Turn your university bedroom into a home away from home this semester. University bedrooms can be dreary, uninviting, and seem like a mammoth task to decorate. Try these finishing touches to transform your plain university bedroom into your second home.

Sit up in style

Most university rooms come with a divan base and mattress pushed against a wall. It’s practical and does the job, but it’s not the most attractive. Upgrade by adding a headboard, you’ll be surprised at how much a headboard can turn a dreary, dated, divan into a real statement bed.

There’s a variety of styles to choose. Bring a vintage Victorian look to your room with our Crystal headboard. The smooth, sleek lines, and crystal finials mounted in the corners will really add a touch of class to your room.

Crystal Metal Headboard - Update Your University Room
Crystal Metal Headboard

If reading in bed is your thing, perhaps a plush upholstered headboard is for you. The curved border, and crisp vertical detailing of our Alabama headboard will transform any room. It’s also available in a variety of colours so you can match your other pieces of furniture perfectly.

Alabama Classic Fabric Headboard
Alabama Classic Fabric Headboard

For true Scandi minimalism, try an oak veneer wooden headboard. Our Tasmania headboard features two panels, with a bold border. The oak finish will help add a sense of light if you have a dark bedroom.

Tasmania Wooden Headboard
Tasmania Wooden Headboard

Hidden luxuries

Not all home-like essentials are as noticeable as a headboard. Indulge and invest in a luxury topper, it’ll make all the difference if you’re sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress. It’s a great way to feel more at home because you’ll be sleeping so much better.  Our Silentnight ventilated topper has a breathable, extra deep filling with a luxury quilted microfibre cover. It provides an extra layer of comfort and protection to your mattress.

Silentnight Ventilated Mattress Topper
Silentnight Ventilated Mattress Topper

Protecting your university mattress is always a good idea, especially if you want to make sure you get your deposit back. A mattress protector will protect your mattress from any accidental spills or stains, and they’re really affordable.

Brighten up

Fairy lights are subtle, homely and can make your room feel really cosy. Hang them around your bed, desk area or door way. They make a perfect alternative to having your main light on and are a great to use for movie nights with your flatmates.

Ellis Black Leather Bed Frame
Ellis Black Leather Bed Frame

Bring your room to life with greenery

Potted plants can be quite the commitment, but they can add such a burst of colour and life to your room. Experiment with different coloured flowers and try outlandish pots to put them in. If the up keep is putting you off, why not invest in some fake plants. That way you’ll be sure that they’ll last forever and they don’t need much care and attention – just the odd dusting!

Brighten up your room with plants - real or fake!

Decorate with your favourites

A sure way to make your university bedroom feel homely is to decorate with photos of your loved ones. Bring along pictures of your family, friends, pets, or even your favourite band. Hang them up, put them in photo frames, or pin them onto a notice board. If you decide to put them in frames, use contrasting shapes and sizes of frames and dot them around them empty ledges or tables in your room. Your favourite people will fill the empty spaces in your room, all while making you feel more at home.

Decorating your room with pictures of family or friends will really make you feel at home