There are more than 1 million students currently enrolled in colleges and universities in Australia. There are also more than 200 million students enrolled in colleges in other parts of the world. All these students have one simple thing in common: they all need to study hard if they want to get good grades in their classes. To do this, college students need student lounges with the right lounge decor in them. Lounges like this give students the opportunity to kick back and relax while they learn as much as they can.
One easy way to make these lounges as effective as possible is by placing comfortable bean bag chairs in them. But that’s only the beginning!
Here are other lounge decor ideas that will put these student lounges over the top.
Paint the Walls the Right Colour
Before you put a single bean bag chain into your student lounge, the first thing you should do is paint the walls and make them the right colour.
Ideally, you should choose a colour that will help students focus and concentrate when they’re spending time in the lounge. There are so many colours that you can pick from. Here are some good options:
- Blue, especially a pale blue, is a calming colour that will allow students to be more productive
- Green is a cool colour that will add a sense of tranquillity to a room while also making those in it feel more energetic
- Red is a warm colour that will stimulate a student’s senses and help them pull off an all-nighter
- Yellow, like green and red, is an energizing colour that is more subtle than darker colours
The colours that you choose for your walls should determine which colours you choose for your bean bags. If you’re going with a colour that’s on the softer side, a bright-red Cocoon Suede 104cm might be the perfect complement to it.
Cover the Walls With Inspirational Quotes
When students are sitting back in one of the large bean bag chairs in your student lounge studying, you want them to feel surrounded by inspiration. It’s why you should add more than a fresh coat of paint to the walls.
You should also find a way to cover the walls with inspirational quotes that will motivate them while they’re studying. You can either hire someone to paint the quotes on the wall or buy wall art featuring the quotes.
Here are some of the kinds of quotes students should see on the lounge walls when they’re studying on a bean bag chair:
- “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential”–John Maxwell
- “Strive for progress, not perfection”–Unknown
- “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going”–Beverly Sills
Students won’t have any trouble mustering up the strength to study when there are quotes like this all around them.
Strategically Position Study Lamps Throughout the Lounge
If you’re trying to create an effective student lounge, the last thing you want to do is have students rely on fluorescent lighting. This type of lighting is not ideal for studying.
Instead, invest in a bunch of smaller study lamps and place them next to the bean bag chairs that you have throughout your lounge. Try to find lamps that use warm halogen lighting that won’t put too much strain on students’ eyes.
Whether you have Big Bob bean bags in your lounge or Bermuda Triangle lounges, each one should be near one of the lamps you have set up. It’ll provide students with more than enough light while they’re studying.
Place Cozy Rugs Near Each Bean Bag Chair
One of your goals, when you’re assembling a student lounge, should be to make it feel as warm and welcoming as possible. If you paint the walls white and the lights are too bright, students will choose to stay in their dorm rooms rather than studying in the lounge.
You can make your student lounge feel a whole lot more inviting when you place cozy rugs down on the floor in front of each bean bag chair in the lounge. Bean bag chairs like the Big Boppa and the Hayman are already going to be inviting on their own. But the rugs will tie the look of your room together.
As an added bonus, putting rugs down on the floor will also make the room feel physically warmer. The rugs will also muffle sounds in the room and make it feel a whole lot quieter than it would otherwise.
Scatter Decorative Throw Pillows Around the Room
More often than not, students aren’t going to need to use pillows when they’re sitting down in a bean bag chair. The bean bag chair should provide them with all the support they need.
In the event that a student wants to make their bean bag chair even more comfortable, they’ll appreciate that you have throw pillows scattered around the room. They’ll be able to use them to prop their heads up as they work their way through their study guides.
If you want to make the throw pillows special, you can continue the quote theme that you have on your walls by adding quotes to each pillow. People will be more inspired than ever when they have their heads resting against these pillows.
Add Desk Space For Students Using Laptops
If you don’t have room to add desk space to your student lounge, it’s not a huge problem. There are ways to work from a bean bag chair when you’re using a laptop, a tablet, or any other type of technology.
Students will need to be mindful about how they sit on a bean bag chair while working on a laptop, though. They shouldn’t slump back too far when they’re doing it unless they want to deal with neck and back pain.
With those things in mind, you should consider adding a few desks for students who prefer to sit upright in a desk chair if you can find the room for them. Add compartments on those desks so students can organize their study materials as they work on assignments.
Set Up a Coffee Station With the Necessary Supplies
The majority of Australians drink a lot of coffee. Studies have shown that about 75 per cent of people drink at least one cup of coffee every day. More than 25 per cent drink more than three cups on a daily basis.
This trend extends to college students, too. There are lots of college students who depend on coffee to give them the spark they need to get all their studying done.
Rather than forcing students to leave your student lounge when they want a hot cup of coffee, you should set up a coffee station right inside the lounge. You can invite people to bring their own mugs and make themselves coffee whenever they want it as they study.
Finish the Lounge Decor Off With Lots of Plants
Your student lounge decor is almost complete! And as long as you’ve put at least a few of these lounge decor ideas to good use, it should start coming together.
But there’s one last thing you should consider adding to finish the room off – Plants.
Plants can improve your student lounge in a variety of ways. They can:
- Give your indoor air quality a boost
- Increase oxygen levels
- Relax students’ minds
- Eliminate background noise
- Lower stress
You don’t need to turn your student lounge into a greenhouse to enjoy the benefits of plants. But you should place about one plant near each bean bag chair in the space.
The plants will make your student lounge look better, and they’ll help students study when they’re lounging around on bean bag chairs.
Set Your Study Area Up Now Using These Lounge Decor Ideas
Choosing the right lounge decor for a student lounge is of the utmost importance. If you’re trying to do it now, keep the tips listed here in mind when picking out things to put into your study area.
Pay special attention to which bean bag chairs you choose for your space. You should select bean bag chairs in a variety of different sizes to accommodate all the students who will use the lounge. It’ll give everyone a place to sit and relax when their studies have them feeling stressed.