4 Ways to Make Your Dorm Room or Small Apartment Happier and Homier


Moving away from home can be one of the most exciting as well as one of the hardest things about college. While there are plenty of new faces and a long list of fun things to do, sometimes you can’t help but feel like you are a million miles away from home. However, have no fear! These 4 tips will help make the transition smooth, and transform your dorm into a happier and “homier” place to work, hang out and sleep.

1)     Pictures, pictures, and more pictures!

Nothing is worse than staring at a bland and lifeless cinder-block wall in your room, but no fear, there is a simple solution! Print out photos of family, friends, pets, or your favorite place and put them everywhere. Photos will help remind you of home and keep the things you love visible.

2)     Make it comfortable.

Your bed is one of the only places at school that is truly your own. I love having a comfortable mattress topper, blankets and lots of pillows to make my space as inviting and as enjoyable as possible. It also helps to have a comfortable place that will transform your dorm into your home.

3)     Storage.

It may sound mundane, but clutter never makes for a happy space. Having a place to put your clothes, and all of your things will make it easier to enjoy yourself in the dorm and will help you focus on the things that are important.

4)     A few of your favorite things.

Its no secret that your dorm can feel very uninviting, especially when you first move in. Bringing your favorite things from home can help ease your transition to school, and also make your room a happier place.


Thanks so much for reading! And if you ever need help while you are in Boston – please just call us at 617-651-2582 or email: bostonhomemanagement@gmail.com


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