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Off to Uni: Making your Bedroom Feel Like Home


Posted by , 21st August, 2017

Whether you’re starting university this September, or you have kids who are, it can be an overwhelming experience. For many it’s the first taste of independence, and the thought of having more freedom than you’ve ever experienced is a thrill. However, fears of walking into halls, not knowing any of your flatmates, and having to transform this bare shell of a room into ‘home’ can be daunting. Luckily, we have created this roundup of great home accessories to help make this challenge a little more like a luxury interior design project.


Whether to help yourself concentrate or to nominate your room as the gathering spot, good speakers to fill your room with music will mean that your room is acoustically stimulating as well as visually. These speakers will get everyone in the mood for studying, partying or merely waking up in the early hours.

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R1 Bluetooth Speaker With Internet Radio
£199.95 >


Nothing can make a room cosier than ambient lighting. Drape fairy lights over the headboard, wardrobe, or pinboard to add tranquillity through the darker months, and set a lamp on your desk to flick on when you need to study. These ones will look pretty even when they’re not lit!

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Graham and Green
White Cotton Ball String Lights
£34.95 >

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Bend Table Lamp White
£151 >


Bedding can really set the tone or theme of a room. You want one that’s soft enough to give you a good night’s sleep after hours of lectures, whilst also enlivening an otherwise dull bedroom. These duvet covers are sure to tick both boxes, and will have you looking forward to getting back to bed after a long period of studying (*cough* partying).

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Designers Guild
Amrapali Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set
from £53.90 >

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Sumi Cotton Bedding
from £18 >


Cushions and throws

Comfort is crucial, what with all the in-bed studying and, not to mention, Netflix boxset marathons. Chill out in splendour with cushions and throws, plush enough to satisfy anyone’s needs for home luxuries.

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Varese Cushion
£34 >

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John Lewis
Scandi Pom Pom Throw Citrine
£65 >

Photo frames

Keep homesickness at bay by bringing loved ones with you, in picture form. With your brain having to take in countless pieces of new information from your course, memories are best held in photo frames. Choose ones that do them justice, just like these.

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Graham and Green
Set of 3 Black Photo Frames
£26.95 >

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Graham and Green
Bone Frame In Painted Diamond Print
£12 >

Instant camera

Create new memories with newly-acquired friends, and document them by taking photos wherever you are. As they’re printed instantly from the camera’s in-built printer, you could aim to cover a whole bedroom wall in the snapshots over the year. It’ll fill you with happiness whenever you enter the room.

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Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with 10 Shots of Film
£77.99 >

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