Well, were nearly in September. The A level results are in and youre probably starting to think about getting out of bed, switching off Jeremy Kyle and getting your stuff ready for university.
Whether youre 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:
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 theres any room left you could add a wall planner to make sure you dont miss any important social events. Oh, and assignment deadlines.
Its unlikely youll 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.
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.
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
And this by the end.