Uni essentials: Room decoration ideas

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It’s almost time to start a new university semester, and for most that means it’s time to decorate! Whether you’re moving out for the first time into a halls of residence, or going back into a shared house, we’ve put together some uni décor ideas to help you create a space that’s perfectly “you.”

Here are our top tips to decorate your uni room.

Study hard, play hard – but sleep soft.

Rest is important, your bedding is too. After all, this is where you recharge, so it needs to be comfortable and comforting. Find bedding sets that appeal to your aesthetic to brighten up your room and add some of your personality. Personalised cushions make a great addition to your bed area, and can turn it into a cosy space to snuggle up with a film.

Set the vibe with great lighting.

Bright lighting can be great for studying, but it can feel a little harsh when you want to wind down after a long day. Find a table lamp with a yellow-toned bulb to create a relaxing glow, and when it’s dark outside, fairy lights can add a cosy, magical feeling to your space. They’re a uni classic for a reason!

Fill your room with memories.

It can be tough moving away from home, but you can bring friends and family members with you in the form of some wall art. Print your favourite photos onto a canvas or a foam print and hang on your wall to remind you of your loved ones if you feel a bit homesick.

Use a notice board for your mementos.

Reminders, notes, odds and ends – instead of keeping them in a notebook or in a desk drawer, pin them to a board so they’re visible. It’s a practical way to remember dates and deadlines, but it’s also a great way to keep things like concert ticket stubs, postcards and other souvenirs.

Hang up cool prints that reflect your aesthetic.

Putting up a poster or two can add some colour to bare walls. Create a custom design with art, graphics or a quote to make your room reflect your personality. Wall tapestries are another great option if you want to cover a bigger piece of wall or create a statement look.

Add some green for serenity.

Plants are not just pretty to look at, they can also help you feel more relaxed, and even sleep better. Not only that, but they are an affordable way to spruce up a room and make it look inviting – great news if you’re on a budget!

Little things make a difference.

Sometimes it’s the small things that can cheer you up. Stickers are an and easy and fun way to decorate furniture, laptops, notebooks and more. Just remember to only stick them to things that belong to you personally – you don’t want to end the year trying to pull them off the walls!

Tie the room together.

A decorative area rug is the final touch you can add to your space. An otherwise bare room can transform into something wonderful with a colourful bit of flooring. Something plush can add some warmth to hard floors, and for warmer months, a hard-wearing mat is both practical and cool to look at.