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7 Cute Dorm Mini Fridges That Double as Decor

published Jul 25, 2023
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4 dorm-sized fridges on graphic colored background
Credit: Clockwise from top left: Summit, Insignia, Joy, Galanz

When I daydreamed about my perfect college dorm room decor, a beautiful image came to mind: colorful framed prints hung on the wall, a gold desk organizer meticulously styled, and my bed topped with the comfiest throw pillows. You know what didn’t come to mind? A mini fridge. 

Mini fridges are a dorm room staple. They help students keep snacks and drinks (or beauty products like moisturizers and eye masks) cool, but they aren’t typically considered dorm decor. At best, they’re overlooked when determining the aesthetic of a space — a necessary but blah appliance that kind of just blends in. At worst, they’re an eyesore that ruins the vibe of the whole space. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

In fact, mini fridges come in a variety of designs and colors beyond the standard plain gray steel. Some eye-catching options include ones with retro door handles for a vintage vibe or a bright pink colorway to complete your Barbiecore look. Whatever dorm style you desire, there’s a mini fridge out there that will complement it and tie your whole space together. Here are seven options that do just that.

1 / 7
was $149.99

This mini fridge has a minimalist look on the outside, but it maximizes the space on the inside, thanks to its separate refrigerator and freezer compartments. You can pick a neutral color, such as black or white, or one that will serve as a pop of color for your space, like aqua or mustard.

2 / 7
was $169.00

This fridge not only provides a solid amount of food and drink storage, but it also has a unique element: a black dry-erase surface for doodles, to-do lists, and inspirational quotes to get you through late nights spent doing homework. You can store your leftovers and channel your inner artiste at the same time.

3 / 7
was $129.00

This mini fridge is for those students who really use their meal plan. At only 1.7 cubic feet, this appliance really puts the “mini” in mini fridge, so it’s ideal for someone who is tight on space and just needs a place to store a small amount of snacks and beverages.

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This mini fridge is a great option if you love your fruits and veggies because it features a “fresh keeper” bin, which will help produce last longer. The design offers a retro but simple feel, and it comes in colors like mint, red, white, blue, and cream.

5 / 7

This two-door fridge’s subtle design fits in with any decor style, but the gold, contrasting door handles make it an especially good choice for industrial, art deco, and mid-century modern aesthetics. It’s also compact, features a freezer compartment, and comes in black, stainless steel, and white.

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With its bright white exterior and shiny copper handle, this mini fridge will make any dorm feel more like a contemporary apartment. Featuring an automatic defrost process, it helps decrease the amount of maintenance you’ll need to put into the fridge — because who wants to chip away at ice chunks when you could be studying?

7 / 7
Best Buy
was $279.99

Who knew food could be stored in such style? For those no longer on a meal plan, this 4.5-cubic-foot fridge offers more storage than the typical mini fridge, including multiple door racks to keep your favorite sodas cold, and freezer storage for ice cream, Popsicles, and more. This appliance comes in either mint or red, so you know you’re making a bold statement either way.

Camille Penick

Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Camille is a 20-year-old, full-time college student and a part-time content creator. Ever since the beginning of college, she has had a passion for social media marketing and video/photography content creation. Camille even owns her own business for marketing.

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