22 October 2020
How to make the most of EVERYTHING university has to offer
I joined ARU two and half years ago and I made it my mission to get involved in everything I could. Read more…
4 November 2019
I knew I wanted my university room to look and feel as homely as possible, but how much could I achieve on a student budget? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Here's how I did it.
My experience of creating and designing my space at university was a rollercoaster so I have created an easy plan that everyone can follow.
What colours do you want your theme to be? Blue and silver? Peach and white?
What style are you going for? Modern, classic, unique?
The way I found my perfect theme was through the app Pinterest. All I searched was ‘dorm room ideas’, and I found lots of ideas and inspiration for my uni room.
This may take time, so don’t rush!
Image credit: Pinterest
In this step, think of the things you have at home already and new things you will need (remember we're just sticking with the bedroom).
Here’s my example.
So, make your very own version!
So now that you have the list of what you need and what you have, search for those bargains.
I specifically wanted my whole room to correlate and match, so I searched for the things that I needed in the same style as my original idea.
Example: I searched in stores and on the internet for double duvet sets that were either pink, white or grey. Then I researched tablecloths for my desk (to protect it and make it look pretty), and found a marble one on eBay.
Budgeting is a huge part of university life for many, so make sure you find those coupons and discount codes (hello Unidays) and search in sales.
Make sure you have the essentials before moving on to extra décor items.
Example: duvet, duvet cover, mattress sheet, pillows, etc.
Tip: a double duvet is a really good idea as it hangs over the bed and hides the drawer underneath.
Planning and prepping for university shouldn’t be stressful (unless you leave it to the last minute); it should be fun and exciting!
Here are my tips for a stress-free experience.
Be unique, be you and have fun!
Hollie is studying nursing at ARU in Chelmsford. If you're interested in following in her footsteps, browse undergraduate degree courses or come and have a look around: book your place at an Open Day.