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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).

How to hang a canvas on a wall without nails. I’m not sure if I’m the only one, but have you ever bought tea towels that are just too pretty to use?I’ve got quite a huge collection at home now.

I’ve considered getting them framed professionally, but the quotes I got were just too expensive. I also don’t like the reflection from the glass of a picture frame. So I’ve decided to frame it up as a canvas. Since I’ve discovered Command brand’s wall strips for hanging up prints without the need for hammer and nails, I’ve been hooked. This is the only way I put pictures up now.

Unfortunately the strips are not as great for fabric canvases.

However, all is not lost as Command brand now sell canvas wall hangers that don’t require nails in the wall either.

To use is really simple, here’s  how to hang a canvas with Command brand’s canvas hanger:

1.Separate the strips and peel off the red liners. Press  adhesive onto the canvas hanger.

2.Now peel off the black liners.

3.Press the hanger firmly to wall for 30 seconds. Wait for 1 hour before hanging the canvas.

To remove, hold hanger in place and stretch the strip below the hanger vertically downwards against the wall for at least 15 inches to release.

Here is a site that teaches you how to make your own canvas. I’ve styled my canvas in the entryway of a large country house hired to shoot our stylings.

I picked this location mainly for its beautiful dark grey walls which I felt made the colours from the dish cloth pop. I’ve gone against all conventions by using a small and low table in a big space entryway. I quite like that ‘shrine table’ effect created. How cute is this bunny that matches the tea towel? What do you think about this idea of canvas wall art using tea towels? It would be fun to create a gallery wall with different size canvases don’t you think? Hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to hang a canvas on a wall without nails.

You should try out all the wall hangers and strips available from Command Brand. They’re so easy to use, and no more unsightly holes on the wall. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead.

(This is a sponsored collaboration.All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell.)

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