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How to decorate your uni room on a budget

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Written by Liv Grady

September 9, 2021

How to decorate your uni room on a budget

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Creating a personal space is important, it can help you relax, improve your productivity and provide a haven from a busy house share. Despite what you may think, there is no need to spend hundreds reworking your uni room. Discover key pieces to help you create an aesthetic space for less.

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.

Tips on decorating your uni room for less

Shopping for a new room can feel daunting, it’s impossible to know where to start and what you should be prioritising. Scroll down to discover the actual game changers that will instantly update your bedroom on a budget.

  • Artwork
  • Plants
  • Bedding
  • Trinkets & personal pieces

1. Art

Opt for simple artwork or framed posters to add some personality to your bedroom. By using frames, rather than sticking them straight to your wall, you can instantly elevate your fave images.

missguided home frame

2. Plants

Plants are an important part of any home, not only do they look good, but they can boost your mood, creativity and concentration. Whilst at uni, caring for plants can be less than successful so opt for some artificial options or dried pampas.

pampas grass

3. Bedding

Bedding makes a huge difference to the appearance of your bedroom. There won’t be much space for actual furniture, so dress your bed instead. Opt for a neutral bedspread and layer it up with cushions, throws and more.

riva home blush claybourne double duvet set

4. Trinkets & personal pieces

The final step to decorating your uni room on a budget is with ornaments and personal pieces. These are guaranteed to help you feel more at home.