Saturday, July 27, 2013

DormCo: Microfiber Dorm Rug Review and Giveaway! [Decoration Challenge]


 DormCo, a company operating out of Cheektowaga, NY, specializes in everything pertaining to a college dorm room. They have all of the essentials, whether it be decor, appliances, study materials or space saving items. The best part? DormCo offers all of their college dorm room products at the lowest prices. They strive to make the decoration and furnishing of your college dorm room a fun and not-so-exhausting project. DormCo even has a "Top Ten" list for the reasons that you should be shopping with them before you go off to college or before you send your child or relative off. They are: to save time (no more shopping around, get everything you need in one place), to save money (right now shipping is just $2.95 for your WHOLE order), confidence (everything you see is always available), selection (if you don't want your dorm room to look like a copy of everyone else's), exclusive (many of their products are just found on their website), service (great customer service representatives), knowledge (they know how to help you), shipping (express options with low prices), clean (you won't find beer pong tables here - DormCo wants you to focus on studying), and people (DormCo isn't a big company that doesn't care).

DormCo has such a large variety of dorm room essentials that I could never describe all of them, but here are the categories that you can choose from and a few of my personal favorites that I found while browsing the DormCo website.

  • Trunks
  • Bedding - Twin XL comforters, Twin XL sheets, Twin XL bed toppers, Twin XL mattress pads, down comforters and duvets, bedrests and body pillows, bed blankets and throws, pillows and pillow cases, sleep aids, bedding accessories
  • Rugs - Basic, designer, plush, eco-friendly, animal-print, shag
  •  Decor - Peel and stick, dry erase and cork boards, room scents, lighting and mirrors, blackout curtains, tapestries, tin signs, fans, picture frames, panoramas
  • Closet - Hangers, over-door, shelf liners, for your clothes, for your shoes, for your accessories, for your jewelry
  • Laundry - Laundry bags, hampers and baskets, washing and drying, ironing, laundry accessories
  •  Bath - Caddies, baskets and totes, shower shoes, cosmetic cases, towels, wash cloths, shower curtains, bathroom accessories
  • Security
  • Seating - Futons and mini futons, lounging around
  • Packages - Twin XL dorm bedding, graduation gifts, bath laundry and first aid, essentials and beyond, dorm pampering
  •  Posters - Music, movies, television, inspirational, sports, humor, animals, art and scenic, knowledge, blacklight, famous personalities, door posters, full wall posters
  • Organizers - Luggage, totes, and cargo bags, space savers, underbed storage, shelves and storage cubes, TV stands and gaming, student ID and key holders
  •  Cooking - Making food, dorm fridge, coffee makers, containers and storage, eat and clean accessories
  • Study - Backpacks and laptop bags, calendars, book lights, earbuds and speakers, surge protectors, bookshelves, lap desks and college desks, study and desk accessories
  •  Alarm Clocks


Vibrant College Girl Jewelry Organizer - Black/Pink Deco Series

I love this Jewelry Organizer...what a great way to save space and to keep your jewelry all in one place!

The College Cozy Sofa Mini-Futon Purple Dorm Furniture - Add Seating To Dorm

I wish I had had one of these "College Cozy Sofas" when I was in college! This is adorable.
 







DormCo was generous enough to offer me a list of products to choose from for a review, as part of my Decoration Challenge series. It was really hard to narrow down the selection, but when I saw the Microfiber Dorm Rug, I knew that that would be the best fit for my new apartment. 

I received the Microfiber Dorm Rug in mint, in the 3' x 5' size. The Microfiber Dorm Rug also comes in the following variety of colors: black, lavender, aqua, steele gray, cherry pink, emerald spring green, and navy blue. Besides the 3' x 5' size, you can order the Microfiber Dorm Rug in 4' x 6' (adding an extra $9.25), 5' x 8' (adding an extra $20.00), or 6' x 9' (adding an extra $33.50). The DormCo website recommends the following sizes for the following spaces: 3' x 5' for covering one specific area, such as in front of your television, 4' x 6' as a centered carpet in your dorm room, 5' x 8' for covering most of the floor without having to go under furniture (their most popular size option), or 6' x 9' for taking up all of the open space in your dorm room (I wouldn't suggest this if you have roommates shoved into a double or a triple unless you ask them first (;). The list price for the Microfiber Dorm Rug is $34.49, but DormCo sells it for $22.58 -- that's a savings of $11.91! Here are the features of the rug, as per the DormCo website:

  • Made of soft to the touch microfiber
  • Anti-slip bottom - Quality tapered construction
  • Vacuum Friendly and Machine Washable
  • Sized to fit dorm rooms (available in 4 sizes)


Here are pictures of my DormCo Microfiber Dorm Rug and how I utilized it. Isn't it CUTE?


 
 








When I saw the color of the DormCo Microfiber Dorm Rug, I knew just where I would put it. My living room is taking on a red, black, and white color scheme, my bathroom is red and black, and my spare bedroom and bedroom have yet to be decided. My little "nook in the wall", a small space that has become my resident study area, is becoming a lot of fun to decorate. My mother already helped me create a black and white damask floor pillow for the room, and I had another large black floor pillow. The room is so small that it only has one window and space for a desk and a chair. I decided to make it a mostly "sitting" room, so I can lounge by the low window and be comfortable studying with a lot of natural light. The problem? This room has a tan colored carpet, which didn't really go with my whole color scheme idea. I know that I can't paint the walls (since I am only renting the apartment), but I could change the color of the floor by simply covering it with my own rug!

The DormCo Microfiber Dorm Rug fit PERFECTLY in my study space, and that's why I knew it was ideal. I already had told my mother that I was going with black, white, and a green or blue color, so mint will be my third color, as decided by this rug. I like that it takes up most of the room, except under the desk, which is nice, because that way I don't have to move the desk every time I want to move the rug. I think the rug really adds to the room and makes it pop. The color is definitely my style, and it looks very modern and chic. The rug, as you can tell from the pictures, is extremely soft. I wanted my study space to be comfortable, so having the soft rug under my feet is a great touch. I will just have to be careful that I don't lay down and fall asleep while I am supposed to be studying. Although is is labeled a "Dorm Rug", I think that this rug works great in an apartment. I am going to school, so I am only here for two years -- we are on a tight budget, and we still enjoy the look and convenience of many of the "college" decor items. So even if you are not heading off to college, don't count this rug out. It is adorable, stylish, and feels great to walk on. You don't have to worry about getting it dirty, because you can wash it. It is a great price, and it comes in so many colors and sizes that you could really furnish any apartment or dorm room, whether you are male or female. I think that the 3' x 5' size is great for a small space such as my study nook, in hallways, or in front of your bed as a transition from your bed to a less comfortable flooring. I also really like that you can move around on the rug quite a bit without it shifting, because of the anti-slip underside. If you are looking for a deal on a rug, the Microfiber Dorm Rug is the way to go -- grab two or three to furnish your apartment!


Interested in learning more about DormCo and their products? Check out the links below:




One lucky reader will win the same Microfiber Dorm Rug that I did, courtesy of DormCo! All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers, 18 and over, unless you have permission from your parents. Please be honest when submitting Rafflecopter entries -- remember, I DO check all of your entries for verification, and I will throw them out if they are false. If the form has a spot for you to enter information, please provide me with the appropriate username, link, etc so that it is easier for me to verify your entries! I am not responsible for the shipment of the prize, that is the company's duty. I will contact the winner via email (so make sure to use one that you check) and you will have 48 hours to respond with your shipping information. If you have any questions or if the Rafflecopter is not working properly, you can always contact me via Facebook or email (links on the sidebar). Good luck!!


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44 comments:

  1. I like the 3" Memory Foam Mattress Topper!

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  2. At least you found a place for your doormat :) I love that website they sell variety of items.

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  3. I like the Dorm Bean Bag Chair.

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  4. Love the College Cozy Sofa! Great Review!

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  5. I love their stuff! This rug looks so soft and comfy to walk on! The color is great too!

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  6. I love thee color of that rug!! Checking the site out now!!

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  7. Wow--DormCo is a one-stop shop for everything college living! I will have to remember them come next year's graduation season. Actually, many of their products would be great for my kids' hangout area in the basement or for teen rooms. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I like the 3-Piece College Closet Set in Eggplant.

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  9. Spyder TV & Gaming Stand - Black.

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  10. I love the 3 Piece Closet Set in the purple color. The laundry bag would be great to keep under my bed - doesn't take up as much space as a plastic hamper would!

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  12. 49 Piece Swirl Around. we had so many dibs and dabs this would be great

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  13. my favorite product from their site is the Slim 3-Tier Storage Cart

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  14. I like their Quad Shelf Organizer in green.

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  15. The Wall Sticky Holder is pretty cool! I like that.
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  16. I really like the twin XL sheets

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  17. I love the College Cozy Sofa (Mini-Futon) in charcoal.

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  18. I really liked the College Plush Rug in Redder than Red. I think I need it.

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  19. I like the 3" Memory Foam TXL Topper.

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  20. The College Club Dorm Chair - Plush & Extra Tall - Purple. Such a pretty color!

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  21. I like their memory foam mattress topper and bean bag chairs....they've got some very cool stuff.

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  22. Softest College Duvet EVER - 330GSM Coral Fleece

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  23. 6 Modular Cubes Shelf Green - Way Basics Dorm

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  24. I like the over the door dorm organizer

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