As August draws to a close, we edge closer to the new autumn/winter university term. That means one thing: it’s time to go SHOPPING! Yay!

Whether you’re a newbie moving into halls of residence or a seasoned student about to start the third year, you’ll want to transform your generic room into a homely sanctuary that reflects your personality.

Need a little inspiration? Here’s what’s on our wishlist:

Pine Frame Single Futon

A must for any student!  This futon will provide you with a comfy spot to sit and look at social media academic journals.  When your friends come to visit, the futon pulls out into a single bed.

Choose from six different colours:  chocolate, black, blue, natural, purple or red.

At only £89 (was £109) it’s very affordable on a student budget. View it on

Five Tier Cosmetic Organiser

Make-up collectors will need this to organise and display their stash.  The five-tier stand features four acrylic drawers and an open top section that holds 12 lipsticks.

The see-through drawers feature crystallised handles and the frame is finished in a luxurious champagne colour.  If your budget won’t stretch to a makeup organiser, pop it on your Christmas wishlist instead.

You’ll find this organiser at for £39.99.

Photo Clip LED string lights

Use these fun LED fairy lights to display pictures of your friends and family.  Each light features a little clip that holds a photograph.  You get 15 light clips in each box.

Perfect for when you’re missing your parents and your mates from back home!

Find them a B&M Bargains for £3.99.

Pink and Green Lucia Bedding Set

Looking for bedding with lots of personality?  We love this bold, bright and on-trend set from Debenhams.  It features green banana leaves printed onto a pink background.

The set includes a reversible duvet cover and two pillowcases.  Plus, it has gorgeous pink tassel detailing in the corners!

Find it at for an affordable £24 (was £32).

Black Wire Photo Memo Board

Clip essay deadline reminders, photographs of your friends and a copy of your timetable onto this handy wire memo board.

Fix this to the wall with a Command Hook if your university/landlord doesn’t allow you to use nails or screws on the wall (most don’t).  Or, simply prop up the memo board on your desk instead.

Get it for a budget-friendly £8.99 at

Atlantic Laundry Hamper

Easily store and transport your laundry in this stylish grey and white striped hamper.  After laundry day, simply fold it down and slot it neatly out of sight.

The rope handles make this hamper easy to transport when full.

Pick one up for £12.99 at

Tasselled Cotton Rug

This cotton weave rug features a pretty white pattern on either a blush pink or soft grey background (there are two different colours to choose from).

The rug is from H&M’s CONSCIOUS homeware range, it is made from recycled cotton.

Get it for just £24.99 at

Hexagonal Hanging Mirror

Apply your makeup in this stylish mirror.  It combines two popular trends:  geometric shapes and warm metallics.

Purchase this frame from Asda. It costs a student-friendly £10.