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How to Decorate Your Uni Room With Sass & Belle

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a Creative Writing student at university, going into my second year. From the year I’ve been at university, I can definitely tell you that one of the most important things is making sure you settle in well at the beginning. One thing that helps this is making sure your room is cosy and as home-like as you can make it. Most students don’t have the biggest budget for this, and there’s only so much student loan money you can spend on decor (unfortuantely) so here are a few, affordable options and tips for creating a lovely environment in your uni room!


Tapestries are a really fun way to make a statement in your student room and add vibrant colours to your room’s palette. This tapestry was from Amazon and I purchased it for somewhere around £6 – which is fantastic!

This bedding was an absolute steal from Amazon. I believe I paid somwhere around £20 pounds for it and it’s so beautiful, and most importantly, comfortable! In a small room (which student room generally tend to be), your bedding really ties the room together and is usually the first thing you notice when you walk in – so it’s important to choose one you’re really happy with!

Cushions are a great way to jazz up your bedding area and add some personality. The owl cushion is from Sass & Belle and the colourful one below is from an independent store called colours!



Mirrors – especially huge ones like this – are a brilliant way to make a room look larger. I don’t have a huge amount of knowledge on where you can purchase affordable large mirrors – but its worth checking out your local charity shops! A lot of the shops near me have lots of mirrors – as well as large wall art.

University is the perfect way to lose all of your little bits and pieces – things just randomly get lost! I finished my first year with a lot of missing jewellery and no socks at all! This lovely jewellery stand from Sass & Belle is a great way to organise jewellery – and is also another way to add a bit of personality and colour to your room!


This elephant style Mason Jar adds personality to my room and it shows my love of elephants! I keep this in my room in case I need a late night drink and I just love how it looks! I also keep a few candles in my room for relaxation and to keep the room smelling lovely. A lot of student rooms, however, come with a rule of not having them – so reed diffusers are a great alternative. Check out my review of this one from Kenneth Turner London Couture. 
This safari animal suitcase set is the most perfect way to organise my makeup – and I think they’d work well for organising stationary as well as random bits and pieces, too!


Fairy lights!
Fairy lights are one of my favourite ways of cosying up a bedroom! The ones below are from Colours, and are available in lots of different styles! I love this style as they look like little wicker balls that light up! 


Top Tips 
Your New Best Friends: Masking tape, Washi Tape & White Tac
Washi tape is great for many things. For a student, it’s mainly brilliant for spicing up your stationary and is a great alternative to frames for wall art. A lot of landlords and university’s will complain about the use of blu tac and certainly don’t enjoy tenants hammering hooks into the walls! With washi tape, there’s no need to use nails and it peels off very easily.


Print of your Instagram photos and pictures of your friends, family, and pets and hang them up on your wall in a pretty way, like using this Metal Clip Frame from Urban Outfitters. A great app for printing off multiple photos in bulk is Free Prints. This app allows around 50 photos to be printed for free – you just pay the postage 🙂 

This blog post is a collaboration with Sass & Belle. All opinions are of course my own and I have marked items I was gifted with an asterisk (*). I have shopped at Sass & Belle for quite a few years now, and I would not work with brands that I didn’t 100% love and recommend. I have a discount code for you all to use until the end of this month! Use the code “Bethany” at Sass & Belle to save £10 when you spend £40 or more! 





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  • Reply
    July 24, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Ahh everything looks so lovely, I love all of the pretty details! Sass & Belle is one of my favourite places to shop online, I could spend forever browsing their site haha! 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    Bethany Ashley
    July 25, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    It's so lovely isn't it! I love their stuff xxxx

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    July 26, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Oh very good tips darling, thanks for share

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    Natasha Gregson
    July 26, 2016 at 11:49 am

    It all looks so pretty 🙂 My uni rooms were always so drab so I always used to buy the brightest cushions and bedding and lots of fairy lights of course! I really like the idea of the tapestry.


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    Bethany Ashley
    July 29, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Thank you, glad you found it helpful! xx

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    Bethany Ashley
    July 29, 2016 at 12:57 am

    I never really used a huge amount of colour in my decor until I went to university! Now I need the vibrancy and the crazy colours or it doesn't feel as cosy! And tapestry's are great – takes five minutes to pin one up and that's a whole wall decorated! xx

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