When you move out of the family abode and into student homes there can be a tendency to go overboard when it comes to making your mark.
A year can seem like a long time and the lease on your accommodation for students may well be for this period.
However, in actual fact, a year flies by and if you have repainted your room, brought in new and heavy items of furniture and generally put your stamp on the property, you could be left with a struggle to get it back to the style you found it in.
And it may be the case that you are not even in the student homes in Sheffield or elsewhere for a full twelve months. After all, the academic year is not this long and you may move back to your family home over the summer.
Also, when you move into student accommodation, you will sign a lease that specifies what you are permitted to alter about the property and by undertaking redecorating projects, you may be breaking the rules.
This could result in you losing some or all of your deposit, which is surely something you would like to avoid.
Rather than reaching for the paint brushes and tool kits therefore, it may be wise to invest in more temporary changes to your student homes, such as posters, throws and wall hangings.
Such items can really change the feel of a place and give it a more personal and homely atmosphere without getting you into trouble.