Let’s get Festive!

Jack Evans - Reporter

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Here are a few tips on how you can add a festive touch to your accommodation.

Christmas trees

You always feel in the Christmas spirit when you see the Christmas tree being unpacked and decorated, so why not get one? There are a range of desktop Christmas trees on the market which will add a nice festive touch to your room. If you invest in an artificial tree then you can use it year after year. They are available from as little as £1 on sites such as eBay. Just don’t buy 12 foot trees!

Tinsel and decorations

Nothing shouts “It’s Christmas!” more than shiny tinsel and colourful decorations. If you have space on your notice boards pin some tinsel around the edges to frame your revision notes. If you are artistic you could try your hand at making your own Christmas decorations out of spare paper and coloured pencils.


There are some fantastic Christmas ornaments that are marketed every year in places like Poundworld and Poundstretcher. These will get you in the festive mood without raiding the bank.


If you are the sort of person who likes stylish bedding then why not invest in some festive themed bedding? This can be a great way to add a touch of style to your bedroom and at the same time keep you warm at night as the temperature begins to drop.

Mats and rugs

From Santa’s workshop to festive landscapes, there are a range of rugs to choose from. Or  get a doormat for your outer flat door and get the rest of your flatmates in the festive spirit too.

Advent calendars

You can never be too old to get an advent calendar and they are a great way to start the big countdown. If you are not into chocolate calendars then there are some great alternatives featuring this year behind each door with festive facts, healthy snacks and alcoholic miniatures (just don’t drink them all on one day).

These are just a few of the ideas you can use to bring the Christmas spirit into your flat. Remember though to only decorate the notice boards and hanging decorations over door handles – don’t go Blue Peter with the walls or furniture!

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