Dorm room essentials: Setting up a designer dorm room on a dime

Walmart Canada offers simple and affordable accents to take a dorm room from drab to dapper

Mississauga, ON, August 22, 2012 – Getting students ready to go to university or college is an important and exciting milestone, for both parents and kids. Walmart Canada offers everything students need to create a stylish and affordable dorm room on a budget.   

“Most dorm rooms are fairly small and plain. There’s usually only space for a bed, a desk and a roommate,” said Shelly Kiroff, senior vice president of home and electronics at Walmart. “It doesn’t have to break the bank to create a fun and exciting dorm space.  Walmart offers the basics and the sizzle at unbeatable value. The easiest way for students to create a fun and exciting dorm space is with colour. Bold colours, playful patterns and different textures can add flare and personality to any space.”

The 2012 back-to-campus collection allows students to make their space their own by providing fashionable and budget-friendly options in everything from bedding to bins. Colourful and playful bedding is one the easiest ways to add instant style to a room. Walmart offers a variety of bed-in-bag sets in bold, bright prints and patterns, starting at $39. And it’s always a good idea to pick up a few extra sets of sheets in case laundry isn’t at the top of the to-do list.

“When shopping for dorm room decor, students should look for multi-purpose items, such as storage ottomans. In addition to providing much-needed storage space, they can also serve as a bedside table, and provide more seating,” added Kiroff. “Adding a contemporary area rug to a dorm room is a simple way to make it feel like home. Look for colours and patterns that complement bedding and accents.  Our back-to-campus collection makes it easy to find rugs, lamps, and other home decor items in coordinating colours and patterns.”  
Tips to make your dorm room pop

  • Put up colourful window treatments, which add  warmth and style to any room
  • Use lush floor cushions and bedrests, which come in a variety of colours and textures to create added seating
  • Stock up on plenty of towels, also available in variety of colours
  • Invest in colourful toss cushions
  • Add a homey feel to your dorm with colourful reading lamps and task lights

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About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of discount stores and supercentres with more than 330 locations nationwide serving more than one million customers each day. With nearly 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one of Canada's top 10 corporate cultures. Walmart Canada is focused on helping Canadian families in need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more than $160 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations.

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