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student university room Last year, I really enjoyed helping my daughter decorate her university student accommodation room. This year, she’s asked me to help again.

However, this year is a bit different, because I’ve totally left my daughter to decide on her own decor. My role is more of the helper.

She’s now in her second year, and sharing a house with 5 other lovely girls.  Here’s the “Before” image of her new bedroom. It’s actually a good size, with a double bed, en-suite shower and lots of natural lighting streaming through.

Last year I helped her create a gallery wall with my print collection . This year, she’s decided to get her own wall decor. She opted for posters. So, here’s my daughter’s student accommodation room reveal, as styled by her and put up by her mother, aka me! Posters remind me of those days in boarding school, where I’m putting up prints with Blu tack.

Blu tack never worked well, and I’ve had many a night of posters falling down on me. However, all is changed now since I’ve discovered poster strips by Command brand.  They are so easy to put on, sticks really well and there’s no mess or damage to walls on removal compared to the horrible staining you see with wall tack.

This all makes poster strips ideal for rented or student accommodation. Here’s a sneak peek of my daughter putting up her posters. All done! Her choice of posters are so lovely aren’t they? To further personalise her bedroom, my daughter decided to put up some of the decor accessories that she bought.  This boho style evil eye rattan mirror at her dressing table is from H&M home, and we have used a Command brand adhesive hook that is able to handle its weight.

The hook is simple to remove. Just slide the plastic hook off upwards, then pull the strip below vertically down for a clean ‘do no damage’ to wall finish. Since we are now heading into Autumn, creating a cosy feel to the bedroom was an essential.

We decided to hang fairy lights along the top of her walls using both Command brand mini hooks and decorating clips. Finally, to ensure a tidy look to her bedroom, we placed a Command brand metal medium designer hook on her door to hold up her coat. So, there you go, my daughter’s university student bedroom. What do you think?

I’m so sad that she’s away from home again, but I’m comforted by how her bedroom feels like home from home.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that it has given you some decor ideas. The Command brand products are great for rentals and student rooms. It’s great to have one less worry about losing their student damage deposit.

Have a lovely day all.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, Little Big Bell. this blog post on decorating a student accommodation bedroom is not part of the paid partnership with Command brand).

quintessential English home look Liberty floral prints are perfect for that quintessential English home look.

I have a hunch this beautiful English country lifestyle look will be making a huge comeback this Summer.

Perhaps the Pandemic has made us long for more rural living.

I decided to bring a bit of that English charm into my home, my bedroom to be precise. As you can see, I have some pretty Liberty fabric bedding on my bed.

They are all handmade in Somerset by the luxury bedding company Coco and Wolf.

I have always loved browsing the fabrics at Liberty London. How to get that quintessential English home look with Coco and Wolf. My Liberty fabric duvet cover is called the Betsy fuchsia. quintessential English home look Liberty London print Here it is up close. The pillow case with a frill edge is the Betsy grey, and the pink and yellow pillow case in front is called the Wiltshire bud. The fabrics are super soft and moreover so luxurious to sleep in. I’ve decorated the bed with some pretty quintessential English silk cushions by another super talented brand, Catherine Rowe designs. In fact, I was interested to learn that Catherine won the Liberty Open Call for a new iconic Liberty fabric design in 2018 which was then launched in 2019. The pink silk cushion you see on my bed is called China rabbits and peonies and the other one is Chinoiserie Menagerie. Both of them have a beautiful ivory bead piping.

Aren’t they so pretty? I absolutely love the design and somehow reminds me of a stately English home in the country side.

The colours are in my favourite pastel palette. They look great on my sofa too.

anyway, hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to get that quintessential English home look.

Finally, wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography are copyright of Little Big Bell. The bedding and cushions were gifts.)

Willow ottoman bed As I write this post, my daughter is travelling back from university for a week’s break. She has not yet seen her bedroom revamp, and the new Ottoman bed.

I can’t wait for her to experience her new Button and Sprung Willow Double Ottoman bed in a Pale Rose Linwood Juno fabric.

My daughter, like I, absolutely love pink, hence it was the chosen palette for the room. ottoman bed with storage I’m sure I’m not the only mother who struggles with minimising clutter.

With my daughter being away at university, this was the perfect opportunity to revamp and refresh. Willow ottoman bed from Button and Sprung When I saw this double Willow bed at Button and Sprung’s showroom, I knew it was the one.

Prior to this, my daughter had a white wrought iron bed.

Since she spends a lot of time in bed watching You Tube, Netflix and even writing her essays on the laptop, that wrought iron headboard couldn’t have been that comfortable for her. under bed storage with the Willow ottoman bed That plush pillow headboard on The Willow bed was one of the winning features influencing my choice. Believe me, it’s super comfortable, just like a sofa. Back to the the decluttering.There were books and note folders in the room forming an unsightly pile, which I proceeded to place into storage boxes. These gorgeous heart prints above the fireplace are by Hannah Carvell. The piece de resistance of this Willow Ottoman bed is its storage space under the mattress.

The bed easily opens up with a tug and lift using the pink strap at end of the bed.

The gas strut mechanisms help propel the bed up and holds it in place. Finally, I could hide those storage boxes away, without having to take up more space. So cool right? That plush pillow headboard is so tempting. Now the bedroom is looking spick and span. I can’t wait to see her reaction when she comes home. I’ve also placed some fresh new linen bedding, with a spritz of Lavender to calm the senses. A huge thank you to Button and Sprung for the wonderful ottoman bed that has made my daughter’s room.

(bed was a gift from Button and Sprung)

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