Whatever student accommodation you are moving into, whether that be the notorious halls over the downs in Stoke Bishop, flats by Harbourside or you’re now moving on into latter years and are decorating your homes, Hannah Worthington is here to provide you with some home décor inspiration. From where to buy, or what you need, (or do not need for that matter) there is no better way than to kick start your year by decorating your room.
Places to find décor in Bristol
As ever in a big city, there are always going to be large homeware stores like Zara Home, House of Fraser or John Lewis where you can find the essentials. You name the chain, Cabot or Cribbs Causeway will have them. Wilko will also very quickly become your go to. However, dotted around Bristol are beautiful home décor shops – all in about a 5-mile radius:
Iota- 167 Gloucester Road, BS7
Along the infamous Gloucester Road sits Iota, a small independent gift shop that has since evolved from its small pitch in St Nicholas’ market to a snug little store. If you spot something you like here, make sure to grab it fast, for the stock is constantly changing.
Vinegar Hill- 44-46 Queens Road, BS8
Vinegar Hill is situated in a perfect location for Bristol students. Once you’ve picked up all your essentials in Wilko, travel a few doors down on the Triangle to Vinegar Hill. From home scents to bunting, lanterns and an array of soft furnishings laden at the back of the store, this is one of the best stops for home accessories and will make your room to die for – at a price, of course.
Soukous,-44a Cotham Hill, BS6
If you’re a Stoke Bishop resident that liked to walk into uni as opposed to getting the 16 bus, you may have taken a short cut through Cotham Hill to get to Woodland Road. Perhaps you noticed a bright pink shop (or not if rushing to a seminar) and wondered what it was. Here, you will find Soukous, a store that runs by the slogan: ‘Unique and unusual gifts, jewellery and homeware’. They certainly stock their shelves by those standards. Inside you will find an assortment of fairy lights, frames and dream catchers.
Flying Tiger- Cabot Circus, BS1
Tiger is the go to place for knick knacks and decoration. From heart patterned tinfoil rolls to cute plant pots, adorn your home with Tiger’s student affordable products.
Decorating my room has made me SO excited for uni, get me back to bristol asap⭐️
— daisy🌷 (@daisy_macioccu) September 1, 2017
Online sites for Décor
If you’d prefer to get home décor pieces delivered to your new door, it is always easy to browse online. For pots and baskets, wall grids for photos, retro polaroid’s and wall tapestry’s (a good favourite in Bristol), follow the recommendations below:
Etsy is a haven for all things home décor – and most of the time, at a great price. Unlike finding your standard fairy lights in Wilko, why not find some with additional pom pom’s too?!
The best online source for wall tapestry’s. From marble duvet covers to woolly throws, Urban Outfitters homeware is always a tick on the list.
La La Lab / Snapfish
Head over to La La Lab to order your polaroid inspired photos, or Snapfish for great quality classic digital prints.