Moving into your student apartment is an exciting time – it’s possibly the first time you can decorate a place to your own style and taste.
Or maybe you’re a landlord looking to furnish your student let in the most fashionable way; looking for quality furniture that will last the student tenants for years to come? Many landlords are uncertain whether to furnish or not to furnish their student properties. Typically, furnishing the property will increase its rent and value will be added as most students are willing to pay more for a furnished property.
Nothing's worse than having to study and sleep in a dreary and bare room.
Here is a guide on the essentials your student apartment needs to make it as comfortable and trendy as possible:
Invest in a sturdy coffee table
A home is not a home without things that can deliver ease and convenience, and can let the household members to relax and to unwind. That is why having a coffee table is a great student accommodation investment to make. Opt for something strong and sturdy like oak furniture for your coffee table and the great thing about these types of wooden tables is they are easy to take care of and less prone to damage.
Reassuringly sturdy and superbly handcrafted from hard-wearing sheesham wood, this practical and beautiful coffee table echoes colonial style in its design and at just £80, it’s a bargain. Alternatively, if you prefer a lighter shade of wood, this two-drawer oak coffee table is a great investment because it doubles up as storage.
If you’re after something a little more contemporary, then you can look at some tables made from glass or plastic.
Trendy student desks to make studying fun
As a landlord, you want to buy a desk that will last you for years to come, as student tenants generally have a short-term tenancy agreement, it’s a good idea to invest in an oak wood desk with ample storage.
This one comes in at a reasonable £289 and has a strong look about it. It is skilfully crafted from oak wood to keep it in going for many years.
Get some comfy cushions, bed linen and lighting to spruce up the student flat
Make the student home a cosy place, by adding colourful cushions, bright bed linen, and fairy lights or lamps to put your stamp on the place.
You may even be able to stick up some posters in your bedroom, as some landlords will not allow students to change the paint on the walls.
You’ll need a wardrobe
As a landlord, buy a strong wardrobe for your tenants. If you’re a student and you find yourself in an unfurnished property without a wardrobe and on a small budget, then there are many options for putting your clothes away in an organised fashion. You can buy a canvas wardrobe for as little as £29 to ensure you have a sufficient amount of space and storage for all your garments.
A great idea for extra comfort is a footstool if your parents don’t have recliner sofas, it’s a great way to relax and help blood circulation in the legs. Additionally, Stable step stools are useful for reaching high shelves or storage areas.
Keep things simple
That leather sofa might look great, but it’s going to cost you a significant amount of your student loan.
Stick with modest, clean and practical furniture when you’re choosing sofas, chairs and tables for your living room. Not only will you save money now, you’ll also have something you can effortlessly sell to other new students at the end of your tenancy.
Are you moving into student accommodation soon?
Moving out of your parents’ home for the first time into a new place is an exciting prospect but can also be a lot of work, especially if you’ve never shopped for furniture and interior decorations before. Use the above to ensure you have the essentials at your new home before you move in.
As a landlord, you want to make your student property attractive to student tenants, so making sure you have sufficient furniture will increase the value of the place. There is no reason you cannot buy good quality furniture, as an investment into the years to come. Following the guide above will create a comfortable and productive student living space.