Sharing your home, be that rented accommodation away from the college or university where you are studying or else a purpose-built student dormitory, with your college mates, is a fantastic, entertaining, and high-energy time in your life.
So, whether you are planning on clubbing together and purchasing some new and exciting items of home décor and furniture for the communal rooms or else you want to make your room your own, continue reading.
Here are the top three investments to furnish your student home with.
College and university students often have a reputation for being unable to look after themselves, and instead of cooking a healthy evening meal, for example, they instead choose to give even more money to their local takeaway.
Now, as accurate, or indeed, inaccurate this particular description of you and your friends might be, if you are being entirely honest, you do not have the time nor, most likely, any particular inclination to bring indoor plants into your new home.
However, one cheap and eye-catching way to make your room, and also the entire dormitory, feel more like home is to invest in some faux indoor plants without flowers but with luscious greenery. This way, you get the aesthetic benefit of plants without having to lift a finger to keep them alive.
A Warm, Snuggly Blanket
Regardless of a person’s age or personal situation, everybody loves the feeling of wrapping themselves up in a giant, comfortable blanket with a box of chocolates and a favorite movie playing.
This is why an absolute must of an investment for any student, or indeed, anybody for that matter, is an oversized, snuggly, soft, and durable gigantic blanket that you can use on your bed as you sleep and also to spend time with your housemates when you are downstairs.
When packing for your move into student accommodation, the essential things you will need to remember (aside from your new aforementioned oversized blanket) include:
- Clothes & clothing hangers
- Technologies and chargers
- Pillowcases, sheets, and a duvet
- Laundry bag and detergent
- Stain remover
- Family photographs and other sentimental items
- Any medication you may need
- Basic first aid kit
- Sporting equipment (if applicable)
Personalize the Communal Spaces
It is highly likely that the friends you make at college will be naturally divided into those who you simply never see nor hear from again, those who you stay in contact with on social media, and the select few who become lifelong friends.
Making small investments into items that personalize the communal spaces, namely the kitchen, living room, and bathroom, will both serve to amplify the sense of togetherness and community you intend to foster between you and also provide a welcome distraction from feeling homesick.
Invest in a large pin board for the kitchen, where every member of the house can leave notes for each other and leaflets of potentially exciting student social activities to further your connections with one another.