How Students Can Live in Style When Studying Away from Home

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Living as a student doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style. There are easy ways to make your new home look stylish, with an affordable price tag. With shops such as Primark bringing out a home range, you can pick up stylish items for as little as £2. With a bit of cash and a lot of imagination, you can change your accommodation into a place to be admired.

A Stylish Accommodation

Choosing student accommodation that is state of the art means that your room will look stylish with minimum effort from you. You may have an image in your head of what student accommodation typically looks like, but did you know that there’s plenty of luxury options available which will give you a home away from home? One example can be seen through Collegiate’s apartments in Exeter. Their brand-new accommodation is modern and sleek, with an on-site cinema and private fitness suites. You will be the envy of all your friends if you stay with Collegiate in Exeter (or any of the other locations if you don’t fancy this city), because who doesn’t want to live in style whilst studying away from home?

Once you have your room ready, what else can you add to it to make it more stylish?

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are one of the cheapest items you can buy and are one of the simplest ways to make a room look stylish and cute. Everything looks better with fairy lights and they can be used in a variety of ways to add sparkle to your room. Use them on the ceiling if you fancy looking up at the stars at night or hang them around your headboard for an alternative night light.


Adding a rug to your room can add a bit of style and break up a seemingly ordinary floor. Many accommodations are not carpeted, and this does not feel as homely. Finding a nice rug that fits in with the rest of your colour scheme will bring the room together. This also makes it a lot nicer to walk around barefoot in your room.


Whether you prefer to get the real thing or a fake one, plants are a cute way to add some style and make your room look greener. There are plants to suit everyone’s preferences, whether you want to pot a mini cactus or a colourful flower, plants add a lot of style to any room. Added bonus, plants are known to make people happier and feel more relaxed, which is perfect for a student with assignments due!

Bedding and Cushions

Having some luxurious bedding can make your room look a lot more stylish and make you feel a lot more comfortable! Finding your perfect duvet set has never been easier with the internet. There are choices from silk duvets to Disney ones. Adding some cushions can make your bed look stylish when you aren’t using it and can help you resist the temptation to climb in when you get back from a long day of lectures. Make your room the ultimate place to chill, gossip, and watch Netflix.

Living in style on a budget is easy if you shop around and use the minimalist approach. Sometimes less is more and finding some gorgeous plants and some pretty bedding can turn your new accommodation into a stylish home.

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