When you’re a student like me who lives away from home it can be pretty annoying when trying to make your room homely. When I was in first year it was hard to make my room unique because every single room was the same and the carpet and colour of the walls reminded me of being back at school- yes it really was that dull.
Now that I’m in second year me and my friends went out and chose a house to live in, and I’ll tell you now, it’s 10 times better. My room is bigger than the one I have at home, I have a double bed and my window is bloody massive.
I’m EXTREMELY fussy about how my room is decorated, and of course I’m still not allowed to paint the walls or put in some carpet, but my landlord is quite relaxed about how what I put on the walls etc.
Here’s how I’ve decorated my room.
Tapestry’s are really in fashion at the moment and I got this one last year to spice up my room in my halls. I feel it is colourful without being too bright because, let’s be honest, who wants a fluorescent, glow in the dark, minging thing on their wall? Nobody, that’s who. I also like the fact that it takes up a lot of the wall because I don’t really like large blank spaces, but of course everyone has a different taste.
Every student has to have a desk to study, revise and work on don’t they? Yes, they probably should. But who really uses a desk for that unless they’ve brought like two things with them? My guess is no one. Unless everyone in my house is extremely odd (including me) as we’ve all got what we like to call our ‘babies’/ most important things in our lives on there. For me it’s my cameras, record player & records, and my laptop. For some of the lads it’s their Xbox or whatever is ‘important’ to them.
3. Bedside table
I don’t even know what to call it because it’s not at my bedside and it’s not a table, it’s not a shelf either, get my predicament? I basically just keep my jewellery on the top of it, my perfume on the weird shelf it has, and a lamp that I’ve actually put on the bottom shelf.
4. Posters & pics
My posters and pictures basically serve the same purpose as my tapestry as they take up some of the blank space on my walls. They also make my room feel more homely because the pictures are of my friends and family and the posters are of things I find interesting. I also have a wall calendar which I know is quite weird for a student with a phone, but if I didn’t have it I honestly wouldn’t be able to keep up with what day it was. I also use it for it’s purpose and write what plans I have on a specific day.
The window in my room is probably my favourite just because it’s the biggest in the house and I can see into the garden. I love the size of it because it lets in so much light and there’s a tree just outside it so it makes me feel all autumny when I’m laid on my bed watching a film. I store most of my books and keep a few candles on the windowsill, and I even have a mirror so that when I’m doing my makeup in the morning so I can see the little squirrels we have in the garden, and sit in bed all cozy.
So far I like how my room is however I may end up changing things as the seasons change. I’ll probably add a few more pics and posters as I find things along the way, but for now this is it.