College/Uni Room Decor Ideas

Hello Everyone,

So I know a lot of you are heading back to college now and will be planning on decorating your rooms to make you feel more at home. I thought it would be a good idea to share some ideas on how to decorate your rooms without changing anything around or costing you a fortune!

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights were always my go to when I was living in my college house. They would make my room feel like such a calm space where I could relax and leave the stresses of college would behind. There are so any ways to style fairy lights. My personal favourite was white fairy lights that were spread across my headboard but I really like the way they look in the picture below!

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Whether they are fake or real plants, they can both make such a difference to changing the look and feel of a room. Personally I never put them in my room but I have seen people use them and I think they can look so pretty! Especially if you find there are a lot of empty dull areas in your room, adding a plant of some sort can really help a room come together.

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If you live far from home, pictures of family and friends can really make a difference to making you feel more at home and comfortable. I really like the idea of hanging pictures with fairy lights as it really helps draw attention to them and I also think it looks a lot prettier than having them stuck on the wall by themselves.


Decorating by your desk

When you have a desk in your room, it can become the only area that is dull and boring, which in turn makes you never want to actually sit there and get some work done. When I was in my first year of college I had this exact problem. I would spend my time studying in bed because my desk felt too dark and dull to keep me concentrated and in the mood to work, I found that adding pictures and little ornaments to the desk really helped to add colour and make it that little bit more personal.


Have a theme

The last thing I would recommend is having a theme. This doesn’t have to be anything too drastic but having colours that work well together and complement each other can really bring a room together. Having a room that has 100 different styles and colours mixed together, is less likely to make you feel calm and collected in your personal space.

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So they are some of the tips that I have for decorating you university room. Definitely take the time to make the space yours. Let me know how you decorate your room in the comments below! See you in my next post.

Thank you for reading,




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  1. September 21, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I completely covered all of my uni rooms in so many photos of home! Love the ideas you’ve posed

  2. September 21, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    This is so aesthetically pleasing!

  3. This is Kat.
    September 21, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I love these ideas! I’m moving into my new dorm on Saturday and I can’t wait to make it looks cosy!

  4. carinanausner
    September 21, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Love this! Great post! I’m obsessed with home decor aha, these are all great ideas and your pic choices are fab! 😊 xxx

  5. September 21, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Love the fairy lights with photographs idea! <3

    Jennie |

  6. Joy The Witch
    September 21, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Plants are a must in my room/apartment so i totally agree with what you said and I love your ideas!!

    • September 23, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Yeah they look so pretty😊

  7. September 23, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Evn i had my room decorated with those string lights with pictures and it turned out really beautiful i totally like these kind of uni room decors 😁😁

    • September 25, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Yeah they always look so pretty! πŸ™‚

      • September 25, 2017 / 1:14 pm


  8. September 23, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Fairy lights and photos are one of my favorite combos for my room! Plants are such a great idea and extremely on trend right now! Love these ideas. πŸ’“

  9. September 25, 2017 / 12:47 am

    I love the idea of plants. It’s something I haven’t done myself either but I agree with you that they always look so nice.

  10. September 30, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    This was actually really helpful as I’m currently re decorating my room and this gave me loads of inspirations thank you x

    • October 2, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Awh thank you! Glad you liked it😊

  11. October 19, 2017 / 6:49 am

    The lights idea were also my go-to in my college apartment! Instead of turning on the overhead lighting in the ceiling, I would turn on my fairy lights and it really made the ambience. Great post! πŸ˜€

    • October 21, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Yeah I always used to do that, sets such a nice atmosphere!

  12. Megan James
    October 30, 2017 / 2:09 am

    For my dorm room experience I used several strands of colored string lantern lights. I also, love a lot of color. Although, now that I’ve matured more I really like the white strand of fairy lights. Really a great idea for my bedroom. I actually have grown quiet fond of indoor plants as well. Something I didn’t have in my dorm room at college. Now I have several house plants. I have a small cactus, succulent and aloe plant in the kitchen. Along with a Sago Palm in the living room.

    Really enjoyed reading all the creative room ideas.

  13. November 18, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Love the ideas. I will definitely put some potted plants in my room. Thanks!😊

    • November 20, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Definitely try it! I think they look so cute! πŸ™‚

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