Uni room tour!

Hey everyone!

  I hope you are well and enjoying freedom from exams if you have had to endure them this year!  In my last post I mentioned that I have finished my degree, meaning my time at University has come to an end (sob!).  Last week that became all to real when I had to move out of my student house and back home.
  I absolutely adored my room at Uni, so before I packed it all away, I decided to take some pictures to show you all what my room had been like for the past year.  It was so nice to have a blank canvas to be able to do what I liked with (within reason!), and I loved having a place that I had made home myself.

I was lucky enough to have a big double bed in my room, and got a blue and white dotty duvet cover from Cath Kidston.  I feel like a duvet cover can completely make a room, and so it’s important to a nice one that you like!  I had bunting hanging above my bed (I am a total bunting fanatic!), and also had a wall with loads of photographs next to my bed, to make my room feel a bit more homely and remind me that there is a life beyond exams and deadlines!

My chest of drawers was positioned next to my desk.  In here I mainly kept my Uni books and folders, as well as bits like pens and important documents that I didn’t want to lose!  I decorated the top with a sign that says ‘Dance as if no-one were watching, Sing as if no-one were listening and live every day as if it were your last’.  I love this saying as it totally encourages you to seize the say!  I also had a beautiful bunch of flowers that were given to me as a leaving present, but when I wasn’t lucky enough to have fresh flowers, I keep fake ones in the vase because I think flowers add such a nice touch to a room (although I prefer fresh by far!)
My desk was quite small and I usually went to the library or my friend’s house to work so it didn’t get very much use!  I kept my pens and pencils in a pot shaped like wellies which I think is so cute!  I also kept two faux cacti on my desk to try and add a bit of life to it!  In this picture you can also see my beloved All Blacks rugby calendar and a full length mirror which I put in my room because I cannot function without proper access to a mirror!

Over my chest of drawers, and on the main wall of my bedroom, I had a wall sticker (the ones that peel off) to stick on.  This is one of my favourite sayings of all time; I always say it to myself if I’m struggling to have faith in myself.  I feel like this made my room a bit more unique, and always inspired me when I was feeling a bit down and uninspired.
Next to my mirror I kept three wicker baskets which I kept my every day make up, hair and skin products in, as well as other bits that I might use for nights out, meaning I could easily find everything.  I have tried to recreate this in my bedroom at home but it just doesn’t look as good!
I bought a gorgeous purple sequinned drape to go over my window, partly to add some decoration to my room and partly because my next door neighbours could see into my room so I preferred to have some netting over it!  I draped fairy lights around it and loved to switch them on at night to make my room feel super cosy.
I didn’t have anywhere hidden to keep my printer and it looked really ugly sitting on the carpet, so I tried to make it look a bit better by piling some Vogue magazines on top.  I’m not sure it really did much for the aesthetics but I liked the look of it!

  I also had a wardrobe where I kept my clothes and also a HUGE walk in wardrobe (how lucky was I?!), but they were a bit of a mess before packing, and looked super sad and empty after I had packed everything up.

  I hope you enjoyed a little tour of my Uni room; I loved living there and was very sad to say goodbye!  I love looking at other people’s rooms to get ideas for my own (and partly because I’m just nosy!)  
 I hope you’re having a lovely summer (or winter if you’re from somewhere else in the world!)

Keep Sparkling x 

P.S. I would also like to apologise for the weird time that this post is being put up (almost 3am in England); I am working full time at a residential job, so I only have time to write posts in between shifts/ free time – so sorry if I am not as engaging with your blogs as I would like to be, I promise I will do as much as I can in my spare time!


  1. July 6, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Your room looked so lovely Sephy! I've just moved out of my uni house and I'm really missing my bedroom that I spent weeks personalising, I love how you've arranged the things on your chest of drawers!


    • Stephanie Jay
      April 4, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      Aw thank you!

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