University can be a daunting place, with lots of new people and places. Knowing you’re away from home can automatically create a sense of homesickness before you’ve even begun, so it’s important to create a space where you can feel at home and relaxed.
The great thing about uni halls is that you’re given a blank canvas, providing you with the perfect opportunity to create a space that’s personal and unique to you. With a few of these simple tips, your uni room will be a cosy space that you find homely and inviting.
Your Bed Space
One of the main features in your room that is going to make you feel cosy and safe is your bed. The bed is by far the best feature in any room, giving it a bold focal point and adding character to the décor. Creating a warm and welcoming bed space is really important to ensure you have a space to retire to and wind down after a busy day of lectures. Invest your money into some good quality bed linen, as this will instantly make you feel comfortable and at home. You can then dress your bed with some stylish scatter cushions to add to the overall look and style of the bed, whilst also making it comfortable and cosy.
When you’re given your allocated uni room, you’re not going to know what kind of lighting to expect, so it’s always beneficial to have some form of lighting to add to the space. The lighting within your room is key to creating the right atmosphere, as you want your room to feel welcoming and homely. Soft toned lighting is perfect for bedrooms, as you’ll notice that it helps to keep a natural balance throughout the room.
You may, however, choose to introduce some brighter lighting options to your workspace, as it’s important to have a space that you can use to complete your uni work and stay focused. When adding lighting to your room, try to take certain safety measures to make sure you don’t hurt yourself or damage the room. It’s important that if you’re using ladders, you refer to important documents such as the reader manual and the ladder log. This is also important for making sure everything runs smoothly and easily.
Photographs & Posters
Introducing personal photographs to your uni room is the best way to make it feel homely. There’s nothing more comforting than a selection of happy memories to surround you and keep you company. From family photos, to a selection of pics with your best friends, you can have so much fun adding these special moments to your walls and creating a unique look.
This will also help to add character to the décor and make your room feel really welcoming. Similarly, if you’re into music, art and so on, then you may be keen to introduce some posters or artwork to your walls. Again, this will really help to make your room personal to you, giving you somewhere you can switch off and enjoy your own company.
Bringing plenty of items that make you feel relaxed and settled is really beneficial when starting uni. You want to surround yourself with home comforts that will help you to feel at home and content. Whether it’s a selection of books, your favourite candles that make the room smell like home or other decorative touches, you can really enhance your rooms décor and make it a space you can enjoy and call your own.
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