One of the most important items to bring to your college dorm is bedding. After all, you’ll call the room home for at least your freshman year (if not longer). Bedding is about much more than just comfort and sleep, it’s a way to express yourself and liven up your space. We’ve picked some of our favorite college bedding basics and accessories that are ideal for dorm room use.
Most standard dorm beds are twin sized, but it’s always recommended to get twin xl or twin long sheets to ensure it can fit any dorm bed (the last thing you want is to show up to your dorm with sheets that are too small!) Luckily these AmazonBasics sheets come in a multitude of sizes—and colors and patterns! It comes with a sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcase. It’s a nice, low-budget option that covers all the basics.
Odds are, these Mellani sheets can come in your college team’s colors with over 35 to pick from. And if you want a bit more style than simple solids, try the paisley or quatrefoil patterns! These sheets resistant to pretty much anything—wrinkles, fading, stains, and even allergies! Made of durable microfiber, these smooth sheets will last through your college career, whether you stay in dorms or move into an apartment.
Sleep is a precious commodity in college. When you finally get to bed, the last thing you’ll want is a flat or lumpy pillow keeping you awake. These gel-filled pillows are super comfy and resist fading and/or staining. Use one for you and save one for a guest, or use that extra pillow to block the morning sun (or your roommate’s snores).
Late night reading session? Whether it’s for class or for fun, you’ll want one of these dorm room classics. These reading pillows are designed to offer more back support than a normal pillow, and are super soft to boot, filled with shredded foam that conforms to your head, neck, and back.
Whether your dorm is cold or you just like being really cozy, it’s always a great idea to have a few blankets on hand. These incredibly fuzzy throws from Chanasya come in a bunch of colors and sizes to match your room’s decor. As a bonus, it’s machine washable, making cleaning a breeze.
This blanket is all about warmth and comfort. The solid-color design comes in an array of shades, but there are four additional designs to help make a statement, including leopard print, knitted-weave, snowflakes, and a photo-realistic elephant. They’re perfect for bundling up during an all-nighter study session or a roommate movie marathon.
It’s handy to have a number of towels and washcloths in your dorm room, so you don’t have to be constantly doing laundry (saving you quarters or credits in the process). This towel set has you covered with all you need—two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths–with your pick of 9 colors.
Towels have all sorts of uses—the shower, the beach or pool, cleaning up spills, padding for moving breakable items in your car, etc. Lightweight and absorbent, this stylish set has it all. Two towels, four washcloths, and two hand towels in five different colors—white, silver, beige, dark grey, or electric blue. The towels are thick and sturdy but plenty soft, an ideal towel for dorm use.
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