Friday, 2 October 2015

University Bedroom Number Eight | Room Tour

Yep. This really is my eighth bedroom at university - and it's not even the last one! A five year course, moving every year, plus three out-of-Bristol placements has meant I've moved rooms more than most students.

And they've all been different. From tiny box rooms, to rooms big enough to hold a dance class in, there's been a fair bit of variety. Some I've used for an entire academic year, others for a mere eight weeks. 

I've never made much of an effort with my out placement bedrooms - they've simply been somewhere to sleep Sunday to Thursday, and the closest I've come to 'putting my own stamp on them' is displaying my birthday cards and maybe adorning them with an artfully place stethoscope and tendon hammer...

But doing up my Bristol rooms has all been part of the fun of renting somewhere new every year.

This year my room is modestly sized - just big enough to fit a small double bed, a wardrobe and some drawers. It's the first year without a desk in my bedroom, something that hasn't bothered me one bit. In fact, I think it's helped separate working and relaxing perfectly.

So whether you're looking for inspiration for your own university room, or simply being nosy, let me show you round...

I bought this bedding a couple of years ago, on sale from Debenhams. I've also got some cushions that were presents at the start of university, and some cosy blankets - not needed yet as the flat is so warm at the moment!

I don't have a table in the room, so this storage unit doubles as a dressing table, holding all the bits I use regularly. I've also got the desk organiser and wipeboard that I made last year.

I've had these artificial flowers since last year. We've actually had real flowers in the living room for most of the time we've been here, but these work fine in my bedroom for adding a bit of colour without requiring any upkeep!

I made this bunting for my second year house, and it's stayed in good condition ever since. I've strung some up in my bedroom, some in the living room and still have some left over!

I bought a long mirror from Homebase over the summer. Ideally I'd hang it properly onto the wall, but I haven't got a drill to put the screws in - so it's balanced on a set of wheeled drawers! 

Ideally, I'd still like to get some more storage for the room - some boxes for on top of the wardrobe and under the bed just to keep everything neat - but I haven't gotten round to that yet. Alternatively I could probably reduce the contents of my wardrobe and gain some extra space, but I'm not ready to part with any of it yet!

When I viewed the flat, the bedrooms were barely furnished - there was a mattress on the floor, the storage unit and a clothes rail. Luckily we weren't put off by the lack of furniture, because the rooms are actually warm, bright and inviting once they've been filled! 

What do you think? And if you've done a room tour post recently, leave me a link - I'd love to be nosey! And if you can rival my eight university bedrooms, you can have an imaginary prize! :)




  1. Oh wow, that's a lot of moving around! I've only had one placement bedroom, but I was there for the whole 7 days of the week so i tried it make it home-y!

  2. I need to show people round my university room! This looks lovely! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  3. Wow, I can't believe you've had 8 bedrooms, that's crazy! I love how you've made this one homely though - I love the bedding and the flowers. I think they are such great ways of making a room homely and comforting xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  4. Can't believe you've had 8 uni bedrooms, I thought mine was a lot at 4! The room looks lovely and homely, I'm hoping to do one of these posts myself soon.

    Abigail at

  5. Wow, eight rooms is a lot! I can totally understand if you didn't put too much effort in when your changing that often! This room looks lovely, i love the bed covers and your beauty storage :) x

    Bethan Likes

  6. Your room is lovely! My university rooms have been nowhere near as nice - dodgy coloured carpets and basic Argos furniture is really difficult to decorate!

    Rachael at

  7. Your room looks very very cosy!


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