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Tuesday, August 23, 2022


This post is sponsored by Walmart.

Well, it's hard to believe but our Summer break has come to an end and everyone is all moved back to college around here!  My daughter's first day of classes was yesterday, we moved her back to school a little over a week ago.  For her sophomore year she is living in a different place than last year, which means a different arrangement and different needs! I'm so excited to share some of the spaces in her new apartment with you over the next week or so.  Even if you don't have a college student you might need ideas for, I hope that you pick up some inspiration you might be able to use in your own home.  Her bedroom has a corner outfitted with built in shelves and a built in desk which is pretty great, but we wanted to make the most of the space and make it functional and cute.  We found some great pieces for her college apartment at Walmart to make this little work and study corner work well for her, all at budget friendly prices.  

Everything students need for back to college, find all of their desk essentials for low prices at Walmart!

There was a chair for the desk that came furnished with the apartment, but I wouldn't want to sit in it to study for 5 minutes, much less the hours that I know she'll be spending here! This under $50 investment was worth it to me for her to have a solid, comfortable rolling desk chair.

We took advantage of the vertical space and filled the shelves with a combination of functional and decorative pieces.

All of the shelving is definitely a huge benefit but with no drawers, lots of storage baskets for smaller odds and ends were a must!  It was so nice to grab this set of 4 matching ones without having to hunt for others that matched once I found one that worked like I usually do.  

She really likes this little task desk lamp.  With the adjustable neck it fits nicely in the space below the shelf above it and has a built in USB port and outlet- huge benefits when outlets are scarce! 

Even with a planner and calendar on her phone, she prefers having a large desk calendar so she can see the big picture of all of the dates she needs to take note of.  She had one like this last year too and definitely wanted another for this year. 

The desk countertop wraps around the corner and she decided she wanted to make this side a little makeup vanity, perfect!  

3 light Settings LED Makeup Mirror  ||  Similar Curtains  ||  Curtain Rod (I sprayed hers gold)  ||  Desk Chair  ||  Study Bedrest Pillow

She was so pleased with how everything turned out and is all set for the semester to start and a great year ahead!

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Have someone you love preparing for college too? You'll find everything you need for college for less at Walmart, and maybe even some things here you need for your own home!

Parsons Desk with Drawer- $50 rollback price

Desk Chair- under $50, I'm anticipating many many, study hours sitting in that padded seat!  😉

Super Soft Pom Pom Throw- under $10, cozy for chilly rooms. 

$4.48 Marble Print Trash Can- such a stylish bargain!  Lots of colors available.

Task Lamp- $15.88- super handy with organizer spots, a USB port and an outlet!

Clear Desk Supplies Organizer- $12.98- Store bins together on tray or split them up and use the tray too like we did!
Desk Pad Calendar- $4.98- Emily prefers a large desk calendar so she can see the big picture of each month, this one is cute! 

Daily Weekly Monthly Planner- $7.88- perfect size to transport in a backpack.

Insulated Cup- under $7 and perfect reviews, what a deal and there are several adorable patterns! 

Set of 4 Water Hyacinth Baskets-For under $40 for all 4 these are so attractive and a nice size, great open storage option!

Neon Style Heart Light- $16.99- Just for fun!  No outlet needed, it's battery operated and perfect for shelf decor. 

Butterfly Art- $12.88- great for hanging on the wall or leaning on a shelf, love the colors of this one.

Don't forget all the school supplies too, Walmart is always so well stocked and this College Checklist makes it super easy to make sure you have everything they'll need to head back to campus! 

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  1. Such a cute space, I would love spending time studying there❤️


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