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So your teen is off to college in just a few short weeks! No doubt you're assembling all the things he or she will need for his or her residency in the dorms: bedding, toiletries, study supplies, they are all necessities but your freshman will also need quality lighting fixtures, those that are permanent enough to feel like home for that nine month period but temporary enough to easily move on once spring semester is over.
Plug in lighting is a must as hard wiring is not an option. For teens in dorms there are three kinds of lighting that will maximize their ability to study past sunset and also allow for both style and function. A stylish plug in pendant that can be plugged into a wall and suspended with a hook over a bed or desk provides ambient lighting for late night reading or studying.
Girls will love the glamour of the Kaia Frosted Beads Plug in Swag Pendant or the botanical beauty of the Floral Fun Giclee Swag Chandelier. The dudes can add a masculine touch to their dorm with a modern Chain Link Plug In Chandelier or a Chestnut Swag Plug In Chandelier. Students who study into the night and prep for upcoming exams need a quality desk lamp to analyze and memorize hypothesis and facts. A memo board in addition to a task lamp keeps mementos nearby and reminders in plain view.
The Mighty Bright LED Steel Desk Light adds color and function to a desktop, while the Gooseneck Brushed Nickel Desk Lamp is a subtle and sleek alternative for long nights spent absorbing new subjects.
The Perch Gloss Orange Desk Lamp injects vivid color to a dorm desktop and the flexible Z Bar LED Desk Lamp, in multiple finishes, adjusts for illumination around books and study materials.
Late night study groups are common in dorm rooms, your teen can set the mood with whimsical or colorful plug in lighting for those long chat and study sessions.
Lantern String Party Lights set the scene! A girl's dorm gets a botanical feminine touch by adding Lotus Flower String Lights; spark a Star Wars conversation with R2D2 String Lights.
Your teen's dorm room outlets allow them to install temporary fixtures to meet their lighting needs. With unique plug in options, they're free to express their personality!
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Kate Riley is a self proclaimed incurable DIYer with a passion for interior design and a great eye for decorating with style! Kate's blog Centsational Girl has been rated one of the top Home & Garden blogs for three years running. When not writing about the best and latest in exceptional design and home improvement, you can be sure Kate will be simultaneously wielding a paintbrush while sipping Syrah where she resides in the California Wine Country. Follow Kate on Google+