Some people cannot wait to leave the nest so they can spread their wings and fly. But for others, the idea of living in some dorm in a far-off place is less welcoming. Everyone doesn’t love college or university. Everyone doesn’t get along well with new people and strange faces. Everyone doesn’t love leaving home. While there is nothing wrong with loving your town, people, parents and friends you should be careful not to grow too homesick while you are studying. Homesickness can make you feel miserable, depressed and will certainly affect your grades in the long run.
A good way to beat homesickness is by making your dorm feel a bit more like home. Here are some terrific dorm décor tips that will keep homesickness suppressed.
Remember Home With a Beautiful Art Map
On modernmapart.com you can get any map printed, framed and turned into a beautiful piece of art. This map will remind you of where you came from and will remind you of where you are going. It also is a pretty fantastic way to decorate your dorm and to incorporate a bit of patriotism in a strange new town. You can get a wide range of different map types printed from push pin maps to scratch off maps and much more. If you love the stars, you can even get a starry map printed and framed for your study space.
Invest In Indoor Plants
Looking at green colors and live plants naturally make you feel a lot better. The green color has a positive psychological effect on your body and boosts productivity. Live indoor plants also produce oxygen and help keep your tiny dorm fresh and musk free.
Create a Photo Wall
Hang all your favorite photographs on the wall in a beautiful and colorful display. There are lots of different ways to create a photo wall. You can get everything framed and hang it in box framed for a uniform look, alternate your photographs with other types of wall art for a modern homey look or even create an Instagram wall by getting everything printed in polarized images. Large wall frames in colorful frames will also look pretty fantastic and will brighten up your dorm quite a lot. Whenever you feel homesick you can see all the faces of people you love and places you adore.
Hang Inspirational Quotes
The right type of inspiration is just what you need for getting you out of that depressed state and back into the books. Print and frame all your favorite quotes so you can stay motivated and stay focused on the big picture.
A Dedicated Digital Spot
Set up your desk with a dedicated area for your laptop and webcam so you can enjoy cozy Skype calls to your friends and family whenever you feel a bit lonely.
Lots of Lights and Light Colors
It is important to steer clear of dark and broody colors if you are prone to homesickness. Dark colors tend to make you feel depressed where bright colors and lots of lighting in your dorm will make you feel a lot fresher, more alert and happier.