10 Pieces of Dorm Room Wall Art That Aren’t Cheesy Posters

Ditch the usual Andy Warhol print or Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster for some unique (and affordable) artwork.


Home Sweet Dorm Art Print

Photo by etsy.com

Feeling homesick or missing the comforts of your childhood bedroom? Make that little space your own with this print.

To buy: $1.50 for 8” x 11” downloadable print, etsy.com/PrintableSky


Myan Soffia La La Land Art Print

Photo by urbanoutfitters.com

When homework overload starts to take over, this print can transport you to a dreamy, vintage-inspired world. You can frame it, but the white border makes it look finished enough to hang up on its own.

To buy: $29 for a 12” x 12” print, urbanoutfitters.com



Photo by minted.com

With this piece, you’ll always have a pretty bouquet in your room. Hang it on the walls or prop it up on your desk to add some subtle color to your space.

To buy: $31 for a framed 5” x 7” print, minted.com


Scratch Map

Photo by papersource.com

This looks like a regular map poster, but it has a gold foil top. Those with wanderlust will like keeping track of all of their travels by scratching off the countries they’ve visited— there's a surprise underneath.

To buy: $23 for 11.5" x 16.5" poster, papersource.com.


Ombre Waves

Photo by minted.com

Beach waves get today’s trendy ombré treatment in this calming print. This limited edition artwork comes in different shades of blue: Turquoise Sea, Caribbean Blue, and Indigo Blue. If you get it framed, you can choose between 11 frame styles.

To buy: $31 for a framed 5” x 7” print, minted.com


Savannah Story Bust, Giraffe

Photo by anthropologie.com

A bit tongue-in-cheek with a touch of whimsy, this papier-mâché animal head is definitely a conversation starter for when friends come over. It’s made of recycled cement bags and pages from vintage French books. If you’re not a fan of giraffes, there are also rhino and zebra heads.

To buy: $68, anthropologie.com


Bicycle Illustrated Art Print

Photo by riflepaperco.com

Perfect for the fashion-obsessed, this print created by French illustrator, author, photographer, and all-around chic trendsetter, Garance Doré, brings a bit of grown-up elegance to any dorm room.

To buy: $24 for a 8” x 10” print, riflepaperco.com


Palette by Kent Youngstrom

Photo by luluandgeorgia.com

If your tastes lean a bit more modern, this bright, abstract print will transform your drab dorm room. The vivid colors make it easy to pair with any décor palette, from bright hues to more neutral tones.

To buy: $32 for a 11” x 14” print, luluandgeorgia.com


Portland, Oregon Map Print

Photo by etsy.com

Display a little shout out to your hometown. This heart-shaped artwork features a vintage map, comes in different sizes, and is available in a round version, too.

To buy: starts at $15, etsy.com.


Don’t Worry, Be Happy Print

Photo by riflepaperco.com

This cheerful print will get you through midterms and finals. Frame it and hang it near your desk, so you can stay motivated if (when?) you pull an all-nighter.

To buy:  $24 for a 8” x 10” print, riflepaperco.com