Five ways to revamp your student room


Have you ever wondered how you could revamp your student room, but always thought it was too expensive?

Your search ends here! Nerve has found some affordable options to transform your empty wall so that it won’t take hours.

In any student house, there won’t be a Picasso painting waiting for you there. So why not create your own art instillation?

1. Tapestries

Tapestries look great as a point of focus for the room, alternatively they can be hung above your bed as a makeshift headboard.

Many different brands such as Amazon and Royal Furnish make very affordable tapestries that won’t break the bank.

Worried about how to attach this to your wall? You can buy removable hooks from Wilko that won’t leave a mark when you move out.


2. DIY Flower Wall

DIY Flower Wall

DIY Flower Wall

If you want to try something different, why not create an artificial flower wall.

This simple DIY is easy to create and customisable to your style. To create it all you need is some artificial flowers, I chose about six different types, and white tack.

Simply lay the flowers out in your desired pattern and adhere them to the wall with the white tack. Don’t worry it won’t leave a mark when you take it down!

Tip! – Make sure not to put the same flowers next to each other for a more cohesive look.

3. Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is an inexpensive way of adding different prints and photos into your space and is completely customisable to the theme of your room.

Try to use a range of different sizes of frames and alternate colours to fit the design of your room, or you can use the same colour frames for a monocratic look!

You can pick up inexpensive frames from Tiger and Wilko‘s in Bournemouth.

Free printable graphics are available on online if you want more variety on your gallery wall, all you need is removable hooks and you’re good to go.

Tip! – Try cutting out the shapes of your frames on paper, place them on the wall to see how they fit together before putting the frames up.

Gallery wall

Gallery wall

4. Wall decals

I don’t think your landlord/lady would be too happy if you started painting the wall with stencils, so why not try stick on ones?

They can be peeled off at the end of the year, make sure to get ones that say ‘no damage’ on them.

Wall decals are easy to find, Amazon do a range of affordable ones.

Wall decal

5. Inexpensive art

If DIY isn’t your thing, there are plenty of places in Bournemouth where you can pick up inexpensive art to refresh your room.

Primark Home and TK Maxx provide a range of different art, often under £10.

student room

Cacti painting