Tags – Interior Design Tips for Students


Moving into a new student house is like starting fresh.

You’ll be greeted with blank walls and boring palettes to expand upon.

With that in mind, it can be hard to figure out what to put and where, whilst not breaking any rules and allowing your personality to shine at the same time. 

So, we thought of putting together a short guide for you.


The Approach

In terms of your approach, the first step would be to make sure you know what you can and cannot do.

So, ask whoever is in charge; be that a management company or the landlord directly; so at the end of your time there you are not greeted with any unwanted and/or unexpected fees.


The Exciting Part

Once the technicalities are out of the way, you can get started thinking about your colours.

In truth, colours can reflect your personality, plus you probably have a favourite for your new place.

Use these colours to your advantage – think of a couple of complimentary colours using a colour wheel or similar, plus something neutral to go with them.

These colours can then be used throughout, to make sure everything matches in the end and looks amazing at the same time.

If you have the permission, go ahead and start painting. Do the entire room or just one accent wall and don’t be afraid to try some patterns. Stripes, dots, speccles, whatever you think looks good.



From here on, you can start thinking about decorations.

In short, fill some empty space with a painting, photos or a canvas of things you like or people you care about until the room looks full and vibrant.

Then, when it comes to your desk and lighting, you can use the same or similar colours you planned at the start and add those in.

Here, think logically about what you will need and where to store it, taking advantage of bins, plants, pots, organisers, drawers and so on.

Plus lighting for that area, remember that RGB LEDs bulbs can be bought relatively cheap and add some pop. All from the power of your phone and whatever smart ecosystem they are a part of.



Last but not least is the main furniture.

Furniture might cost a little extra, but you get what you pay for in the end.

Pick a chair that is actually comfortable for long study sessions and adjustable to how you like it.

You could always try something second hand and do some DIY repairs if need be.

Similar can be said for the bed.

Just remember you’ll be spending half your time in that thing, so the better it is, the happier you’ll be when you wake up. If you can afford it, get some nice pillows, cushions and quilts to really bring the place together.


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