5 Easy ways to make your student accommodation more personal

Because aesthetic is everything

Written by Liv Grady

February 16, 2021

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Moving into a student house or halls is an exciting first step into adulthood, but a bare room can feel a bit lonely. It’s important to put your own stamp on your room and make your student accommodation more personal. Creating a safe space is important, it can help you relax, improve your work productivity and provide a haven from a busy house share.

Moving into a room where everyone has identical Ikea wardrobes, desk chairs and carpets can be a little daunting. Student rooms are often designed with the sole focus of function and nothing else. At first glance it can be hard to see what you can do to actually make your room different from all the others in your block, let alone how you can make it feel a little more ‘you’ on a budget. However, it is important to put the effort in, because you will be spending a lot of time there.

Missguided Homeware has just launched and there’s loads of aesthetically pleasing pieces to help you make your student accommodation more personal.

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5 steps to making your student accommodation more personal

  1. Mix up the lighting
  2. Add some plants
  3. Choose your bedding
  4. Treat yourself to trinkets
  5. Use photos and wall art

1. Mix up the lighting

Lighting in uni halls or houseshares is usually designed to be purely functional, but a big light in the centre of the room hardly makes things feel cosy. Add little lamps or standing lamps to create a bit of ambience.

2. Add some plants

Plants are an important part of any home, not only do they look good, but studies also show that they can boost your mood, creativity and concentration. However we understand that some people just kill every plant they own, no matter how much time and care they put in. If that’s the case, opt for some artificial options or dried pampas.

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3. Choose your cushions & bedding

As a uni student, you probably spend 80% of your life in bed, plus small rooms mean that a bed is usually the focal point of the room. Invest in 2 or 3 nice sets of bedding that will make you feel like you have your life together. Put in the effort to actually make your bed every day and keep it looking fresh with decorative pillows and throws.

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4. Treat yourself to trinkets

One key way to make your student accommodation more personal, is by adding stuff you actually like. Choose trinkets such as candles, ornaments, coasters and mirrors to display on your shelves or dresser. This will help you create a space that feels homely and welcoming.

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5. Use photos and wall art

If you are at uni, it’s probably safe to say that you will get homesick from time to time. It is normal to miss your friends and family, so make sure you create some reminders around your room. Order some physical copies of your favourite photos using a website such as Free Prints to make a display. You can also make a cool gallery wall using quotes from your friends, cards they have sent you an images that remind you of your family.

Make sure you’re checking back to Babezine for loads more student fashion, advice and tips. From self-care tips when revising to easy ways to not get distracted in online classes. Make sure you check out the full Missguided Homeware range for everything from bedding, to rugs and bathroom accessories.