1. Make Your Mark

Put your stamp on a room with some cheery bedding. Make sure you have some distinguishable towels as well to avoid mix-ups with your flatmates – nobody want to share a towel with Howard from the room upstairs now, do they?

Ödesträd Quilt Cover and 4 Pillowcases, £10, Ikea

Sommar Guest Towel 2 pack, £3, Ikea

2. Tea-Total

The best way to bond with other students? Over a beverage, of course… A hot bevvy, that is. Namely: a killer cup of Rosie Lee. Rather than going solo and making yourself a ‘builder’s tea’, why not make a pot and offer your housemates a brew, too?

Black Teapot Stoneware 5 Cup, £5, Tesco

3. Neat-Chic

A messy room equals a messy mind – or possibly a sign of genius. Either way, clutter often leads to stress, so keep your personal space in order (and your brain organised) with these cute boxes and baskets. Now you can study in style…

Storage Box, £5, Hema

Basket, £6, Hema

4. Come and Go

Your room has officially become the ultimate hang out zone. Why? Because, thanks to this little number, your door’s always open – and friends just can’t stay away. Well, who could resist the pull of that sparkling personality of yours? You big old socialite, you.

Wilko Rope Ball Door Stop White, £5, Wilko

5. A Different Light

Student life and housework don’t exactly go hand in hand, and sometimes you just can’t face those dusty shelves. Fairy lights cast a rosy glow on a room and will spare you from the harsh nature of overhead lighting, hiding a multitude of sins.

Wicker Rattan Fairy Lights, £6.99, lights4fun

6. Couldn’t Chair Less

Cater for impromptu guests by making sure you have a few spare foldable chairs at hand. You could always use them for sitting at your desk, too. You know, for when you’re studying hard. Or watching Netflix.

Habitat Macadam Red Metal Folding Chair, £10 Argos

7. Hit the Wall?

Forget Blue-Tack stains and drawing pin holes. Be kind to your dear walls and create a cool display in the process by sticking up your artiest posters, favourite pictures and much more using Washi Tape. It’s Sellotape’s hip, younger sister.

Washi Tape, from £3 Paperchase

8. Board to Death

Looking for somewhere to keep track of all your To-Dos, shopping lists, mental notes and doodles? A splash of blackboard paint is all you need. Your roommates will have a blast leaving you sentimental notes – and hilarious drawings. What better way to procrastinate?

Made By Me Blackboard Paint, £7.49, Dulux.