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1. Personalize Your Space
Express yourself. Add some sparkle to your space with a personalized LED letter and monogrammed pillow. Don’t forget to show off your style with wall art.

2. Cork Message Board and Photo Frames
Stay organized and display your treasures. A message board allows you to post important personal information or class assignments. Mementos from home help rid those freshman blues. Even self-portraits from your little sister take a special place. Bring colorful frames to show off photos of your family or a long distance love to your new friends.

3. Curtains
Make the most of your space with the timeless touch of sheer curtains. For classic good looks, try a fresh set of budget friendly white sheers that go with everything.

4. Throw Rugs
Nothing brings a room together like a cozy rug. Don’t forget to perk up your place with a colorful area rug that adds both comfort and style.

5. Plastic Storage Containers and Hampers
Large plastic containers in fun bright colors provide storage and style. Dorm rooms don’t have a lot of closet space or drawers. Plastic containers help keep things separated and organized. Your colorful plastic containers double as a table so make them coordinate with the rest of your room.

6. Task Lighting
Brighten every section of your room and bring the entire room together with a matching desk lamp.

7. Bed Linens and Pillows
Be sure to check the correct sheet size and always include a pillow. We love the addition of a cozy bed rest pillow that adds a pop of color and makes your bed a fun place to study.

8. Towels and Washcloths
Breathe life into your room with a fun pop of color. Bright towels and washcloths add that final touch.

9. Shower Caddy
Keep all your toiletries beautifully organized in one easy and convenient place. A waterproof plastic carrying caddy is the perfect bath accessory.

10. Luggage
For those times when you just have to go home for a home cooked meal, use a great piece of rolling luggage. Don’t forget to use the luggage between trips for storage. Every unfilled space is a wasted potential storage container.

Be sure to ask the admissions office for a list that includes items not permitted in campus housing.

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