How to decorate your uni room

Heading to uni means the start of a lot of things. It could mean a new city, new friends, new habits and a new room for you to make your own.

Having the right environment that feels like a safe space is so important for being able to relax. Now's your chance to transform your living space how you want it.

We’ve pulled together a few uni room ideas to get you started on getting your vibe right.

Plant paradise

From proven health benefits to boosting concentration levels, plants are bona fide uni room essentials. They look a little cool too.

Breathe life into your room while adding a pop of colour with some cascading ivy or add a bit of edge with a cactus that makes your desk feel complete. Cacti just need a decent light source, and a little bit of water every so often. Ivy can pretty much survive on a shadier shelf, with a bit of water every few days. Pop it on your highest shelf, and let its leaves fall freely. 

DIY tip. You can upcycle your favourite drink cans to create new homes for your succulents. Great for the environment and ridiculously easy to look after. #ThinkGreen

Decorating your uni room with plants


Getting creative with your snaps

Whether it's your childhood bestie, mum and dad or your fluffy friends – catch a taste of home with your favourite pics of your loved one.

Grab a pinboard or wire wall grid and put all your pics in one place. It's easy to move around your room and saves you the hassle of having to take the snaps off your walls when you leave. Plus, no Blu Tack stains!

Make your uni room more personal with photos


Your duvet says a lot about you 

In your student room, there is one thing that says a lot about you without you having to say a word - your bed covers. Now's the time to ditch those childhood sheets and grab something that screams who you are. There’s a ton of options in the homeware department of any supermarket, so it’ll be no issue to find one that suits you AND won’t cost you a fortune.  

Sleep is important. You'll need some good pillows to help you get some much-needed rest. Down and feather pillows are great if you’ve got allergies - there are some great vegan options nowadays. Bright decorative pillows are always great to have on hand too, especially if you’re having friends over who need somewhere to sit. Plus, it makes you look like a fabulous host.  

A cozy bed with make your student room complete


Light it up

The key to transforming any room is lighting. Whether you pop fairy lights into a mason jar to create that cool desk decoration or drape festoon-style lights around your headboard, this little addition is sure to make your room look magical and brighten up those darker months.

Make your uni room magical with fairy lights


Decorate your work space 

Invest in some deskware to make you feel chic and organised. We’re a big believer in bright Muji pens to organise revision notes and give a bit of a motivation boost. You don’t want to lose them though! So get a pen holder - it's useful and injects some personality into your room. They’re some of the easiest things to find as well: Etsy, Amazon, and Flying Tiger are great places to start (plus you can use the pen holders to store emergency revision snacks).

An organised desk space can inspire your uni work


Now that you’ve got your fill of uni room inspiration, it’s your turn. Prop your door open, get decorating with the pictures, plants and lights and show your mates exactly what we mean by #RoomGoals.

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