Creating a College Space Where You Can Be Your Best Self
July 16, 2019
by HG Guest
Karamo Brown here! I’m a television personality, fiancé, and father. College is an exciting time – it’s all about growing emotionally, making new friends and discovering who you are and who you want to become. That’s why I’m so excited to partner with HomeGoods to transform a dorm room at my alma mater into a creative and inspiring space for students to find their passion!
Did you know that in high school I worked at T.J.Maxx, HomeGoods’ sister store? It was then that I learned how shopping on a budget can still be stylish when you explore the right place!
So, I knew I had to hit up HomeGoods to create a space where students will uncover the best version of themselves and feel encouraged to discover their passions. I was on a mission to find cool, affordable back to campus finds (like storage, desk accessories, bedding and more). Check out what I found and how I pulled it all together:
1. First up: these awesome textile patterned red, blue and brown pillows. In a standard dorm room, your bed is a focal point, so make sure it reflects your personality! It’s important that people can get a sense of the real you and your style for your room!
2. Next, I fell in love with this teal desk light, pen holder and file folders because they brighten up the room and make a dorm desk look way more inviting. Having an organized workspace is the best way to keep yourself motivated and focused. Adding picture frames is also a great way to show off pictures of your loved ones, new and old, to help you feel connected even when you’re apart. It’s also a great reminder of who your biggest fans and supporters are!
3. Finally, I couldn’t leave these patterned bins, woven baskets and this antique – inspired trunk behind. Keeping clutter at bay will help your room be a place of respite, not chaos. We all know closet space is limited in a dorm room, which is why it was crucial to find functional storage solutions that look good. If you have a functional room, I guarantee it will make it easier to put your best foot forward and be the best version of yourself every day.
If I could re-do my college experience, I would focus more on making my dorm feel like a more inspiring space and be more reflective of my personal style. If you or your loved ones are heading off to campus this year, don’t miss the amazing selection of desk accessories, wall art, bedding and storage at HomeGoods. You 100% can make your space feel like you without sacrificing quality, your bank account or your well-being!
Karamo Brown is a television host and proud father of two known for making over the hearts and minds of everyone he meets. For his partnership with HomeGoods, he created inspiring spaces for current students at his alma mater, with the goal of helping students uncover their passions and express themselves authentically.
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