Autumn marks the start of the new term. But going back to the books needn’t be a boring affair.

White Cato desk, white office chair and white bookcase
Cato Desk

Work It Out

First on your shopping list will be a desk. You can't go wrong with Cato which comes in three colours and two sizes to fit all spaces. An in-built shelf is perfect for storing paperwork or a wireless mouse and keyboard. The larger of the two sizes has the addition of a drawer for even more storage - something you’ll be needing a lot of.

Orange Bobby Desk Lamp
Bobby Desk Lamp

Lights Alive

Task lighting is an important necessity to your workspace. Tommy is a versatile Habitat classic - available as a single or double tabletop light, a clamp-on or as a floor light. We love it in yellow for a pop of colour. Bobby follows in a similar vein (table, floor and clamp-on styles) but has an angular silhouette. Choose the table lamp and you have a desk light and bedside light all in one.

Yellow Tommy Desk Lamp
Tommy Desk Lamp

Tidy Space = Tidy Mind

A tidy workspace equals a tidy mind so you’re going to need hard-working storage solutions to keep coursework at bay. Our Trunk metal storage looks great, ticks the industrial trend and has a huge capacity. Look to Garner and Macula for stylish desktop storage. Jessie is a bookcase with a tiny footprint, which works by propping itself against the wall. It’s perfect for small spaces. The Cohen storage basket will add some colour to your space.

Blue and grey storage trunks with multicoloured towels on top next to a multicoloured storage basket
Trunk Storage
Blue and white plates and bowls
Atkinson Tableware

Fuelling Station

Your kitchen will become a social zone as well as a refuelling station so a dinnerware set in a necessity. Atkinson’s chunky earthenware profile makes it pretty resilient to knocks and bumps and the understated wash of colour will fit the decor of any student digs. Sold in singles (dinner plate, side plate, pasta bowl and cereal bowl) do yourself a favour and buy a few. Good food equals new friends!

Blue and white dinner plate
Atkinson Dinner Plate
Cobalt blue bed linen
Washed Cobalt Blue Bed Linen

Crashing Out

Chances are your places of work and sleep aren't going to be a million miles away from each other, so there’s even more reason for them to compliment each other. Washed bed linen in cobalt blue is a stylish, not to mention comfortable, choice. And, best of all, it doesn't need ironing. Keep your floor clear of discarded jeans and t-shirts with the Arnie clothes rail. Stylish student living: tick!