Being on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise having a nice room...
Nor does having a small room mean you have to leave everything behind at home!
Your uni room may seem small and plain at first but I promise you it IS possible to work with, you just have to be smart about it.
Here are some must-have items for living in halls:
Hanging shoe organisers: You know those two big suitcases full of clothes that you (your parents) lugged all the way from your house? You CAN fit into your little uni wardrobe. Use hanging shoe organisers and you don’t have to just use this for your shoes though. Scarf storage check, sock storage check, pyjamas check! And the best part is that they’re such a steal; I found one from Dunelm for only £5.
Photos: This is a cheap way to spruce up your space! Pop your pictures in snazzy photo frames or old school polaroid style pictures can really add a sparkle to your room. Photos of your best mates and family can really help you combat that inevitable homesickness AND it really pulls the room together by brightening up the blank canvas.
Fairy Lights: Similarly, fairy lights can do just the trick, these lights were £4.99 from B&M, and look great against the walls. They make your room feel super cosy too! They don’t always have to be electricity-powered, my battery ones work perfectly.
Plug Socket Extender: Purchasing one of these will allow you to charge many devices and use many appliances such as a lamp without having to compromise on a lit up room whilst watching Netflix. They aren’t too damaging on your purse either, at £12.79 from Amazon it’s worth treating yourself to.
Clothes Airer: At first glance, yes this isn’t decoration but I promise you, it will become your new best friend. On days where you need to do that emergency wash of your favourite clothes, especially after a sweaty night out, this clothes airer will save the day! Mine was £12.99 from B&M but Wilko also has one at £8.00.