When you first step into your student room, it won’t look like a home straight away. With little more than a desk, bed and a wardrobe, it’s up to you to put a personal touch on your new pad. Whether you want an inviting space for you and your guests, or something to remind you of home, there are loads of ways to go about turning your student flat into a home!
Unsure how to put a more homely touch on your University room? Our guide will point you in the right direction:
Get some cozy cushions
Nothing screams comfort like decorative cushion pillows. If you find that your student room isn’t as cozy as it could be, a few well-placed cushions might do the trick – elevating the comfort and style of your room. Best of all, this doesn’t have to cost a fortune – you can bring some of the cushions you have at home, or hit a vintage store or marketplace for a pre-owned gem.
Get a plant
There’s a reason that one of the most popular housewarming gifts is a potted plant. Adding a plant to your student room will instantly make your room look more homely, as well as leading to fresher air. If you know you won’t be able to nurture your plant’s life on the regular – student life does get busy – find a low-maintenance plant like a cacti or spider plant!
Make a photo collage
When you first arrive at your student room, your wall will look bare and a bit empty. Take this as an invitation to let your imagination run wild. One of the best ways to add personality to your room is to decorate your wall with photographs and postcards that hold special memories to you. However, if you have enough money you can also opt for a poster or piece of art!
Get a beanbag
If you want a comfortable space in your room that won’t make you instantly fall asleep, look no further than the beanbag. Whether you want to study or simply enjoy some downtime, a beanbag is the height of comfort. Best of all, you can drag your beanbag to a friend’s house to huddle around the same TV for movie night!
Use your own lighting
Given that most student rooms come with harsh overhead lights, it’s up to you to elevate your lighting game. If you want to create a cozy, intimate space, using some alternative lights could be the best route. You could pick up a unique reading lamp at an antique store, or drape your room in multi-coloured fairy lights that you can change depending on your mood!
Invest in storage
Without a place to put your belongings, your student flat might as well be an empty space with a mattress plonked in the middle. Surround your room with handy storage boxes, and your flat will immediately feel more like a snug living space. You’ll keep your room clean and tidy, while elevating the look of your room!