What do students need for their accommodation? 


What do students need for their accommodation, you have the opportunity to live independently in digs. This will be your home for several months or even years. You may have never lived away from home before and therefore you might feel overwhelmed by all the choices that come with furnishing your room. If this is the case then I strongly recommend that you start with the basics; bedding for example.


The bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture in student accommodation. It’s also probably the first thing you will buy when moving into a new place as it’s usually decided on before anything else.

There are lots of different types of beds available, but generally speaking, there are 3 main types:

single (1), double (2) and king size (3).

The type you choose depends on how many people are living in your room and how much space you have available. If you have enough space to fit two single beds next to each other then this may be ideal for couples or friends who share a room together.

Single, double and king-size beds all come in various sizes, so make sure that when purchasing your mattress that it fits properly within your chosen frame. Otherwise, problems might occur later down the line when trying to move around inside without disturbing someone else’s sleep patterns too much!

There are many different kinds of frames available including metal frames made from steel which can offer maximum support while still keeping costs down. The bed is lightweight enough and does not need any extra support underneath them while wooden ones, tend towards being sturdier but do cost more since most materials used should be cheaper ones such as chipboard rather than hardwood boards due price differences between these two types being so high.

However; if you’re after something more modern looking then maybe consider going for something made out metal instead such as aluminium alloy pipes which will add style points whilst still offering great functionality due their aesthetics alone!


When it comes to mattresses, there are two major types: foam and spring. Foam is a great choice for students who want something that will last a long time but is also firm enough for them to get a good night’s sleep. Spring mattresses are lighter, more compact and flexible than foam ones, so they’re easier to transport when you move home or go backpacking abroad.

If you’ve never bought a mattress before then it can feel like an overwhelming task! Here are some basics:

  • The size of your bed depends on the size of your room and how much storage space you have – think about this before buying anything else because it’ll save time later on.
  • Mattress firmness also varies depending on personal preference but try not to go too soft as this can make joints stiffer in the mornings! Try adding extra padding if necessary (see next section).


Lighting is an essential component of any home, but in student accommodation it can be particularly important. Having a well-lit room can make all the difference when you’re trying to do homework or study for exams, so it’s worth investing in good lighting even if you don’t think your budget will accommodate it.

There are many different types of lighting available on the market today: incandescent bulbs (the traditional kind), CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps) and LED lights are just some of them.

Each type offers its own benefits—for instance, incandescent lights have a strong white light that can help you see things more clearly at night; CFLs use less electricity but emit a softer glow. LEDs produce virtually no heat while consuming very little energy overall. But they also come with their own drawbacks: incandescents tend to be dimmer than LEDs or CFLs; CFLs take longer to reach full brightness. LEDs may not last as long as other types of bulb due to their higher production cost per unit produced


  • A desk is the best way to get things done, whether you’re studying, working or eating.
  • You want a sturdy but not too big desk that can fit your laptop and textbooks.
  • It should be in a place where you can see the window and has space for your lamp if you need it to study late into the night.
  • And don’t forget a chair!


One of the most essential items for any home is a chair. Chairs are important for studying, relaxing and watching television. They’re also very useful when playing games or reading a book. If you need to work on something, or even just relax after a long day at school or work, then chairs are extremely helpful in making this happen!


  • Shower caddy
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Hairbrush holder
  • Cotton balls/Q-tips

Remember to keep items that you use daily in the bathroom. This way, you’ll always be able to get them easily and quickly, and you won’t have to go all the way into your bedroom for something simple like toothpaste or shampoo.


If you’re looking for a way to boost your motivation, try these tips. As we’ve shown you, being hard on yourself won’t help—but being kinder does!

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