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5 ways to make your room your home

By jhobson 21 Aug 2022

When you arrive in your accommodation, your room is a blank canvas. As you'll be spending the whole year in halls, you will want to put your own stamp on the space and make it feel as homely as possible. 

We've pulled together five different ways to transform your room into a space you enjoy spending your time in...

1. Make use of your pinboard 

All of our student rooms have a pinboard for you to use. This is the perfect place to put up photos of some of your favourite memories with friends and family, or pets! It's a great spot for any artwork/posters too - as long as you can take it down without damaging the walls, you can express your personality!

2. Plants

Keep the air in your room fresh and add a splash of green with a small house plant. Make sure you keep it watered and close to the window. Make it even easier and get a cactus or succulent that you don't need to water as often. The Students' Union organise a plant sale on campus at several points throughout the year, look out for posters around campus letting you know when it's going to be!

a vase sitting on top of a green plant

3. Lighting

Brighten up your room with some extra lights to make it more cosy in the evenings. A desk lamp is a great idea to keep your room well lit when you're working. Candles and plug-in fairy lights aren't allowed in our student rooms but you're more than welcome to have battery-operated fairy lights. If you're not sure whether it's ok to use something in your room then just ask at reception.

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4. Throws and Cushions

Blankets, throws and cushions are great for making your room more interesting and adding a bit of cosiness and warmth. You can get good ones at a fair price from places like Wilko and Primark, they're great for making your room more comfortable in the winter months!

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5. Storage

Jazz up your room with storage boxes and drawers in different colours or styles to suit you. There are loads of different options available online or in stores like Wilko and B&M.

a bedroom with a bed and desk in a small room

Not sure what you can and can't do to your student room? Ask us at your hall reception and we'd be happy to advise you on how to decorate your room without causing any damage to the walls or furniture.

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