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!
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!
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.
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!
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!