How to Decorate Your Student Accommodation for Christmas
Making your student halls more homely is all part of being at uni, it should be a home-from-home, and decorating it with soft furnishings is always the most fun part. Right from freshers week all the way to the Christmas term, there are so many ways that you can be creative.
At Christmas, it’s no exception. Decking the halls before you leave for the Christmas break is essential, and what’s more, living on a student budget doesn’t mean that you can’t splash out and make the most of your interior. Here’s how…
The cheapest solution for a Christmas tree in your student accommodation is a small tabletop sized artificial tree, which you can pick up for under a tenner. If you fancy yourself with the real thing, why not take advantage of IKEA’s Christmas tree deals. Initially, for £29 you can purchase a real fir tree in store, with a voucher offer of £20 redeemable in the new year for homewares at IKEA. Perfect for stocking up on those bedroom essentials for next term!
Tinsel & Garlands
Potentially the cheapest of the list, wrapping a length of tinsel or garlands around doorframes, wardrobes, or using it to create a wreath is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way of giving your accommodation some sparkle.
There are so many ways that you can perfect your own individual room or communal living areas by crafting things for display. You can make your own Christmas decorations for a fraction of the price that you can buy them for. Plus, it is something that you can get your flatmates involved to make it a real house affair!
Picking up small Christmas ornaments for your bedroom can add a special touch to your decorations, and you can even take them back home with you before the big day itself!
Festive origami decoration and paper hanging wreaths can be a really different, yet cheap alternative to hanging decorations in your room, or even on the Christmas tree! Mini origami boxes would look great underneath the Christmas tree too.
Candles & Fairy Lights
Living in private accommodation means that you can’t light candles with a naked flame in your room, but that doesn’t stop you from getting the cosy effect that candles usually bring. Using LED battery operated candles, you can get the same cosy effect whilst simultaneously having a cosy look to the room.
Decorating pine cones to display on your tree as decorations, or even in a neat pile on the table in the communal areas really can bring alive the festivities. Use glitter or paint to give them a bit of sparkle to stand out.