When you move into university accommodation, you’re more than likely creating a home from home for the first time.
Even if it’s not your first time living away from your family home, it’s a great moment to get stuck into your own personal project - decorating your room or flat.
This is one of the most fun and exciting things you can do to kickstart the academic year.
Here’s a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing…
One of the best ways to make your bedroom look pretty and give it sanctuary vibes is to get some pretty lights set up.
Fairy lights adorning your headboard or mirror give a really relaxing atmosphere and also make your personal space Instagram-ready!
At the end of a hard day studying, sinking into a plush, comfy bed is one of the best things you can do to relax.
That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you have an inviting bed with nice bedding.
Not only that, fancy bedding is a great way to personalise your space and give it a unique touch.
One uni decoration that can be a lifesaver is a cork noticeboard.
Not only can you put up your study schedule on the board so you keep track of deadlines, you can also add more personal touches to remind you of home.
Some people like to hang up pictures of their friends and family, or simply some decorative pieces to add a dash of colour to their room.
Another way to add touches of personality to your room without having to drill holes or stain walls with Blu Tac is by using hanging strips.
Hanging strips discreetly hold photo frames, canvases, and notice boards in place to create a homely and sophisticated look.
Washi Tape can also be used as an alternative, to hang up posters and pictures without messing up the wall surfaces.
This glitzy tape can even be used to create colourful student room wall designs - much more interesting than boring old nails and sellotape!
Buying a few potted plants can really add an extra dimension to your room. Having a living, breathing plant in your room can bring with it many health benefits.
Amongst those benefits, they have a de-stressing effect and even clean the air around you.
Maybe get some aloe vera, jade plants, or even a cactus.
Just don’t forget to look after them!
When studying for exams or writing essays, you’ll need to make the most of your desk space.
Making your desk attractive and inviting will obviously be conducive to work and productivity.
You can spruce up your study space with colourful lanterns, photos or plants.
When you go to uni you’ll be taking a lot of your belongings with you, and what’s more, you’ll be accumulating books and papers.
To avoid unsightly clutter in your room, buy some storage boxes.
Many of them can fit under your bed while others can just be a pretty addition to your living space.
You can even get drawer separators to maximise the space in your chest of drawers.
So there you have it - just a few ideas to get you started on sprucing up your room or living space while at university.
Once you’ve got your place decorated, you can invite your friends around for study sessions or simply to hang out and relax. Your room is your sanctuary.
So make the most of it, enjoy this student housing in Canterbury with your friends at Novel, and get decorating!