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Lifestyle | A Tour Around My Uni Room and the Must-Haves to Make it Homely.

Moving into your new student house or halls can be daunting. Sometimes you won’t know who you’re going to live with, and how they’re going to live, so it’s really important to make sure you have a homely getaway in the form of your bedroom. This needs to be a sanctuary for when things get tough, or when you just need time to yourself after a busy day (or a messy night!) and there are five essentials that you need to make your little grotto your own. For today’s post I thought I would show you around my uni 

A through the mirror view of a part of my university room – lots of pink and lots of flowers!

1. Candles

I absolutely love scented candles – what blogger doesn’t? – and these can really add a cosy feel to your room and can also ensure your room smells gorgeous. Let’s be honest, university houses and halls can sometimes stink, especially if your housemates like to experiment with gourmet cooking dishes! A sweet-scented Yankee candle can help this and ensure your room smells fresh and clean. One word of warning though, you may not be allowed candles in your uni house or halls, so it’s best to check with the contract/guidelines first just in case.

My cosy bed with pretty trinkets all around.

2. Bunting

A plain, magnolia university room can be instantly brightened up with a little bunting. Available in a range of colours, patterns and fabrics you can drape them around the room and instantly turn a uni room from drab to fab. I hung mine over my bed to add a little splash of colour to an otherwise plain wall.

Another favourite part of my room – flowers and fairy lights, complete with cosy lamps, trinkets and photographs.

3. Fairy lights and cosy lamps

I just love fairy lights and how cosy they make a room. They’re perfect for a snuggly night in, particularly if you’re getting an early night or if you are going to be working on assignments late into the night (and trust me, if you’re in third year you will be!). The horrible, stark lighting that you find in student houses and halls need to be banned, but for now combat those problems with some cute lamps to make your room far more homely.

My desk area. I love my mirror and pretty flowers.

4. Photographs

Being away from friends and family can be difficult, so bring them all with you in the forms of photographs. I have so many dotted around my bedroom, and they remind me of fantastic memories and also add a little splash of colour to the room. You can get really pretty photo frames to either hang up or place on your desk and tables. My favourites are from Paperchase; they have pretty, floral frames that are so girly and perfect. You can also get huge collage photo frames (like the one in the photo above this one) from places like The Range and Matalan.

Lots of little trinkets to complete the room.

5. Little trinkets
Finally, add finishing touches with little trinkets. Whether it’s cute little boxes which can be used for storage or flowers and hanging ornaments you can really complete the look with these. I bought this gorgeous bedside table in a yard sale in the summer when I went to visit my grandparents, and it cost just £25. I absolutely love it and I think it brings a really quirky feel to my already colourful room.

What are your essentials for a uni bedroom?

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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54 Comments

  1. Charlotte Colours and Carousels
    October 10, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Your uni room is gorgeous! I wish mine had looked so nice. You have brilliant taste, it looks so homely xxCharlotte / Colours & Carousels

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 10, 2015 / 9:06 am

      Oh thank you, Charlotte! That's a lovely comment. xx

  2. Hannah Williams
    October 10, 2015 / 9:39 am

    This is so pretty and girly! Hope you're enjoying life in you new home. I'm planning a new Uni room tour, you'll love it Jessie! xxBlog:: Hannah Rose

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:46 pm

      Aw thank you Han, I'm loving it! Ooh let me know when it goes up so I can see 😀 xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:47 pm

      Aw thank you! Nothing better than cosiness : ) xx

  3. Emmys Beauty Cave
    October 10, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    You have so many cute items! I really love the floral bedside table! xEmma | Emmys Beauty Cave

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:47 pm

      Thank you hun – I love it too! xx

  4. Hannah Lucy
    October 10, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Love the bunting and personal touches! Look so cosy xHannah | Oh January

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you Hannah 🙂 xx

  5. Shannon Boyce
    October 10, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, it is SO cute. I love how much personality you put into your space. Plus all of those pictures everywhere are fantastic. I love pictures too. They always make me smile.the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you Shannon! : ) me too – they're the best. xx

  6. Jasminee123
    October 10, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Ahh I love room tours! I am so nosey haha! This room is stunning! Can't believe its a uni room, it's so well put together! Definitely an inspiration for some other fellow students I know…. 😀

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      Me too – I'm very nosy haha! Thank you lovely. xx

  7. Ira Kharchenko
    October 10, 2015 / 4:56 pm

    I love the post! Have a wonderful weekend:)Www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks Ira! You too! xx

  8. Julie Ly
    October 10, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Your room is so cute. xxJuliewww.rainingcake.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you, Julie! : ) xx

  9. Megan Jean
    October 10, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    What a pretty uni room! My best friends mum made me some really pretty bunting that I think makes a massive difference to a plain magnolia wall. Posters and little bits to hang on any picture hooks also help brighten up a dull space I think. xMegan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks, Megan! : ) I agree that bunting makes a huge difference. I love wall hangers too! xx

  10. Georgia Hope
    October 10, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Love the fairy lights and bunting, so pretty! xx Chasing Belle 23

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you, Georgia! xx

  11. A Little Dose of Makeup
    October 11, 2015 / 1:10 am

    You make your dorm room look so cozy! Mine just looks like a dorm room with some bedding. A Little Dose of Makeup

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:51 pm

      Haha, thank you! I think it makes a difference living in a student house and not halls. xx

  12. Robyn Taylor
    October 11, 2015 / 10:21 am

    I literally hated my uni rooms so much when I was a student I had to make them all cute and homely like this – bunting is number one! And cute bedding obvs!Robyn / http://www.phasesofrobyn.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:52 pm

      I've been really lucky this year as I have a lovely big room, rather than the little holes I had the last three years haha. I defo agree hun xx

  13. Eve Johnson
    October 11, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    I really love how you've put your room together; the colours, the photos, the lamp, the bunting etc – it all looks so lovely! Hope uni is going well xxxEve – haiaeve.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:53 pm

      Oh thank you Eve! 🙂 Uni is going really well thanks – I hope you're okay! xx

  14. Claire Cavanagh
    October 11, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Your room is SO much nicer than mine ever was at uni! Love how feminine and cosy looking it is :)Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:50 pm

      Aww thanks Claire – I bet yours was so cute too! xx

  15. Emily Knott
    October 11, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    I love the bunting! Emily xwww.britishbeautyaddict.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 11, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you : ) xx

  16. VV Nightingale
    October 11, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    I love how bright and colourful your uni room is – has so much life to it! Also that mirror on your desk is gorgeous x vvnightingale.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:46 am

      Aw thank you! I think it's from the Range or somewhere like that. xx

  17. The Elle Next Door
    October 12, 2015 / 6:59 am

    Oh you've done such a good job lovely, your room looks so cute and cozy! I actually never went away to uni but I would definitely drag all of my things along to make it as homely as possible!Ellewww.theellenextdoor.comxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:46 am

      Haha that's exactly what I did – three trips it took to get everything up here haha! xx

  18. Miss Emma Charlotte
    October 12, 2015 / 8:08 am

    I have to confess that I've actually never tried a Yankee candle!! Lovely post, your room is so cute :)X Emma | http://www.missemmacharlotte.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:46 am

      Ooh Emma – this needs to change! Thank you lovely : ) xx

  19. StyleOnTheSide
    October 12, 2015 / 10:48 am

    Oh how pretty! You did such a wonderful job with your room, what a great space to work in.xostyleontheside.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:47 am

      Thank you lovely : ) xx

  20. Katya Van Bick
    October 12, 2015 / 11:02 am

    This is so cute! I love buying homeware bits, especially when I was at uni to make it feel much more like home! You're got so many lovely pieces! Katya | The Beauty Harbour

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:47 am

      Thanks lovely – I can't wait to have my own place to decorate the whole house! xx

  21. Helen C
    October 12, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Pretty details! Everything is so cosy and homely. I love your workspace and fresh flowers 🙂 xxHelen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:48 am

      Thank you lovely! : ) xx

  22. Emma Farley
    October 12, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, I'm in love with that bedside table. Where's it from?

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:48 am

      Thanks hun! I picked it up at a yard sale haha, so I think it's an original : ) xx

  23. Rebecca Ellis
    October 13, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    What a gorgeous little space 🙂 I love a good bedroom tour (even it is uni based) xwww.sheintheknow.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:49 am

      Me too Rebecca hehe, thank you lovely! : ) xx

  24. Sarah Lauren
    October 14, 2015 / 8:18 am

    You have the most gorgeous student bedroom!? I'm the nosiest person ever & I'm in love with seeing peoples little spaces, I adore the colours in your room. (your colourful lamp & that mirror being my favourite)Sarah xo || See The Stars

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:48 am

      Thank you Sarah! Haha I'm really nosey – I love looking at other people's rooms hehe. xx

  25. Lauren Barry
    October 14, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    That lamp is gorgeous! I love how you've set your room out, it's nice having somewhere you can call your home away from home when you're at uni! xwww.ellebloggs.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 16, 2015 / 8:47 am

      Thank you! : ) I agree. xx

  26. Ursula Ball
    October 17, 2015 / 1:00 am

    I love absolutely your taste in decor in your home away from home!! I was a commuter student when I was a college student BUT I have visited some nice rooms in the dorm halls!Ursulawww.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

  27. The CSI Girls
    October 27, 2015 / 9:33 am

    you're room looks gorgeous! I love having candles and photos everywhere! Love your bedding. M xxThe CSI Girls

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