7 Cheap And Practical Ideas To Decorate Your Hostel Room This Semester

Shop | Sep 8th, 2016 |

You don’t have to spend a bomb when decorating your hostel room. Here’s our top 7 picks of affordable and practical ideas you can consider to personalise your room this semester!
1. Some Self-motivation Might WorkStay Positive Wall Decal -
A wall decal can make your room seem bigger instantly, while providing a fresh look to the empty walls of your room. Keep yourself motivated whilst mugging with a Stay Positive Wall Decal ($22.50) or a No Sad Moods Vinyl Wall Decal ($45.90) from Naiise at Westgate. You can even pick from 12 different colours like copper, gold or mint!
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #01-30, Singapore 608532 (Naiise)
2. Brighten Your Room With Some Fairy LightsFairy Lights -
There’s nothing cosier than having your room glow at night with Typo’s Shine Bright Lantern series. Ranging from 3 to 5 metres, you can line your bed or window frames with these pretty twinkle lights that also come in the shape of cats, unicorns or hearts! Prices range from $15.00 to $34.99. Adding these fairy lights will definitely give your room a more homely feel.
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #02-22, Singapore 608532 (Typo)
3. Declutter Your Work DrawerStorage Containers To Declutter -
Sick and tired of how your hostel room looks like a cluttered mess just barely weeks into the semester? Daiso’s storage containers come in a range of different sizes, lengths and depths. If you’re looking to store your stationery or accessories, these storage containers are practically limitless in the number of ways you can use them! Plus, if you’re looking to get your hands on Daiso’s wildly popular and often sold-out Maison Clement container series to suit your pastel themed room, you might just have your best bet at Daiso’s biggest store located at IMM.
Address: IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #03-50, Singapore 609601 (Daiso)
4. Never Leave Your Dirty Laundry Lying Around AgainPlan To Wash Laundry Bag -
Do you end up scattering your dirty clothes all around the room when you’re rushing for time? Keep your room clutter-free (and nice smelling) with a cool Danish-designed Plan To Wash Laundry Bag ($35.00) from Naiise at Westgate, which coincidentally adds a nice touch to your room. You’ll not only be able to track your laundry load but also carry your dirty clothes to the laundry room conveniently.
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #01-30, Singapore 608532 (Naiise)
5. Make Your Room Extremely CosyGudetama Square Cushion -
No room is complete without a huggable cushion. Choose from your favourite Sanrio characters like the popular Gudetama square cushion ($39.90) or the Melody cushion at same price – not only can these cushions provide support for your back, they add colour to your room and can double up as makeshift pillows too!
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #04-29, Singapore 608532 (Sanrio Gift Gate)
6. Personalise Your Room With DIY CentrepiecesDIY Terrarium -
Finish off your hostel room decorations with some handcrafted photo displays or even some unique DIY terrariums! Not only will the elegant terrariums be striking centrepieces of your room, they are also great conversation starters for friends visiting your room for the first time. Customise your very own terrarium at Paste A Card at JCube and bring nature indoors! DIY terrarium prices range from $10 to $30, depending on the type of pot, soil and plant that you choose. Alternatively, you can purchase ready-made terrariums from $20 to $50.
Address: JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1, #02-63, Singapore 609731 (Paste A Card)
7. Beautify Your Room With Decorative Scented CandlesDecorated Scented Candles -
Beautify your bedside and study table with decorative scented candles, which will help you relax after a long day at school. Pleasing to the eye, these scented candles can also ensure a good night’s rest with a nice smelling room. Naiise carries an extensive variety of therapeutic scented candles with scents ranging from Lavender to Peppermint Orange and Bergamot Basil in a myriad of decorative shapes and colours. Take your pick depending on the look and fragrance that you prefer! Prices of scented candles at Naiise start from $18.
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #01-30, Singapore 608532 (Naiise)
With these 7 simple yet practical ideas, spice up your hostel room this semester as being comfortable away from home is just a simple decoration away!

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