YOUR SPACE | YOUR STYLE
Starting university is an exciting time you'll remember for the rest of your life. You might also feel some nervous butterflies among the excitement – it’s a pretty big step, after all!
Surrounding yourself with home comforts can make the transition from home to uni housing smoother. Tick off our uni essentials list to make your new space your own.
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University bedroom ideasYour bedroom is your sanctuary while at university. Create a comfy space that feels homely by stocking up on these bedroom essentials:
Recharge your batteries after a long night by wrapping yourself in cosy bedding. Before buying for uni, check the bed size in your accommodation.
Here’s what bedding you'll need for your new bedroom:
Choose from natural and synthetic duvets in different tog options.
Whether you want memory foam or feather pillows, they'll support your head, neck and shoulders.
Toppers are great for making uncomfy mattresses cosy, and using a protector is also a good idea.
You'll need a bed sheet, duvet cover and pillowcases; why not choose a bed linen set in your favourite colour or print?
Decorate your bed by laying a throw at the end; velvet or faux fur throws add texture and warmth in the colder months.
Our bedding and bed linen buying guides can help you find suitable styles for your bedroom. Check out our Silentnight collectionfor quality duvets, pillows, toppers and mattress protectors to help you get a good night’s sleep in your new bed.
Student life can be nomadic, so create a space that feels like yours with homely accessories. You can hang artwork, pop scented candles on your bedside table and frame photos of family and friends to put your stamp on the space.
Why not create a vanity corner on your desk by adding a mirror and makeup storage?
As exciting as uni life can be, you're also there to study. Making your desk space work for you is super important; add a lamp for reading at night, pop a cushion on the chair for long study sessions and use desk organisers to keep things tidy.
University bathroom essentialsWhether you have a private en suite or will be sharing a bathroom with housemates, add personality to your bathroom with a few accessories:
Towels are a bathroom necessity, but that doesn't mean they can't look nice! Stock up on soft cotton towels in your favourite colours to spruce up the bathroom.
Why not match your bath mat to your towels? This is an excellent way to make a small space flow.
Keep toiletries organised with handy storage. You could use a shower caddy to keep shampoos and conditioners in one place or add small shelves near the sink to organise skincare and beauty products.
Rooms can get messy without a laundry basket – so pop one in the bathroom to keep your bedroom clean and tidy. You can find laundry hampers for any bathroom, from compact styles to larger designs with built-in compartments.
Soap dispensers and toothbrush tidies are great for keeping your bathroom clutter-free and stylish. Pick a design that works with the rest of the bathroom theme.
University kitchen essentialsIf you need to bring kitchenware to university, there’s a lot to shop for. Here’s a summary of what you'll need to add to your uni essentials list.
You need all the dinnerware basics at uni, including plates and bowls. We sell complete dinnerware sets, so you’ll have high-quality pieces that match. Stick to classic white, or pick a funky finish to brighten up mealtimes.
You can't enjoy your homemade meals without cutlery. Grab a stainless steel cutlery set to last your entire uni life. You don't need to stick to silver; choose knives, forks and spoons in unique designs for a fun touch and to make spotting yours easy.
Whether waking up with coffee or getting party-ready with cocktails, stock the cabinets with mugs and glasses for every occasion. We have plenty to choose from, so finding styles you love is easy.
From boiling pasta to frying eggs, your uni kitchen should be stocked with the right cookware. Bring one or two pots, a frying pan and a couple of baking trays for your daily cooking.
Spatulas, whisks and mashers are just some of the utensils you might need at uni. You can even buy a matching set to feel like a top chef.
Tea towels aren't just a kitchen must-have; they can also add a pop of colour to your plain uni kitchen. Pick a fun tea towel to bring personality into your new space.
Must-have study stationeryMake Monday morning lectures a whole lot brighter with colour-popping stationery. Here are some of the stationery essentials you'll need to bring to university:
- Notebook- Pencil case- Pens- Pencils - Diary/planner
You can easily create a home-from-home with our uni essentials. For more homeware styling tips, visit our edited hub.
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