When it comes to student accommodation, comfort and cosiness may not be the first words that come to mind – although we like to think here at Cityheart Living, we set you up with somewhere lovely to live. And with a little creativity and effort, you can transform your student accommodation into a cosy haven that feels like a home away from home… here’s how!
Personalise Your Space
One of the easiest ways to create a cosy atmosphere in your student accommodation is by adding personal touches. Bring photos, decorations and trinkets that remind you of home and your loved ones. Consider hanging fairy lights or string lights to add a warm and inviting ambiance. These small details can make a big difference in how you perceive and feel about your living space. Remember to stick to the rules of your individual accommodation; some might not allow fairy lights, and most do not allow Blu Tack on the walls.
Invest in Quality Bedding
Your bed is the centrepiece of your student bedroom, and it should be a place of comfort and relaxation. Invest in high-quality bedding, and think of the materials; if you’re a pretty cold sleeper, opt for something like flannel or fleece that will keep you extra toasty. And if you want to make your bed even more comfortable, get yourself a mattress topper – this added layer provides some more comfort and support, making it easy to get a good night’s sleep ahead of those early lectures…
Incorporate Soft Furnishings
Soft furnishings like rugs, cushions, and blankets can instantly make a room feel cosier. Choose warm, inviting colours and textures that match your personal style. A fluffy rug next to your bed or a pile of cushions on top of it can create a welcoming, homely atmosphere that encourages relaxation. And of course, blankets – no cosy setup is complete without a nice, thick, fluffy blanket. This has the added bonus of being smaller than a duvet, so it’s perfect for taking with you into the communal area on those really cold days!
Create a Reading Nook
If you’re an avid reader or just love a quiet place to unwind, consider creating a cosy reading nook in your accommodation. All you need is a comfortable chair or bean bag, good lighting, and a small bookshelf or even a funky book trolley. This little corner can become your escape from the stress of studying and a place to get lost in your favourite books. And if reading isn’t your thing, you can still make a little nook for your favourite indoor hobby: gaming, nail art, scrolling through TikTok…
Use Warm Lighting
Harsh fluorescent lighting can make your accommodation feel sterile and unwelcoming. Opt for warm, soft lighting options like table lamps, floor lamps, or even scented candles (if these are allowed – make sure you check!). These not only provide a cosy atmosphere but also create a sense of tranquillity; warm lighting is much more soothing.
Keep It Clean and Organised
A cluttered and messy living/sleeping space can feel chaotic and stressful. Take the time to declutter and organise your belongings. Use storage solutions like baskets and shelves to keep things tidy. A well-organised space can make your accommodation feel more comfortable and inviting, so you’ll be much more at home here.
Incorporating these easy ideas will transform your student accommodation into somewhere cosy and snug, which is simply perfect for the colder months!