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5 Tips for Having a Cosy Student Room

Students | Tips for Students | 10/05/16

When hearing the words "student room", you automatically think of a small cramped space>. But however small your student room may be, there are always ways to make it feel cosier and less cramped. Read on to learn more.

Tip 1: Choose a duvet cover that suits you

One of the most visible features in your student room will be your duvet. Make sure you get a duvet cover that suits your style, but also one that goes well with the room. Colourful, simple, bland, you can choose whichever duvet covers you want. Having a duvet cover that you like really makes your room feel more snug and less confined!

Tip 2: Get some decorative pillows

Feel free to add some decorative pillows to your bed and turn it in to a make-shift sofa during the day. You can also throw some pillows on the floor for when your friends come over so they have something to sit on!

Tip 3: Make a DIY headboard

Spruce up your sleeping area by making a DIY headboard. All you need is a wooden plank. You can paint it whatever you like, and decorate it in whichever way you please. You can even make some bookshelves out of wooden planks so as to have some extra storage space! Check out our blog on “Using Your Walls as Storage” for more similar DIY ideas.

Tip 4: Get a nice, colourful or tapered rug.

Give your room a bit of warmth, and decorate it with a rug. Besides making your living space a bit more comfy, it also makes your room cosier. Furthermore, a rug can really tie the room together. But don't forget that you'll have to clean it regularly!

Tip 5: Personalise your desk

Almost all student accommodation comes with a desk. Unfortunately, they’re an essential part of student life, and you’re probably going to be spending a long time studying at that desk. Why not customise your desk? With a little DIY, you can transform your boring old table into a cosy little study space. Consider pinning up a motivation chart above your desk. You can decorate your desk in whichever way you want, now's the time to get creative!

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