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How to: deck out a dorm room

The bits you need to make uni halls feel like home

Transforming university digs into a workable space takes more than a few fairy lights or candles. These are the essentials that’ll make them feel a little bit more like home.

In a room that’s short on space, you’ll need to free up surfaces for the essentials like your laptop and books. This wire wall hanger is just what you need to keep sentimental snaps and important to-do notes safe, without drowning in a sea of Post-its.

Proper bedding

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One home comfort you won’t regret bringing is some proper bedding. A vibrant print will add instant personality to that plain white university décor – and a good quality cotton set is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to comfort. You’ll be thankful for those soft sheets the night after a big deadline.

Organisation, organisation, organisation

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This wooden desk organiser is the perfect size for planners, pens and revision cards. It’s compact yet roomy and will keep all your bits together. Or you can always use it to store your make up, nail varnishes and whatever else takes your fancy.

Time to focus

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And lastly, the practical things: get a glass bottle so you always have water by your bedside and opt for reed diffuser instead of a candle so you don’t have to worry about blowing it out. Invest in a task lamp for those rare occasions when you actually write with a pen and paper. And a clock. Because those lectures will still be on no matter how late you stayed at the student’s union the night before.

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