Theming Your Uni Room

With your next few years at university all confirmed, it’s time to experience living away from home.
Make your new room a reflection of your style with our guide to putting a stamp on your dorm- from carefree bohemian vibes to  minimal Scandi elements, we’ve got you covered with all the accessories.



The free-spirited bohemian theme is reflected a blend of rich patterned fabrics, with a nonchalant approach to storage. Form the foundations of your student digs with ethnic prints and dreamcatchers, personalising it with polaroids from home. Add texture with pom pom trimmed cushions and set the mood with candles.

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Looking to put a minimal stamp on your new pad? Plan a  monochrome scheme with smart storage for an overall sleek aesthetic. Dress the room with effortlessly cool accessories, putting pictures into simple box frames, adding interest with honeycomb textured candles and for a lighting statement, choose an LED arrow plaque.

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If you’re looking to channel your inner grunge girl, your Uni room should take on a dark palette with an eclectic mix of displays and storage. Peg photo frames are the perfect place for your cut-outs while an LED light plaque adds ambience and glass jars are a great addition for either drinking from or using simply as decoration.


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Effortlessly pared back with hints of copper, Scandi style is all about functionality with hints of innovation. With white as your foundation, bare bulbs and upcycled furniture are key to the look, with your room dressings centering around metallic elements. Sit candles in geometric lanterns or simple metallic holders, pick rose gold frames for your pictures from home and keep things cool with a vintage-style bronze jar.

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If you’re an avid traveller or just returned from a gap year away, wanderlust might be your inspiration for your Uni room theme. A place to display all the goodies you’ve picked up, or a visual pin-board of the places you would love to go, a travel-inspired room isn’t complete without a map of the world and some vintage suitcases. Add finishing touches with gold chevron cushions, encase tea lights in retro-style lanterns and display pictures of your travels in quirky ombre frames for a slice of fun.


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Glittery and girly, a fantasy-style bedroom is all about coupling playful pinks and high-shine metallics with adorable pugs and majestic unicorns. While pretty plaques carry cute messages, ambience is created through fairy lights and scented candles. Get organised with a to-do list on your chalkboard and create a focal point with a statement canvas for your wall.

21701 Photo Credit: Dormify, Freshdesignpedia, Lauren-Nelson

Publication New Look
Date 5/34/2016
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