University Halls: How To Feel At Home

This week, I moved to the University of Chichester to study musical theatre. I’m living in halls of residence and I’m lucky enough to have my own bathroom (HIGHLY recommend if you have room in your loan to do so) . When I first saw my room, it felt very cold and non homely. With a few small touches, I feel a lot more comfortable and it actually looks nice- well, as nice as a room can look with yellow walls and blue carpet.


I got the disabled room, which is much bigger!


Here’s a few tips to help your room feel nice and cosy-

  • FAIRY LIGHTS. Shit loads of fairy lights.
  • Nice bedding, layer up blankets and cushions.
  • Lots of photos of friends and family.
  • If you’re a beauty lover- organise your makeup and skincare nicely.
  • Comforting smells. I’ve got a fig scented diffuser that I love.
  • Texture. I draped some lace curtains to take the edge off the slightly clinical look.
  • Food. doesn’t hurt to keep some snacks around, right?

Here’s some photos of my room….

Adding small decorative items makes the room a lot more personal. Here you can see I’ve dressed the shelves with things that look pretty. (I’ve kept all the boring stuff in draws.)


Jean Paul Gauiterre perfume, L’Occittane perfume and nail polishes.

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    Photos of my dogs, a gin bottle and a print.


Lots of photos and memories.

Adding photos of friends family and memories is a great way to take the edge of homesickness and also great conversation starters!


Adding greenery and plants is also a great way of bringing a room to life.



I’m happy with how my room looks at the moment and it’s definitely nice being in a room I like the look of! I’ll be doing more university themed blog post so please do follow me via email (to the right hand side of the screen) or via bloglovin’ here.



  1. Nicole Melanie
    21st September 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Good luck Georgia! You’ve made you’re room look really cosy xx

    • thebrightoner
      21st September 2016 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks Nicki 🙂 I love it here xx

  2. Jason Winstanley
    21st September 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Looks great Geo. We are looking forward to visiting and see your new home soon. Love you loads. Dad XX

    • thebrightoner
      21st September 2016 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks dad I’m happy you read the post.
      I can’t wait for you to visit. Love you xxx

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