September is a time for new beginnings and if you’re looking to start a new creative hobby, why not try journaling? Think September means it’s time to pack away your secateurs for the year? Think again! If you’re green in the garden and not green fingered, we have some tips for the garden.
And if you’re heading off to university, how can you create a student room with style? From bedding to decorations, we’ve put together ideas for decking those halls!
A student room with style!
Let’s face it. Student rooms and shared houses aren’t pretty. The walls are plain, the curtains are in weird patterns and let’s not talk about the state of those carpets! Whether you’re a fresher, or a returning student renting a house, decorating your own space is easy.
So, to bed Stylish bedding is a great start to introduce colour to your room. Argos has a variety of stylish bed sets. We love their Habitat Coastline Spot Reversible Bedding Set – two looks in one! If you’re feeling fancy, dress your bed with a cosy, chunky throw.
Store while you snore You’ll want to make the most of your space by using storage solutions. Your desk will also need some form of organisation. We recommend coming prepared with a magazine rack and a pen pot from WHSmith.
Let there be light A lamp is essential not only to show off your taste, but for that late night studying. We love this selection from Argos! Fairy lights are a wonderful way to liven up a room. Plus, fairy light curtains look amazing over windows.
You don’t need to be green fingered to manage a houseplant. Consider cacti, aloe vera and spider plants as they’re easy to look after. Not ready to become a plant-parent? Fake plants from New Look require zero care.
Sweet smell of success
Candles and diffusers can make a room look and smell put together. Have a look in One Below for budget-friendly candles. Perfect for your relaxing haven.
Finally, don’t forget to check out Sainsbury’s for cutlery and pans! Pop along to Savers to stock up on those essential cleaning products too!
Get organised, focused and creative with journaling
With those winter nights (sorry) looming, September is a great time to start a hobby and we recommend journaling. With mindfulness a focus in the UK, bullet journaling is growing in popularity, with searches for journals up 18% on craft websites.
Bullet Journaling uses a bullet points to keep on top of all your tasks. Your bullet journal is a diary, planner and a to-do list. It gives you a complete birds-eye view of your tasks, work and social commitments and goals. It’s quick, easy and creative!
You can splash out on a fancy journal from WHSmith or opt for a simple notebook from The Works. Stock up on highlighters, stickers and pens too.
Top tip: When adding tasks, split them out: Bullet point for tasks, circles for events and an asterisk for important!
What to sow and grow this September
September might be peak harvest time, but there’s still plenty to do to keep your garden ticking along:
Vegetables and herbs
Sow salad leaves now for quick crops and sow turnip seeds into well-prepared beds for small roots. If you have been growing herbs, now is the time to pot up mint and parsley for the kitchen windowsill.
Continue to feed and deadhead hanging basket and containers. Sow geraniums outdoors as well as hardy annuals, such as cornflowers. This time of year, you are planting for spring flowering bulb displays with flowers like Crocus, Narcissi, Iris and Alliums.
From the sofa
Grab that journal and plan next year’s garden with a sketch of your borders. Start researching your spring-flowering bulbs and shrubs to plant this autumn. When you’re ready ensure you have all the essential gardening tools from Argos.