can easily change the photos depending on your mood.


Another option is to cover the cork board with nice paper and decorate your photos in a plandid (planned yet candid) manner.

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Combining frames of different sizes is another way of displaying your photos and making your room Tumblr-esque.

Choose one side of your wall and make a layout of all your fave pics.

A metal wire photo holder is already a wall design in itself. You can either fill it with photos or make it your Instagram photobooth—whatever you need to 'gram, you can hang here.

You can never go wrong with fairy lights and your best memories.

Make your own framed photo holder and fill it with all sorts of interesting stuff from college—photos, invites, receipts from your dates, letters, and even some school stuff.

How do you display your photos? Let us know so we can update this list.

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