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Oct 27, 2020
Dorm Bedding

Living in a dorm can be a very overwhelming experience, especially for those who are leaving home for the first time and who never had to share a room with anyone else. However, even those who are used to having a roommate might find it difficult to live with a person which they have just met or, in some cases, more than one person.

Brighten Up

With everything that goes with starting and returning to college, sometimes it is easy to get caught up in a wave of negativity and your dorm room can turn out to be a very unsettling, uncomfortable, and even unwelcoming place. There is so much stress that comes with college life but there are plenty of ways to turn things around, to make sure that you can get the most out of your college experience, and to take care of your mental health. 

Therefore, one of the best solutions is to be prepared to turn your dorm room into a sort of refuge where you can run away to everytime you need to recharge your batteries. In order to do so, there is nothing better than bringing up some life to your dorm room by adding color to one of the places where you will be getting all of your rest-- and probably will be spending several sleepless nights working on papers and studying for exams: your own bed! 

The truth is that picking the right bedding is the key to decorating your dorm room and creating the right atmosphere. There is nothing like going back to your room after a tiresome class and laying on a comfy and trendy bed. So, here we have compiled a few of the cutest, most comfortable, and stylish dorm bedding ideas for you to brighten up your dorm room and turn it into your favorite spot on campus:

  • Understanding what goes with your dorm room bed
  • Finding inspiration and dorm bedding that fits your style
  • Saving money with the right dorm bedding sets

You’ve Got Your Own Dorm Room Bed… Now What? 

Mattress pads, sheets, mattress topper, and more.

Brighten up your dorm room with colorful bedding sheets. Image courtesy of OCM.

If you thought that making your bed whenever your mom told you to was extremely annoying, that is because you never experienced making your bed in college. Even though nothing is going to be as comfortable as sleeping on your own bed, your dorm room bed will be the closest thing to your own bed for your four years of college. Therefore, you will not want to be afraid to put a little more effort into creating a comfortable and stylish bed that will keep you well rested and energized throughout the semesters. 

So, you should be able to identify three things which you will not be able to live without ever since your first night in your dorm room:

  • Mattress pad
  • Mattress topper
  • Fitted sheets

The truth is that the mattress provided by colleges and universities is often not as comfortable as the one which you may have at home. Even though some colleges and universities offer the option to let students bring their own mattress, it is often an expensive option and most students opt it out. Therefore, it is up to you to transform your uncomfortable and boring dorm mattress into the perfect bed. However, there are many ways to do that! 

You will soon learn that it is almost impossible to sleep in a dorm bed without a comfy memory foam mattress pad and if you are willing to spend a little extra on your comfort, it is totally worth it to add a mattress topper as well. Moreover, it is crucial that you have the right sized sheets for your bed because you don’t want to have to struggle with waking up in the middle of the night or in the morning to an uncovered bed; you will not want to sleep in a mattress that has been previously used by others without some sort of cover.

Showcasing Your Style Through Your Dorm Room Bed 

Your bedding goes beyond guaranteeing your comfort: it helps you express yourself.

Don’t be afraid to showcase your style through your bedding set. Image courtesy of Pexels.

One of the best things about college is that not only you have two bedrooms to call your own: your dorm room and your room at home, you also get to pick both of their decorations! The truth is that decorating your dorm room is the perfect way to train for how you will decorate your future house and create the perfect environment for the four years in which you will be living in a dorm room. Your dorm room is an important part of your self-expression and the best way to express yourself, your style, and to invite others to get to know you. Still, where can you find inspiration? Here are some dorm rooms with bright bedding to start getting you inspired!

It’s Always Sunny in College

Bright Bedding and Yellow Accents Inspired by @Karaotts

Image courtesy of College Life Made Easy.

This dorm room may look simple but it counts with a welcoming atmosphere and a pleasant aesthetic which is mainly created by the contrast of the colors grey and yellow. It is possible to notice how yellow functions to brighten up the room, and it seems to reflect the personality of the person who lives there as someone who is all about positivity and sunshine. The pillows all complement each other and you can see that even the wall decoration matches the bedding. The head piece is grey and the blanket is yellow as well. Everything about this dorm room surrounds the idea of contrast and it showcases how two different colors can actually work really well together and create a very nice atmosphere. 

See anything you like? Click to shop!

Microfiber 3-Piece Twin XL Sheet Set - Patterns Brush Color $14.9

All Yellow Everythang 

Sunlight Saturated Style Inspired by @Florencemayvintage

Image courtesy of College Life Made Easy. 

There are no doubts that yellow is a trendy color but the reason for that is because it is impossible to look at this color and not immediately feel yourself brighten up! Yellow is an extremely happy and inviting color and as demonstrated in the example above, it literally goes with anything! This dorm room may follow a sunflower aesthetic, but this is an example of how you can actually pick a theme to your dorm room, stick to it, and make it look amazing! You can learn so much about someone by the way that they decorate their dorm room and little details such as pillowcases and sheets can tell your friends what you like and what you don’t like. Everything about this bedding works towards the dorm room decoration adding to its style and it is almost impossible to look away. 

Like what you see? Click to shop! 

Modern Tropical Metallic Gold Palm Leaf Throw Pillow $39.95

Say I Do to Bright Baby Blues

All the Blues and Tie-Dye Feels Inspired by @Shrukenheadstore

Image courtesy of College Life Made Easy.

This dorm room is the perfect example that you can basically use any colors to brighten up your own dorm room! Who said that blue was not a cheerful color? Well, this dorm room is the proof that whoever said that was wrong. Everything about the bedding above showcases style and comfort. The colorful comfort, the blue and white blanket, and the unmatching pillows all work to create a beautiful and unique style which demonstrates a cheerful and exciting personality! You are immediately drawn to the colors and it is almost impossible to look at this bed and not wish it was your own. More importantly, you can barely tell that this is actually someone’s dorm room and not their bedroom at home! Like what you see? Click to shop! 

Like what you see? Click to shop! 

Starter Pak - 16 Piece Twin XL Bedding and Bath Set Color Rae $139.0

Picking Out the Perfect Bedding Set While Saving Up Money

The importance of getting quality products for the lowest price. 

Have the best bedding styles for less. Image courtesy of Pexels. 

After you have researched different bright dorm bedding styles and you have been able to come up with an idea of what you want to do for your own dorm room, OCM has the best and the most versatile options of bedding sets that make sure you get everything that you are paying for: quality, comfort, and style. 

When you start at college, you want to make sure that you are prepared for everything because there is nothing worse than running after things for your dorm room once your classes start and you already have several things to worry about. OCM offers a variety of sets to attend to your everyday needs and the best part is that they deliver it straight to your school!

Don’t be afraid to let your dorm room reflect your personality. Remember, your bed is an important part of the decoration of your dorm and a bright dorm bedding can make a huge difference!

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