Whether it’s a simple hostel or a luxury student apartment, it’s not always easy to make the cold, identically-laid out interior feel cosy or homely, especially if you’re on a budget. However, that’s not to say it isn’t possible or at the very least worth a try.
After all, you’ll need somewhere comfortable and relaxing to call home after a long day of studying or hanging out with friends. With little to no money, a few extra hours, and some clever shopping, you can give even the blandest of rooms a warm and inviting feeling.
Finding The Right Accommodation
While your parents may have already given you an accommodation option, it’s always worth some research yourself to find a comfortable and affordable place that’s close to your school. If you’re looking for student accommodation, you might want to spend more to get more. You can get a great feel for what’s on offer by looking at this option from Collegiate in Glasgow. Their Claremont house features everything you could desire in your first living space, including spacious studios with en-suite bathrooms and high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the building. The resident’s lounge includes a cinema, roof terrace, and private gym, while downstairs you’ll find plenty of secure bike storage and a laundry facility. If you choose somewhere like this, you may find that you don’t need to do much to improve the design.
If you’d like to add a bit of life into your accommodation, here’s a few suggestions:
Nothing adds more life and color to a room than the humble pot plant. We know that student life can get busy, but cacti, pothos, jade plants, and spider plants are all great-looking options that require very little maintenance. Your lungs will also enjoy the added benefit of a refreshed oxygen supply.
When it comes to warm and cosy interior decoration, nothing beats a set of fairy lights. They’re highly affordable and can be set up in almost any space. You can hang them up on your roof, or simply drape them over your bedside table.
Bedding, Rugs and More
Bedding plays a large role in giving your room a certain look and feel, not to mention that you’ll be sleeping on it every day. If your room is on the bland side, some new bed sheets will go a long way in giving it personality. On the other hand, if your room is feeling a little cluttered, a clean, minimalist set of sheets will help calm things down.
Whether it’s to cover up an ugly carpet or make a cold, wooden floor feel more welcoming, a simple rug is a must-have investment. If you’re determined, you could even pick up some new curtains or pillows to give your room a more consistent look and feel.
For the more adventurous out there, a cork board is a stylish and functional way to fill up some space on your wall. You can hang your favorite photos, or even use it as a jewelry holder. Alternatively, the board can be attached to the inside of your cupboard to keep things minimal while creating more storage space for accessories.
Once you have the basics covered, it all comes down to adding a personal touch – whether it be your childhood memories or an incense candle. Don’t be afraid to think out of the box – even the smallest space can be made into something special and enjoyable.