Decorating your new student room

Decorate your room

Just moved into your Cardiff student accommodation and your room is looking a bit bland? Don't fret, CPS Homes can help, try these inexpensive ideas for inspiration...


X-Pro II, Earlybird and Inkwell…sound familiar? We love to use Instagram’s filters for photos of our pets, friends, nights out… and even food. But how about making these images into pieces of art? Instaprint offer a design service that turns your images into posters for as little as £3.50.

Black Frames

Frames on wall

Another simple idea to spice up your room is to use framed postcards in simple black frames. You can pick up a small black frame from IKEA for under £3 and make them as random as you like, the black frames will give it the continuity that you need for the room to feel stylish. If postcards aren't really your thing, you could put pictures of your family, friends or memorable/favourite places in the frames. This will help you if you ever find yourself down and in need of some cheering up!


Freshers’ week is great for collecting little things to decorate your room. Cardiff Students’ Union holds a poster sale in the first few weeks of term, selling hundreds of cheap posters to suit all tastes.


Vintage Jewellery

If vintage is your bag, there are plenty of quirky antique places to rummage through and find little trinkets to liven up your room. Why not start off with the Cardiff Antiques Centre in the Royal Arcade, City Centre? Jacobs Antique Centre on West Canal Wharf near the Central Train Station, and The Pumping Station on Penarth Road are perfect for the more experienced antique lover.

Alternatively, there are a plethora of charity shops on Albany Road in Roath.


When decorating your room, be careful not to damage any of the walls. And if you’re looking to make any alterations colour-wise, ensure you have permission from your landlord first. As an experienced lettings agency we can help, so if you’re unsure of anything, contact us online or call us on 02920 668 585.

11 September 2013


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