Arriving on campus at the dawn of your first year should be the most exciting time of your student life. Stepping into halls into your drab and dreary university room is however, likely to put a dampener on that. Now, you don’t have to go as crazy as these guys did, but we can turn your halls into a home with these crazy cheap ways to decorate a university room.
1. Hide all of your loose bits
Oo-er. We meant, of course, things like loose nail polish bottles, moisturisers and dry shampoo sitting on your desk. A messy room makes a messy mind, so disguise all of your knick-knacks with things like block-coloured boxes.
2. Dip your succulents in gold
Well, not literally. But if you’ve gone so far to get yourself a plant for your room, why not show it off with a gold-dipped plant pot? One goes for £10, so don’t go too crazy.
3. Divide up your drawers
Yeah, we know this might not be the most exciting of tips, but you’d be surprised how refreshing it is to be able to, at one glance, take a look at everything in a drawer.
These tessellating boxes will do the trick, and as of writing this is half price at Argos, so…
4. Have a handy place for your umbrellas
It’s nice to have a specific place for your random bits. Think umbrellas, or copies of your university paper you would like to keep. We quite like this one from H&M.
5. Ombre basically all the things
We love this dip-dye curtain tutorial for your curtains that’ll get your room in trend in no time.
6. Use wall decals
I mean, just look at this polka dot one.
7. Wire ’em up
The ones you can get on the high street are crazy expensive, but we’ve got you a DIY tutorial that will only cos you about £13.
(We’d suggest you lean this against a wall on a desk – we’re pretty sure you’re not allowed to drill into your hall walls!)
8. Don’t buy art, make it
Get your friends together with a couple of beers and get to work on some acrylic masterpieces. Don’t forget to tape them up with artsy washi tape.
9. Organise your stationery with mason jars
Well you’ll need a place for all your new bits of stationery, after all.
10. (Fairy) light it up
You thought we weren’t going to mention them, didn’t you? Drape them around your mirror for some extra vanity action.
11. Make everything you own look copper
Industrial is in, after all.
Tutorial by The Debrief here
12. Frame up your life
These frames are super cheap and will completely class up your bedroom. Goodbye blue-tack stained walls!
By Find Me A Gift, £3.99
13. Washi tape your boring desk
Best use of washi tape ever, or best us of washi tape ever?
14. Use a vinyl chalkboard decal for your notices
Finally, a space for all your passive aggressive door messages.
15. Hang up your Polaroid memories
We just couldn’t leave this classic one out.
Feature image © cathyniland via F*** Yeah Bedrooms!