After searching around on the internet for a little while I have come to conclude that there's no resource out there for helping students decorate their rooms within the limitations of the rules. Also, as students we have budgets.
I thought it would be interesting for people to post pictures of what creative things they've done with their confined space, and for people to post advice about where's good to buy.
I for one am in desperate need of decorating my room at uni, getting a new duvet, pillows, covers for both (twice), a rug and various other decorations. I have absolutely no idea on where to get a decent duvet without spending like £60 at John Lewis.
Everybody contribute as much as you can, I will post a photo of my room once it's finished!
Buy loads of cheap scarves or whatever (personally I have the huge lenths of random material that I got in the Souk in Bahrain, where I lived, before going to boarding school). They cover up bits of wall nicely, plus the nasty desk!
i'm just filling my room up with the flyers that the shove under your door, the posters advertising clubs that they leave around. I've put up plenty of photos and I bought 3 posters for 10 £ from hmv. Now I'm looking to buy some fairy lights. I'm planning on covering a wall or maybe the ceiling with coloured scarves/material.
As for the duvet covers I got mine from ikea, which is hard when you live in a city. Try Primark as someone suggested or bhs or tkmaxx or even next if it's big enough.
If not buy cheap ones online. It is worth it because duvet covers really make the room so much brighter
i got a lot of storage boxes that look a bit like this but in black to keep my bits and bobs in. I thought they looked a bit plain and boring though, so I took all the metal parts off, covered them in wrapping paper, then put it all back together. Tidy and pretty
Dunnes Stores sell nice things for the home, as do Primark..just cool little bits and bobs! Then there's IKEA and Dunelm, God only knows what my uni room will look like, I suspect I won't be able to move as my room will be covered in clothes/makeup/perfume - oh dear!
i've bought a couple of plants for my room, it sounds sad but they look great. it's worth spending 7/8 quid for a plant in a nice plant thats going to last a long time rather than a couple of quid on one thats only going to last a week