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Create a Groovy Disco Ball Dorm Room for Under $100

published Sep 8, 2023
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Collage of disco ball images: one pink disco ball, one room with multiple hanging disco balls, and one disco ball planter
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Looking to add a little ’70s spice to your dorm room? Well, there’s nothing more ’70s than disco! Whether you’re a longtime Donna Summer enthusiast or you’re newly obsessed with mirror balls like the rest of TikTok, you can give your ~pad~ a glamorous update with ease — and maybe with enough money left over to buy yourself some ABBA records! 

Disco balls don’t always come cheap (some retailers are selling mirror balls for almost $200), but you don’t have to break the bank to add disco charm to your dorm room. Below are six affordable products that can help you feel as if you’ve time-traveled back to the 1970s and are on your way to tear up the dance floor — all for less than $100! 

Pretty groovy, right? 

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There’s nothing like a good piece of wall art to influence the vibe of your dorm. This disco ball cherry downloadable print would be a stylish addition to your dorm — the shiny mirror balls are playful enough on their own, but the cherries add an extra dose of fun.

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A good old-fashioned disco ball is a must-have item in any disco dorm room — but no one said it had to be the standard silver! Hanging this hot pink disco ball in your space adds an eye-catching pop of color that would make me want to have a spontaneous dance party with my friends. Just call me Disco Barbie.

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Twinkling fairy lights, step aside. These shiny string lights are an affordable way to pay homage to the iconic disco era and evoke the fun atmosphere of the dance floor… even when you're trapped in your dorm room because you’re cramming for finals.

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This disco ball hanging plant holder is a funky way to showcase some faux greenery, merging style with functionality. Plants can have a calming effect on spaces (yes, even fake ones), so this disco plant holder brings both lively disco energy and chill, earthy vibes to your dorm room.

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The disco ball design on this mousepad will instantly transport you back to the vibrant disco era (despite using it to operate a piece of modern technology). It also serves as a smooth and comfortable surface for your computer mouse, which can be extremely helpful when you’re working on those grueling, 10-page midterm papers.

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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