The URBAN eat Guide to Pimping out Your Uni Room

Well, we’re nearly in September.  The A level results are in and you’re probably starting to think about getting out of bed, switching off Jeremy Kyle and getting your stuff ready for university.

Whether you’re going into halls or rented accommodation, a large proportion of your time between now and then will be taken up with sourcing items to adorn your new room with.

Here is the URBAN eat guide to achieving the best room on campus:

Walls
There should not be a single inch of bare wall left.  Walls should be covered in photos, posters, pictures, old festival tickets, funny hats…you get the picture.  If there’s any room left you could add a wall planner to make sure you don’t miss any important social events. Oh, and assignment deadlines.

Bed
It’s unlikely you’ll fit anything bigger than a small single into your room.  You could maximise space by opting for a hammock as an alternative, but be warned, these are VERY tricky to get into late at night and could result in an unscheduled trip to A & E.  I speak from experience.

Duvet covers should be plain in colour and selected by you, not your parents.  ‘My Little Pony’ covers will be laughed at – again, I speak from experience.

Lighting
A disco light will add the best effect, but prove difficult when studying.  Changing the light bulb of the main light to red or blue sounds cool in theory, but in practice looks weird.  Buy a plain desk lamp – boring but practical.

Accessories

Every student room needs the following.  These can be purchased for the beginning of term or acquired as you go along:

  • Mini Fridge – to store late night snacks in.  URBAN eat sandwiches are the ‘late night muchy’ snack of the smart student
  • Shop mannequin – to throw clothes onto, saves using the wardrobe.  Must have half an arm missing
  • Desk & chair– to do work on, of course.
  • Scented candles – to hide the hideous smell of old clothes emanating from the mannequin

Your room will look like this at the start

Small Student Bedroom

 

And this by the end.

 

Ultimate Student Bedroom

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