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How to decorate your uni room to relax – 5 easy steps

Make your bedroom into a sanctuary

Written by Liv Grady

February 17, 2021

How to decorate your uni room with vases and more

Moving away and decorating your new uni room is probably one of the most exciting aspects of moving away. We all get a vision in our heads of how cool and aesthetically pleasing our rooms are gonna be, however is it crucial to ensure that your decor is conducive to relaxation.

A uni bedroom is more than just a bedroom, it is the only space you have that is truly yours. Just think about it, the kitchen is shared, the living room is shared and so are all the hallways. Even if you make really good friends with your housemates, you will still want a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of a busy uni flat. By making your room relaxing it becomes a safe haven, where you can focus on your work, take a bit of time alone and practise a little self-care. No matter whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, everyone needs a little ‘me’ time.

Take a look at our top tips below on how to decorate your uni room to relax. From candles to plants, there’s loads of easy ways to introduce a little zen into your halls of residence.

Uni room accessory candle

Top tips- How to decorate your uni room to relax

  1. Invest in good bedding
  2. Add mood lighting
  3. Treat yourself to little luxuries
  4. Find good storage solutions
  5. Get more plants

1. Invest in good bedding

Typically a uni room doesn’t have much furniture apart from a bed, wardrobe desk and desk chair, so most of your time relaxing in your room will be spent on your bed. Nice bedding is a luxury that soon pays off. Add some throw pillows and a cosy duvet set you ensure that your bed is JUST as comfortable is not more, than the sofa. Also, top tip for relaxation, make your bed every single day, it works wonders for productivity.

2. Add mood lighting

Uni bedrooms are not usually set up with good lighting. You will probably get a big light and a desk lamp if you are lucky. Create a little ambience in your space so that you can set the mood for relaxing, watching telly, doing uni work or putting on makeup. Add some bedside lamps and some fairy lights. Maybe a candle or two if you’re feeling boujee.

3. Treat yourself to little luxuries

Trinkets and luxuries are really what makes a space feel like home. Whether you want to hand up photos on an artificial vine, invest in some nice mugs for your morning coffee, or add an oil diffuser for a relaxing scent, small luxuries go a long way. Invest in small pieces that fit your aesthetic and you will soon see your space come together.

4. Find good storage solutions

Nothing ruins a relaxation session like clutter, Whether you have piles of clothes slung over a chair, or towels stuffed on top of your wardrobe, clutter feels stressful. Invest in trays that can slide under your bed, stackable boxes and aesthetically pleasing baskets. This will help you feel tidy and organised.

5. Get more plants

Plants are key when it comes to creating a relaxing uni room. Artificial or real, they make a space feel like home. Studies have shown that indoor plants are proven to boost your mood and productivity, reduce stress and clean indoor air.

Missguided Home

In case you didn’t already know, Missguided Home has just launched on site and has everything you need to create a relaxing uni room. From dried pampas grass to body candles, snuggly cushions and bathroom accessories. Discover cheap homeware products that will level up your space in no time.

Shop our top picks below, or head to the site for the full collection.