Let’s face it — your future dorm room isn’t going to be that dream paradise the day you move in. The truth is that most dorm rooms don’t come decked out like those cool design sites. Usually designed with function over appearance in mind, you’re going to have your work cut out for you in terms of designing a bedroom and workspace that fits your personality and style. Luckily, OCM offers plenty of options for posters and wall décor that will work well with just about any theme or dorm room. It’s hard to pick, but here’s our top 3 dorm poster ideas for freshman.
World Map Scratch Map Poster
You’re a traveler at heart, and you plan on spending the next four years taking advantage of what your campus has to offer through international study abroads and maybe even going on solo trips to explore the world around you. That’s awesome! Plus, you may be too much of a wanderer to be confined to a dorm room, but you can always show off your adventurous spirit with a poster perfect for the backpacker or jet-setter.
The World Map Scratch Map poster is more than just a map — it’s interactive! Once you cross a destination off your to-see list, head over to your map and use a coin to literally cross off your conquest. The more places you visit, the faster you’ll see your map transform from a singular color to a full-color map. It’s not just motivating; it’s a piece of art you can truly say you created!
Superhero Distressed Retro Vintage Tin Signs
If loving superheroes is wrong, then we don’t want to be right! With all these awesome superhero reboots in the works, it’s hard not to be nostalgic for our favorite comic book stars and movie legends. That’s why when we saw the Distressed Retro Vintage Tin Signs for Thor and Green Lantern, we knew we had to have them!
There’s a few reasons why we love this style in particular. First of all, superheroes look great on anybody’s dorm wall. The bright and bold colors make it great to accessorize with, and with so many awesome superhero themed DIY’s out there, you can’t go wrong. And finally, the distressed vintage look is still winning us over by being a trend that transcends the years. Putting it in tin gives it an extra flair.
We’re so over those cheesy posters you probably saw a ton while you were in high school. You know the ones — they say something short and to the point like “Get the Job Done” and feature a picture of a pretty blue sky. Pass. If we’re going to have a poster motivate us, we want one that actually talks about our life like it is.
That’s why we want a poster like the Live Your Life version. Not only is it really well designed with super modern typography, it also speaks to us. It reminds us that life isn’t just one motivational quote — it’s a whole lot more than that! It’s remembering to smile or enjoy the little things to appreciate the bigger ones. This poster also complements another favorite, the Be Awesome poster, which together can add a pop of color to the walls while still inspiring. With these posters, we’re ready to conquer the world!