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Posted 
Nov 10, 2020
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Typically, dorm beds are not comfortable, but that is okay because you can quickly change that. In this dorm bedding buying guide, we will discuss the few steps you need to take to make your living arrangement at college both comfortable and to your liking. OCM provides all of the essentials you need for your dorm bedding and they make it really easy to pick and choose from a catalog of options.

Simple, Yet Elegant Dorm Room Inspiration

Simple Dorm Bedding Inspired by @room.422

This simple, cushy, cozy bedroom look takes advantage of a simple color palette and lots of high-quality bedding items to create a stunning look. Even when you’re keeping your style simple, it’s important to remember to go all in on the quality of the items to ensure your dorm room feels like home. Extras like headboards, comfy throws, and decorative throw pillows soften a room with a simple color palette and lend it a homey feel.

Is this your style? Check out OCM’s Superior College Twin XL Comforter, the Cece Chenille Fringed Throw in White, and the Supersoft Dorm Bed Headboard. Click to shop!

Simple Monochrome Decor That Will Have You on Cloud 9

The Perfect Combo of White and Gray by @isacmargoreal

Dream of drifting away from your school-related worries in a simple, stress-free dorm space? This look might be for you. The soft blues, grays, and whites of this dorm room will create a space even the most stressed out student could unwind in. The secret to this simple dorm look is the monochromatic color scheme -- layering slightly different hues of the same color is an easy way to add visual interest to your space.

Is this your style? Take a look at the Pom Pom Stripe Full-Queen Quilt 3 Piece Set and the White Faux Leather Beveled Dorm Bed Headboard. Click to shop!

A Minimalist Take on Leopard Print

Simple Leopard Print Dorm Bedding by @mrssmithhomelifeandstyle

Leopard print has long been considered a bold choice, and usually it is. But if you love animal prints, you don’t have to say goodbye to them to keep your dorm space simple! Choosing leopard print items in a muted color palette tones down the drama, giving this dorm room a hint of luxury without making things too complicated.

Is this your look? Check out the Vellux Faux Fur Light Brown Leopard Throw, along with the Printed Kiss Pleat variation of the Premium College Twin XL Comforter. 

Dorm Room Essentials Even the Simplest Dorm Room Should Have

Don’t Forget These Bedding Items When You’re Putting Together Your Dorm

No matter how simple you’re keeping your dorm decor, there are a few dorm room bedding items that you’ll need in order to keep cozy all semester long. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! We’re breaking down all of your dorm room must-haves, including recommendations for finding your perfect:

  • Twin XL Mattress Pad
  • Dorm Room Sheets
  • Comforters
  • Pillows
  • And more!

Mattress Pads

A mattress pad should help transform that creaky, hard uncomfortable bed Into a bed of comfort that you can actually get a good night's rest on. And when you're juggling classes, friends, family, and everything else, a good night's rest is essential. OCM offers a variety of high quality gel memory foam mattress options to keep you cool and keep the stress off of your joints with body-conforming support.

Sheets

The design aspect of your sheets is completely up to you. We will discuss the material options that OCM provides in their catalog. First we have the Microfiber 3-Piece set. This set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and one standard pillowcase.Since these sheets are made from microfiber, it will both be soft and extremely breathable, a perfect combination for a good night's rest. Then there's the Premium Super Soft Wash Microfiber 3-Piece set. While also made from microfiber to ensure that soft and breathable feel, this set has high density microfiber that is vintage washed to make it even softer. OCM states that it will give you that “never get out of bed” feeling.This option also includes the one fitted sheet, the one flat sheet, and the standard pillowcase to match the entire set. After that we have the American Made Cotton Blend 3-Piece set. One of the more durable options, these cotton blend sheets are extremely comfortable and will have fewer wrinkles with a faster drying time. With 10-inch pockets, the American Made Cotton Blend sheets will also be perfect in accommodating the size of mattress pads.  Next we have the EcoPure Comfort Wash Full Solid Sheet Set. OCM states that it is “made using 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and non-harmful, Oeko-Tex approved dyes and finishes-- the perfect bedding for the eco-conscious consumer.” The full size of this option fits a mattress up to 20-inches deep, which is perfect for someone who might have a thick mattress pad. 

This is OCM’s gray Chunky Knit Throw, a great choice for anyone that needs an extra layer of warmth and comfort. Image courtesy of OCM

Blankets and Throws

If you are someone that likes to have additional blankets, either for aesthetic reasons or for those cold winter months, OCM has a wide selection for you to take a look at. Their first option is the Chunky Knit Throw that comes in gray and natural. They use oversized yarn to weave and create a beautiful texture that is super soft. This option is perfect to wrap yourself in while you are studying or watching a movie or just simply an extra layer of warmth when your dorm gets cold. The catalog also includes a few choices of fringed throws that are incredibly soft and very decorative to lay at the foot of your bed. OCM also has two choices for weighted blankets including a 12-pound and 15-pound option. Not feeling those options? Well OCM also has several other options that include Faux Fur blankets, sherpa throws, and simple cotton blankets. 

Here is an example of an Ivory Ella comforter on OCM’s website. Image courtesy of OCM.

Comforters

OCM has several options for comforters, ranging sizes from twin XL, queen, and king. OCM also provides comforters for all kinds of budgets, including a few in the $35 to $50 range, several in the $50 to $100 range, and even more in the $100 to $300 range. The catalog includes over 20 comforter sets that would include matching sheets and pillow cases. We also have a few 3-piece quilt sets. OCM has several brand name comforter options as well including sets from Betsey Johnson, Ivory Ella, Nonogratz Maddison, Eddie Bauer, Nautica, and IZOD. With an endless supply of designs and styles, we are positive you can find the right comforter that fits your needs at OCM.

Pillows

Show how important a good pillow is for a good night's sleep. you go off to college you shouldn't drain your pillow from home, that pillow should stay at home for when you go home for vacations and visits. OCM provides numerous pillow options that will be perfect for your dorm sleeping situation. The first option is the College Classic Plush pillow, which is a non-allergenic 18-ounce polyester filled pillow. This pillow will also maintain its shape throughout the academic year. OCM also provides a couple pillow options from Martex including their Purity Standard White Garnetted Bed Pillow, the Triple Density Bed Pillow, and the European Pillow Insert. Martex claims that the Purity pillow features, “high-loft, luxurious EcoPure fill – made from recycled plastic bottles. This pillow is also equipped with Silverbac technology.” The Silverbac technology also never washes out or loses its properties. The Triple Density pillow offers extreme softness and breathability with a 100 percent cotton outer shell. The pillow is triple filled for maximum loft and comfort, also making it very durable. The European pillow is a square shaped pillow that acts more as additional support to the pillow that you already have. This pillow is filled with 95 percent White Duck feathers and 5 percent down. OCM’s catalog also includes two options of Seduction Satin pillowcases. If you are the type of person that likes the feel of satin, OCM has silver, beige, and leopard print pillowcases for you.  

Headboards

While headboards are not a needed bedding item, it is an accessory that people rather enjoy having. OCM has a total of four headboard options including the Supersoft Dorm Bed Headboard. This option is built for extreme comfort with a cushiony feel. The headboard comes in an opaque white color and requires some assembly, but it is not a one and done. At the end of the year, the headboard is easily removable and you can use it again the very next year. The other three headboard options are all made of Faux leather. Two of those come in white, one being beveled and the other not, and the last option comes in black. You really cannot go wrong with any of these options, they will all do the job intended. 

With all of OCM’s options, you can guarantee that you can find something that you love in our catalog. Remember, most of these choices have several color and pattern options to fit everyone’s liking. So explore, and find the products that fit your personality the best.

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