When you head off to university, living in student halls or shared accommodation is all part of the fun and experience that comes with becoming a university student. Your student room becomes so many things – a place to relax, sleep, study and all the inbetween. More than this, it’s also a blank canvas for you to make into your very own personal space, often for the first time.
But, with most student accommodations, there are rules and guidelines as to what you can and can’t do with your space, meaning that inspiration can often be quite limited. Thankfully, there are some easy ways that you can decorate your student room, whilst still sticking to the rules. Let’s take a look at some easy ways you can decorate your room!
Personalised Pin Boards
Most student rooms come with a pinboard in the room for you to use. These are often hugely underused and can be a quick and easy way to add some colour and personality to your student room, all without causing damage to the walls or resulting in you losing your deposit.
The addition of some fairy lights, photos of you and your friends and family or keepsakes can really add your personality to your space. With pinboards, as they are often secured to a wall, you could also look at adding some extra storage space in the form of a couple of light shelves or hanging some framed wall prints.
Bedding comes in all different colours, patterns and styles, so if you’re looking for some quick decorative additions to add to your uni room, then changing up your bedding is one of the easiest ways to do so! Look for duvet colour sets in bright colours, stylish patterns and designs to add your personality to your student room, or instead go for simple block colours, but in contrasting tones or colours – think a dusky pink duvet colour with a deep green fitted bed sheet.
As well as your bedding choices, it’s really important to ensure that you have a comfortable bed in your student room. Between the late-night essay writing sessions to sleepy hungover mornings, your bed is going to get you through some of the toughest days whilst at uni. Ensure the mattress is comfortable, you have good pillows and are using the right bedding material, particularly if your room gets especially warm or chilly. Sleep is your friend at uni and you need good, quality sleep if you’re going to get through the years ahead!
Create A Plant Wonderland
There’s no getting away from the fact that sometimes student accommodation can be a bit grim. With the weird lingering smells and inner-city living, sometimes it can all get a bit drab. But, with the addition of a few houseplants, you can use nature to freshen up your student accommodation, plus use their natural properties of cleaning the air and reducing stress to make the most of your student room.
Being around plants is known to reduce feelings of tension, stress and anxiety, plus they create a cooling, purified atmosphere! Choose easy-to-care-for plants, such as peace lilies, monsteras and snake plants if you’re not much of a green-fingered gardener and simply water every 1-2 weeks, making sure to avoid direct sunlight.