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Make the Grade With These Stylish Dorm Room Essentials

Eye-catching Task Lamps

No doubt, desk lamps are a dorm room must, so why not choose an option that truly stands out? When crafted with both good looks and cutting-edge technology, an eye-catching desk lamp can turn the most ordinary desk into an inspired workspace. A pop of color is always nice, but rounding out your space in neutral fashion with a black or white lamp is always in style. Several styles including the Carry Table Lamp and Pixo Task Lamp are equipped with wireless charging bases or USB ports to making powering up your compatible electronics easy and efficient.

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Sleek Desktop Organization

Digital technology aside, an organized desk makes cranking out papers and cramming for tests a whole lot easier—and easy on the eye. Office accessories—trays for corralling random papers, letter holders, containers for pens and pencils—are more elegant than ever, and keep school-related sundries organized in style. The gleaming Brass Pencil Holder, above, holds a lot more than just pencils, and is pretty enough to display front and center, while the Corner Office Table Lamp below offers a noise-dampening privacy shade equipped with a task light, storage pockets, and three USB charging ports for laptops, tablets, and more.

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Space-saving Storage Bins & Baskets

Dorm rooms rarely have enough storage space, and bringing along extra storage bins and baskets is an easy way to make use of tight spaces. Felt storage containers, like the Restore Baskets, featured above, are so well-constructed and roomy, you'll be tempted to throw everything from shoes, and hats to late night snacks into them. Multi-functional and stylish options, like the Toolbox below are streamlined and versatile enough to hold everything from rulers and calculators to hand sanitizer and shower supplies. And keep storage solutions like the Connor Basket bedside, ideal for holding your late-night reading material or study supplies.

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Decorative Statement Lighting

Task lamps are ideal for a desk or workspace, but adding some nuanced lighting is a breeze with portable lamps and even artful text lighting. The UMA Mini Sound Lantern is seriously Scandi-cool, and connects wirelessly to your smartphone for nights when its your turn to host the party. Text lighting—like the Neon Font Lamp—is part lamp, part art piece, adding a fun, retro vibe to a dorm room with a single letter or connect multiple to create a favorite phrase. The Edison the Petit is a design classic, compact and ready to light up an empty window or crammed bookshelf.

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Cool Contemporary Fans

Air circulation is key in a cramped space, no matter the weather, and a table fan does the job nicely. With a variety of cool, contemporary designs to choose from, finding a compact and efficient table fan is a breeze. The OTTO Fan is perfectly sized for bedside or desktop, and is handcrafted from wood for a sleek accent fit for any dorm room. As is the Tim USB Fan, a high-precision, everyday companion, outfitted with a USB charging cable for portable use. For those looking for a more curated vibe the UrbanJet Portable Fan offers a striking vintage silhouette and a range of snazzy colors to go with it.  

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Space-saving dorm furniture

When you're not busy note-taking and cramming for finals, your dorm room is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Cozy, comfortable lounge furniture made for stretching-out and laying low is the best way to accentuate your university hang-out. The compact and colorful Ziggy Pouf offers a spot for extra seating or kicking up your feet, while the overstuffed and adjustable Bonbaron Chair is the ideal spot for late-night video games and movies. Structured and supportive, while cradling you in comfort, the N701 1 Seater Sofa is just the right size to craft a relaxation corner and can easily be moved around to suit your style.  

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