Decorating your second year house on a budget
We all know that typical student houses aren't going to be your dream home, but making it somewhere you love is so important. So we've got some great budget-friendly purchases that will definitely help spruce up your home.
*You will probably need to check your contract about decorating and hanging things on walls*
Adding a rug to your bedroom or lounge can help add texture to your room, especially if you have laminate flooring. We've picked out some rugs that would be perfect for these and also a hall runner if you wanted to go that extra step.
3. Cushions and throws
Cushions and throws are great to add that pop of colour and brightness to your house.
The best way to get cushions on a budget is to buy the cushion and the cover separately, IKEA sell a cushion for £1, yes £1!!! Then you can buy the cushions covers for as cheap as £2, have a look as there are loads of colours to choose from.
Additional lighting can really help brighten a room and can help to create a relaxing environment. You don't want to have to choose between having the main ceiling lights on or sitting in the dark, we've picked some floor lamps and table lamps that would be perfect.
5. Fairy lights
On the subject of lights, fairy lights can help transform a room and create a cosy space.
6. Bathroom decor
It can be hard to know how to decorate a bathroom but adding these few items can make all the difference.
7. Artificial plants
You may not have thought to add some greenery to your house but artificial plants not only look good but are hassle-free as you don't have to worry about watering them, win-win!
8. Picture frames
Make your student house feel like home with pictures of your friends and family. If you're allowed to hang pictures on the walls you could get some cheap prints or free sample wallpaper and put them in picture frames - simple.
You don't have to spend loads of money, look in charity shops and see what they've got, people are bound to have donated loads of homeware during lockdown so this is the perfect place to start. Plus, if you move house for 3rd year you can take your items with you, think of it as an investment!
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