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How to decorate your bedroom like an artist

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Moving to university can be daunting and exciting, so decorating your bedroom to create a comfortable and positive environment is a great way to help you settle in. You can express your personality and bring out your inner artist whilst providing your new flatmates with an insight into what you like. Luckily for you, Boar Arts has some ideas to help you get your creative juices flowing.

If artwork is your thing, I recommend visiting local galleries and collecting leaflets, magazines and cheap post cards from the information stands or shop. Going through these and selecting your favourite pieces is a great way to acquire cheap or free glossy prints that are super for decorating those bare walls.

If artwork is your thing, I recommend visiting local galleries and collecting leaflets, magazines and cheap post cards from the information stands or shop

The internet is a great way to find paintings and prints. If you don’t have a printer, you could always save up a little money and buy a few prints to get sent to your door. If you’re feeling confident in your own abilities, your own paintings and drawings are also a creative way to add a splash of personality to your room.

If your skills aren’t the best, make a photo collage with collected items such as concert/train tickets and decorate with buttons or washi-tapes (which can be found online at Hobbycraft or Amazon for £1) to create bedroom décor that’s unique and special to you. Don’t throw your old calendars away, make the most from your money by cutting out the images you like and use them as wall art or to add to your collage.

If music is your thing, taking a speaker to fill your room with your favourite tunes

Top tip: collect jars and give them a good clean to store your art bits and bobs. To add extra flare, why not decorate them with glass paint or sharpie markers.

If music is your thing, taking a speaker to fill your room with your favourite tunes is a good idea to create a particular atmosphere (but keep in mind you’ll likely have people either side of your room, so it’s a good idea to keep the volume at a considerate level!). Play a musical instrument? Framing a copy of your most loved sheet music or album cover provides an alternative to framed prints and could be a nice addition to your shelves or window sill.

Choose a duvet cover that suits your style and matches your aesthetic, but also one that is soft and inviting

As a student you’ll probably value your bed greatly, whether it’s to get you through Fresher’s Flu or for multiple naps after a heavy night, so choose a duvet cover that suits your style and matches your aesthetic, but also one that is soft and inviting. Additional cushions and blankets of similar colours to the decoration of your room help to pull it together for a unique and comfortable finish. If you’re looking to buy new sets, Dunelm Mill, Argos and Ikea usually have a range popular with students.

Finally, D.I.Y tutorials on YouTube for room décor are a good place to start if you want to put your own twist on your room at a cheap price.

Happy decorating!

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