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Channel Your Inner Cher Horowitz and Design a “Clueless”-Themed Dorm Room

published Jul 28, 2023
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Graphic with still from Clueless with Cher (Alicia Silverstone) putting on lipliner in a mirror, surrounded by images of a pink wavy mirror, lavender retro alarm clock, lavender sequins. Sticker reads "Aesthetic on a budget"
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The ‘90s are back, baby! And if you’re a lover of classic rom-coms, nostalgic one-liners, or absolutely iconic outfits, it doesn’t get more ’90s than the 1995 teen flick Clueless. If Cher Horowitz’s preppy ‘fits or Tai Frasier’s grungy vibes speak to you on a deep level like they do to me, you might consider channeling their looks into your dorm design. 

From bright and bold patterns to muted and soft pastels, Clueless showcases the best of the ’90s. And sure, it’s mostly the fashion and music that evoke the pre-2000s vintage fun, but those same vibes can easily double as decor as well.

Of course, Cher “But this is an Alaïa!” Horowitz wasn’t exactly known to be the budgeting type, but you can absolutely still get her and her Beverly Hills crew’s aesthetics for your dorm without breaking the bank. Below, check out seven affordable products that can transform your space into a Clueless aesthetic — all for under $200 total.

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This rug is a chic way to liven up (and add a pop of color to) the rather dull flooring of your dorm! The bright colors are reminiscent of the film’s opening title sequence, and stepping onto this rug every morning from bed would give the perfect welcome burst of energy to start your day.

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Having a plain mirror on your wall? As if! This pink wavy mirror is a much more fun option to hang up in your dorm. While it can’t pick your outfits out for you like Cher’s high-tech equipment, it’s at least an upgrade from the standard-issue rectangular mirror most dorms come with.

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These fluffy pink throw pillow covers are totally reminiscent of Cher Horowitz's famous fuzzy pen. They’re a fun accent for your dorm bed, and add a simple and elegant touch of color.

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A cozy blanket is so important for college dorm life — especially during the winter months, when all you want to do is curl up and forget about studying for finals. This pastel pink shearling throw blanket goes perfectly with the throw pillow covers, creating a matchy-matchy vibe that screams Clueless.

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A fun and affordable way to add personal flair to your dorm is by creating a ’90s-inspired photo wall using a combination of your own pictures with family and friends alongside pics that showcase throwback fashion, Beverly Hills, and even the cast of Clueless. Bonus points if you and your friends dress up in matching plaid skirt suit sets and put on your own photo shoot for this wall.

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Cher Horowitz used cheetah print for the background wallpaper of her electronic closet technology, and you can incorporate the retro trend with this pink cheetah print tapestry that can go above the bed of your dorm to add some color and pattern to an otherwise plain wall.

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A great way to bring the ’90s aesthetic to your dorm is by using this pastel purple retro flip clock, which has a minimalistic design with a pop of color that’s super nostalgic. Also, the color of this clock perfectly matches the pants that Cher wore when she and Josh shared their first kiss in the movie, so it’s bound to bring good luck, right?

Raniya Fatteh


Raniya is a 19-year-old community college student living in the Bay Area. She is studying sociology and wants to use it to pursue digital marketing or data analytics. She hopes to transfer to a four-year school in 2024. She was on the color guard team in high school and was part of a competitive civics team called We the People. She also developed a passion for statistics during her first semester of college and now works as a statistics tutor. She loves to travel and has visited over 30 countries so far.

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