Every year, families around the world are faced with the same problem: They have a child headed off to university, and they must find a way to make their uni accommodation comfortable without breaking the bank. The goals can seem contradictory at first: The room must be stylish and hip, in line with the student’s tastes, but it must also be a serene retreat where they can get some studying done.
And it must also be affordable. While paper posters stuck to the walls with tape might be the most budget-conscious choice, they don’t exactly create the thoughtful oasis your young scholar needs. That’s where a few pieces of photo canvas can make all the difference.
A Taste of Home
One great way to use a photo canvas or two in uni accommodation is to select some favourite family snapshots – a great holiday everyone enjoyed, or a specific event or moment that brought everyone together – and have it turned into a large, vibrant print that will remind the student of home every time they look at it.
Alternatively, you can take a piece of decor from their bedroom in the house and replicate it as a piece of durable wall art that can travel with them to their uni accommodation and even their first apartment afterwards. Familiar image like that can make them feel comfortable more quickly – and that will help them dive into their studies.
The Inspirational Photo Canvas
Another tactic for decorating uni accommodation is to find inspirational photos, quotes, or other images and turn them into beautiful wall art that will inspire the student every day when they wake up or come home from an exhausting lecture. If your child is lucky enough to already have a clear idea of what they want to do with their lives, your choice of inspirational image might be easy. But even if they’re not entirely sure what they want to dedicate their energies to, there are plenty of inspirational images out there that apply to just about everyone and every image.
Or, simply focus on a few key images that convey peace and calm. University accommodation should be a retreat, a quiet, contemplative place where they can get some rest, unwind after a hard day, and work into the late hours on their projects and reports. It should be a place they can chat with friends and read and, above all, concentrate – and the art on our walls has a bigger impact on our sense of calm than we sometimes imagine.
Whatever strategy you choose to pursue in decorating your student’s uni accommodation – or your own – the images you choose for the space will either make it work or send it off in a whole other direction, so choose wisely. When you’ve made your selections, click here and we’ll make sure they start off their academic career on the right foot.
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