Get your home interior design budget estimate

back arrow

Kitchen Budget Calculator

Hostel room decoration ideas

  • Interior Design
Aug 17, 2023
Dorm room ideas - Beautiful Homes

Transform your hostel room into a vibrant and cosy space that feels like home away from home

Bidding adieu to your safe havens and moving to a new city and a new place for education can prove to be an equally exciting and intimidating experience. While it may seem trivial to some, the thought or should I say, over-thinking about the not-so-cosy hostel rooms puts a damper on the moods at times. While college plays a dominant role in shaping your career, hostel is crucial in contributing towards mental well-being, productivity and social interaction. They are not just places for relaxation; they also serve as study spaces for students. A thoughtfully decorated room can contribute to improved focus and productivity. By organising study materials, creating a clutter-free workspace, and incorporating motivational elements, individuals can create an environment that enhances concentration and encourages academic success.

Hostel room décor doesn’t have to be boring! An environment where many aspects of daily life are shared or restricted, personalisation and décor can empower individuals and contribute to a sense of independence and identity. Decorating a hostel room can be a fun and creative way to personalise your space and make it feel more like home. With a few changes, you can turn your hostel space into a vibrant and cosy place. Here are some ideas that will help you create the perfect atmosphere for your stay.


Hostel Room Decoration Ideas

1. A Welcoming Door

A welcoming door can set the tone for your entire living space. When you decorate your door design in an inviting and creative manner, it creates a positive first impression for both yourself and others who enter your room. It can make your room stand out and leave a lasting impression on visitors. It can be a fun and fulfilling activity that helps you channel your artistic side. Whether you paint, use decals, hang posters, or display personal mementos, the process of creating your welcoming door can be a form of self-discovery and a way to showcase your talents.

2. Wall Art

If you want to add some visual interest to your walls without using nails or hooks, hang posters, prints, or tapestries on the walls to add colour and personality to the room. You can choose artwork that reflects your interests, such as movie posters, landscapes, or abstract designs. You can display your favourite photos and memories by hanging them on a string with clothespins or using a photo grid. You can also create a collage on one wall using printed photos or polaroids. You can even pick up postcards from where you’ve been and hang them around as reminders of all the amazing places you’ve visited. Consider using removable wall decals or stickers. They come in various designs and can be easily applied and removed without damaging the walls. Get creative and make your own artwork or crafts to hang on the walls. 

Wall décor ideas for hostel room - Beautiful Homes

Designed by Srila Chatterjee

You can paint a canvas, create a collage, or even make a dreamcatcher or macrame wall hanging. Having something visual on the walls gives an instant feeling of home and makes you feel more comfortable.

Hostel room décor - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Beautiful Homes Services

3. Don’t Forget the Lighting

Home lighting is essential for creating atmosphere – whether you want bright lights during the day or moody lighting at night – make sure to bring along some lamps to create the perfect lighting for your stay. Decorative string lights are a great option too. They can instantly add a cosy and warm ambiance to your room. Hang them along the walls, across the ceiling, or around your bed for a soft and inviting glow. You can create a whimsical atmosphere by hanging fairy lights from the ceiling to create a dreamy canopy effect over your bed.

4. Bring in Some Plants

Adding greenery to your room is a great way to make it look more inviting and brighten up the space. Not only do they look good, but they also help purify the air. Indoor plants can bring life and freshness to your hostel room. Choose low-maintenance plants like succulents or small potted herbs that don't require much sunlight or care. 

Hostel room decoration ideas - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Unsplash

Student room décor ideas - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Pexels

5. Get Some Cushions and Throws

Adding a colourful rug or a few throw pillows can make your hostel room feel cosier.  Pillows and cosy blankets add extra comfort to the room, plus it’s fun to mix up colours and patterns to create a unique design. Look for rugs or pillows that match your preferred colour scheme or add a pop of colour to the space.

6. Whiteboard or Corkboard

Hang a whiteboard or corkboard on one wall to keep track of important notes, reminders, or to display mementos like postcards or tickets. This will give the room a studious vibe and help you manage your assignments better.

Dorm room décor - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Pexels

Dorm room ideas - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Pexels

7. Room Dividers and Tapestries

If you want to create some privacy or divide your space, consider hanging curtains or using room dividers. This can help separate your sleeping area from your study or lounge space. You can also add some wall tapestries or rugs. These can easily be hung up on the walls or laid down on the floor for an instantly cosier feel. If you’re looking for something extra special, why not bring in a tapestry from your hometown or a rug from a local market?

8. Customise Your Bookshelf

When it comes to customising your bookshelf while decorating your hostel room, there are several creative and personalised options you can explore. It can range from colour coding your books to creating DIY bookends, putting up inspirational quotes and keeping a small planter. Place a small reading lamp on one of the shelves, add a comfortable cushion or chair nearby, and perhaps a bookmark or reading glasses holder. This setup will invite you to curl up with a book in a comfortable nook and craft a mini-library vibe. Remember to balance functionality with aesthetics. Make sure your books are easily accessible and organised so that you can find them when needed. Additionally, don't overcrowd the shelves to maintain a neat and visually pleasing arrangement. 

Decorate student room - Beautiful Homes

Designed by Cubspaces

With a few simple décor changes, you can turn your hostel room into something special that reflects your own personal style. Hostel room décor is important as it helps create a comfortable, personalised, and aesthetically pleasing living environment. Remember to check with your hostel's rules and regulations before making any permanent changes or using adhesives that may damage the walls. It's always a good idea to use removable and non-damaging options whenever possible. Have fun and get creative with it!


For the most interesting, well-designed décor products to bring character into your hostel room designs, step into Beautiful Homes with Asian Paints services. With a curation of products and solutions from multiple brands under one single roof, this is your one-stop shop to create a home or space that tells your unique story. Whether you’re looking to choose functional yet quirky objects to complement your hostel room décor on a budget or products and finishes to echo your personality in your home interior design, Beautiful Homes Services houses everything from furnishings and fixtures. Visit our stores, available in all major cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar, Ernakulum, Raipur, Ooty, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, etc., to experience our range of services and products firsthand.

Get started with Beautiful Homes by Asian Paints

Leave your information and we will call you to book your preferred consultation slot

Please enter your Full Name
Please enter your Pincode
Please enter your Mobile Number +91
Please enter your Email ID

By proceeding, you are authorizing Asian Paints and its suggested contractors to get in touch with you through calls, sms, or e-mail.


Thank You!

We value your interest in Asian Paints - Beautiful Homes. We will get in touch with you to customise your package.

Tell us more and you may qualify for a

special appointment!

Get a special appointment
1/ 4

What’s the status of your home possession?

2/ 4

What’s the condition of your home/space?

prev Previous Question

Will you be living in your space during the renovation ?

, Previous Question
3/ 4

Is your interior design budget over 4 lakhs?

prev Previous Question
, Previous Question
4/ 4

Book next available appointment slots with our experts!

prev Previous Question

DEC 2023

27 FRI
31 MON

JAN 2024

01 WED
02 THU
03 FRI
05 MON
06 TUE
07 WED
08 THU

Please Select Date and Day

Previous Question

Something went wrong!

We were unable to receive your details. Please try submitting them again.
To reschedule or cancel, call toll-free
Submit again

Appointment Scheduled!

Thank you for giving an opportunity to Asian Paints Beautiful Homes Service! Our Customer Experience Specialist will get in touch with you soon.

Appointment Date & time

17 Oct 23, 03.00PM - 04.00PM

To reschedule or cancel, call toll-free

Thank You!

Our team will contact you for further details.
Interior Design Budget Calculator

Get an approximate budget for your home interior design by sharing your space details. test

Similar Articles