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Private Student Halls Of Residence And Making Your Room Your Own

Posted on March 6, 2017 by kristine in Private Halls

Your University’s location and your budget will inform which private student halls of residence you choose. Once those elements are decided the exciting bit starts; choosing your new home.

With a wide range of properties on offer from a single room in private student halls to a self-contained studio flat; whatever type of private space you choose, one of the first things you’ll want to do is make it your own.

When you get home from a long day studying, it should be to a place that reflects you, your tastes and lifestyle.

Most students are not able to afford to decorate exactly as they would want to and in a rented room or flat there will also be restrictions. However, there are still lots of cheap ways to inject personality into your private student halls of residence room.


Fairy lights that run on a battery. A lava lamp. A shade which throws light in an unusual way. Patches of low light dotted around the space will help make a room look cosy and warm.

Washi tape

Google it! It comes in a huge array of patterns and colours. Use it to stick up photos, posters or create a frame around a door, mirror or book case. It’s super easy to remove and won’t damage walls or furniture so you won’t get into trouble with the managers of your private student halls.


Need a side table or foot rest? Search for a bin. Seriously! An upside down wide bottomed bin in wicker, copper wire or a block primary colour could look great.


A rag rug in the middle of your room will add a pop of colour. Match a couple of cushions or a throw to the colours within it for a co-ordinated look. Fabric shops often have off-cuts of beautiful fabric you could drape over a chair or the end of your bed.


Search out fancy storage cubes. The fold-up types you find in cheap bookshops are great. They come in all different sizes, colours and patterns. Keep all your ‘stuff’ in them and stack them up in the corner of the room. Or use them as a side table.

Pick up catalogues from bargain shops like Wilkos and you’ll be amazed how much you can achieve on a tight budget.

Download ideas from Pinterest for inspiration too – but don’t blame us when you lose half a day scrolling through all the fantastic ways to make a room in a private student halls of residence a home.


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