Sunday, 31 August 2014

Guys University/ Dorm room ideas


Someone recently commented asking for advice on as a guy he should go about making his new university room home. I have scanned the internet, looked at pinterest and various affordable home furnishing websites and have a few ideas.

Bright bedding

Bright and patterned bedding can liven up a boring room and be the basis for a colour scheme.


Add some cushions

Don't be afraid to add some cushions to make things more comfortable and inviting for guests. Your bed will probably double as a sofa too anyways.  

Attractive Storage

Under the bed storage boxes are okay for things you will not be needing but, if you have any storage boxes visible make them either cloth or nice looking ones so, everything can feel more put together.

Also, I personally find really useful hanging clothes organisers, especially if I can't be bothered to put my clothes onto hangers.

Some personal touches

Most rooms are provided with pin-boards so, bring some photos from home and perhaps some appropriate posters (try not to scare people off  ;) and you can make things feel a bit more personal.  


Good luck guys, I have included all links with the pictures and thank you for reading!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

University Haul (Tesco clubcard Boost) - Part One


I am off to start my first year of university in a few weeks and I recently bought some things from Tesco direct. I was able to buy all the things with my parents clubcard vouchers which were double the value. The link to that information is here.

Below is an image from the first batch of things I bought, The total cost was around £70 to £80. I was originally not going to buy a printer until I was at university and know I definitely needed one but, with the deal I thought I might as well as, it's effectively free to me (sorry mum and dad.) I also bought; a two pack of pillows and pillow protectors, a bolster pillow (for against the wall), four oxford notebooks (they are my favorite and also on sale for £2 each), an academic diary and some black biros.

In my second batch I bought, a feather print duvet cover, mattress protector, two pillow cases and two fitted sheets. The total cost coming to £22.

Here is a close up of the feather print, the colours from the duvet set may be incorporated through my room if I ever buy any decorations or cover my pin-board, Also, I am going to wash the sheets, pillow cases etc. before I leave so they are softer and more comfortable.

Thank you for reading 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Graphic Artwork DIY


I love the rain and am really inspired by all the graphic art you can find of it so, I made a quick poster of clouds, rain and an umbrella using magazine cut-outs.

I used magazine pages with similar colours, cut out the cloud shapes using a stencil and then all the rain drops by folding the pieces up and cutting out a tear drop shape. I chose architectural pictures and I find them very inspiring. I made the mistake of using green glue which means you can see where I messed up but, it's a learning process, right?

 After arranging and sticking down everything I found and wrote out a quote and then cut and suck down a contrasting umbrella shape. The quote I chose was 'Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.' I wish my handwriting was more fancy but, oh well!

Thank you for reading!! xxx