Decorating your student bedroom

We might be biased but we think your bedroom is the most important thing to consider when you’re preparing for life as a student. After a long day of studying, you’ll need a space to unwind and say a big ‘do not disturb’ to the world. Whether you’re refreshing your home bedroom or you’re a fresher moving somewhere new, it won’t take much to turn a bare room into a sleep sanctuary. Here’s how you can do it.

Out like a light

Darkness at bedtime is essential for your sleep. If you can’t add blackout curtains to your university bedroom, a sleep mask is a must-have and will also help you enjoy longer lie-ins. And of course, we can’t forget every student’s favourite to add a touch of cosiness: fairy lights.

The best for your bed

It’s important to snooze just as hard as you study, so making your bedroom a sleep-friendly environment should be top of your list. Shop for pillows with plenty of squish, an abundance of blankets and a mattress topper for upgraded comfort. Take a peek at our convenient bedding bundles so you can get a great night’s sleep at your home away from home.

Great décor

Pick a theme and go to town (and back) decorating your bedroom. You could go for the laid-back look with soft textures and calming accessories, or bold and bright with loud patterns and stand-out colours. Don’t forget about artwork, houseplants, organisers, cushions and mirrors.

Zones for better zzz

We’re firm believers of not mixing study and sleep, but that’s not always the possible when you’re at university. ‘Zoning’ is the name given to adding room dividers so you can keep areas with different functions separate. If your desk is right next to your bed, try adding a decorative folding divider in the middle. That way you won’t have a pile of textbooks making you feel guilty when you’re trying to sleep.

Sleep accessories

There’s so many sleep-aiding products out there that people swear by. Our recommendations are pillow spray for deeper rest and relaxation, air purifiers for healthier sleep, and speakers for playing Spotify sleep sounds. With all three, you’ll be drifting off to dreamland before you can say "lockdown lectures".

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