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!|
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.|
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.|
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,