Moving out of the nest is a big deal. It is a time for students to explore their own personal space, decorating it with all things ‘homely’. However, in order to achieve such a thing can often be costly, especially when you're on a new student budget.
Alas, not to worry! As we have some great tips that will transform your student accommodation to real homely and trendy for less.
Bed linen is always the first thing you notice, upon entering one’s room. It’s also the place where you lay when the days are cold and rough and you want nothing more than a comfy blanket to swallow you up.
Additionally, bed linen is the most underrated item in your accommodation, simply because your linen can really spruce up a room and create a more rounded theme. Don’t underestimate what good linen and cushions can do for you.
Lighting can have so many benefits from turning an empty house to a home - allowing you to add your own personal touch. It can improve the overall mood for everyone in the home, that, and provide a great background for all the photos you’ll probably want to share on Instagram.
There’s so much you can do with lighting, whether you have them as fairy lights around your room to provide a dreamy safe haven or purchase a large neon light as your wall display. All of which can be purchased from Amazon for cheap and won’t break the piggy bank.
Wall tapestry can be a huge improvement to your new living space. It can offer a personal touch and colourful decor, without having to break the bank or exert too much energy. What’s helpful is that it’s transferable to any room and will not destroy any of your room walls, so no problem for your Landlord!
The only advice we would strongly recommend is making sure you have the correct measurements for whatever wall/room you plan to display your new tapestry on, as this can often be easily forgotten. You don’t want to envision receiving a large wall display and then receive a tea towel, to your surprise. You can find some great wall tapestry for cheap on Amazon, eBay, Etsy for all you creative lovers or if you really want to splash out a little, Urban Outfitters.
There’s no better feeling than waking up to a room full of sunlight and beautiful greenery to put you in a great mood for the rest of the day. Adding plants, (whether they’re artificial or real is totally up to you) will really bring your student accommodation to life and make it look super chic. Again, adding plants to your living space has many health benefits. For one, it provides cleaner air - making it easier for you to study better. Secondly, they help reduce the levels of stress you may have.
Better start planting those plants EVERYWHERE~ 🌵🌿
If you’re living in your own student studio apartment, you may have some open space that you just won’t want to leave empty.
Alas, there’s a simple, efficient and cheap solution. You can use your furniture, bookshelves or mirrors to create various ‘zones’ in your room/studio. This will help establish and divide different parts up of your home making space feel a little bigger and much more of a home, rather than just a room.