I have just started my senior year of college! My last year decorating my dorm room, living near my best friends, and sharing the dreaded communal bathroom. I go to school over 900 miles from my hometown, so I don’t go home often other than long breaks. It’s so important to me that I make my dorm room feel like home. If you are a freshman just beginning your college journey, your dorm room is not only a great place to express your personality, but to combat the homesickness you may feel if you are far from family, like me. As a senior in college, I am here to share with you some of my best tips on how to make your room feel homey.
PICTURES. When I hang pictures in my room, I immediately begin to feel at home. It is a perfect reminder of those who are cheering me on at school from far away. I hung my pictures on twine with small clothes hangers. It is simple but makes all the difference and you will walk out of school with a collection of printed pictures to save forever.
RUGS/BEDSPREAD. Having rugs on the floor adds color to your room and covers the blankness of the floor, like how the pictures on your wall will cover the white walls. Pick a bright color scheme to brighten your room and to match your decorations, too.
PLANTS. This year I am living in a single and sometimes it can feel lonely. Having a succulent in my room gives me something living to take care of. I have a cactus planted in a mason jar by my window. Cacti are great because they don’t need much care, so they will last forever.
SKINCARE. A great way to feel at home in your dorm room is to bring along your skincare from home. Making your dorm feel like home is not all about decorating, but about bringing your daily routine and habits. While you may not have your family with you all the time, you can at least have things that make you feel like you are at home. Doing your usual skincare routine in your dorm room will help keep you confident and healthy wherever you are in the world.
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