How décor can help make the first year of college successful

College is filled with new experiences. As a first year student, you will meet new friends, take on new responsibilities and move into a new space. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming time. A stress-free living environment will help other tasks seem more manageable. Dorm rooms often have limited space and can become cramped from too much clutter. Give your room personality and structure with the necessary items to make your first year a success.

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Dorm Room Before
Photo Credit: Laurey W. Glenn from My Home Ideas

Storage

Keep your dorm room neat and organized using a variety of storage solutions. With shower totes, freestanding or hanging organizers and drying hampers, you can make sure all of your personal belongings have a designated space, which will cut down on distracting clutter.

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Alarm Clock

Start college off on the right foot with an alarm clock that will also keep you from oversleeping. Late nights come with the territory, whether you are cramming for a test or hanging out with friends.  With a reliable alarm clock, you can rest assured that you won’t miss your 8 a.m. class the next morning.

Lighting

Likely, you will be occupying much of your time studying in your room. There will be late nights, and cramming for exams. If you don’t have the proper lighting, you will likely get headaches, and eye fatigue. Start the year strong with a light for your bed and for your desk that will give optimum illumination to your study and social efforts.

Task Chair

Sitting. It has to be comfortable in order for your mind to fully be focused on the study topic at hand. Get a chair with ample lumbar support and style that will make you want to stay in it for hours.

Seating

Every dorm room needs sitting furniture for watching TV or relaxing after class. Try the Loft wool loveseat. It is much more comfortable than a hard futon and will make watching movies more bearable.

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Bedding

The right bedding will make you feel more at home and help you get a good night’s sleep so you’re prepared to pay attention in class. Select a comforter that is cozy, but also matches your personality.

Rugs

Many dorm rooms are a cold, hard floor – not the most optimum arrangement for a good study environment. Consider utilizing a large rug or several area rugs to provide a nice landing for your feet and an extra place to sprawl.

When you first step into your door room, it will likely be basic and plain. But with preparation, you can personalize it, organize it, and make it fully functional…the beginning to a fun and successful school year!

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Dorm Room After
Photo Credit: Laurey W. Glenn from My Home Ideas

Desk Top Lamps

As fall approaches, a lot of families are preparing to send their children back to school. And whether it is grade school or college, creating a productive space for studying is crucial for success. Bellacor offers a wide range of lighting solutions to help start the year off right.

This dual purpose desk lamp from iHome is a must-have for college students. Not only does it provide ample lighting for late-night study sessions, it’s ipod docking and recharging system is built in, keeping the desk and dorm free of unnecessary clutter.

Good lighting, however, isn’t just for students. Take this LED Desk Lamp by Koncept for example. Equipped with energy efficient, long-lasting LEDs and a mercury-free design, this lamp is perfect for the environmentally conscious and those wishing to ‘go green’ this year.

And for lighting that is as much form as it is function, the Sax lamp by ET2 is sure to be a conversation piece. Featuring a sleek and curvaceous design, it’s truly “light” on the eyes.

Bellacor has the solution to meet your lighting needs. From study friendly lighting to environmental and eye-friendly design and everything in between, the selection is one that truly “makes the grade”.