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Hey all!

As the time approaches for you all to start putting your ideas together for your dream university room we thought you could use a bit of help to find items and figure out just how on earth you are going to get all those bits and bobs over to your halls!

Budget
Probably the most important one for all of you. If you haven’t already considered this then it is best to get out a pen and paper and begin budgeting. If you have £250 to bring all the items you need to university then you can begin by using a list such as this one to reference.

Having a list next to you whilst you shop somewhere can allow you to check them off whilst building your basket and allowing you to see where you can splash out and scrimp a bit. Better to buy a good pillow and cover than to buy a very expensive (albeit pretty) laundry basket!

How to accessorize
Whilst I do mention that it is better to scrimp here and there where you can you will still want your room or items to be good quality and a style that matches your personality.

To do this you can look into:

  • Buying items that are basic and bold colours. They can bring the mood of your room up with a lighter colour or down with a darker more cosy colour such as a dark navy. Most rooms will be magnolia to prevent staining but keep the room light so keep that in mind when shopping. Pick colours that compliment the space and that can build on one another.

    For example:
  1. White bedspread and a pale pink throw.
  2. Ikea storage unit is white but pale pink storage box
  3. Bin and stationery can be rose gold or metallic
  4. Tapestry wall hang / fairy lights to bring colour to the walls


  • Try and buy items that promote hidden storage. If you are in a dorm room it can get pretty untidy quickly if you don’t focus on how and where you are storing different items. Having a few stationery binders / holders and a 4x4 Ikea box storage unit will help cut down on mess and promote tall storage than wide storage; saving space and clutter.


Where to look for inspiration?
If you need somewhere to have a look for inspiration be sure to check out the following links for some personalised rooms!



You can always use Instagram https://www.instagram.com and use hashtags like:

#uniroom #unihalls #dormdecor #dormroom #roomideas #roomdecorideas

Where do you shop?
So you know what style you want, you have your list ready and you have your budget in hand but where can you find all of these items you want! Have a look below for some shops that might help bring your youtube inspired ideas to life!
  • Ikea
  • Home Bargains / B&M
  • Tesco / Asda / Sainsburys
  • Primark
  • Wilko
  • TK Maxx


All of the above should be able to offer enough quality and choice that you are happy spending your budget there. For the most part they also have online stores so you can get your shopping cart ready to go and then visit the store to double check it is just as good in person!

Ikea is going to be the favourite one for all those main bits and bobs (at least it is mine) but don’t forget that you can get some great deals on the go in other shops. My advice would be to get your main items from somewhere like Ikea or Primark and then if you want to add some additional smaller items when you arrive at university to buy them from TK Maxx, Wilko or a local Home Bargains!

I hope this helps you think about buying for your university dorm room!

Best of luck.

Patrick :lep:
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I'm not attending Liverpool Hope, but I was wondering whether you allow mini fridges in your halls?

Where I went to at university, they had only a limited range of posters on offer, which I thought was a shame considering it's one of the main decors uni students hope to get. I recommend the following, as I think they tend to prove popular amongst students:
Cow-nomics:
https://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Ameri.../dp/B0026HRIJ6

Periodic table of cocktails/mixology:
https://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Ameri...977927&sr=8-10

Chakra poster:
https://www.amazon.com/Chakra-Mandal...9978229&sr=8-6

Zodiac poster:
https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Zodiac...9978376&sr=8-3

Film posters for any films that are coming out

As most halls do not permit students putting nails on walls, I guess many won't be able to put up any form of art.
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(Original post by MindMax2000)
I'm not attending Liverpool Hope, but I was wondering whether you allow mini fridges in your halls?

Where I went to at university, they had only a limited range of posters on offer, which I thought was a shame considering it's one of the main decors uni students hope to get. I recommend the following, as I think they tend to prove popular amongst students:
Cow-nomics:
https://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Ameri.../dp/B0026HRIJ6

Periodic table of cocktails/mixology:
https://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Ameri...977927&sr=8-10

Chakra poster:
https://www.amazon.com/Chakra-Mandal...9978229&sr=8-6

Zodiac poster:
https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Zodiac...9978376&sr=8-3

Film posters for any films that are coming out

As most halls do not permit students putting nails on walls, I guess many won't be able to put up any form of art.
Hi there,

Unfortunately we wouldn't allow mini fridges as they would need to be pat tested for safety!

In terms of wall hangings as long as it doesn't damage the wall then you can have it. I very quickly found a website that offered some solutions to this here.

My fiance hung up some photographs and made a collage using small amounts of white tack to avoid grease stains.

I hope this helps!

Patrick :lep:
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(Original post by MindMax2000)
I'm not attending Liverpool Hope, but I was wondering whether you allow mini fridges in your halls?

Where I went to at university, they had only a limited range of posters on offer, which I thought was a shame considering it's one of the main decors uni students hope to get. I recommend the following, as I think they tend to prove popular amongst students:
Cow-nomics:
https://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Ameri.../dp/B0026HRIJ6

Periodic table of cocktails/mixology:
https://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Ameri...977927&sr=8-10

Chakra poster:
https://www.amazon.com/Chakra-Mandal...9978229&sr=8-6

Zodiac poster:
https://www.amazon.com/Studio-Zodiac...9978376&sr=8-3

Film posters for any films that are coming out

As most halls do not permit students putting nails on walls, I guess many won't be able to put up any form of art.
My halls at UCL all had mini fridges
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