A GCU Student’s Guide to Furnishing a Flat on a Budget


So, everyone knows Primark is a shop which many people swear by, for lots of different reasons. My personal one, which I want to share with you all, is that it is AMAZING for finding hidden gems! The joys of shopping at Primark is that you don’t have to wait until the end of the month until you have more disposable income or for us students SASSMAS, their products are just so affordable yet the quality is still brilliant you can shop there any time of the month. When I recommend it to people who haven’t visited the store in a good few years their breaths are taken away because their prices are that impressive!

We visited the Glasgow Sauchiehall Street Store to see the best buys for furnishing a flat on a budget!

You can get this bundle of flat necessities for a mere £23.50- think of the money you’re saving compared to shopping in a high-end home store!

  • Pop-Up Storage Bin- £3.50
  • Single Anti-Allergy Mattress Protector- £5.50
  • Two Pillows- £4.50
  • 13.5 Tog Duvet- £10



Now, at the start of the University year meeting new flatmates and fellow students can seem like a daunting task, you want to give a good impression of yourself and you can easily do this on a budget by shopping at Primark Sauchiehall Street. They have several bed sets and sheets available in various colours sizes and styles for a fraction of the price of normal retailers. You can also purchase cute little decorative accessories to make your flat seem more homely and give it your own special touch.


  • White and Black Checked Single Duvet Cover Set – £8
  • White and Grey Paisley Single Duvet Cover Set- £8
  • Grey Flat Single Bed Sheet- £2.50
  • Set of Two Grey Pillowcases- £2.50
  • Blue Sequin Throw- £15
  • White Wooden Basket- £6
  • A5 Cinema Light Box- £8



  • Gold Lights- £6
  • Pink Single Duvet Set- £10
  • Cute Cactus- £3.50
  • Pink Large Throw- £9
  • Colourful Pillow- £5




Primark sell amazing candles, room sprays and diffusers of all different sizes and styles that all smell amazing, their prices range from £1 to £5.

So, if I were you I’d head on down to the Glasgow Sauchiehall Street Primark Store and have a look around at what bargains you can bag yourself, whether you’re moving to Glasgow for University or choosing to commute, I’m sure there’s something there that will tickle your fancy!

Photos – Emily Devanney Photography (Instagram: @ed_photography99)

Featured image credit – Flickr user Byronv2