Student Accommodation Furniture

Student accommodation furniture usually includes bedroom furniture, lounge furniture, desks, desk chairs and dining chairs and tables. As the numbers of university students has risen, so has the number and variety of student accommodation buildings. Well-designed furniture has become correspondingly more important, to attract students. Despite this, the robustness of student accommodation furniture remains vital.

Layouts differ considerably; some student accommodation projects have a large communal area, others have smaller grouping of bedrooms with smaller communal areas; some have no communal areas at all.

Bedroom furniture for student accommodation usually includes a student desk chair, anything from a stool to a swivel chair, as well as at least one occasional chair. Our usual request is for a hard-wearing chair that doesn’t have a large space footprint.

Dining areas can look like the interior of a modern cafe or can have picnic tables; the variety is large; table heights can vary, with some using poseur height tables, with stools. For work areas,  tables may also require plug sockets and internal cabling for laptops. Lounge areas are equally diverse.

As the student accommodation market becomes ever more competitive, designers are also seeking to incorporate fun elements into communal spaces and bespoke table tennis tables are in more demand than ever.



  • blue and white Coubert lounge chairs in student accommodation lounge in front of starry wallpaper and blue patterened rug
  • Low stools around a desk in communal area of student accommodation
  • grey and yellow interiors of student accommodation bedroom
  • York Lounge Chairs and bowl table in student accommodation lounge
  • Chesterfield sofas in student accommodation lounge

Student Accommodation Desk Chairs

Student Accommodation Communal Area Furniture

Student Accommodation Counter Stools

relevant projects

  • Victoria Point - Manchester

    Victoria Point - Manchester

    Another clever student spec from Empiric who are great at creating shared spaces where residents come together. An on-site gym for working out, cinema to catch a film, and TV room for that all-important boxset binge.

  • Provincial House - Sheffield

    Provincial House - Sheffield

    Provincial House displays the best of the property's original features including fireplaces and bannisters and adds in an eclectic mix of mid-century modern and industrial inspired furniture. Combine with concentric patterned wallpaper and warm pendant lights and this student accommodation is the perfect work, rest and play environment.

  • College Green - Bristol

    College Green - Bristol

    Gorgeous student accommodation in Bristol with stunning mid century modern inspired communal areas and industrial workspaces featuring bespoke scaffold board desks, benches and vintage stools.

  • Willowbank Student Accommodation - Glasgow

    Willowbank Student Accommodation - Glasgow

    Vintage style school chairs with long oak tables & leather sofas with zinc table tops & trestle bases create a student workspace with an industrial feel.

  • Brunswick Apartments Student Accommodation - Southampton

    Brunswick Apartments Student Accommodation - Southampton

    Student accommodation furniture that's smart, practical & durable yet effortlessly stylish.

  • Independent Student Living - West Hampstead

    Independent Student Living - West Hampstead

    Contemporary, colourful and practical student accommodation furniture that matches the vibrant modern design of the building.

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  • Table Tennis Tables for Offices & Student Accommodation

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