Bloomington, Ill. (PRWEB) August 6, 2009
For most soon-to-be college students, the term "dorm room" conjures up images of impossibly small closets, lofted beds and tiny refrigerators - and cramped, drab spaces that seem impossibly plain and uninteresting. Yet, a dorm room is often the first time that young adults are able to take a space and truly make it their own - or at least theirs and their roommates'.
With the right tools and creative inspiration, those dull rooms can be transformed into fun, energetic spaces that reflect students' individuality. Spice up any dorm with these tips:
Get some fun gadgets
Cool gadgets will make college easier - and make you the envy of your floor. Many college students have gadgets like an iPod, laptop computer and DVD player. To stand apart from the crowd, come armed with an innovative Electrolux Ergorapido 2-in-1 stick vacuum. Available in a variety of bright, bold colors that will fit any college student's décor, Ergorapido features a sleek and stylish cordless design that begs to be displayed, solving the problem of storing a bulky vacuum cleaner. Perfect for hard floors and low-pile carpets, Ergorapido offers ultimate maneuverability and powerful suction to get that dorm room clean quickly.
"Ergorapido integrates user-friendly features and a lightweight design that will help students clean faster," said Jackie Cooper, director of marketing and communications for Electrolux. "And because it's two vacuums in one, users can shift quickly from floor cleaning to using the detachable handheld unit for messes on tables, chairs or futons."
Ergorapido's sleek charging stand eliminates the need for a cord on the vacuum and houses a set of tools to help reach dirt in hard-to-clean areas. And, the dust cup can be easily emptied directly into the trash once cleaning is done.
Door after door after door… the seemingly endless hallways of identical rooms can make dorms seem boring. But just because the rooms are identical doesn't mean that a room can't stand out. There are many ways to make a room more personal, from making personal throw pillows or curtains to creating a special display with photos of loved ones. Other ideas include infusing the room with a favorite pastime or hobby, from sailing or football to reading or music. Just make sure any roommates are on board with major decorating decisions!
Think outside the box
Futons and milk crates are considered dorm room decorating staples for a reason - they are easy and relatively inexpensive. To make a dorm room more exciting, change it up a bit and get creative with furniture. Cover old hand-me-down pieces with a fun fabric, or visit a Salvation Army store or flea market to net some great ottomans that can be used for extra seating. Replace drab curtains with fun striped or opaque shower curtains.
Ergorapido is available in a variety of colors, including Vivid Green, Tangerine, Magenta and Havana Brown, from $99-$129. For additional details on pricing and availability, or for more information on Electrolux products, consumers can call 800-896-9756 or visit http://www.electroluxusa.com.