Maybe you should see this as a little halls room tour if you like! Let’s start at the door. You want to make sure you are using all the space you are given – including the door. Get a £1 door hanger and voila – you’ve got your coats, scarves and handbags sorted!
When you move into halls, you are most likely to be given a few pieces of furniture to work with. These can be more or less flexible. This shelf is mounted on the wall and there’s no chance I’d be able to take it off. It’s slightly slanted and bent, but oh wells. To use up the space fully, I got loads of boxes and baskets from Ikea/TKMax. I know that bloggers are all crazy over transparent acrylic storage, but the general rule goes: the more you see, the more cluttered (read messy) it looks, and it will just make it look like there’s even less space in the room. So pack up all you can and cover it. I put my books in boxes, and emy make-up, nail polishes, hair accessories, literally everything I could.
When your things are in boxes, it might be a good idea to label them. Not that you wouldn’t remember where what is, but trust me, sometimes early uni mornings can get a tad confusing and whatsmore, the labels make it look less storage-room-like.
Make sure you really are using all the space available. Window sill is a space too!
Walls can seem to have no particular use at first, but really they are the perfect canvas for personalizing your little room. You obviously won’t win if you bring in a massive rocking chair (which you may love above everything), as you won’t be able to fit in another thing. But a few pictures you like, photos of your friends or family, or just a poster of Ryan Gosling *wink wink*, anything that makes you feel that little bit more at home!
If you have got more boxes to work with (either storage or actually boxed things like board games), pile them up. Be sure that the shelf is strong enough to hold everything, but as long as it’s sturdy enough, put things in nice neat piles. Ideally keep the ones you use the least at the bottom!
Clothes is obviously a massive issue of mine, you can imagine. I hate when my clothes is lying on the floor though, it drives me mental! Apart from a little ‘walk-in’ wardrobe which basically just has got a big telly in it where my boyfriend plays xbox, and a few drawers, I use this large chest of drawers from Ikea. It was about £40-50 and it holds quite a lot of clothes and looks pretty neat I think. I prefer rolling clothes up because it is easier to see what you have rather than putting pieces on pile, as I tend to forget about things at the bottom.
The super sleek black version is available here & the girly hot pink is available here. To give you an idea of the price, the A4 box is about £6 and the small CD size one is about £3.
Hope this post helped someone at least a little bit!