There are countless guides online for students looking to furnish their rooms on a budget. But what about the HMO managers furnishing those rooms before students arrive? From curtains in the bedrooms to cushions in the communal areas, there is far more to think about than you first realise.
The good news is it doesn’t have to cost the world. Read on for our guide to furnishing uni rooms on a budget.
What do you need?
While students are expected to bring their own bedding, TV and kitchen supplies there are some things they expect from university accommodation.
The first of those is curtains. We’re all familiar with the student lifestyle, which doesn’t necessarily entail early mornings. So, it’s good to invest in some blackout curtains for bedrooms within student accommodation.
Let’s not forget the bathroom. Whether it’s a shared bathroom or an en-suite, residents will need shower curtains. Not only for their convenience, but to stop water getting where it shouldn’t and prevent unnecessary damage.
Most uni rooms feature some sort of communal area, typically comprising a kitchen and living space. You can make sure these are fully equipped with blinds in the kitchen and cushions in the communal area.
Sticking to a budget
So, you know roughly what you need but how can you save money on it? Here are our top tips:
- Find quality – You don’t want to be constantly replacing furnishings. Ideally, they need to last at least a year. This doesn’t mean go out and buy the most expensive things you can find. Instead, check products are made from quality materials before buying. If something is lacking in details, it’s probably best to steer clear.
- Go neutral – Again, you can avoid replacing items if you buy furnishings that will stay in season. Don’t go for bold florals just because they’re in fashion or a certain colour because of which students are living there. Opt for neutral colours and patterns that will stand the test of time.
- Buy in bulk – You can save huge money on furnishings when you buy through a wholesaler. Don’t be fooled by the sales at standard retailers. You will get a much better deal buying in bulk from a retailer that exists for buyers like you.
Homefords can help
At Homefords, we stock a wide range of high-quality furnishings, from curtains and blinds to cushions, throws and even dining sets. Our wholesale furnishings are perfect for bulk buying to refresh university accommodation, or any kind of HMO. Best of all, our prices are completely ‘student-friendly’, so you can stick to even the tightest of budgets.
If you’re furnishing university rooms, whether it’s ten or a thousand, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a chat with member of our team and get a no-obligation quote.