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Lowe's Dorm Room Ideas Make Back to Campus Easy

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Follow these ‘courses' to spruce up your college living space with colorful and affordable home décor</i> </p>

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lowe's Dorm Room Ideas Make Back to Campus Easy15:10 EDT Wednesday, July 25, 2012 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Business Wire) -- With the end of summer quickly approaching, students are trading in beach bags for book bags and looking for budget-friendly ways to personalize their college spaces. Receive honors in dorm room style and organization by following this simple course outline from Lowe's, your college décor adviser. Your Prerequisite Make your college living space a home away from home by adding dorm room must-haves that make life easy and comfortable. Store your favorite snacks in a mini-fridge so you're prepared for friends visiting unexpectedly. Add a microwave and toaster to make quick meals anytime of the day. Use a coffee maker to make coffee easily accessible during late-night study sessions. In a confined living space, it's easy for a mess to accumulate, so bring more color to your chores with coordinating brooms, mops and trash cans. Make your room the coolest spot in the hall with multicolored lamps or a disco ball. Your Major With a busy schedule and limited space, organization and efficient storage are key. Lowe's offers cost-effective storage items and project ideas to maximize the usability of your area. When closet space is at its premium, maximize it with a shoe cubby, hanging door mirror or a jewelry hanger – all easy to install. When you're running late for class, this DIY project will allow you to find items easily. Organize textbooks and other supplies with Rubbermaid's White Wire 3-Shelf Drawer Unit. These shelves provide maximum storage with minimum space. For less than $25, you can declutter your closet floor by stowing shoes and laundry in a functional and colorful Style Selections 5-piece storage container. This coordinating set offers storage to organize towels or bathroom supplies, and it can fit under your bed or hang in your closet. Utilize a wide variety of colorful wall organizers, lidded crates and clear bins to sort miscellaneous items such as old term papers and accessories. Your Electives Set your place apart from others by adding unique home décor items to provide your living space with an extra splash of color. Add a burst of school pride with Lowe's university wall coverings and be a trendsetter among your peers. These wall coverings are perfect for hiding imperfections. Keep your busy schedule organized and let your creativity shine by using Idea Paint to create a white board on any surface. Coordinate color and style into your living space with rugs, curtains and accent pillows with fun designs and textures. Transform the versatile White Closet Organizer Kit from ClosetMaid into an entertainment center. Attach this unit to your wall for an easy solution to organizing electronics and games. With all the essential items, unique creative projects and organization tips you need, Lowe's can improve any college space and help you receive a 4.0 in cool. Download the Lowe's Creative Ideas free iPad app for information and inspiration on the go, and follow Lowe's on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to pass on our cheat sheet for style and success to your peers. ABOUT LOWE'S With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowe?s Companies, Inc.Jaclyn Pardini, 704-758-4317jaclyn.pardini@lowes.comorColleen Maiura,