Moving to university can be a daunting experience. Meeting new people, socialising, exploring a new city and starting independent study. Having a space to go to that feels like home can help you to recharge and relax after a long day.
With our guide to furnishing your room you won’t have to break the bank to make it your own!
First things first, start on the centrepiece of your room, the bed. Picking out some nice bed sheets that make you feel comfortable is so important, whether they are vibrant and colourful or calm and simple so the focus can be on your throws and pillows. Although the bed is the centre of your room and you want it to look nice, remember that it will need to be comfy for you to get enough good quality sleep for those dreaded 9am lectures, so although some pillows can look nice, remember to make sure they are comfortable.
Adding pictures of your family, friends, pets and favourite places can make you feel more at home, if you have a pin board or a whiteboard in your room you can pop them on there, however; if you have neither of these and still want to display things on your walls, command hanging strips are a great option and leave no marks on your walls for when they need to come down at the end of the year.
If extra lighting is your thing LED lights or fairy lights would be a great option. They add warmth to your room and make it look more relaxed. These can be bought for the best prices from Amazon or Primark.
When thinking about what you want to buy before you move in, just go for the basics and things you know you are definitely going to use. Then once you have moved in you can start to think about the extra things you will need, don’t go splashing your budget on extra furniture bits as you may find your accommodations already provide it! When thinking about buying things you will be using in the communal areas make sure you check with your flatmates first as they may have already bought a lot of things that you could all split the cost and share.
Mezzino properties all come furnished with a bed (some properties even have double beds as standard!) Other furnishing items will all vary depending on location so check out our website to see what your accommodation includes.
The most important thing to remember is that your room is your own space and to make it as personal as you would like, we can’t wait for you to make Mezzino your home!
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Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!