Monday, 21 January 2013

THE LIFESTYLE CHRONICLE: 3 WAYS I MADE MY UNI ROOM HOMELY

Home Sweet HOME


- The most popular questions that I have been asked recently are..
"How did you make your room at university feel more like yours?"
and
How did you get over your homesickness?"

With these questions in mind I thought that I would write about the three ways that I
concquered homesickness by making my university bedroom feel more homey!

I have had many requests on my Youtube channel to film a room tour
video and I am hoping to get that filmed within the next couple of weeks so you can see
goodgollymisshollie HQ for yourselves. :)

In the mean time...
I am a lover of home decoration and interiors, I really like to make things feel my own
 therefore moving to a new room
with four white walls, a horrible, rough, scraggy carpet and a prison like feel was a decoration challenge for me.

Five months on...
I look around my new little space now and I love it.

And here is what I did...
1.
- I set a little theme.



- I pick up inspiration from absolutley everywhere, but I wanted to make my room feel like somewhere I would like to be.
I think we all know where that place is…so I brought little pieces of London to my room.
I wanted to be reminded of my favourite place Camden Town so I made my room feel
a little bit vintage-esc, a little bit ecclectic so to speak with my embellished kimono hung from my wardrobe, collected teacups dotted around and pictures of Camden Town.



I wanted to be reminded also why I am here at university so I decorated my pin board
with inspirative pieces themed around London, fashion and beauty, publishing and journalism.
My pin board became my 'dream board'.
Something to aim for, and a reminder as to why I am here in Liverpool.

2.
- I filled my room with things that make me happy.



- These include my favourite photographs in cute frames, my entire perfume collection, my favourite books, my favourite colours purple and red, my leopard print accessories and my Jewellery



I brought my favourite films my Sex and the City box set and my makeup.
I also collected things that were new to the new me, this remind me of the old me and the new me.

3.
- Have your friends hanging out in your room, make them all a brew or a cocktail if it is past 6 ;)
-I found that inviting my friends into my room made it feel like a happy place
for people to come and hangout, a social place for gossip and good old moaning about everything.


I like to have people in as I have a little TV so we can watch Sex and the City to our hearts content!
One thing is for sure, you can crank your heating up all day and all night without worrying about the bill! My room is constantly a little sauna and you can usually tell I am home if the Spice Girls are
blasting out and there's a furious clatter of fingers on a keyboard.

How did you make your room feel more homely?
Love, Holl
xo
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7 comments

  1. Great tips Hollie I think they are really inspiring and easy to do without costing a fortune! We all feel better with the familiar surrounding us and having somewhere homely to retreat to. Wish I could pop in for a cuppa lol xxx

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  2. I always worry my room will be really cold because that seems to be the student way - my bedroom right now is permenantly boiling yet I still sleep with 3 covers ahah! My boyfriend hates it! I'm glad you can turn the heating up though.. its sad how thats my main worry isnt it?

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  3. Ah I love this! It doesn't even look like your in a 'uni room' It looks lovely :)

    Lindsay Frances | Uk Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  4. TEA BOARD! Yayyyy glad to see it's getting put to good use ;) <3 xxx

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  5. Really enjoyed reading this :) I've just recently moved across to Northern Ireland to live with my boyfriend & had to do a lot of sprucing up to make our bedroom feel homely. Like you I like things that make me happy around me, and my main things were my special photo's, candles, cushions & accessories. Don't think he know's what's hit him!xx

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  6. These are lovely ideas :) Im hoping to start uni this year and live away so i'l have to remember these tips ! Thank you

    Beautiful Dreams

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  7. Your room is gorgeous!! It's very cozy! It doesn't look like a uni room at all! Having your comforts about will help with feeling homesick and will help to make you feel more at home!
    Xxx
    http://whatjendidnext.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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