With school back in session, it’s finally time to return to your dorm room on campus. While cohabitating with others can often be the ultimate test, the start of a new semester marks an opportune time for experimenting with your personal decor style. If you’re having trouble connecting with an aesthetic, why not consult with your chart to see what truly aligns? The fall semester always starts when the sun is in Virgo—so it’s the ultimate time to make concise decorating decisions that speak to the soul.
Astrology is a tool that can help in finding the right vibe for you. Let the stars be your guide in figuring out how to level up your dorm decor this semester. Since most students don’t have the budget to hire their own interior designer (in case anyone forgot, student loans are still a thing), we’ve stepped in to provide some suggestions on the best dorm room decor ideas based on each zodiac sign. From TikTok’s whimsigoth trend to Y2K fluffy floor pillows to inflatable couches—the cosmos will help channel the right energy to make the semester fun and chill. Think of this as a celestial vibe check for your dorm room.
Being that Aries have a zest for life, they will opt to have bright primary colors for bedding to represent their assertive, daring, brave, and optimistic nature. Expect to see mementos of their former glories in the form of awards and photos of their besties tacked on the walls to denote their fabulousness and social status amongst their peer group. As long as there’s a mini fridge full of carbonated canned drinks next to bean bag chairs, Aries will find solace and comfort in their dorm.
As long as there’s something scented in the room, this earth sign will always be able to breathe a sigh of relief. (Unfortunately for them, burning candles and incense is usually against on-campus residence policies though.) The overall vibe is giving self-care but make it luxurious and sustainable. The bull will choose to decorate their room with moody earth tones, textured rugs, and a counter for gourmet snacks to embrace their innate hedonistic nature. (If they’re feeling spicy, you might spot a pop of cow print somewhere in the mix.) They’re probably the only zodiac sign you can count on to have a tea or coffee station in their dorm room complete with all the premium fixings.
If a pixie and a philosopher came together, it would represent the decor style of this twin star. White string lights will wrap around their bunk bed (which is especially useful for late-night studying and resting) that has soft and silky bedding in silver tones for sweet dreams so they can stay focused on their homework. Bookshelves with everything from fashion magazines to Foucault to paint-by-numbers will consume the space of their room because this zodiac sign revels in their airy intellect that contains and consumes diverse information.
Cancers like to curate a nest of security for themselves as a form of emotional protection, which means that they’ll have a bunch of soft pillows and weighted blankets in different fabrics to safeguard their tough exterior. (When you suddenly run out of tissues, you know which door to knock on.) These sensitive souls will opt for sentimental items that remind them of home, proudly putting photos of their family on display along with some personal memorabilia carefully placed on their desk so it’s always within view whenever they’re feeling homesick. As long as a television screen is within close range to their bed, the crab will find it easy to decompress between classes.
The lion will go for bold prints when it comes to bedding and matching accessories. A checkerboard robe and Dusen Dusen slippers will hang next to a quirky mirror in the center of the room that allows them to view their favorite person: themselves. A smart bulb will help them embrace their passionate sentiments—especially when it’s set to red, yellow, or orange—along with a desk full of colored pencils and drawing paper to help them lean into their creativity.
Organization is the key to success for Virgos, so they always have a place for everything. They’ll even use the storage space under their beds. Expect their closets to have a home for every item and be clutter-free. Virgos tend to prefer minimalistic decor, so they’ll keep it simple when it comes to bedding. This earth sign loves a vase full of freshly picked flowers, coordinating desk accessories, and healing crystals within their work space to ensure the mercurial energy that surrounds them is positive.
The downside to dorm life for Libras is the lack of closet space allotted to this Venusian sign. Expect their clothes to spill over to a rack stationed between their desk and bed. Lush fabrics in an array of complimentary vibrant colors will serve as pillows, while their throw blanket is made of rich chenille or velvet. Surrounding their bed will be framed posters and prints of their favorite artists, gallery exhibitions, and a few muses to ensure that it’s the first and last thing they see everyday.
Whimsigoth decor with jewel-toned sheets, celestial motifs, dried flowers hanging on the door, and tinsel curtains is the look that aligns the most with Scorpio’s brooding intensity. (Think Practical Magic meets Tim Burton and Stevie Nicks to grasp the ultimate dorm room vibe they’re going for.) The witchy fairytale aesthetic is perfect for the moody and mystical scorpion, as they’ll have fringe lamps, tarot decks, and astrology books scattered amongst Virginia Woolf literature, calculus binders, and apothecary jars filled with toiletries or essential oils.
As the most playful zodiac sign, Sagittarius is the life of the party. Therefore, they’ll need a whole section of their dorm room dedicated to fun games such as Twister and Jenga. An inflatable sofa in bright blue with LED neon signage across the walls is perfect for the rambunctious fire sign. Their adventurous and globe-trotting nature will entice them to have a cork memo board filled with photos from their travels—as well as vision boards to inspire greatness for their future.
The entrepreneurial and innovative sign Capricorn will likely have a neutral palette for their bedding because patterns are too distracting, framed posters on the walls from their favorite concerts, a stack of self-help books with hacks on how to get ahead in life on the floor, and three smart devices that they’re switching between. Naturally, their desk is the focal part of the room so it’s accessorized with all the latest gadgets–they’re super punctual so the timer stays on during all occasions. As long as there are blackout shades to deflect the glare of the computer screen out of their eyes, this goat will be set for success.
Abstract bedding with unique shapes and funky colors paired with modern wall tapestries is the vibe that Aquarians gravitate toward. The water-bearer, who often gets on their soapbox to preach their POV, will have several signs with inspirational quotes and posters of iconic historical figures plastered on their walls to remind them to attain greatness at all times. A record player, huge houseplants, and plush pillows can be put in the corner under their candy-colored Y2K themed floor cushions.
Due to their absorbent nature, Pisces need to live in a tranquil environment where they can unwind from the stress of the outside world. And, being that these fishies are water signs, they’ll find comfort in colors that remind them of the deep blue sea where their thoughts can flow freely within the dark abyss. But it’s also important for Pisces to stay organized so don’t be surprised to see color coded filing cabinets so their work doesn’t get lost with their imaginative minds in the clouds. Hydration is another key element for this sign so they’ll have a collection of Nalgene bottles on tap.