For many of us, moving away to college is our first experience of life away from home. With new roommates, new classes, a new campus, and a new stage of life staring you down at the start of the school year, it’s easy to feel equal parts exhilarated and—at least for the first couple months— a little overwhelmed. This is where a properly prepared dorm room comes in handy.
A calm oasis amidst the waves of novelty college brings, your dorm acts as a home base, carving out a corner of familiarity in your new environment. What better way to make it feel cozy than by adding a touch of Disney flair? You should decorate your dorm with whatever your favorite Disney movies are, of course, but if you have as hard a time picking a favorite as we do, take this quick quiz to help choose which movie to use as inspiration.
Choose a sidekick you wish you could bring with you to college:
Which of the following classes would you be most excited to sign up for?
Which of the following best describes your decoration aesthetic?
What’s your go-to comfort food?
Which of the following is most important to have in your room?
Pick a color:
What's the first thing you pack in your backpack?
What’s your dream holiday break destination?
When you get back to your dorm, what's the first thing you do?
Your ideal dorm decor inspiration is Alice in Wonderland!
Your first months of college can feel curious, if not positively mad. Your flair for whimsy and delight channels perfectly into Alice and Wonderland decorations. Something as simple as adding a mug to your desk to hold your collection of pens and pencils could be all you need to give your dorm that sweet Disney touch!
Your ideal dorm decor inspiration is Cinderella!
Neat and sweet decorations are your aesthetic’s defining attributes. Your fondness for classic styles lends itself perfectly to the styles of Cinderella. Try this sweet pillow pairing to add a cozy touch of Disney to your new dorm.
Your ideal dorm decor inspiration is Tangled!
Rapunzel knows all about the value of colorful decorations in cramped places. As your (college) life begins, let your artistic flair guide your dorm’s aesthetic. Try adding this sweet Disney Store print for a pop of color for your new home, or get even more ambitious and spend your last days of summer painting something yourself!
Your ideal dorm decor inspiration is UP!
Your unmatched sense of style and flair for fun style will undoubtedly make its mark upon your new home—using UP as your guide is just the cherry on top. Remind yourself that adventure is out there by hanging this cute ornament on your door handle, or DIY-ing some Wilderness Explorer pendants for your wall.
Your ideal dorm decor inspiration is The Lion King!
With your brave and loyal attitude, college is sure to be a roaring good time. Deck your dorm out with unique accents and colorful fabrics that’ll leave you worry free and make your room an oasis for all your friends. Try something like this wall tapestry (Target) or throw pillows to add a welcome pop of color to your new room.
Your ideal dorm decor inspiration is Peter Pan!
Just because you’re in college, doesn’t mean you have to grow up! Your youthful style lends itself to whimsical flourishes, like this Never Grow Up pillow from the Disney Store.
Your ideal dorm decor inspiration is Frozen!
Can’t hold back your excitement to be in college anymore? Your dorm decoration’s true north is the Nordic aesthetic featured in Frozen. Try some ornate mirrors to evoke Anna and Elsa’s childhood home’s style, or match your room to a cool-colored palette to channel this icy tale.
Your ideal dorm decor inspiration is Pirates of the Caribbean!
It’s all about a pirates life for you! Your rugged aesthetic and flair for adventure are sure to make college a whale of a good time. Amidst the new furniture, bedding and clothes you’ll be lugging with you to school, add a rustic accent—like this miniature treasure chest— for a homey feel.