With our tips on how to dress your student room could have a big impact in how you feel at home and can improve your experience at university and even improve productivity. Being able to budget, understand what you can and cant do, understand the style of your room and what you can do improve it can be simple with the correct information.
1.Make a budget for your new room?
Its essential for any home makeover to set a clear budget before buying any dressing or furniture for your student accommodation. This will help you to stay in budget and focus on the priorities with your new room dressing. We recommend working out how much you are wiling to spend, and then prioritise the key items you want to ensure you can make the most impact with your budget. A budget will help you shop around for better deals to ensure you do not go over budget.
2.Check rules on your student accommodation?
Its important to check the rules written in your tenancy agreement before doing anything to your student accommodation. Its very common that there will be rules written in your contract to stop you making any changes to the room, starting with big changes such as painting the room to small changes such as putting up pictures or posters on the wall. A lot of landlords will request that you cannot have candles on site for health and safety reason.
3. What is the current style of your room?
There will be key features of the room that you cannot change, such as the colour of the walls, doors and cupboards, so instead of fighting this, take advantage of what you have and uplift the room with your own flare. When wanting to know how to dress your student room, think of the current scheme. If the room is neutral with then use this to turn the room in to a calm oasis with fort colours or if the room has strong colours, use the same strong colours as a feature in certain parts of the room such as the bedding or pillows but make sure you do not overdo it.
A lot of the accommodation will already a homely and warm feel such as Eclipse which uses warm browns and neutral colours throughout the studios, providing a ready made student home.
4. What makes you feel at home?
Make the room feel at home with your own comforts and things you miss from your own home. If you enjoy having a comfy bed with loads of pillows then focus on this, or if you are a gamer, make the TV and gaming station a feature with LED lights and a well organised system. This an opportunity to make your student accommodation your own home you can relax in.
5. Make it personal
The room is your own personal space and its important to let other people know that, so use the room decoration and dressing as a way of showing your personality. When you decorate the room, think “would people know this my room from just looking at it?”, is a good way to ensure you have made it personal to you. A common way is show off your interests and hobbies or add photos of you and your friends and family.
6. Add texture to the room
A room is not just about colour but also about texture so make sure you add some to the room. A simple way of adding texture to a room is by adding soft furnishings such as quilts, blankets and pillows to the bed or seating area. This will add a feeling of comfort to a room and make it feel homely and warm. This can have a big impact on the room with only a few simple items.
6. Add plants
A simple way of adding colour and life to a room is adding plants, they can give a vibrant and colourful feel to a room with only a few plants arranged in the space. Plants can come in a range of different shapes, sizes, and colours, allowing you to make your space very personal and unlike all of your friends.
7. Shop around
Shopping around will not only help you keep in budget, but it will ensure you get the perfect items for your room, and even some inspiration. Ikea is a perfect shop for students as it is affordable, offers a massive range of items and is always on trend. Wayfiar is another popular shop for students to use, which is solely online and offers a range of items that can be delivered direct to your door.