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    23 Decorations To Help You Transform Your Dorm Room For Fall

    Deck out your dorm in fall foliage. 🍁

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    1. A garland of fall leaves that lights up so you can hang it along your bed, desk, door, or anything that could use a warm glow.


    The garland is about 8 ft. long and the LED lights require two AA batteries, which are not included.

    Promising review: "I ordered this along with three cute little decorative pumpkins for my daughter who's in college. This is an affordable fall decoration." β€”Barbara L. Haire

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A couple of buffalo plaid throw pillow covers so your bed can look fall-ready too.


    Promising review: "Love these pillows. Going into the fall and holiday season these pillow are amazing. I bought the red checkered pillows and they are a canvas type material. Not super soft but they keep their shape very well. I just throw these covers right over my everyday pillows and they fit great." β€”Natasha

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in seven sizes and 12 colors).

    3. A pumpkin patch acrylic tray you can use as a cute way to display beauty products and jewelry or just use it to set your snacks on.

    Lauren Fox / Society6

    Get it from Lauren Fox on Society6 for $22+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A pack of fall leaves window clings so your windows can look cheery even on a gloomy day.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these window clings!!! They make it look very festive. The clings were easy to peel off the backing, unlike some other window clings. There are also a nice variety of colors too! I will buy another set to have for other windows." β€”Happy Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $11.45 (four sheets included).

    5. An autumnal felt ball garland to hang on your wall and add some extra color to your room.

    TheRainbowBarn / Etsy

    Promising review: "Perfect length, colors are beautiful, exactly what I was looking for." β€”Amy White

    Get it from TheRainbowBarn on Etsy for $15+ (available in five lengths).

    6. A mustard yellow flannel blanket with pompom fringe that'll keep you warm on chilly evenings while you're watching scary movies.


    Promising review: "I purchased this pretty throw for my daughter's dorm room. She loves that it’s so lightweight and soft. She wraps herself in it to watch TV after a long day of classes, and says it feels like a warm hug from mom! Mission accomplished" β€”gagootzah

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    7. A mercury glass pumpkin light for an elegant fall touch that'll surely ~brighten~ your day.


    This twinkling pumpkin features an auto-timer that'll shut off after six hours. It does need three AAA batteries, which aren't included.

    Promising review: "The only word for this lighted pumpkin is stunning! This exceeded all of my expectations. It is so well made. And there are tiny lights suspended in it. They look amazing. It's better than just a bulb. The whole pumpkin twinkles." β€”Michelle Reheis

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in five designs).

    8. A wreath of pumpkins and maple leaves you can hang on your door to let everyone in your hall know that it's the best time of year!


    Promising review: "Perfect size. Looks like fall here now. I love the leaves and the different colors. Great purchase." β€”Linda K

    Get it from Wayfair for $26.05 (originally $40.99; available in two sizes).

    9. A "Happy Fall" banner to hang above your desk for a rustic, homey touch.


    Promising review: "This is so freaking cute! It is excellent quality and very sturdy. Even the actual wording is good and painted well. Def a must buy!" β€”tware03

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three designs).

    10. A wooden pumpkin monogram for a more personalized piece of fall decor that'll look adorable on your door or above your bed.

    48HourMonogram / Etsy

    Promising review: "I was impressed by the thickness, it is a nice weight, not too heavy and definitely not thin. It's nice quality. I did not have to sand it either like I have had to do with others I have ordered from other vendors. I hung it using jute twine and a staple gun. Then hung from a small nail in our door. Shipping was fast as stated and I received my order within a few days. I will definitely order from 48HourMonogram again." β€”Katie M

    Get it from 48HourMonogram on Etsy for $14.99+ (originally $21.41+; available in six sizes and 22 colors).

    11. A color-changing moon lamp that'll add a mystical feel to your room.


    If you don't want to use the stand, the moon comes with a string attachment so you can hang it from the ceiling!

    The lamp has been made to look realistic, with craters and marks all around to mimic the moon's surface based on NASA's photos. It has a USB charge and is rechargeable with any compatible USB port. It has a touch sensor that allows it to change color by tapping (colors are cool white, warm white, and yellow). It's also turned off simply by tapping. It can stay on continuously for eight hours after full charge. It is made of eco-friendly, non-toxic material.

    Promising review: "It is like sleeping under the moonlight. This is an awesome lightweight moon lamp. It is compact and a perfect size for the side table. Light has three different colors and I like all three colors. Each touch will turn on each color and will turn off by the fourth touch. Kids will love to have the moon in their room while sleeping. Really love the light turning on with finger touch rather a remote or switch. It is like you are transferring the current from your finger tip to the lamp. An awesome magic lamp, I love it. I love the stand design too. It is simple to assemble, no screws or nuts to tighten. If you like, you can paint the stand with whatever color you like." β€”o^V^o

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two sizes).

    12. A set of flameless LED candles to give your dorm a bit of a Haunted Mansion vibe, just in time for spooky season.


    These nine candles are different sizes, made of real wax, and are remote-controlled. They have four timers and brightness levels to choose from β€” including a flickering option! Each candle needs two AA batteries.

    Promising review: "These are amazing! The real wax surrounding the bulb makes them look and feel pretty authentic β€” much classier than the plastic stuff I was seeing at the store. The remote works beautifully, and it's nice that you can choose flicker or steady light. I think I'll order another set to use during the winter holidays too! Again, these are much nicer quality than any other electric candles I've seen, and the remote makes managing the lighting super easy." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two sizes).

    13. A little black and gold polkadot pumpkin for a more chic seasonal look. Kust place it on a shelf or table.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $25.99.

    14. A Halloween-inspired doormat so your ~boo~ won't forget which door is yours.


    Promising review: "Very nice Halloween mat! It looks exactly the same in person as it does in the picture. Nicely made." β€”L. Moskowitz

    Get it from Amazon for $25.84 (available in two sizes and six designs).

    15. A pack of fake mini pumpkins, gourds, acorns, leaves, and pinecones to spread across your dorm so it looks like autumn all over the place.


    Promising review: "Love these pumpkins! Perfect size and they look great! I mixed them in with some white pumpkins on a tray with candles, so happy with how they came out!" β€”Michael Hayes

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    16. A fall-themed Snoopy mug you can drink cider and pumpkin spiced lattes out of or just use it to hold your pens and highlighters on your desk as a cute decor item.


    Promising review: "I have been a Charlie Brown and Snoopy fan for years, so when I saw this Snoopy mug in the harvest leaves I had to have it. The mug is huge, but very cute. It looks good in person. I love the mug so much that I purchased the Great Pumpkin one as well, which will be great for Halloween. I can't wait for the weather to get cold, so I can have a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider." β€”Girltalk

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four designs).

    17. A witchy art print that I'm sure everyone will appreciate when it's time for all of the Halloween parties.

    Lauren Fox / Society6

    Get it from Lauren Fox on Society6 for $19.99+ (available in five sizes).

    18. A pumpkin chai–scented Poo-Pourri toilet spray so your shared bathroom can smell as crisp and lovely as the fall weather outside β€” your roommates will appreciate it.

    Promising review: "Let's face it. Yes, everybody poops, but no one wants to smell it. Being in a dorm room with four people saved us from a lot of dry heaving. Do yourself and your roommates a favor and get some now." β€”SoCalGal39

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. Some decorative wooden block signs that'll get you excited about all the best parts of the season.

    CSchreierDesigns / Etsy

    Get it from CSchreierDesigns on Etsy for $14.

    20. A stained glass pumpkin night light that'll keep the monsters away while you're sleeping.


    Promising review: "I just love this cute glass orange pumpkin night light. You can start using it in the fall all the way for Halloween and even Thanksgiving. It is well made. I am really pleased with this purchase!" β€”Shelley Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $19.52.

    21. A fall bucket list sign to remind you of all the fun things you can do on the weekends.

    ThisRusticHome / Etsy

    Get it from ThisRusticHome on Etsy for $30+ (available in three sizes).

    22. A Winifred Sanderson figure to ~pop~ on a shelf or your desk if, like me, you plan on watching Hocus Pocus every single day of October (and probably into November as well).

    Spirit Halloween

    Promising review: "Great funko! Extremely detailed and makes a great addition to my Hocus Pocus collection!" β€”Lucy

    Get it from Spirit Halloween for $12.99.

    23. And a plaid storage bin to throw your odds and ends in so even your piles of random stuff look cute.


    Promising review: "I have a bunch of these bins now. The pattern is bold and printed well. They’re very strong and durable and have held up to daily use." β€”Cora

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four sizes and three colors).

    Fall has arrived, so hurry and get to decorating!


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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