Step Inside My Apartment - University Room Tour

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

University Room Tour

For any of you who don't know, I moved to university last month! Despite choosing The University of Manchester, which is only a 40-minute train journey away from home, I still decided to move out for the full university experience. After looking through countless accommodation websites, I finally found one from 'Hello Students' that was perfect for me. They really are the opposite of what you'd expect from a student flat, having a classy and modern feel that more closely resembles a showhome. With the pristine furnishings, stylish neutral colour palette and insane additions such as a gym and cinema room, whilst still being well within my student loan budget, I knew that this was the place for me. Both myself and my mum searched tirelessly for the perfect interior pieces to make it all fit, and now that my room is set up exactly the way I want it, I thought I'd give you a little tour of it.

B E D S I D E   T A B L E

University Room TourFirst up is my bedside table, which is actually the reason this post has been so delayed, as it's a more recent addition to my room. For the first few weeks of living in my new room, I realised that I was missing a lamp and somewhere to put my drink of a night without fear of knocking it - very simple I know but also essential. This bedside table, which matches the drawers you will see later, is incredibly handy for having my daily essentials in, and also housing my bedside lamp which is perfect for an evening when I want it to be a bit dimmer and cosy.

T H E   B E D

University Room Tour

One of the luxuries of my university room is having a double bed - something which is new to me as I've always had a single bed growing up. Not only is this extremely comfortable and spacious, but it's also practical for if a friend, family member or my boyfriend was to spend the night. I aimed to keep the bedding and pillows neutral, opting for white and grey, although accenting this with gorgeous marble bedding that I found in Primark, which was also on sale. To tie it all together, I found this rose-gold sequin cushion in B&M which is a perfect pop of colour to the otherwise monochromatic bed, as well as replicating the marble and rose-gold theme throughout my room.

University Room Tour

On the backboard of my bed, I decided to add some fairy lights to add a cosy and homely feel, as well as a few added decorations. Since candles aren't allowed, I instead opted for this grey flickering LED candle, which was a bargain for £3 from Asda. In the other corner is a little plant (I decided on artificial ones since I don't trust myself enough to keep houseplants alive) and a little teddy that my boyfriend got me ages ago. In the middle is a huge photo frame filled with a collection of photos of some of the most special and important people in my life, being a constant reminder of home.

University Room Tour

The handy thing about my bed is that it has compartments inside, once the mattress is lifted up, meaning I can use it to store quite a few things that I don't need access to all the time, which is currently home to my winter coats (although they'll be coming out very shortly!) There's also a drawer under my bed which I use for towels, flannels and any spare toiletries which aren't in my bathroom.


B O O K S H E L V E S

University Room Tour

Next up is my bookshelves, which still have quite a few open spaces on them (although this will definitely change soon, as I'm an English literature student with a passion for reading!). On the top shelf is a biscuit tin, perfect for late night snacks, and another fake plant which reintroduces the rose gold running throughout, as well as a white lantern and some college folders. The bottom shelf contains my hand mirror, Jeffy (my beloved childhood teddy bear - he was an essential guest in my uni room!), a good luck card from Aiden, and lots of novels, both from my course and others that I want to read in my own time, propped up with a cute bulldog bookend that was a steal from Poundland. The fairy lights that I added between the two shelves definitely ties it all together, again adding to the cosiness of the room.

University Room Tour


D R A W E R S

University Room TourIn the corner of my room is a small set of drawers, which I added for some extra space to store clothes (which moving has made me realise I own way too many of!), as well as perfectly matching the neutral colour scheme. The TV propped up on here is mainly for watching films of an evening, since I don't tend to watch it otherwise, and this also provides the perfect space to display two of my favourite perfumes - My Burberry Blush, and Daisy Dreams by Marc Jacobs.

W I N D O W S I L L

University Room Tour

University Room Tour

Although a lot of university rooms having dingy little windows with not a lot of light, I was lucky enough to have a huge window, which really brightens up the room. I decided to utilise the deep windowsills by adding a cushion and fluffy blanket to create a little window seat, which is the perfect spot to read a book or just chill and watch the world go by. On the other side, I propped up a pegboard that I found in Primark, and decided to write the quote 'throw kindness around like confetti' - something which I definitely want to live by, as well as displaying this gorgeous fake aloe vera plant in a marble pot, which was an item that perhaps inspired the rest of my uni decor.


D E S K

University Room Tour

Now onto the desk, and perhaps my favourite part of the room. The main feature of this section is the metal grid noticeboard which I made, which I absolutely adore. I really wanted to have some inspirtation quotes and photos here, and the grid ties it all together. I was actually thinking about doing a blog post tutorial of how I made this, if it was something you'd like to see. Since my uni room already had a grid on the wall above the desk, I filled some of the extra space with this silver decorative 'D' that I bought from a stall in the Arndale for £2, as well as some tickets from when I watched Eden and Thriller Live. Also on the wall is a rose gold clock which was a necessity and also adds to the rose gold theme running throughout.

University Room Tour

On my actual desk is a desk lamp that I brought from home, a diffuser which ensures my room stays smelling fresh, and lots of stationery and makeup bits. I know this may be slightly cluttered for some people's tastes, but I personally like the display of having a few things laid out, and it really adds a nice vibe to my room.

Also, underneath my desk, I have a marble washing hamper and a grey box just to store some of my extra stationery, including spare notebooks, paper and folders that I'll need later on in the year. This is a convenient place for both of these things, just ensuring that they're kept out of the way.


W A R D R O B E

University Room Tour

University Room Tour
My wardrobe is split into two sections, with the first half being a series of three open shelves. In two of these I've put some marble storage boxes, which are perfect for additional storage whilst also tying in with the rest of the room, and the middle shelf contains two photo frames which I actually got super cheap from Home Bargains, with one containing a photo of me and Aiden and the other having an inspirational quote, as well as a little plant as a finishing touch. Below these are a few drawers, which I just use for some of my essential clothes, makeup and hair things.

The other half is my main wardrobe, which contains quite a lot of clothes on hangers, as well as shoes, bags and other bits and bobs. I also have two storage boxes on top of my wardrobe for any bedding and extra items I want to keep in uni, yet don't access on a daily basis.

University Room Tour

On the side of my wardrobe, which isn't photographed, there are two hooks that I've been using to hang up my towels, dressing gown and keys to my apartment so that I never forget them. There's also a mirror on the back of my door which is perfect for checking my outfits and that I look presentable right before I leave.


So that's my university bedroom! I really hope you liked having a sneak peak inside it, and I'm so happy to have finally got this post up for you as I've been wanting to do it for quite some time now! Thank you very much for reading, and remember that I've started blogging 3 times a week now opposed to once, so you can check back every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening for a new blog post!

Love from Daisy x

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