I’m ready for class… what’s next?

A student sits in a swivel chair facing the window, his feet resting on the radiator in front of him as he studies.

I’m ready for class… what’s next?

Going away to college comes with a lot of questions – from how to hang your washing to working out the best way to cook an egg. But, whether you’re moving into a shabby dorm room and want to spruce it up, or just trying to improve your existing study corner, we can help.

Here’s some of our favourite solutions for student living – meaning things that work in small spaces, and for even smaller budgets. Because when you’ve got the practical stuff covered, it’s easier to make the most of all the exciting things coming your way. What’s next?

Wondering what to pack for the big move? Spend the next month making a note every time you use something – it’ll give you a good idea of what definitely needs to come with you (and what maybe needs to be got rid of completely).

This shower curtain rod stays up with pressure alone – making it easy to use to add extra privacy.

A student uses a shower curtain rod to install curtains in a window without drilling, while her friend looks on.

Having your own lockable cabinet can help make you feel more secure when you’re moving into a shared space with people you don’t know. And many of ours can be combined with a ROTHULT smart lock, which makes it easy to lock and unlock with your phone or an NFC card – no keys required!

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.