Options to Consider When Decorating Your Student Living Space on a Budget

At Unihousing, our properties are annually well-maintained, decorated and kept fresh and clean to ensure you have a comfortable stay and an all-around good student living experience.

Because we all have different preferences, you might still want to custom decorate your room to match your unique taste. We have compiled a variety of ideas and shops where you can buy decor to help you spruce up your student living space without breaking the bank. Here are some great places to consider:

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Ikea is known for its affordable furniture and home decor items. You can find everything from shelves and desks to bedding and kitchenware.

The Range

The Range is a budget-friendly store with a wide variety of home essentials, including bedding, curtains, kitchenware, and decorative items.


As the name suggests, Poundland offers a variety of items for just £1. You can find cheap picture frames, storage solutions, and small decor items too.


B&M stores offer a range of low-cost home decor items, including lighting, rugs, and kitchen accessories.


Primark is a popular clothing store that also carries inexpensive home decor items. You can find affordable bedding, cushions and wall art.

H&M Home

H&M Home offers stylish and affordable home decor items, including bedding, curtains, and decorative accessories.

TK Maxx

TK Maxx offers a selection of discounted homeware, including bedding, rugs, and kitchen gadgets.

Charity Shops

Check out local charity shops for unique and budget-friendly decor items. You might stumble upon vintage furniture or one-of-a-kind decorations.

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DIY Stores

Stores like B&Q and Homebase offer budget-friendly solutions for DIY projects. You can find paint, wallpaper, and basic tools to give your room a personal touch.

Online Marketplaces

Online platforms and websites like Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, eBay, and Gumtree can be excellent sources for affordable second-hand furniture and decor items.

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Discount Retailers

Shops like Home Bargains and Poundstretcher often have discounted home decor items and kitchen essentials.

Stationery Stores

Stationery shops like Paperchase or The Works offer decorative items, such as posters, stationery, and wall art that can add personality to your room.

Local Flea Markets and Car Boot Sales

Explore your local flea markets and car boot sales for unique, affordable vintage or second-hand decor items.

Remember, decorating on a budget is not only about where you shop but also how you shop. Look for sales, clearance items, and consider upcycling or repurposing items to make your student room uniquely yours without spending a fortune.


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