As a student landlord, you know how important ensuring your property stands out in a competitive market is. But, with tight budgets and a limited amount of time, it can be challenging to transform accommodation into a beautiful and functional space that appeals. The good news is you don't have to break the bank to furnish your student accommodation. Follow these practical interior design tips to create homes that appeal to students year-on-year and stick to a budget...

MULTI-USE FURNITURE

Multi-use furniture is essential for any university 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, needing less furniture will be much kinder to your budget. Examples of multi-use furniture for student accommodation:

There are also items of furniture which appeal to students to fit into their social lifestyles, whilst not taking up extra space.

You need to work with your property to realise both its limitations and potential. Creativity and reinvention throughout your interiors are essential to fully maximising a space.

STUDENT-BASED INTERIORS

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.

 

CONSIDER RENTING FURNITURE

If you're looking for a more flexible option, renting furniture for your student accommodation is a versatile and modern solution in the right circumstances. 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.

LOFT knows 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. Contact Homebound today

Décor to add character

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

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. Student Furniture from LOFT

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