Moving into somewhere new, or simply looking to upgrade your existing setup, is a rite of passage. If it’s somewhere new you’re probably looking forward to it. However, ensuring that your room doesn’t look like it’s been churned out by a factory conveyor belt is critical. One of the best ways of showing off your personality and adding some flavour is by upgrading your existing setup.
Whether you’re settling down for a short period or you’ve decided to rent for a long period of time you will be spending a lot of time within those four walls. Therefore, you might as well go the extra mile and improve your existing setup. Here are 5 top tips to get you settled in comfortably:
Have you ever set foot in a room with inadequate lighting? Inadequate lighting can make a room appear dull and extremely gloomy. Lighting can alleviate a dull room and spice it up. A lot of university students living on budgets tend to use fairy lights. Fairy lights are inexpensive way of giving a room character. Nonetheless, if you have a bit more budget, think big.
Consider the scale of the room when adding lighting. Bedside lamps are great, as are floor lamps. Good lighting makes all the difference in a room, so the next time you are walking into your room think of positioning and scale.
Colourful floor rugs
An injection of colour will make your room feel homely and cosy. There are plenty of rugs that can complement your bedroom. Rugs have the added benefit of being able to make rooms look bigger. Lighter coloured rugs reflect light making rooms feel airy.
If your room is extremely plain adding a colourful rug can create contrast. Investing in rug will add comfort to your feet, there are a ton of cheap rugs online that won’t break the bank.
Cushions and blankets
Decorative cushions and throws not only look great, but they are perfect for a range of requirements. Large cushions are ideal for relaxing on. Head to your local high street store for some cheap blankets and cushions that will liven up your room with both colour and comfort. If you’re in need of some ideas ensure you look at Pinterest!
More and more individuals are spending time in their rooms. Rooms have become comfort zones, as well as study zones for students. Bedside tables are perfect for storing a range of easily accessible items. Lamps, books, photographed frames are not the only items that can be placed in a bedside table. Students may place alarm clocks and books that they’re reading.
Bedside tables are practical allowing users to store items that they need access to such as wallets and keys. They also look great and are one of the most essential factors when filling out a room.
Bare walls are sad. Hang one big piece, or put up something small in an interesting way. Other ideas include making a gallery wall.
If purchasing wall art is out of your budget, then try purchasing a print on Amazon and then adding a frame!
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