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12 Cheap And Easy Ideas To Decorate Your Dorm Room For Halloween

If you're reading this, you're probably already pumped up for the Halloween season. And let me tell you, you certainly came to the right place. Halloween is great for many reasons — from the candy, the festive drinks, and planning parties with your squad, to dressing up as whoever or whatever you want to be. But, one of the most exciting parts about this season that sometimes doesn't get enough attention is decorating. You can deck out your place with scary, silly, or just plain old cute decor, and it's all perfectly acceptable. This year, keep it cheap and easy with some fun items to decorate your dorm room for Halloween.

Don't get worried just yet; we're all living that broke college student lifestyle, so I'm not about to suggest you hit up a super boujee place and get yourself the most lavish decorations in town. In fact, the best decorations don't have to cost very much at all. With just the right tips, you can have the best Halloween dorm in the hall.

Where are these tips, might you ask? Well, thanks to the Internet, the ideas are endless. In this case, Twitter had some great insight to offer. Users have shared their go-to Halloween decorations, and I've gone through and picked out the best, most dorm-friendly options. Here are 12 cheap, easy, and fun ways to decorate your dorm room this ghostly season.

1. Spooky Halloween Gallery Wall

The secret to the easiest Halloween decorations? Switch up the decor you already have. Exchange your normal gallery wall for a few spooky additions.

2. Your Very Own Personalized Pumpkin

This isn't your normal pumpkin-carving, folks. Go all out and make your pumpkin express your chic style. Round up the girls one afternoon and get creative with paints, glitter, studs, and whatever else you can think of.

3. Balloon Animal Decorations

Are there any really good ballon animal artists in your hall? No? That's totally OK. A few YouTube tutorials will have you creating cheap and spooky AF decor within minutes.

4. A Spider Web Frame

All you really need to do for this webbed decor is make a trip to the dollar store. Assembly is quicker than you can say, “Boo!” Plus, you end up with a really cute frame you can use year after year.

5. Skeletons In A Jar

Looking for something a little creepier? Sounds like you might be into this option. These skeletons in a jar are just spooky enough to be perfect for the Halloween season.

6. LED Pumpkin Lights

In your dorm room, you really can't really go wrong with string lights to set the vibes. String lights with little pumpkins? It's an ideal Halloween decoration.

7. Spider Web Bowls And Candy

These spider web bowls make super cute decorations all by themselves. If you really want to spice things up, you can add some seasonal candy in the bowls. People will be at your door all month long.

8.  A Really Big Spider Web

Not into the tiny DIYs? Go big or go home with this giant spider web. Plaster it on your dorm wall, outside your door, or on your ceiling.

9. Decorative Festive Pillows

Adding Halloween spirit to your bed or couch can be as easy as adding a pillow cover. DIY one with your friends, or buy a cheap one on Amazon. Bonus points? You can reuse these for forever.

10. Mummy Mason Jars

How cute are these mummy mason jars? You'll only have to spend a few bucks at the dollar store to achieve this cute look. Add in some tea lights for instant mood lighting, and you're set.

11. Glow Stick Broomsticks

TBH, I don't quite know what you're supposed to do with these, but I know what I'd do. Whip them up, hang them on your dorm room door, and give them to your friends to hang on theirs. It's an instant broom-squad, and they're oh-so-adorable.

12. Bat Wall Decals

Decals can sometimes run on the more expensive side, but if you play your cards right, you can score some for just a few bucks. These bat wall stickers add just the right touch of Halloween spirit to your place, without going overboard.

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Tessa Harvey

Staff Writer

Elite Daily writer, creator, coffee junkie. Passionate about dogs, social justice, and the environment.
Elite Daily writer, creator, coffee junkie. Passionate about dogs, social justice, and the environment.

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