January 20, 2023

From Bare to Beautiful: Furnishing Your Student Accommodation on a Budget


As a student landlord, you know how important it is to ensure your property stands out in a competitive market. But, with tight budgets and a limited amount of time, it can be challenging to turn your bare accommodation into a beautiful and functional space that appeals to a wide range of students. We are here to provide you with some practical student interior design tips to create a functional and attractive accommodation option.

The good news is you don't have to break the bank to furnish your student accommodation. With a little creativity and some guidance, you can create a comfortable and inviting space that residents will never want to leave.

Here are LOFT’s top tips for transforming your property from bare to beautiful on a budget:


Flexible Furniture

Multi-use furniture is essential for any student accommodation. It is the ultimate way to maximise interior space, especially in smaller bedrooms or living spaces. As well as utilising space to its full potential, multi-use furniture will be much kinder to your budget. For example, storage beds provide a comfortable sleeping option whilst providing ample bedroom storage space, saving you the need to invest in storage or shelving units.

You need to work with your property to realise both its limitations and potential. If you have a small studio flat, why not utilise a sofa bed instead of trying to cram a bed and sofa into the property and limit space? Creativity and reinvention throughout your interiors are essential to fully maximising a space.



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Keep It Simple

Accommodation is not judged on how many pieces of furniture you’ve managed to squeeze into a space and still make it ‘functional’. It is judged on its liveability and what considerations have gone into space-planning the interiors to ensure everything has a home while maintaining a natural flow throughout. Focus on the student essentials within the space and ensure they are done correctly – a comfortable bed, a conducive work zone with a desk and sufficient storage space.

By trimming down on your volume of furniture and ensuring you are buying quality when it comes to your key pieces, it will amount to big savings when furnishing a property.


Don’t Spend a Fortune Upfront

If you're looking for a more flexible option, renting furniture for your accommodation is a versatile and modern solution in the right circumstances. If you have residents who are only staying for a short period of time or if you're not sure what furniture you want to invest in just yet, renting is the budget-friendly option for you. Furniture rental also adds a unique element of sustainability to your accommodation, guaranteeing it stands out to environmentally conscious students.

We know furniture and we know what constitutes quality interiors. That is why we have partnered with furniture rental specialists Homebound. We only partner with like-minded, people first companies that will offer value and quality to our customers and Homebound ticks all of these boxes and more.



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Thoughtful Touches

Giving a property a character and identity of its own is a pivotal factor in whether it will stand out in the rental market or not. This identity comes from many places, but a budget-friendly way to achieve this is through unique and thoughtful accessories.

Incorporating stand-out artwork pieces across bare walls, livening up a corner with some colourful plant life or accessorising a room playfully with sequenced or vivid cushions and throws are all low-budget techniques to breathe unique life into a property. Residents want to feel a sense of belonging in your property and all of these unique touches provide a create a natural feeling of home.




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Enlist an Expert

Once your property has been furnished, the last thing you want to do is spend more time and energy on re-doing the process in a year or two. By enlisting the expertise of a LOFT interior designer or utilising one of our ready-made student accommodation furniture packages, you can be guaranteed you are future-proofing the interiors of your property with durable, stylish and unique furnishings. You will be saving money, time and effort in the long run by expertly furnishing your student accommodation the first time around, ensuring it has been designed, delivered and installed by experts. Get the LOFT look.


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