Res room So, you’ve been living in the same room for half the academic year and it’s already starting to feel like home. It’s the safe space you come home to every day, after all. It’s the one place on campus you can go to truly relax. But sometimes you need some new scenery. And when it comes to your bedroom that means a makeover. You’ve been seeing things the same way for months and the time has come for a change of perspective. The thing is, it’s not really your room, you’re just renting it out. So, you can’t add permanent fixtures or change the paint colour. But there are some things you can do to update the look and feel of your res room. Move things around Move your bed to the other side of the room and turn your desk to face the window. However it’s positioned now, change it. This can be the simplest and most effective way to change the look of your room. If your room is small and there’s not much space, try move out things you don’t really need.   Throw out the junk Clutter isn’t cool. It’s time to get rid of the junk. If you haven’t used it in the last three months, chuck it out. There’s no point in keeping old items that are just going to lie around taking up space. You don’t want to have to stumble over things just to get to your bed. Or, even worse, you don’t want to have no place to study because your desk is covered in old magazines.   Splurge on a few key items Students are generally short on cash. But, if you have a bit of money set aside, now is the time to use it. Buy some new duvet covers and sheets. Nothing feels better than getting into brand new, clean bedding. Plus, it’s a great way to add some colour to your room. You could also purchase some new picture frames. But try to stick to buying things that serve a purpose. You don’t need more junk.   Spend some time redecorating If you’ve had the same posters on the wall for the last six months, why not replace them with something shiny and new to look at? And, if you have photos on your desk and nightstand, why not put those away somewhere safe and find others from an old album (or print them out). Image: Pexels

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