Monday, August 27, 2012


There is a great back-to-school commercial by Staples where the dad is pushing a shopping cart and singing, "Its the most wonderful time of the year!" That commercial always cracks me up, mostly because I can totally relate. That was until we shipped our daughter off to college for the first time. The amount of "stuff" needed for her to feel like she had a home away from home was extraordinary!

Me being me, I wanted her space to be as pretty as her bedroom at home with its lavender, purple, white and black with light maple furniture color scheme. But that wasn't happening. What we had to work with was that traditional bulky oak furniture that we all know and love (or hate, would be more appropriate.) Realistically, the most important thing was to accommodate all her storage needs.

So instead of just offering ways to make the dorm room pretty, here are some attractive solutions that will make for a happy dorm life...

Gold Capiz Floor Length Mirror from Pier 1

Wall Shelves from Target

Wicker storage tower from Pier 1

Under bed storage from Target

Closet storage from Bed Bath & Beyond

Desk lamp and organizer from Target

iPod dock and alarm clock from Target

Seagrass laundry separate from Target

Canvas shoe storage from Target

Storage Ottoman from Target

Mirror with hooks from Target

Storage units from Bed Bath & Beyond

Caddies from Bed Bath & Beyond

Here's to a success school year...

Peace and Blessings,

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