UNIVERSITY ROOM DECOR

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Moving into uni halls is daunting. There is no doubt about it. Having grown up in your own room at home, it’s a personal space that becomes entirely yours and everything about it is comforting.

Moving into a massive building with hundreds (maybe thousands) of identical rooms, you want something to make yours different and personal to you.

Bringing decor from home is key to give you that homely feel. But, you don’t want to try and simply move your room at home into your uni one – it’s not going to make it any more comforting. In fact, it’s only going to remind you of home which isn’t good if you’re someone who struggles with homesickness. I feel like a combination of old and new decor is the way to do it!

I’m finally at a place where I can say – yep, I love my room. There’s always room for improvement so I’m sure this post will keep being updated. But here’s it so far.

1. LIGHTS
I think light decorations are a must have for a uni room to give it that home from home feel. I found it hard to know when to stop when it came to decorating with fairy lights in particular and ended up with four sets. However, I’ve only got two up in my room at the moment alongside some other cute light decorations. 

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Blue ball fairy lights – TIGER
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Light-up photo frame – PRIMARK
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Lightbulb style fairy lights – TIGER
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Lightbox – PRIMARK
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L.O.V.E light – PRIMARK


2. PHOTOGRAPHS
I cherish photographs. I think they are so important and can make ANY room personal to you. Putting photographs up was the game changer for me when it came to my decor. I ordered mine from the Free Prints app. Also, a massive thanks to my partner in crime for my avocuddle photo holder and polaroid, I love it! 

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3. PLANTS (REAL AND FAKE):
Plants are supposed to help combat student stress so I’ve decided to try and keep up with making sure I have some fresh flowers in my room. When I can’t afford fresh flowers, fake flowers can be just as aestheitically pleasing. My fellow blogger did a really good post on the power of plants and the science behind how they are supposed to help reduce stress levels which is a really interesting read. Check it out

 

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Fresh flowers in a china Dalmatian dog – TESCO
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Fake succulent plant – PRIMARK
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Fresh carnations: ALDI, Botanical vase: SAINSBURIES (LEMONADE BOTTLE)
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Some fake flowers when I’m not able to buy fresh – WILKOS

4. OTHER DECORATIVE PIECES:
Here are a few other bits and bobs I have around my room, or as my dad would call them – ‘clutter’. 

 

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D.A.I.S.Y letters: THE CARD GALLERY, EXETER
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Metallic Buddha – POUNDLOUND
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Stag jar – I RECEIVED THIS AS A GIFT SO NOT SURE WHERE IT’S FROM
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Tapestry – AMAZON
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Lana Del Rey prints – ETSY
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Yankee Candle fluffy towels diffuser – YANKEE CANDLE SHOP

And that brings my uni room decor post to a conclusion. Personally, I love having a little gander at the ways people make their uni rooms their own, so I hope you enjoyed and felt inspired. If you’ve made a post on uni room decor – drop it in the comments below, I’d love to have a read. 

Daisy x 

 

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