You’ve got your timetable and hopefully a couple of pens. It’s time for uni, again. Decor wise you might have a couple of posters on the wall and your clothes still waiting to be hung up, lying in a suitcase by the wardrobe. Whatever you’ve got going on, there are a couple of items that are essential for your uni room that every student should have. This list of items are to provide comfort, individuality, practicality and just plain fun to your uni room! Plus a couple of essential student specific items… Uni houses have had who knows how many other students living in them before you. You want to make this room your own this year. Make your room feel like a home and not a room in a strangers house. Check out these essential uni room items every student should have.
For the elements
A uni house can be cold af in the winter. Using these items you can personalise your room, keeping your individual style, whilst ensuring you don’t have to sleep in seven pairs of socks every night.
A rug is pretty essential, especially if your room doesn’t have a carpet. This is because they can add a lot of warmth to the room. Now rugs can be expensive but they don’t have to be. Check out this recycled rug on amazon for under £10!
A bed throw / blanket is another great why to style up your room whilst having those essential practical qualities too. They have some thermos throws available at Dunelm that are also super soft.
Make it yours
Uni can be stressful. Some essential uni room items every student should have should be a few that contribute to making your room personalised.
These can include pictures and posters. If you don’t know about the app, Free Prints, they do 45 free prints uploaded from your phone and delivered to your house every month. So you can have lots of memories stuck on the walls if you’re into that.
If you would prefer not to have thousands of your mates faces staring back at you each day, maybe try getting some posters from movies or bands that you like. Most uni’s do a couple of poster sales throughout the year. But you can always go check out HMV or even some vintage shops stock cool posters.
Now this may sound simple but lights. Whether it’s using lamps or candles, make your student room bright. This will keep your room cheerful even in winter. Hopefully your room should come with a lamp or two… but check out these salt rock candle holders that are really cute. These can add ambience to the dullest of spaces.
Maybe you aren’t a very organised person, but at uni sometimes its essential aka maybe for your work? Yeah… These are a few essential uni room items to help you stay on top even after a four day hangover.
Hooks. Now some uni rooms can be notoriously small. These door hooks from Ikea for under £10 have multiple benefits. Firstly, they don’t need screwing in, so that’s a bonus for a uni room. Secondly, they are great way of organising your coats and such that you don’t have room for in your drawers. They give you a little bit more room as well, plus your coats and such won’t get as dusty as they would stuffed under your bed.
Desk organiser. Maybe you only own one pen? That’s good enough for me. These desk organisers are the fastest way to gain access to your stationary when you need it. Like when you are suddenly inspired with a perfect one liner for your dissertation. Check this one out this one at Wilko for under £5!
A file for uni work and documents is another essential item for your uni room. After three or more years you accumulate a lot of crap. Whether it’s work or essential and official documents. You need a specific place to keep these documents so that you always know where they are when you need them.
Essential student specific…
A vom bin. Don’t buy into those mesh bins, baaaad idea. And maybe put a plastic bag inside your bin too… it’s much easier and quicker clean up process.
A chair of doom. Aka a clothes chair. Its organised in a way…? They are all in one place at least.
Door stop. Make friends and air out your room when it gets overwhelmed by the smell of sweat, pizza and booze.
I hope some of these essential uni room items every student should have will contribute to you having a bright and happy home at university.