Going to an out-of-state school can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to decorate your dorm room. Whether you’re flying or driving to school, it can be difficult to buy things before you get there and sometimes you really have to narrow down what you’re going to bring. Here are some tips for how to decorate your dorm room to make it feel a little bit more like home, especially if you’re far away.
My roommate and I are both out-of-staters, so we both brought some items that would remind us of our hometowns. We also brought lots of knick-knacks and pictures to fill the room.
My shelfs are stocked with my favorite items such as fashion books, romantic comedies, inspiration quotes and cute little accessories that remind me of my room back home.
My roomie, Carly (whom I am so lucky to have), brought pictures, movies and knick-knacks to remind her of friends and family back home.
Carly is from Texas, so she brought a little antique to remind her of home. You can find trinkets like this at any antique store — or your grandparents’ basement! There’s always interesting novelty items floating around down there.
Carly and her friends decorated mailboxes and then wrote each other notes to read when they get homesick. She’s found this very helpful as she is so far away from home. And it’s also a cute way to dress up the room.
Pictures and quotes are other great things to add to your room. The quotes will motivate you when you’re feeling homesick, stressed out or just having a bad day. The pictures will remind you of all your great high school memories, and reassure you that your old friends are just a phone call away.
I hope these tips will help you to feel more at home in your dorm room, and if you’re feeling homesick, go get involved! You’ll meet some great people and have a whole new positive outlook on college.
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