The time is fast approaching for college students to return to campus, and many may be leaving home for the very first time. There are many thoughts going through every student’s mind, including considerations on how they can turn their college dorm room into a comfortable oasis in which they will enjoy living, relaxing and studying. Individual dorm décor may include a favorite pillow, personal photographs, or a specific color scheme that will ensure that its ambiance is that of a “home away from home”.
As a parent, you may wish to send your child off with a gift to remind them of how proud you are of them. The team at Schaaf Floral has a few recommendations we think will be perfect. We’ve been known in the past to sing the praises of green plants, and for good reason. Many varieties of plants function as natural air purifiers, removing toxins from our environment that can cause headaches, fatigue, and dizziness. Having plants in close proximity has been proven to increase focus, concentration, memory function, and productivity – all very important for a college student. But another by-product of plants is equally important. Studies show that when a person is surrounded by plants, that they experience a heightened sense of well being and calm, and suffer from less stress.
In order to respect the space constraints inherent in college dorm room living, we recommend dish gardens, terrariums, compact cubes or small decorative vases. This orchid display will be particularly appreciated by a student who loves order, tidiness, and style.
Here’s An Idea: Plan for intermittent deliveries of gourmet treats, chocolates or snack baskets as care packages for your student. They will appreciate hearing from you when classes are getting tough, or when homesickness is creeping in. If your student is celebrating a birthday during the school year, make sure to send something along as well.
Whether your young adult is heading to school in Minneapolis or is headed out of state, you can trust the team at Schaaf Floral to ensure that your gifts arrive promptly and professionally.