Friday, January 25, 2013

University accomodation and how I made it m i n e

This is a post that a lot of you have been asking for ages, and today I tidied up my room (happens once per month), so I thought "What better time for a room post?!". Now, let's be honest, university accommodation is not very glamorous. Unless you go to London College of Fashion and pay 200£ per week, you know you are :D I was very surprised, in a bad way, when I first saw my room, because it wasn't exactly what I had imagined. The size is okay - it's quite big for an average university hall room, however the interior colors took a while to get used to. I mean, I'm not exactly the biggest fan of blue/orange/yellow curtains. Mixed with dark green, burgundy floor and creme walls. Hmm. Anyway, in this post I wanted to show you how I managed to make it a home for me! Let me take you through my room. The first thing you'll see when you enter is probably a long line of my shoes. Unfortunately there is no space for a shoe rack, therefore I positioned them along the wall, and some others in my closet. This is what the right side of my room looks like once you pass my wardrobe and bathroom (coming later). A single bed which is surprisingly comfortable and of course a clothes rack, since the wardrobe is waaaaaaaaaay too small for me.
On my clothes rack I keep some of my bags, my earrings and selected *special* clothing items which look better on display there, rather than in my closet ;D Since there is so little space, I need to utilize every part of my room. Under my shoe rack I keep shoe boxes that are too pretty to be thrown out (we all do that, don't we? right?), next to the shoeboxes, deeper in the corner is my laundry box. In front of the laundry box is a bag that contains lots of pretty/useful shopping bags. Again, I'm not the only one who keeps nice shopping bags....right? This is the top of a cupboard that stands next to my desk. I could utilize the space more efficiently, but right now it just holds my jewelry stand, medicine boxes, hair stuff and my tripod. This is my desk area. The plug-in internet can be a pain in the ass (no internet browsing in bed, boo) but it does mean it's very fast! I can also turn on internet sharing and get wifi on my phone, so that fixes my daily bedtime story (meaning last facebook updates, instagram etc.) The food on the desk is just something I made before the actual dinner which I'll probably make in a couple of hours. I made some salad and tea. I like drinking tea in a glass with a straw. These are the shelves above my desk where I keep my make up and hair things, lots of sunglasses, jewelry, books and other bits and bobs. Even my drawers don't escape some girliness! Here I keep the magazines which I haven't finished reading. The ones I've finished, I put them on the shelves above my desk. What a system ;D This green board stands above my shoes. I am really not fond of the color, at all, so I'm just trying to cover it up with pretty things that remind me of nice memories. Now we are turning around, leaving my bed to the left, my desk slightly to the right and my clothes rack right behind you.

This is how the room looks if you stand next to my desk.
The first door is my closet, which I'll show in the next photo, the second door is my bathroom which I didn't take photos of, as I think it may be a little bit inappropriate...or maybe I just didn't bother to tidy it, haha. The third door is the door to the hallway! This is my tiny wardrobe that I was talking about earlier. As you can see, all the clothes are stuffed together on hangers and the little cupboard on the floor is full of jeans, scarves, shorts, skirts and belts. Next to it is a big box which contains some summer clothes which I am not using at the moment, and then there's a bunch of shoes. I glued some IKEA square mirrors on the door, I think that next year's room occupant will be very happy! Hope you enjoyed my room tour and I'm interested in hearing your comments about what you think! ♥

14 comments:

  1. do you change your room every year, or what do you mean by 'next year's occupant'?

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  2. L. - normally the halls are only for first years. some second years stay there too, but that's usually if they haven't managed to find friends to move out with in second year. next year i'll share a house with some friends away from campus :)

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  3. No, you are not the only one who do these things!!! Nice room!!!!!

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  4. hey. r university giving room for free? and if no, about how much it costs?

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  5. so small for ur stuff :D :D <3 ure amazing!

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  6. I kinda love your room :D Its cute :)

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  7. wow you really now how to make an ugly room look really cool :D good job!

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  8. i really love the fact that you remembered that some people wanted you to take pics of your room :)Which makes it even more fun to read and look at your pics on this post!! great dedication to your readers, keep up the good work ! xx

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  9. london college of fashion <3 please do the post about that college :DD i am really curious how it all looks like :) And your room looks lovely now ! :)

    M

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  10. to answer some comments/questions

    - I pay 115£ per week, making that around 130-140 euros. All the water/electricity/internet bills are included, so the price is always the same.
    - I can't do a post about london college fashion, as firstly I don't live there and secondly it's not relevant to me, my blog or my life, sorry!

    x

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  11. Hey! I was just wondering, where did you get that earring hanger thing? Thanks!

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  12. I think I got it from a shop called Tiger!

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  13. The green board remembers me of a class room, you could buy a fabric (like in Ikea they sell it by the meter) and pin it onto it

    xx
    ines

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  14. I agree to Ines. You could find some printed fabric and pin it there. In my opinion this would look really good :)

    Take a look: http://belladia.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/studio_fabric_wall_decor_4.jpg , http://common3.csnimages.com/lf/49/hash/5003/4709180/1/Isabella+Fabric+Memo+Board+in+Black+%2F+White.jpg , also it's possible to get the fabric in one color which you like. And the best part about those boards and fabric- you can completely change the look of your room whenever you feel like it.

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