Whether you’re in student halls, or in private accommodation, no doubt you’ll want to make your room a nice place to be. There’s no point being in a plain white box all the time! If your budget is tight, you don’t want to be spending loads of money on decor items. I’ve rounded up some of the latest items which look great, will last a long time and won’t break the bank! Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love a quote?
We all need an inspirational print to look up to, especially in those times when we’re under so much pressure to get work done. The only thing that can help is some positive thinking! Dotty About Paper creates fantastic prints, including some personalised designs which are great for gifts or something extra special for your room. This high-quality prints won’t break the bank either! Costing only £10 for a large print, or £39.95 for a large framed print with free delivery.
Display your favourite things
Tesco has introduced some stylish contemporary homeware this Autumn/Winter. The new Fox & Ivy range is definitely one to take a look at! This is a new premium homeware collection which was exclusively designed in-house and covers bed, bath, dining and home accessories. There are a few other ranges that sit alongside Fox & Ivy including Grace and my personal favourite, Frontier. Both these ranges make me double check the price because it’s all so good value! I’ve picked out this Hexagon shelf which is priced at £29 and comes in both light grey and blue. If you have a plain wall that needs a splash of colour and a place to showcase your favourite things, this is perfect!
Your personal message board
Popping up all over Instagram are light boxes and more recently these letter boards. Inspired by the days of picking out something from the local cafe, movie listings at the cinema and local event boards. This white letter board from Magpie is fairly large, measuring 45cm x 30cm so is great for to-do lists, welcome messages, poetry, lyrics and much more. Also great for house parties with the drinks menu!
Keep yourself organised
I know what you’re thinking, calendars and organisers aren’t homeware! However, these just look so good and I couldn’t bear to leave out. If you’re anything like me, you could spend way too much time in Paperchase. You go in needing a card but leave with something else. Grab yourself a stylish 2018 calendar, or a weekly planner to keep on top with assignments and tasks you need to do. Not only are these extremely helpful, but they look great on your desk. With so many different styles to choose from, you’ll find something that will match your decor!
No more empty shelves
Another few stylish accessories from Tesco‘s new home ranges! If you’ve got an empty shelf that needs some stylish accessories, these vases from the Grace collection look fantastic! There are also similar vases in muted colours in the Frontier collection which are great for rooms that are a little more simple and Scandi. Mix these vases with some tealight holders and you’ll have a good display!
Love to travel?
If you spent a gap year travelling or just love to holiday at new destinations, this map is perfect! Put it up on your wall, grab a coin and scratch off the countries you’ve visited – just like a scratch card. Featured along the bottom is each of the countries’ capital cities which you can scratch off once visited. I love the list of Festivals, Celebrations and Sights which take place across the countries to scratch off.
Finishing touches on your desk
For little accessories, stationery and tech, Primark is definitely a place to visit! There’s a huge range of decor accessories from artificial plants to vintage lights which look great. For your desk, pick yourself up a weekly planner, wire storage baskets and stylish stationery accessories. You’ll also find some great portable phone chargers – a must have!
Comfy bedding for those much-needed naps
As it starts to get cooler, it’s time to upgrade your bedding. After a long day between classes, you definitely need a comfy soft bed to jump into the second you arrive home. I love seasonal bedding and I think this Stag Duvet Set from Wilko would look great all winter long. The on-trend stag design looks stylish and will make a statement in your room. It’s made from a super soft plush velvet fabric which will be soft to touch and keep you warm and comfy! Wilko has many more designs which are perfect for winter, so be sure to check out the other designs!