Starting university can be an overwhelming experience, but one way to ease yourself into this new phase is to make your surroundings more comforting. However, when moving into temporary accommodation, you are probably hesitant to attempt much decorating. But we’ve put together a list of 6 things that you can do to temporarily add your personality to your accommodation room…
- Bedding with personality –
Probably the easiest thing to personalise in your new room, is your bedding. Spice things up with a fresh and colourful duvet set that reflects your personality. And why not add some fun scatter cushions, to add more comfort and help to make a space that you want to be in.
- Lay a rug –
Brighten up the monotonous flooring with a rug. This simple decoration makes the space look more attractive as well as making your room fell more homely.
- Hang temporary artwork –
It is easier than ever to decorate your walls without having to create permanent holes with crews or nails… picture hanging strips make it easy to hang up your favourite artwork. So, bring a poster from home, or get a new one especially for the move!
- Invest in desk organisation –
A desk will probably be the most useful fixture in your student room, given all the assignments and revising you will have coming. But a desk can easily become cluttered and unattractive. Invest in some organisation solutions to keep your study area pleasant and clear. A tidy desk will go along way in making your room an enjoyable space.
- Try hanging some fairy lights –
It is a classic… It is fascinating how much a simple string of fairy lights can add to the character of your room. You can even peg up photos from home on a string of lights – a two-for-one!
- Hang a tapestry –
If you can’t hang up pictures and artwork (or even if you can!), why not try hanging a tapestry? This can help to create the illusion of wallpaper, helping you to style your room in line with your own personality.
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Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
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!
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 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.
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.