Moving into a new home for university is interesting. It’s your home for at least a good few months of the year, but it doesn’t necessarily feel very permanent. You might also have to follow a bunch of rules about what you can and can’t do if you want to make any changes. So making yourself feel at home can be tricky, especially when you could be moving somewhere new soon. But decorating your room is important if you want to settle in and feel like you have your own space. If you’re not sure how you can do it, try these temporary tricks.
Add Some Atmospheric Lighting
Lighting is an easy way to add something special to your student room. There’s the classic string of fairy lights, which can give your room a fun touch, but other options are available too. You can use lamps to brighten up your room, whether you place them on your desk, bedside table, or even get a floor lamp. Different types of lighting can create different effects, so you can experiment with them. Battery-powered lights can be easiest because you don’t need to have somewhere to plug them in and can put them anywhere you like.
Use Easily Removable Adhesives
Putting things on the walls and decorating in other ways can be a little difficult in a student room. Many places offering accommodation for students have rules about what you can put on the walls or changes you can make. You can’t do anything permanent or leave any marks. But that doesn’t have to stop you from decorating. One of the best things you can do is use adhesives that are easy to remove when you leave and won’t cause any permanent damage. This can include things like Command strips, which you can use to hang posters, pictures, and wall art, or washi tape, which is great for adding colour and pattern to everything.
Make Your Bed Look Amazing
Your bed is something that you can easily decorate without making any permanent changes. You can do what you like with your bedding because it will be going with you when you leave. Start with choosing a duvet cover, sheet, and pillowcase that will help your bed stand out. You can add various accessories too, from throw pillows to a runner or maybe a colourful quilt. You can change your bedding around easily too, giving it different looks.
Brighten Up Your Desk
Your desk is another important part of your student room. You’ll spend plenty of time using it, so it might as well look good. While you don’t want your desk to be cluttered, you can still brighten it up by adding some accessories and keeping it organised. Try adding some colourful accessories to make your desk look more cheerful. It’s even better if anything that you add is also functional and helps you keep your desk tidy.
Your student home may be temporary, but you can still make it your own so that you feel comfortable there.
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