Being away from home for the first time can be challenging, but it doesn’t mean you can’t create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your student house.


To create a cosy atmosphere in your room, consider incorporating soft lighting. You can use command hooks to hang fairy lights or find a suitable desk lamp that emits warm light. Himalayan salt lamps are also a great option as they not only provide a soothing glow but can also purify the air, alleviate allergies, boost mood, and enhance concentration and performance.


Getting enough sleep is crucial for our overall health and wellbeing, so it’s important to ensure that your bed is set up for a good night’s rest. Adding scatter cushions, soft blankets, or throws can help create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in your room, and make your bed more comfortable and conducive to restful sleep.

House Plants

It’s quite amazing how much a house plant can brighten up a room. As well as providing oxygen, they make a great decor piece. If you don’t have the time (or are simply unable to keep a plant alive – I hear you!), you can get some wallet-friendly artificial plants too!

Photos & Prints

Many university rooms come equipped with pin boards, shelves, or mantels that provide perfect spaces for displaying photos of your loved ones and adding decorative prints. You can take advantage of apps like FreePrints and Snapfish, which allow you to receive over 40 free printed photos every month; all you need to pay for is postage. This is a great way to decorate your room with personal touches and keep your cherished memories close by.

We hope this helps!