9 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.


Statement Medallion Tapestry

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Hanging tapestries on your wall is one of the biggest dorm room decor trends right now. No need to hang multiple posters, just snag one of these for your entire wall—even your roommate will approve.

To buy: $39, urbanoutfitters.com.


Cavallini NYC Subway Map Wrapping Paper

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Whether NYC is your hometown or your dream destination, this map gives a colorful glimpse into New York’s subway system. Similar to the maps displayed in every subway car—this piece will be great addition to your room.

To buy: $5, papersource.com.


Cactus Print Art

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If your style is more understated and you prefer to abide by “less is more,” this print is for you. Bring southwest vibes to your room with this simple image of a cactus that gives a burst of color without overwhelming your space.

To buy: $7, etsy.com.


“I Love San Francisco” Print

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This cute map will add some west coast charm to any space. Made with real gold foil, this piece will add a little shine to your room while giving you taste of the Bay Area.

To buy: $36-$56 (unframed), minted.com.


Wallies Removable Extra Large Chalkboard Panel

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If you can’t decide on what you want to see every morning when you wake up—this chalkboard panel is what you’re looking for. Perfect for someone who’s a bit more creative and wants to draw her own changeable wall art. It can also serve as a great way to keep track of upcoming tasks.

To buy: $30, papersource.com.


Be Kind Wall Pennant

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If you aren’t quite ready to try out the tapestry trend this can be another unique alternative to typical dorm room decor. This simple pennant displays a sweet message and will not take up too much of your limited wall real estate.

To buy: $17, papersource.com.


Maina Medallion Tapestry

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To go along with the tapestry trend, this one will bring calming vibes to your space all year long. It comes in four different colors to go along with any color scheme you may have in mind.

To buy: $24, urbanoutfitters.com.


Friends Wall Art Frame

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If you’re looking for a more personal touch but don’t want to tape up dozens on photos all over your wall—this piece is for you. This personalized wall art allows you display a picture of you and your best friend with a sweet message below.

To buy: $25, thingsremembered.com.


Be Bold Pennant Flag

Photo by artandaroma.etsy.com

Starting college can sometimes be nerve-wracking. This sweet pennant will give you a little reminder to step outside of your comfort zone and take advantage of all the opportunities ahead of you.

To buy: $24-$32, artandaroma.etsy.com.