How to decorate your student bedroom

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Last Modified 24 March 2023 First Added 2 August 2022

Are you looking for ways to turn your student bedroom into a home away from home?

Sometimes, university bedrooms can take a bit of getting used to, so we’ve put together a guide on how you can make yours feel inviting, cosy and familiar.

Yardley grey fabric ottoman bed frame open
Yardley Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame


Yardley Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame

Get yourself a storage bed frame

Quite often, university rooms come with a divan base and mattress as standard.

This may do the basic job of sleeping but if you’re short on space and want to upgrade to a better bed, why not consider an ottoman like the Yardley? It provides plenty of storage space for your books, papers, clothing, spare bed linen, the list goes on…

Add a mattress topper

If you’re using a mattress that’s been provided, a mattress topper is a great way to add an extra layer of comfort and a touch of luxury.

Discover our range including washable, memory foam, and cooling designs.

Or a mattress protector

Alternatively, if you’re happy with the comfort of your mattress, just protecting it is a good idea, especially if you want to make sure you’ll get your deposit back.

A mattress protector will shield your mattress from any accidental spills or stains. We’ve got a range of options to choose from, including waterproof, anti-allergy, cooling, and quilted designs.

Create a cosy glow

Fairy lights are subtle and can make your room feel homely and cosy.

Hang them around your headboard, desk area or doorway.

Marley Upholstered Low Rise Bed Frame


Marley Upholstered Low Rise Bed Frame

Bring your room to life with plants

Potted plants can sound like too much of a commitment for busy students.

But, with the right choice of low-maintenance species such as a Spider plant, you can add a burst of fresh colour and an extra dose of energising oxygen to your student bedroom. If the upkeep is really putting you off, try some faux plants instead – these will add colour and interest to a simple room and they’ll last forever without needing any attention, apart from the odd dust down!


Keep your loved ones near

A sure-fire way to make your university bedroom feel familiar is to hang and place framed photos of your loved ones.

Your favourite people will fill the empty spaces in your room, all while making you feel more at home.

For more bedroom solutions, check out our solutions category.

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