Have you picked out your student flat in time for your first semester? Like most student accommodation, your room may look bear and unhomely, which may not offer you the comforts you get back home. This can be easily fixed by adding your own inexpensive personal touches, enabling you to transform a boring student flat into your own private sanctuary.
Here are some tips which will help you personalise your student flat without breaking the bank.
Landlord-friendly wall hangings
One of the main issues with living in a student flat is that you can’t make permanent changes to your room, as a plain canvas is needed for the next tenant. This can be difficult when personalising your room, especially if you want to hang up a calendar or some artwork that you love. However, there are ways around this, for example,+ you could use command strips which are perfect for wall hangings, as they stay up without having to make any holes in the wall.
By hanging a calendar or a reminder board, you can stay organised and keep on top of your reading or assignments. Alongside this, you could hang up some personal picture or paintings which will personalise your room and also add some warmth with bright colours.
Dedicate a study area
As a student, you will most likely have 24-hour access to your university library; however, you will spend the majority of your time fighting for a computer or procrastinating by taking trips to the coffee machine. To avoid this, you should accommodate space for a desk and chair in your student flat, as this will enable you to get your work done without any distractions.
Some students are lucky enough to have desk space built into their student flats. For example, modern apartments such as City Point, which is an RW Invest development has a dedicated study area for all tenants. This includes a chair and desk which can be used to store your course books, computer, stationery and more – enabling you to become a more productive student.
Add some greenery
Some student flats can feel quite claustrophobic and stuffy, which can have a significant effect on your health and wellbeing. A great way to combat this is by implementing some plants around your space. A money-tree or cacti are great additions, as they require little to no upkeep. If you don’t mind some level of responsibility, you could add some flowers to your room, although make sure they are near a window to allow light in and make sure you water them daily. By adding greenery, you can create a healthy environment, as plants will produce clean air that will keep your flat feeling fresh.
Make use of lighting
If you feel as though the lighting in your student flat isn’t sufficient, you should consider purchasing some other types of lighting which will help you with your studies, such as a desk lamp. If you have a full-length mirror, you could consider attaching cheap fairy lights to the edges to further illuminate your room and add character.