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Moving to a student accommodation can be intimidating. Here are some tips on how to make things more like home.

How to make your student accommodation homely

Leaving home for university can be a daunting experience. For most students, it’s the first time they’ll be living away from their parents which means they have to learn how to do things for themselves – like cooking, cleaning, ironing, how to use the washing machine and, more importantly, arranging their finances to ensure they can cover the bills each month. 

But that’s the beauty of living at student accommodation in Bolton. Yes, you’ll be sharing a place with a group of complete strangers, but the chances are they’ll become some of your closest friends after spending so much time under the same roof as them. Plus, one of your flatmates might be a master in the kitchen and offer to teach you how to whip up a delicious, nutritional meal. Or maybe you’ll be able to help each other out.

Although there will be times that you miss home, it’s important that you make your digs as comfortable as possible. And, believe it or not, just a few simple touches here and there can really help to give it that homely feel.

5 tips for making your student house/flat a home:

  • Accessorize with cushions and throws 

Ok, so you can’t make any major changes to your student accommodation without confronting the landlord first, but you’d be surprised how something as simple as dressing your bed with an assortment of cushions, picking a patterned duvet cover, or throwing a brightly coloured blanket over the settee can transform your space.

  • Use lamps to make it cozy

When you go to university, your room isn’t just reserved for sleeping…it’s a place you’ll spend time studying, with your head buried in a textbook or online learning. With that in mind, you want to make it as practical and comfortable as possible – and investing in some lamps is a sure-fire way to create the perfect ambience for relaxing and working.

  • Brighten things up with plants

Whether it be a vase with beautiful flowers in communal areas, a cactus in your bedroom or a few potted plants dotted around the garden, these will certainly give your home a more welcoming vibe. As a cheaper alternative, you could opt for artificial flowers – at least then you don’t need to worry about watering them or swapping them for new ones when they’ve wilted!

  • Display photographs

Assuming that you’ve never spent more than a few days away from your family and friends, you’re bound to miss them when you head off to university. So, why not make a washing line in your room, or drape some fairy lights along the wall behind your bed, and use pegs to attach photos? Yes, it will allow you to keep your loved ones close but it will also make your space feel cozy and quirky at the same time.

  • Introduce a cleaning schedule 

There’s no denying that students lead very busy lives. In between studying for a degree, you’ll probably be shopping for essentials, making food, attending social events with your mates and binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix. But, as they say, a tidy home is a happy home. Therefore, it’s a good idea to devise a cleaning rota and assign all tenants a job. Depending on how many students live at your student accommodation, you may choose to pair up or all muck in and help one another. 

Although these are all easy ways to make your student house a home, Orlando Village provides some of the best student accommodation Bolton has to offer. Situated in an excellent location – just a 10-minute walk from the main campus and town centre – they offer fully furnished rooms that come with everything you need to feel right at home. Did we mention that bills are included within the monthly rent? And each room has super-fast fibre Wi-Fi too? Be sure to get in touch with them today and book a viewing. 

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