by Shalomé Vlaardingerbroek September 27, 2018

Whether you are flatting or living at home, the fact of the matter is that you are going to want a beautiful and functional space, a place that you feel proud of and excited to come home to. If you need a bit of inspiration, follow along below as we go through some tips for student living.

Cover your wall in photos and fairy lights
It may be hard for us to remember but there was a time when photos were taken for a reason other than the Gram. Get amongst, and print some of your favourite photos! String some fairy lights on a wall or around your room and use little pegs to attach photos to it.

You will likely be spending a lot of time at your desk, so you better try turn it into a space that you’ll enjoy.  Making this a highly functional and calming space is of immense importance. Do this by minimizing clutter and having various storage options for pens and paper and the like. Adding some inspiring decorations are also a really nice touch. This could be a great spot for a Wander Wall. Greenery is known to have calming effects and would be a lovely touch at your desk also.

Break up the space
Living in a studio apartment is great, but it can be hard to know what to do with all the open space. Using larger pieces of furniture, like bookshelves and couches, are a great way to break up a room and create different ‘zones’

Pops of your personality
Most landlords are not overly keen on having students run rampant with various colours of paint throughout their house. Thankfully, there are easier ways to add pops of colour to a room. If you’ve seen a tapestry that really resonates with you and makes you happy, HANG IT ON YOUR WALL.

Switch your handles
If you’re wanting to add a funky flair to your space, consider changing out the old boring handles on your dresser or cupboard doors. Simply unscrew the old boring ones and store them some place safe. (That way when the time comes to move out, you can easily swap your exciting choices out for the original lot.)

Considering you most likely rolled out of bed with just enough time to get dressed and get to class, it may be tempting to leave your bed unmade, but don’t. Make your bed look extra cozy and inviting by giving your duvet a quick shake out and adding some cushions. This will make your bed extra comfy and much more loungeable; making your room the chill hub of the house and your happy escape.

Combining clashing textures, like chunky knits against your bed linen, will add some character to your space.

Shalomé Vlaardingerbroek
Shalomé Vlaardingerbroek

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