The best shops to kit out your uni room

Starting uni? Looking for funky stationery to inspire you to write your dissertation? Want to turn your uni room into your sanctuary away from home? Whatever stage you’re at, here are the best shops to kit out your uni room to peruse for all your uni essentials.


Let’s just start with the obvious. Perfect for kitting you out with whole cutlery sets, duvet covers, plants, and random kitchen utensils you never knew you needed – and all at bargain prices – IKEA should be your first port of call if it isn’t already.


Perfect for cute finishing touches to your uni room. If you’re going into second or third year and want to decorate your house, Primark is great for cheap but stylish accessories to really make your digs homely. Whether you’re after cosy fairy lights or some giant fluffy throws for the living room, Primark is a great place to check out.


B&M also manages to combine practicality, affordability, and stylishness. Great for the bits you forgot to pick up at IKEA, B&M often has a wide range of houseware available – anything from candles to fruit bowls – so it’s definitely worth a look.


Does anyone not love Tiger? With a stock that rotates monthly, be sure to grab anything you like before it disappears from the shelves. Each month has a different ‘theme’, so if you dig the patterns and colour scheme of one product, you’ll be hard pushed to try and resist buying everything with the same design. I once saw a mug with a Japanese-style blossom print in there and couldn’t help but buy the matching plate and bowl. Stocking everything from practical kitchenware to head massagers, Tiger is so much fun to look around, and you’d be mad to skip having a peek inside.

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