Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

14ways to Brighten Up Student Digs; off to University? SAM WYLIE-HARRIS Has Drawn Up a Checklist to Help Create a Homely and Stylish Living Space

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

14ways to Brighten Up Student Digs; off to University? SAM WYLIE-HARRIS Has Drawn Up a Checklist to Help Create a Homely and Stylish Living Space

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Congratulations, you've made the grade and are heading to university. But before you set foot in your halls of residence, your first project has already been assigned: How to make those digs look stylish, practical and homely, without packing everything but the kitchen sink.

Well, don't worry, we've done the hard work for you. With a little bit of research, the lesson is you can get more out of your space than you think.

With the right soft furnishings, accessories and basic bits and bobs, style-conscious students will win top marks with our room edit...

Hummingbird to do pad, PS8, Birds in Tree magazine rack, PS15, Hummingbird A5 luxury journal, PS16, Sara Miller London If you're suffering from writer's block, these jewel-like hummingbirds could inspire thoughts of a tropical adventure, or just help manage your tasks (saramiller.london) Orrick rustic solid oak computer desk, PS447.06, available from Oak Furniture Land. Why struggle to work on a wobbly old kitchen table when this sturdy traditional desk can add some serious weight to your efforts? (oakfurnitureland.co.uk) Large Life-is-Good cushion, PS8, Be Unique cushion, PS8, Large Peg black photo frame, PS12, grey 6 Piece desk storage set, PS10, all from New Beginnings Letter Press Collection, Dunelm Designed to get you started, this new collection of decorations and desk ware is geared to students and we love the feel-good factor of a stationery box set with some impact (dunelm.com) Simple pendant light Made For You, from PS10.80, extension lead Made For You, customised from PS5.68 for a plug (depending on colour), to power cable from PS11.38 (depending on colour and length), Urban Cottage Industries Who would have thought that a drop light bulb and extension lead were both a thing right now. But every space needs a bit of spark and industrial-style lighting (urbancottageindustries.com) Giant Lego storage blocks, design colours bundle, PS115. …

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