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If there’s anything you will want to choose wisely, it's the bedding for your dorm room. Your bed will be one of the key pieces of furniture in your dorm room, which means that it’s often the first thing that you (and your college friends) will see when they enter your newly decked out living space. 

Not only do you want your bed to look good, you also want it to be a reflection of who you are, since this will make any dorm room feel less like a dorm room and more like your room. For guys who are looking to make their room more interesting by avoiding solid-colored bedding, choosing plaid is a great option.  

Pillows, comforters, sheets, throws—if you can name it, odds are OCM has it in plaid. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Here’s some of our favorite bedding for guys, but in plaid. Scratch that—they’re our favorite because they’re in plaid.

A plaid comforter with plaid pillows? Say no more. If you’re a dude who likes plaid, this IZOD Bryan Plaid Comforter Set is bound to suit your style. Opt for the grey and blue plaid pattern if you’re looking for something a little low key. But if you’re looking for plaid that pops, the same set also comes in a blue plaid perfect for making a bold statement.

In addition to a comforter, this bed set also comes with two shams with a matching plaid pattern on the front and a solid color on the back. Just in case any of your friends forgot that you love plaid, taking one look at where you sleep will be just the reminder they need.

This IZOD Connor comforter set gives off a chill vibe while still remaining stylish. Its gray color with navy undertones make it versatile for almost any living space. In fact, odds are this comforter will travel with you to a few dorm rooms and off campus apartments during your time in college.

This calming plaid comforter set will add just the right amount of spice to your room. But, if you wake up one day and decide you want to change things up, you can always flip the comforter to show its navy side instead. This will not only allow your pillows to take a little more of the plaid spotlight, it will also give you a refreshing change of pace that you may need if you're in a mid-semester slump. 

Alright, let’s talk about this Eddie Bauer Shasta Lake 7-Piece Dorm Bedding because we’ve got a lot to say about all. That. Plaid.

Without a doubt, this plaid pattern has the perfect color combination. Blues and brown make it fit seamlessly into just about any dorm room, but its orange accent color makes it unique and stand out. This set is perfect for any guy looking to deck out his bed in a plaid pattern that has a rustic vibe to it.

To make things even better, this bedding set comes with a matching plaid accent pillow and sherpa blanket. But just in case you ever want a break from all that plaid (although we doubt you will), the comforter in this set is that it has a reversible navy windowpane pattern on the back, allowing you to switch things up for a little bit.  

If you’re looking to stick to a neutral theme, the wonderland plaid comforter is definitely the way to go. Choosing a neutral-colored comforter makes it really easy to match it with the rest of your bedding and room. Not to mention, it also makes it easier to match your bedding with that of your roommate’s. After all, there’s no denying that a well coordinated dorm room creates quite the aesthetic. 

But just because you opt for a comforter with neutral colors doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. While solid black or grey comforters can look dull if not accessorized with patterned sheets and pillows, choosing plaid in these colors allows you to successfully avoid this problem. Not only will this comforter showcase your love for plaid, it will also give your bedroom a sleek look that reflects good taste.


Looking for a plaid pattern that has just the right amount of color in it? The Stamford Burgundy is a great choice for those who want something that stands out just enough to catch someone’s eye. Not to mention, its red accent color will give you an easy but sharp way to make your dorm room more cohesive. Lamps, pillows, wall art, you name it—as long as it has some red, it will match perfectly with your plaid bedding. 

Throws & Blankets

Remember, comforters aren’t the only thing that matter when it comes to picking out the perfect bedding for your dorm room. Adding blankets and throws to the mix will not only make bed more comfortable to sleep in, they will also add more style to your room. If you don’t want to commit to a plaid comforter, choosing a plaid throw or blanket will add just the right amount of plaid to your dorm room. 

Some guys like so much plaid that they have difficulty committing to just one pattern for their comforter. If this sounds like you, then the Greenville Throw will be the perfect way to incorporate plaid into your dorm room without having to make a difficult decision. Its combination of plaid, checkered, and windowpane patterns will make your bed look interesting all while sticking to a specific color scheme. 

For those with a solid blue bedspread, the Greenville Throw will definitely add a little bit of flare to your dorm room. If you like the style of the throw but it doesn’t match with the rest of your bedding, don’t worry—it also comes in red and beige options. 

For a blanket that is a little less busy than, check out this cozy alternative—the Cassidy Classic Plaid Fleece Blanket. It’s always helpful to have a cozy blanket on hand, especially when you find yourself hanging with friends for impromptu movie nights or outdoor study sessions. Not only will this blanket be super functional, its plaid pattern will reflect your style in a myriad of situations.

Pillows 

Guys who are die-hard plaid enthusiasts find a way to incorporate into every aspect of decor with (almost) no exceptions. This, of course, includes pillows. If your plaid comforter isn’t quite enough for you, OCM has plaid pillows to go with the plaid masterpiece you’ve already started to create. 

For those who are a little less enthusiastic about plaid, pillows are a great way to introduce a new pattern into your bedroom that complements, but doesn’t overpower, what you’ve already got going on. Put simply, plaid pillows are a smart choice for any guy, not just those who are die-hard plaid fans.

Not all plaid needs to take the spotlight, as evidenced with this Watercolor Plaid Blue Oblong Throw Pillow. Its subtle color will make it easy to add almost any bedding you already have—even if it’s a different type of plaid. 

This pillow's oblong shape and medium weight also makes it suitable for travel. Have a couch that could benefit from a stylish pillow? Hanging out in a friend’s room? No doubt, this pillow will definitely get some good use, especially since it looks so good. 

Hopefully, if there’s one thing you’ve learned by now it’s that plaid doesn’t only need to be used to make your room look good, it can be functional as well. This is certainly the case with the Cassidy Classic Plaid Fleece Bed Rest.

After a long day of studying, it can be difficult to sit at your desk any longer than you already have. That’s when it’s time to relax on your comfortable (and stylish) bed that’s all decked out in plaid. This bed rest is perfect for when you want to watch a movie or sit down with a good book. Plus, its fleece exterior is super comfortable, making it an addition to your room that will help you destress. 

Sheets

The last, but certainly not least, thing to spice up with some plaid are your sheets. Don’t be mistaken, just because sheets go under comforters doesn’t mean they are completely out of sight. Yes, now we’re really getting into the nitty gritty. But hey, if you love plaid, what’s wrong with that?

These Hampton Navy Plaid Sheets definitely make more of a statement than other types of plaid. The colors are bold and vibrant, which can create a pretty neat look if they match with the color of your comforter, throw, or pillows. While these sheets may be a little difficult to match with bright or busy plaid comforters, they can certainly pull off a cool effect when used to emphasize accent colors in your bedroom or complement a solid colored comforter.

If you’re looking for sheets that blend in a little better with the other patterns and colors in your room, these Microfiber Cameron Burgundy Plaid Sheets are the way to go. Colorwise they are neutral and versatile, but their pattern adds more pizazz than just your run of the mill white sheets. 

These sheets can not only make comforters with uniform colors more exciting, they can also work well with plaid bedspreads because their simple neutral colors and simple pattern won’t compete with other patterns. 

There’s no reason why your college bed shouldn’t be something that reflects your personality while looking good. Give your creativity the reins when choosing the bedding that will play a significant role in determining the vibe of your dorm room. If you love plaid, then we suggest you go all in. There’s no shame in it. 

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