Starting at university is an exciting time for any young student. It offers an opportunity to prepare for the future, further enhance your education, meet new friends, explore new towns, engage in new experiences, and make new memories that will last a lifetime.
The first step to any uni experience usually starts with moving into a new place. Whether on campus or in shared accommodation nearby, your dorm room is more than just four walls; it’s your sanctuary, your hub of creativity, and your cosy home away from home. So why not jazz it up and give it that personal touch?
Here are five ideas to sprinkle some DIY magic on your room and make your uni living space uniquely yours.
1. Create a wall of memories 📸
Starting with a few photos of friends and family from home, create a collage using a cork board and a few pins. You can use any Polaroids you already have or a website such as Snapfish or Photobox to upload photos directly from your phone and get the printouts sent to your doorstep. The fun thing about this is you can build upon your wall and watch it grow as you meet new friends and capture new memories.
Whether it’s that epic summer road trip or a hilarious snapshot from a night out in freshers week, your wall of memories will be a constant source of inspiration and smiles.
2. Warm your walls up with some fairy lights ✨
Turn your room into a starlit wonderland with fairy lights! Drape them around your bed frame or hang them along your bookshelves. The soft glow will add enchantment and create the perfect ambience for those late-night study marathons (or dance parties, shh, we won’t tell!).
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3. Be a plant parent, we’re ‘rooting’ for you 🌱
Nothing says home like a touch of greenery. Embrace your inner plant parent by bringing in some potted pals. Whether you opt for a cute succulent, an elegant peace lily, or a feisty cactus, these little green companions will liven up your room and improve the air quality — a win-win!
If you are new to plant care, you can start with some small succulent plants that need less maintenance. Check out The Little Botanical.
4. Make a vision board: be a goal getter 📌
Stay organised while adding a personal touch with a quirky vision board. You can pin up your to-do lists, postcards, inspirational quotes, and even the doodles you made during that particularly boring lecture. It’s a visual reminder of your dreams and goals, keeping you motivated and on track.
5. Textile Treasures: Throw in Some Cushions and Throws 🛋️
Soft, comfy, and oh-so-inviting! Amp up the cosiness factor with plush cushions and throws. Mix and match patterns, textures, and colours that reflect your personality. Whether you’re curling up with a good book or having a Netflix marathon, these textile treasures will make your room feel extra snug.
There you have it dorm decorators! Your uni living space is a canvas waiting for your personal touch. With a splash of creativity, a dash of DIY, and a sprinkle of your own unique flair, you can transform your room into a vibrant reflection of you. So roll up your sleeves, grab your glue gun, and let your imagination roam free.
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