Room Decor Under $50: The Trendiest Pieces to Transform Your Room

Let’s face it; we could all use a little decor refresh.

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This post will show you the trendiest dorm room decor items under $50.

Just as we accessorize outfits, a room simply isn’t complete without its finishing touches.

I’ve rounded up the coolest art prints, wall decor, candles, lighting, pillows, and clothing displays that are majorly on-trend but won’t break the bank.

Read on for your ultimate guide to trendy room decor under $50.

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Matisse Art Print Set

A Matisse art print has become the #1 room decor must-have among fashionistas across social media this year. While Henri Matisse’s artwork is anything but new, his colorful, abstract works feel super fresh.

These prints are available as a set, so you can even use them to create your own gallery wall.

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“Be Mine” Art Print

This designer-inspired art print will show your passion for fashion while giving your wall a pop of color.

Retro Flowers Art Print

Somewhere between “avant-basic” and the coconut girl aesthetic is this retro flower print, and it’s perfection.

Chill Out Art Print

We all could use a reminder to “chill out” from time to time, especially when it’s displayed on a beachy, vintage-inspired print on archival paper.

Wall Decor

Art prints aren’t the only way to add a little flair to your walls.

It’s simple to transform the style of your room with hanging decor like mirrors, planters, and clocks.

Beaded Hanging Mirror

Not only are mirrors cute (and practical), but they will make your room feel larger.

Additionally, mirrors can also make your room look brighter since they reflect the sunlight from your windows.

This hanging, semi-circle mirror features oversized, wooden beads which give it a boho flair. Plus, it looks more expensive than its $10 price tag!

Abstract Pattern Wall Clock

Even though we heavily rely on our cell phones for telling the time, it’s always nice to have a wall clock for backup – especially one that features a trendy print!

The abstract, swirly print and sage green hue on this wall clock make this piece totally eye-catching.

Macrame Hanging Planter

Indoor plants are a proven mood booster and they are easy to incorporate into your room decor. Why not try an aesthetically pleasing hanging planter?


One of this year’s biggest decor trends is styling your space with unique candles in funky shapes and colors.

In fact, these candles are so eye-catching that you may not even want to burn them.

Bubble Cube Candle

Bubble cube candles have become a must-have thanks to their popularity on social media. The shape has a very retro feel which you can also stack (when not burning, of course!) for a fun display.

This candle is made from soy wax and features a grapefruit scent.

Duo Taper Candle

Twisted, taper candles are another notable candle trend that is taking over the rooms of just about every stylish influencer.

Be sure to opt for bright hues like neon pink or green to give your space a bold pop of color.


Yes, even your lighting can be on-trend. These hue-enhancing pieces will be the talk of your whole dorm.

Sunset Light Projector

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Move over LED lights, there’s a new lighting fixture taking over TikTok: the sunset light projector.

You can capture a golden hour glow within your own four walls with this light projector, which recently went viral on the app – because who doesn’t love a good sunset?

Cloud Wire Wall Light

This cloud-shaped wire wall light fixture is another way to upgrade your standard LED lights. The cute shape will add a dreamy touch to your room.


It may be the oldest trick in the book, but it’s for good reason! Accent pillows are a great way to add color, print, and texture to your space.

Yin Yang Landscape Pillow

I am completely obsessed with this pillow, which encapsulates so many of this season’s fashion trends.

The colorful, whimsical pattern and yin yang symbol are both popular this summer. This pillow will give your space retro vibes in a stylish, modern way.

Graphic Print Rectangular Pillow

Show off your personality with a graphic print pillow. This one features a pop of color and a playful, welcoming print.

Textured Throw Pillow

This colorful, textured throw pillow has a boho vibe with a modern feel. In addition to its multicolor tufted stripes, it features adorable tassel accents.

Rainbow Tufted Mini Throw Pillow

You can’t help but feel happy when looking at these rainbow, tufted mini throw pillows. Their smaller size and colorful, fuzzy rainbow prints will pop when decorating your bed or chair.

Clothing & Accessory Displays

Carrie Bradshaw said it best: “I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.”

In this case, go beyond your closet and bring some of your favorite clothing and accessories to the forefront by displaying them in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Garment Rack with Wood Shelf

Clothing racks are functional, giving you additional storage space for your clothes and shoes, while doubling as decor.

You can style your garment rack with your favorite clothing pieces to make your room feel like a store – but in the best way, since you own the items you’re eying!

Plus, displaying your favorite wardrobe items on a garment rack can be inspiring when you’re getting dressed by giving you a better visual of how to mix and match your pieces.

P.S. – if you are into filming TikToks, Reels, or other social media content, clothing racks also make for a cute background!

Gold Leaf Jewelry Stand

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Display your jewelry in an eye-catching way by opting for a jewelry stand with a cool design.

This gold palm leaf jewelry stand will give your room a luxe, tropical vibe while keeping your jewelry organized.

Sunrise Trinket Dish

How adorable is this trinket dish with a boho-inspired rising sun element? This handcrafted stone dish is perfect for storing your rings, earrings, and other small items on, and is under $15.

What do you think of these trendy room decor picks?

Which item is your favorite? Would you decorate your room with these items? Leave a comment and let us know below!

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