Brighten up your room with RipeshopBy TheStudentGuide
Just moved into university halls? Bored of your beige walls already?
Brighten up your new digs or inject some style into those bland halls of residence rooms, with a few choice items to personalise your space.
The Student Guide has done some research, and discovered Ripeshop, an online gadget store packed with all kinds of fun and affordable home comforts, perfect for sprucing up your accommodation.
Stocking a fantastic selection of modern, kitsch and retro homewares, lifestyle accessories and generally silly stuff, Ripeshop is your one stop online shop.
We’ve chosen a couple of top-purchases to set you on your way.
Treat yourself to this set of must-have Classic Chilli Pepper fairy lights. With 20 spicy hot pepper lights on a string they are an easy way to warm up the atmosphere and give your room a red hot glow. Beats those standard issue 100 watt bulbs any day (or night)!
Why keep the excitement to yourself? Buy something for the whole household, such as these blast from the past Record Coasters. No doubt you store all your music on your iPod, but why not store your coffee cups on these funky little rubbery vinyl mats.
Okay, now let’s be practical for a minute. You’re going to start off with good intentions, planning to get to all your lectures on time, aren’t you?! Ripeshop have the perfect solution to get you out of bed (well possibly). This really cute retro-look Television Alarm Clock is battery operated has an LED display, but most importantly it has a nice loud beep to awaken you from your slumber. It also has a snooze button, but pressing this could lead to disaster!
Missing all your friends and family back home? No, thought not!
Maybe there is the odd moment when you wouldn’t mind a little reminder of home, although nothing mushy now... Display a photograph of your loved one in this highly amusing Mugshot Picture Frame, designed to look like an LAPD criminal arrest record photograph, complete with the Los Angeles Police department number board across the bottom. The frame is big enough to display a 13 cm by 18cm picture.
And finally, on those Sunday evenings when all you want to do is veg out and watch trashy TV (even though you know that assignment is due in tomorrow) cuddle up with a gorgeous Moomin Knitted Hotwater Bottle Cover, featuring Tove Jansson’s most loved character, Moomintroll. You can stay warm and cosy even if your flatmates are too mean to put the heating on. With just the cost of boiling the kettle to pay for, you can fill up the hotwater bottle and stay warm all night.
All these things and tons more are available now from www.ripeshop.co.uk