Going to university is one of the biggest milestones in your life. After all your academic studies and success, working towards and gaining a degree will mark one of the most momentous and important occasions in your life. However, before you can begin dreaming about your graduation day and eventually entering “the real world”, your university journey will more than likely begin in an accommodation room, where you will meet your flat mates and begin to live on campus. University accommodation can sometimes make the transitional period harder, as the blank canvas that will be your home for the next year wont initially resemble somewhere that looks homely. To make the moving process a little easier, here at We Buy Any House we have compiled our top tips to make your student accommodation feel like home.
Bring Your Own Bedding:
Although your university may provide bedding, nothing will beat the feeling of crawling into the comfort of your own duvet and pillows after a long day at the library or a few too many drinks at a social event. Bringing bedding will allow you to have one more home comfort, in addition to allowing you to decorate the room with a bit of your personality. A few extra things to consider include:
- Bringing a mattress topper to ensure you have maximum hygiene when it comes to the cleanliness of the mattress.
- Adding throws for comfort and warmth throughout the winter months.
- Adding decorative pillows to make the bed appear more appealing.
Adjust the Lighting:
We hate to admit it, but the lighting in university accommodation isn’t the most flattering. Although you may not be able to adjust the main lighting in the bedroom, you can add various types of lighting to the room to change the aesthetic and atmosphere in the room. Lighting is an easy yet effective way to transform a space and can brighten your room without having to rely on natural light (which is nonexistent in the winter months), or the main light.A few additions could include:
- Adding fairy lights to the room.
- LED lights.
- Lamps from your bedroom.
Pick Out Home Comforts:
Whether it’s a picture of your best friend, a teddy you’ve had since you were young, or a portrait of your family, it’s important to pick out home comforts to add to the room. Having a little reminder of home, and something that brings you comfort through the hard times of studying and university life in general.
Add An Item of Your Own Furniture:
As all university rooms look the same, and the layout is usually nailed to the floor. If you want to make your room look a little different from the rest, and bring a piece of home (quite literally), then why not add an item of your own furniture? Things such as a small beanbag or armchair will be a great addition to making the room feel like a home.
Use Air Fresheners/Diffusers:
You may not be permitted to have candles in your university room, but there’s nothing to say you can’t add air fresheners or diffusers to the room to make it appealing to yourself. Additionally, if there’s a scent that you associate with home, it will help you settle in easier- and be the flat mate with the nice smelling room!
Having plants in your house has become a staple for interior design. Adding some greenery to your university accommodation is not only an excellent way to add some colour to your room, but will also be a great way to improve the air quality in the room.
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