If you’re like most students, finding a place to call home can be a challenge. You might feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, you don’t want to spend all your time and money in a cramped dorm room. But on the other hand, trying to find an affordable apartment that’s also close to school can feel impossible. So, what’s the solution?
As experts in student accommodation cleaning, we can shed some light on how to make your student house feel like home. Keep reading for tips and tricks!
Make It Personal
(Hang up personal photos and decorations to make the space feel like your own)
The first thing you should do while you’re unpacking is to start decorating. Make your room feel like your own! Pin personal photos of you, your friends, and your family to your notice board. Bring posters and pictures that you can put on the wall. Put fairy lights at the end of your bed, and make your space feel homely. You can also bring plants and add some colour and life to your room. Include anything that will help you make it personal to you and feel more comfortable in your own room.
(Set up a study area with all of your supplies so you can focus on your work)
Set up a designated area for your work and studies. This way when you’re in this space, you’ll be able to focus on your work and get it done efficiently. Clear your desk of all clutter and organise your supplies, pens, notebooks, and textbooks nearby. A clean and tidy workspace will help you focus on your work and complete those tight deadlines.
Make sure this area is well-lit and has everything you need, such as a comfortable chair, all of your textbooks and notes, and any other supplies you might need. Once you’ve got your study area set up, try to stick to using it only for work and studies. This will help you focus and get into the right frame of mind when you’re in this space.
Having a designated study area will allow you to relax in the rest of your student room.
A Stocked Kitchen
(Make sure the kitchen is stocked with all of your favourite foods and drinks)
Keep your fridge and cupboards fully stocked with your favourite food and drink. The kitchen is a shared space with your housemates, but it is also a room away from your work. So, when you are stressed with your essays or revision, you can take a break and enjoy your favourite snacks.
A stocked kitchen will help make sure you eat more healthily. Knowing that you have food and drink will limit how much you order a takeaway, ultimately saving you money. Ask for recipes from home, that way you can recreate the meals you love, helping your transition into your accommodation.
(Create a comfortable living space where you can relax after a long day of classes)
You need to ensure your living space is comfortable. After a busy day studying, you need somewhere you can relax. When you move in, rearrange the furniture to make it more suited to how you want it. This will help make your home more personal to you.
If you have the funds, invest in more cushions and rugs. This will help add some personality and colour to your living space. You can use this to cover up the plain and standard furniture and carpet that your accommodation provides. Decorating your living space will help make your flat feel like home, and can help create a more relaxing environment.
You should also consider the lighting in your living space. You may want to add some fairy lights or invest in a lamp. This will help make the space feel more cosy and inviting, perfect for relaxing after a long day. Finally, make sure to keep your student accommodation space clean and tidy.
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(Invest in some good quality furniture that will last for years)
If you’re moving into your first student house, you might not have a lot of furniture. This is completely understandable, as buying all new furniture can be expensive. However, it’s important to invest in some good quality pieces that will last you for years.
The most important piece of furniture in your student house is your bed. You will be spending a lot of time in your bed, so it’s important to make sure it’s comfortable. A good quality mattress and bedding will make a huge difference to your sleep and comfort levels. You should also invest in a good quality desk and chair, as you will be spending a lot of time working at them. Look for pieces that are comfortable and offer good back support.
Even if your accommodation already has everything included buying your own furniture will help provide character. You can also do with it as you want, without fear of any damage losing you your deposit. It can help add more comfort to your living space and make your room stand out from other students’ rooms.
Invest In Some Home Comforts
(Make your student house a home with some familiar comforts)
If you’re moving away from home for the first time, it can be a daunting experience. You might be feeling homesick and miss all of your familiar comforts. This is perfectly normal, and there are things you can do to make your student house feel more like home.
One of the best things you can do is invest in some home comforts. This could be anything from photos and posters to cushions and throws. Anything that reminds you of home will help make your student house feel more like a home.
Also, some good quality bedding and towels will make a huge difference. It’s worth investing in some good quality pieces that are soft and comfortable. This will help you feel more at home in your new surroundings.
You might also want to consider buying some rugs or cushions to make your room feel cosier. But don’t go over and remember that sometimes less is more. Make sure to regularly declutter your student accommodation to keep in tidy.
While it can be difficult to create a home-like atmosphere in a student house, there are certainly ways to make it feel more like your own. By personalising your space, decorating with things that mean something to you, and making small tweaks to make the house more comfortable, you can turn any student house into a place you feel happy calling home.
What tricks have you used to make your student house feel like home?