Want to learn how to decorate student accommodation? Here's our guide


Having your own space is great, and with your newfound freedoms comes with the chance to shape the space you live into something great. Student rooms generally all look pretty much similar, so why not try and mix things up a bit?


Decorating your student flat is a great way to make it your own. We’re not talking about painting and decorating though (your landlord will probably not be too happy), but there are fun and affordable ways to decorate in other ways. 

Intrigued? Read on for our top tips on how to decorate student accommodation.

Fairy lights


Fairy lights are a great go-to for any wannabe student decorator. You can put them up or drape them literally anywhere. You can get battery-powered ones if you want to save on any electricity bills.



Cushions are a great way to soften up a room and make things extra comfortable. They’re also a great way to switch up your style on a small budget. Use cushions to complement and accent your interior space.



Houseplants are very much in at the moment. They’re good for making your little space in the city feel like a green oasis. Not only that, but plants are good for your living environment as well as your health. Look out for low maintenance plants such as succulents.

Photo frames


Framed photos of you, your friends and family are an ideal way to make your space personal to you. Not only that, you’ll be reminded of the good times you have shared with your friends and family. Great for when you’re feeling under the weather.



Student accommodation carpets aren’t always the most exciting of things. Often, they’ll have been chosen for cost and durability. Brighten things up with a great rug. If you have laminate flooring, a rug will help to warm things up in your room a bit.



Not just a way to keep warm, throws can really help to brighten up your living space a lot. Like cushions, you can easily change them if you fancy a bit of a refresh. Try pairing up throws made of different materials for a multi-layered, textured look.



Bunting looks cute, and can really help to liven up your walls a bit too. You could even try and make your own bunting as well. You don’t need to be super crafty either. Why not give it a go? Here’s a website to tell you how you can make your own!

This is how to decorate student accommodation


These are just a few ways in how to decorate student accommodation, but there are lots of other little things you can do to make it your own. Want to decorate at Christmas? Here’s our guide.

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