For many families, August means move-in time to a university dorm or apartment. But just because your student will be living in college digs doesn’t mean he or she has to suffer from a lack of quality and style. Here are some tips for designing a beautiful yet functional space perfect for a student who loves contemporary furnishings.
A Place to Study
Of course, the main goal of attending college is to learn something, right? Well, at least we hope our kids feel this way! And to help them get their studying done, they need the right tools.
For a dorm room, this Bink mobile media table is the perfect size and shape – and it’s so easy to move around. This table is meant to be used with a laptop or notepad and it’s got the contemporary style and variety of color options that young adults crave.
Don’t let them strain their backs by trying to study in bed; pair the Bink media table or a student desk with this cute office chair. Bright colors combined with casual yet comfy style make this one of most popular chairs for getting work done.
If space is really tight in an off-campus apartment, consider one of these great wall units from Clei, which combine sleeping quarters with a desk for studying – and more! There are tons of options for configurations, colors and styles, but all have in common brilliant design and beautiful aesthetics.
A Place to Get Connected
All work and no play makes your students…unhappy, at best! So make sure they have plenty of space for entertaining and having fun. A super cool Poppi Theater Wall bed like this provides room for all the essentials: television, audio equipment, room divider and oh…even a bed!
A space-saving option for a small apartment or dorm is this contemporary TV cabinet. A small television set fits nicely on top while the bottom opens up to stow all their media.
If space permits, an ultra-comfy recliner might be just the ticket for the avid gamer. Something like this gorgeous Highway recliner in sumptuous leather is perfect! http://lawrance.com/product/living-room/highway-recliner/ Make it do double duty by adding this nifty media table that easily attaches to any Stressless© recliner. http://lawrance.com/product/living-room/recliners/stressless-personal-table-2010/
What about a dining table? Chances are that dorm room or apartment doesn’t have enough room to fit a full-sized table and chair set. Or does it? The extraordinary design of this Clei wall bed combines a dining area with a bed! How cool is that?
Who doesn’t need extra storage in a small space? To stash any number of things (books, movies, school supplies), these two- or three-door stackable storage modules add lots of space with a small footprint. They are available in either red or white.
Every student burns the midnight oil on occasion. Be sure they don’t strain their eyes; a sleek, contemporary floor lamp such as the Orbiter is perfect for moving into the right position and illuminating from any angle.
Get your students’ college year off to the right start by providing the right furnishings. At Lawrance, we’ve got all these functional, contemporary pieces and a lot more sure to please the most discriminating student!