Are you going to live in rooms for the first time, and are you going to furnish a student room for the first time? The fact that you ended up here means that you want to think about it, or are looking for nice ideas, useful tips or beautiful inspiration examples. Doing well! Furnishing a student room can be quite a challenge. Students use their room for two things: studying and relaxing. In order to do both in a pleasant way, a student room must be well organized and inviting. And for a small space, which is often the case for a student room, that is certainly not an easy task. There are many suggestions about what students should and should not bring with them when they go to student housing. Ultimately, the choices depend on your needs and your budget. There are of course a number of useful guidelines for the design of a student room that everyone can use.
We have listed the best inspirational examples of nice student rooms for you, with great ideas and useful tips. Goodluck!
1. TV on the wall
The biggest challenge in furnishing a student room is how to deal with the small space. A useful tip that you often hear when furnishing small apartments is that you should use the walls. Instead of placing something on the floor, you go up to the walls. The TV is a good example of this. A TV cabinet takes up quite a lot of space. You can solve that by hanging the TV on the wall . It also looks super sleek and beautiful.
2. Separate kitchen
Most student rooms are one open space, which is furnished with the bed, a desk and a small kitchenette. An open layout does create spaciousness, but it can also get messy, for example due to the dirty dishes on the kitchen counter. Sometimes Do you know about yourself that you can’t stand clutter? Then it may be a good idea to set up a separate kitchen. You can do this by placing a wall, for example.
3. Room divider
Don’t feel like DIY? You could achieve the same result with a room divider . Room dividers come in many different shapes and sizes. Narrow, wide, low, high, and in many different materials. Here they have placed a super nice wooden partition wall in front of the bed, which is stretched between the floor and the ceiling. It can be that simple to create a separate bedroom in a student room.
4. Curtain for the bed
It can even be easier than a room divder. In this room, curtains are hung from the ceiling in front of the bed, allowing it to be closed off from the rest of the room. The advantage is that you can decide for yourself when the curtains are closed or opened. During the day you can open the curtains and let the natural light into the room, in the evening you can make it cozy by closing the curtains.
5. Foldaway bed
The bed often takes up the most space in a student room, especially as most students prefer a large double bed. You can therefore save a lot of space if you have a good solution for that. A folding bed is a very good example of this. A bed that you can fold up when not in use. In this nice room you can see what effect such a folding bed has. With curtains, the folded bed can even be completely hidden. Then you suddenly have a full-fledged living room!
6. Sofa bed
Another solution is a sofa bed. A sofa that you can transform into a bed in an instant. With a sofa bed you can therefore take up even more space, because it is a two-in-one piece of furniture. There are very simple sofa beds available, but you also have very luxurious and comfortable sofa beds, on which you can sit and lie comfortably. So you don’t have to worry that you cannot sleep well on a sofa bed. This attic room is super stylishly furnished with the VALLENTUNA, a beautiful comfortable IKEA sofa bed .
7. Loft bed
A loft bed is not only fun for the nursery? It is also a very good idea for adults dealing with small living. Small apartments, but also student rooms. With a loft bed you create extra floor space under the bed, which you can arrange in many different ways. Nice ideas for furnishing a student room are a sitting area with a comfortable sofa, a workplace with a nice desk or cupboard space. A golden tip!
8. Large closet
Storage space is always important anyway, especially in a small student room. It may sound strange, but despite the limited space, it is wise to take a large closet. You can put in anything and everything, from clothing to books. If everything can be stored in a neat and organized way, the room will become a lot neater, nicer and more comfortable. Below you can see that an open cupboard has been used. Do you prefer a closed cupboard? Preferably take a cupboard with sliding doors. With that you can also save a lot of space.
9. Clothes rack
Do you have a lot of clothes? Then it is also nice to have a separate clothes rack in addition to a large wardrobe. It doesn’t take up a lot of space, but you can hang a lot of clothes and accessories on it. A clothes rack is also relatively cheap.
10. Clothes rail
Mounting a clothes rail on the wall is also a very nice idea, on which you can hang clothes. The big advantage over a free-standing clothes rack is that with a clothes rail on the wall you don’t take up any floor space. Clothes rails can be bought ready-made online, but you can also easily make your own clothes rail. In this student room they made the clothes rails with sturdy scaffolding tubes and matching couplings. They even hung two on top of each other. Doesn’t that look super cool ?!
11. Pinhole board
A perforated plate is a large plate with all holes in it. These holes can be used to hang objects from it by means of pins and / or hooks. You have small perforated boards, but also very large ones. In this room they have arranged the entire wall as one large hole board . It not only looks very nice and cool, it is used to hang various compartments and clothing.
12. Piles of books on the floor
Students deal with books, a lot of books. You normally place this in a bookcase or on a bookshelf. Are you looking for a fun and budget-friendly alternative? It’s also fun to create piles of books on the floor. You can make several stacks next to each other, and you can also determine the height yourself.
Tip : Make a stack of books that you hardly ever use. You can then place something nice on it as decoration, such as a nice plant.
13. Large mirror
The big challenge in furnishing a student room is to ensure that you do not notice the small space as much as possible. There are several ideas you can use to make it spatial. An easy way is to use a large mirror. You need a mirror anyway, preferably choose a large mirror. The bigger the better. With a large mirror you can optically make the room larger and more spacious.
14. Light walls
Just as when furnishing a small living room or a small bedroom , it is always recommended to opt for light walls. Light walls make a room light and spacious, while dark walls make a room optically smaller. White walls always do well. They are light, neutral and you can combine it with all colors and materials.
15. Wall color
Light walls are wise, but this does not mean that all walls have to be light and white. It is also nice to choose one particular wall and treat it in a different way. For example, paint it in your favorite color. In this student room they have combined white walls with a beautiful blue wall color . This immediately creates the focal point of the entire interior, where all the attention goes.
16. Paint paneling
A nice way to pimp up the walls is by painting the paneling. Real wood paneling is beautiful, but also quite expensive. Painting a paneling is a lot cheaper, and you can easily do it yourself. Choose a nice color for the paneling and combine it with a light wall color for the top. Here they have opted for light gray paneling. That way it stays nice and light.
17. Concrete look paint
Concrete look walls are very popular. They give any space a cool and industrial touch. There are several ways to create a concrete look wall. You could do this with wallpaper, for example, with concrete plaster , but there is alsoconcrete-look paint . Super cool!
18. Chalkboard wall
As a student you often have many things on your mind. And sometimes you can forget some things. You can prevent this by noting this in a conspicuous way in the student room. There are also many great ideas for this. In this student room a large chalkboard wall has been created behind the bed, on which you can write many things. It also looks super fun and decorative.
19. Notice board
An alternative to a chalkboard wall is a notice board. An old-fashioned notice board where you can pin everything to. This can be a shopping list, a to-do list, but also cards, letters, photos, you name it. You can buy a ready-made notice board at the store, but you could also cover an entire wall with a notice board or cork sticker. Awesome!
Wallpaper is always nice. With wallpaper you can add a certain atmosphere to the room, which you cannot easily realize with other ideas. In this bright student room they have combined the sleek white walls with a wall that is covered with the popular Cole and Son Woods wallpaper. Nice!
21. Wall decoration
Some find plain white walls a bit boring. But that does not have to be the case, especially if you decorate it with nice wall decoration. Hang a nice painting or nice posters. Do you want to give a personal touch to your room? Create a collage of frames on the wall with personal photos!
Just like the walls, the floor is an important part of an interior. A big difference is that you can do something really nice with the walls on a low budget. We showed that above. That is a different story for a floor. You can easily lose a few hundred euros for a new floor, even if you can install your laminate yourself. A very nice and cheaper way to do something fun with your floor, are rugs . Take a big nice rug that covers a large part of the floor. The bigger the better. Still much visible of that ugly floor? Then you could even combine several rugs with each other. Below you can see how much fun that can be!
23. Bed from wooden pallets
Speaking of budget, you can save a lot of money by making your own furniture. It sounds difficult, but it doesn’t always have to be difficult. For example, you can easily make a bed from wooden pallets. It is a matter of placing the pallets next to each other, attaching them together, and then placing a large mattress on top. You can determine the height by stacking the wooden pallets on top of each other. You could even paint it in a fun color.
Plants are an absolute must-have in any interior, including a student room. Plants are good for air circulation and your health. And of course they just look really nice. Don’t have green fingers? Choose plants that require little maintenance, such as a Cactus , Pancake Plant, Rubber Tree or a tough Yucca plant. Don’t have space? Then choose hanging plants that you can hang on the wall or ceiling.
25. Foldable desk
Something that should not be missing in the design of a student room is of course a nice workplace. A pleasant workplace does not always have to take up a lot of space. For example, you could take a sleek wall desk that you can also fold. Sleek, beautiful and super space-saving!