2019 Dorm Decor Trends & Picks from LeighDeux.com

May. The college decisions are made. Next Step? Dorms. What are the most important questions about the dorm room?

  1. Who’s the roommate?
  2. What building is it in?
  3. What’s it going to look like?

We can’t help with the first two, but we can talk about the style for next year’s dorm. We reached out to Dorm Decor expert Leigh Goodwin, creator and owner of LeighDeux.com ~ a local dorm and home decor company with a national following and some very popular dorm room styles.

What’s the Most Popular Item You Sell for Dorm Room Decor?

Our Headboard Pillow.

Our trademarked Headboard Pillow has grown beyond the cotton solids… we now offer an Ombre Stripe, a White Ostrich plush and custom leather headboard pillows. And in our collaboration with Laura Park called Monarch, we are doing a print in our Flutter design in three color ways. 

Shop the Headboard Pillow HERE. Available in 10 solid colors, eight velvet, and four metallics complement our home bedding collection. Available in twin and queen for home and dorm. Monogram a cotton headboard pillow for a personal touch.

What are the Trends in Dorm Decor for 2019?


Say goodbye to the all white room.  Color is back in the bedroom.  And that is great news for the dorm room because not only does color show less dirt, it brings happiness and joy to an otherwise very challenging palette of neutral cinder blocks walls and industrial flooring!

Shop the new LOVE EVOLVE collection HERE. This unique and creative textile design is an original piece of art by Sunny Stack Goode, winner of LD’s 2019 Textile Design Challenge. 

And Mixing.

Mixing pattern and texture is also big these days.  We layer our duvets in different patterns or roommates can mix and match our various prints.  The Sherpa and Tibetan throw pillows are a great way to add texture.  We offer an array of colors of Tibetan and Mongolian fur pillows on the site. 

Shop the new Monarch Collection at LeighDeux HERE. Monarch is a collaboration between locals Leigh Goodwin and artist Laura Park. It joins 6 other style collections, including several designs created by Charlotteans and / or young artists.

What’s Your #1 Recommendation for New Students?

Be sure to include a few of your favorite things from your room at home when you pack for your new room at school. Photos, a small artwork, keepsakes, personal touches. You can even design your own throw pillows with your favorite quote, nickname or instagram handle with LeighDeux at our website.

What’s an Easy Item to Add or Gift for Dorm Decor?

Monogrammed shams and personalized pillows. We offer several styles of monograms from traditional to modern and we now offer personalized pillows.  

Our beanbag cubes, floor pillows and quick dry towels are also great graduation gifts.  They come in 48 different print designs and add a pop of fun to any dorm room.


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