University room tour

Moving to university is a big step and it can also be quite scary moving into to a completely new place thats going to be your home. During first year I found it quite hard at first to settle in and, looking back, I think its because I neglected my bedroom a bit and didn’t make it feel like my home. For that reason, going into second year I was determined to make my new room a comfy, bright and homely place that I am happy to call my own little space.

So here is a sneak peak into my university bedroom (I hope you like it!) QUICK DISCLAIMER I am quite a messy person so I was considering completely tidying up my room before this but then I thought it wouldn’t be an accurate representation so please excuse the piles of stuff!

BED DSCF2146.jpgaka my favourite place in the world! I am lucky enough to have a double bed at uni so I wanted to make it cosy but still colourful. The flowery cover is from Primark and all of the cushions are from either Wilkos or Dunelm. I have a fear of hanging pictures above my bed incase they fall off in the night so I chose to put up this tapestry from Ebay to fill up some of the white space.

DESKDSCF2144.jpgI spend a lot of time working at my desk throughout the year so I wanted it to be clear enough to fit my laptop and a cup of tea on but still have everything I might need (printer, pens, paper) in reach. My room came with the desk and the pinboard that I then choose to fill with photos, fake flowers, cards and some jewellery. The copper lights going around it are from Urban Outfitters. I love the wire board from Primark that I use to display some of my polaroid photos and the 3 part frame is from Clinton Cards.

WARDROBE DSCF2147.jpgJust like my desk, the wardrobe came with my room but it was just off white and boring! I filled part of it with photos to make it more bright and fun. The E on the top is from Hobbycraft and I made the marble paper inside of it (something I am thinking of doing a diy post on). The diffuser is Vanilla and Coconut from Primark (it smells so good!) Both of the photo frames I got in tenerife and I made the Up in print inside the first one. The copper dog is from TK Maxx and was a house warming present from my mum!

COSY CORNERDSCF2140.jpgJust like everyone else sometimes I just want a place I can chill and escape to so I made myself a little comfy corner. The photo frame is from Urban Outfitters and I won the flamingo lights at an arcade (best prize ever!) The bean bag I got from a friend but I would 100% recommend getting one for your uni room as they are great places for friends to sit (as well as you obviously!) The stand is from Argos and I’ve got one either side of my bed to store all my random bits and bobs on!


Taking a photo of a mirror is surprisingly hard so I just thought I would show you my favourite bit on top of it. It is a full length mirror that I got from Wilkos and I just have it leant against my wall. The Mickey ears and sun glasses are both from freshers club night events from earlier this year and the light sign on top I got as a present. I am pretty sure you can get it in Urban Outfitters and its really fun because you can swap out the letters to spell out whatever you like! (Well done sherlock if you spotted my messy bed in the reflection before I made it to take a photo!)

and that is my bedroom! I hope you like it as much as I do! What kind of room decor is your favourite? Are you bright and bold or cool and minimalist?

Go and grab another cuppa on me, Em x

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I grew up in a small English town just south of London with my parents and older brother. I was a very inquisitive child, with a love for dogs and a strong belief that I was a Disney character. None of that has changed, now I just have a greater appreciation for a good cup of tea (one sugar and a lil bit of milk) I am currently a second year graphic design student at Norwich University of the Arts and still learning my way through life. This blog is a chance for you to relax, grab a cup of tea and learn along with me.

49 thoughts on “University room tour”

  1. I LOVE your room! My second and third year uni house came with so much stuff in it, that there was barely room to personalise it. Don’t get me wrong, it was a lovely room and I made it my own – but I adore what you’ve been able to do with yours! You go girl!✨

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  2. Your room is so pretty! I love it! Makes me excited to decorate my own soon enough. I plan on it being very bright and warm and floral because spring vibes are my favorite 🌞

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  3. I absolutely love your room, it is decorated so nicely! It makes me so excited to decorate mine! I was wondering how did you secure your tapestry to the wall? I was thinking about getting one but I wasn’t sure how to put it up without damaging the wall! 🙂
    Sinéad x

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