How to Make Your Student House a Home

How to Make Your Student House a Home

As a student, it can be tough to move away from home and start a new chapter of your life in a shared house or apartment. However, turning your living quarters into a cosy and comfortable space can make the transition easier and help you feel more settled. In this blog post, we will share some tips and tricks on how to make your student house feel like a home away from home.

Light it up

Student house with fairy lights

Some student accommodation might not include bedside lights, so a good way to create a homely atmosphere is by adding a lamp. Another good idea is buying fairy lights to add that extra whimsical feel to your room.

Get Cosy

Bee Cushions and throws

Soft furnishings such as cushions and throws are perfect for adding comfort and making your room feel more like home. If an ugly carpet is part of what’s making your room less nice to be in, then you consider buying a rug to cover it up. Adding elements that create a cosy atmosphere can make a huge difference in the overall feel of your student house.

Replace the curtains


Another great way to change the look of a room but only temporarily is by changing the curtains. Blackout curtains would certainly be a good idea for those lie ins after the night before! Make sure you keep the original curtains so you can put them back up before you leave.

Add some greenery

Student house with plants

Houseplants add a touch of nature and beauty to any room, enhancing the visual appeal of your home. Unsure if you can handle the responsibility of keeping a plant alive? No worries!  Opt for a realistic fake plant instead, adding beauty to your space with zero maintenance required.

Improve the smell


There’s something about making somewhere smell nice that makes it feel more like home. Candles aren't always allowed in your student accommodation however a great alternative is to use a diffuser. Diffusers are a safe and effective way to fill your space with pleasant scents without the fire hazard of candles.

Invest in nice bedding and towels


It is worth paying a little more for nice bedding and fluffy towels, don’t forget these are probably going to follow you to every student accommodation for the next 3 years and life after that. 

Add Personal Touches

Wall art

One of the easiest ways to make your student house feel more like a home is by adding personal touches throughout the space. This could include hanging up wall art, quotes, or pictures of your loved ones. Hang without nails with handy solutions like command strips that leave no marks behind.

So, with a little effort, you can create a student living space that is warm, welcoming, and uniquely yours. Discover all your student essentials at Julian Charles.

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