5 Simple Tips To Make Your Dorm Room Feel More Like Home
It's back to school season and here in Colorado college freshman are moving into their new homes. Welcome to dorm life!
Starting college and moving into the dorms can be tough - especially if you're not used to having a bland and boring living space shared with someone else. But you don't have to feel homesick - here are 5 simple changes to help make your new dorm room feel more like home sweet home.
1. Get a Rug
Adding in a nice, cushy rug to your dorm will make the space feel warm and cozy. Plus, you can pick something that will add a pop of color and make your room feel a little less bland. Your feet will thank you, especially in the winter.
2. Hang Some Photos And Art
Nothing says "home sweet home" like pictures of family and friends hanging on your walls or resting on your dresser. Bring your favorite poster or painting from home. Get creative and make a collage, or hang a bulletin board on your wall where you can change out your pictures as you make new memories.
3. Integrate Work And Play
You'll be spending a lot of time in your dorm studying, so it's important to have a creative workspace to help keep your mind sharp. However, it shouldn't all be about work, right? Find a way to have fun in your dorm, too! Whether that's adding a small tv for study break video games or a small table for playing cards with your roomie - you can make your dorm room a place you enjoy spending time!
4. Cover Your Windows
A curtain rod and some nice flowing curtains can totally change the feel (and look) in a small and bright space - even some simple blinds will make a difference. Choose something with a pattern to add a design element to the room, or choose something dark to keep the sunlight out on those mornings you want to get a few extra hours of sleep.
5. Invest In Comfortable Bedding
Throw pillows, plush blankets, and silky soft sheets can make all the difference when you're feeling homesick. Not only will you have a safe and comfortable place to lay your head, but you will also have a nice area to look at when you're hanging out in your dorm room.