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Posted 
Nov 12, 2020
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What many incoming and even current college students fail to realize is that every little aspect of your dorm room is crucial to help make your college experience the best possible one. Consequently, even choosing the right dorm bedding set is an important decision in order to start your college life as not only it allows you to be comfortable, it is also a form of self-expression. Through your bedding set you can showcase your style, your personality, and even your passions while making the best choice that is going to keep yourself comfortable and well-rested throughout the school year. 

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Why Having the Right Dorm Bedding Set is Important

Forget about everything you learned about college from movies or television shows: living in a dorm room is not as simple as they make you believe. The truth about dorm rooms is that it is up to you and only you to guarantee that you will be able to live comfortably and you should not be afraid to take this matter into your own hands. With that being said, one of the most important things to remember about dorm rooms is that their beds are not comfortable at all-- but not everything is lost! Most colleges and universities have simple medical in-home mattresses but you can opt to bring your own mattress usually for a certain fee, depending on each college. Nevertheless, if you choose to use the mattress provided by your college or university there are some things which you should need:

  • Memory foam mattress topper
  • Mattress pad
  • Extra long fitted sheets
  • Extra long flat sheets

Although college students will quickly learn that sleeping is overrated as countless nights will be spent wide awake finishing papers or studying for exams rather than sleeping. Likewise, power naps will be a constant companion as long nights of sleep will become more sparse and you should want to make sure that whenever they get to sleep they are getting the best out of it. This is why picking the right bedding set is so important, because you want to make sure that you will have everything to help you sleep well and easily as possible. 

Expressing Yourself and Your Style Through Your Bedding Set 

How to find the right colors and textures to express your personality

People may underestimate the importance of dorm room bedding. Image courtesy of Home My Design

One of the best and most challenging things about colleges is that you get to express yourself like never before, but also to find out who you really are. So, how can you navigate through these things while making sure that people get to know you? That is simple: follow your heart! As cliche as this sounds you can never go wrong when you stay true to yourself and to the things that you like. Just like your bed at home, you want to make sure that your dorm room bed is welcoming, comfy, and a sort of sacred space where no one else but you and the people you decide can have access to. Most importantly, just like everything else about your college experience, you shouldn’t be afraid to explore new things and to mix and match because you will never know what you are going to end up loving!

Here are some suggestions that will help you and that you can use as inspiration while you shop for your dorm room bedding set:

Girly Dorm Room Inspiration: Pretty in Peach

Soft, Nature-Inspired Pastels Inspired by @maddienicolemiller

Once upon a time, a “girly” dorm room meant hot pink EVERYTHING. If that’s your style, rock it! But if you’re looking for a slightly less vibrant way to express your feminine side with your dorm decor, neutral bedding and soft, peachy accent items is a great way to go. The textured white bedspread in this bedroom by @maddienicolemiller on Instagram is distinctly girly in a subtle, upscale way, and the addition of small plants and nature-inspired twinkle lights give the whole space a cozy, down-to-earth feel.

Girly Dorm Room Inspiration: Boho Chic

Colors, textures, and fun accent pieces inspired by @collegelifemadeasy

Who said that you are not allowed to mix different styles in order to come up with something unique and stylish? This dorm room is the perfect example that you can be girly and have some boho flair at the same time! Being feminine goes beyond the idea of pink colored everything, flower prints, and makeup: it has to do with whichever way you feel comfortable expressing yourself. This is the sort of dorm room which tells you a lot about the person who lives in it, while it invites you to stop by and say hello. The bedding is very colorful and cheerful as not necessarily everything matches but they work very well together! 

More importantly, you can see how bedding in college goes beyond having a bed sheet and pillows: it is also a part of the decor. This is the kind of room that leaves you wishing that it could be your own. 

Girly Dorm Room Inspiration: The Classic Princess Room

Princess-approved pastels inspired by @collegelifemadeasy

This dorm room has a more monochromatic approach but it allows you to get more classy, minimalistic, and girly vibes! Everything about the bedding seems to set up the mood for the rest of the dorm room and the matching colors are very soothing and inviting. This is the kind of bed which invites you to do your homework, study for assignments, and that you know that whatever naps you take on it will keep you relaxed, motivated, and ready for the next round! 

Even the different textures on the pillows only add to the beauty of this dorm room and, when you compare to the previous bedding set. Therefore, it is possible to perceive how a bedding set clearly can help you express yourself and your style while remaining comfortable! 

The best part about bedding sets is that not only you can get as many as you like but you also can mix and match in order to make sure that they are unique to yourself and your personality! When you start your college life you want to make sure that you are starting fresh and that nothing is going to get in the way of your success. These are some examples of dorm room bedding sets which are completely different from each other but still extremely beautiful and comfortable. 

These are the sorts of sets which you will want to have while living in a dorm because you know that you will never get sick of them, they can be conversation starters, and they will make your dorm room look like something straight out of VSCO and Instagram. There is nothing better than knowing that you have a comfy and beautiful bed to come back to after a very long day and that it will always be picture perfect. 

Saving Money While Being Stylish 

How your girly dorm room bedding can make your life easier. 

When you live in a dorm room you quickly learn about how difficult it is to balance taking care of your daily “house” chores and dealing with assignments and exams. For these reasons, when you move into your dorm room you want to make sure that things are going to be as smooth as possible and if you wait until the last minute to purchase the right bedding set, you might find out that it is not as nice, as comfortable, and as stylish as you thought it would be. 

Purchasing the right bedding set is necessary in order to know that you will not be left stranded once classes start and you can’t sleep because your bed isn’t comfortable enough or you don’t feel like your dorm room looks as nice as you had always imagined. The idea behind a bedding set marketed towards college students is that they are going to get everything they need so that they don’t have to worry about purchasing more things in the future. 

This way you will have the guarantee that you will be prepared not only for your first year of college but throughout your college life. Everybody knows that college life isn’t cheap so why not take the extra step so you can save some money while guaranteeing the best for yourself? A dorm room bedding set is the junction of comfort, style, and affordability that every college student dreams about. 

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