Second Year University Flat Tour And Homeware Haul | University of Leicester

September 21, 2018

Hey guys! So I have been back at university for a week now, and the last 7 days has been dedicated to moving in and making my flat feel like home. I am finally happy with my flat so I thought it would be nice to give you a little Second Year university flat tour.

Extra Details:

  • Has two bedrooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • Two double beds
  • 10 minute walk from the University of Leicester
  • £120 a week (water and internet included, £250 electricity allowance)


I have an open plan kitchen / living / dining room, with the kitchen worktops on the back wall of the flat. The work surface is a beautiful black colour with white cupboards, making it easy to find appliances that compliment this. As there is not much cupboard space, a lot of our utensils have been displayed in pots. I found this lovely copper one from Poundland. Our kettle and toaster were from Wilko, with a matching Russell Hobbs microwave, all in black. Also on show is a spice rack, mugs and other cooking essentials.

Dining Table

Right next to the kitchen is the dining table. This table could quite easily seat 3 people, potentially 4 – great for hosting. The table has been matched with some beautiful white marble placemats and coasters, along with a cotton fresh candle from Tesco.

Living Room

My living room consists of a TV, 2 sofas and a coffee table. I have furnished the coffee table with some wooden coasters from B&M, and some magazines to give it a homely feel. We have also added a floor lamp and a copper lampshade from Dunelm to compliment all other furnishings.

Check Out!  4 Health Tips To Follow On Your Next Travel Adventure


Unfortunately my bathroom does not have a bath, but it does have a spacious shower and heated towel rail. I also love the minimalist, modern feel with this room, with plenty of place underneath the sink for both my and my flatmate to put all our toiletries.


This year I have gone for a copper and baby pink colour scheme. My bedding is from B&M as part of their luxury duvet range and is a beautiful silk and velvet material (£19.99). This is matched with a fluffy brown cushion also from B&M, perfect for winter nights to cuddle on (£9.99). Alongside this is a reed diffuser from House of Fraser (£18.99) and smells like Pink Grapefruit and Mango, a refreshing scent to last me the year. In the bottom area of my bedside table I have my record player from Bush (£19.99) and my records. I so have a fitted wardrobe with sliding doors.

My favourite piece on my desk is my copper lamp from Wilko (£19.99). The adjustable arm is perfect for studying at all times of day. Next to this I have my makeup and skincare in a copper metal basket from Primark (£3) and my jewellery box from Stackers (£25). I have also filled my desk with little trinkets and my Kylie Birthday Collection and Ted Baker nail polish set. I have also added some photos from home on my travel board from New Look. Finally, I have my notebooks and diary from Poundland. These ones are marble and copper, with my diary saying “I am really busy” on it in gold lettering. These will be perfect for keeping on top of deadlines and making notes in lectures.

Check Out!  10 Ways to Organise your Life

So this is my flat, although not complete, it is certainly becoming like home and I look forward to spending the next year here.

  • Reply
    Amie🎆♍️ (@acurvyvegan)
    September 21, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Your flat is gorgeous and I love the way you’ve decorated your bedroom!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  • Reply
    September 21, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    ahh i’m a big fan of hauls! i really love how your desk is a rose gold theme, very aesthetic!

  • Reply
    September 21, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Love your duvet! It’s so pretty ❤️ Love uni posts (definitely following you). I’m new to blogging i’d appreciate if you’d check out my blog!

  • Reply
    September 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Love your bedroom and the bedding is beautiful xx

  • Reply
    September 21, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Your room is such a mood – blogger aesthetic to the max!

  • Reply
    September 21, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Your flat looks gorgeous and homely! you’ve decorated it so nicely 🙂 xx

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      September 22, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much!xx

      • Reply
        September 22, 2018 at 3:14 pm

        You’re welcome! I hope you’re settling in ok! xx

  • Reply
    September 22, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Nice place you’ve got 🙂 do you share the flat with anyone else?

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      September 22, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you! Yeah i do, its a 2 bed flat 😊

  • Reply
    September 23, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I love posts like this and seeing how others style their homes. Your flat is gorgeous and I love your kitchen utensils pot – very cute.

  • Reply
    October 8, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Love it! Really like the rose gold touches too. Beautiful. 🙂

  • Reply
    Ravindra Nayak
    January 20, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Amazing room! Bravo ✌️ you have decorate it very beautifully too! Nice informative blog! Have a great day ☕

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      January 26, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks so much, its definitely a work in progress but I love the way it is at the moment!

      • Reply
        Ravindra Nayak
        January 26, 2019 at 7:52 pm

        You’re most welcome! Keep up great work and enjoy and keep smiling! Have a good day ☕

Let's Chat! Pop a comment below!

%d bloggers like this: