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Before we dive into the social media inspiration for these pretty dorm bedding looks -- let’s talk about the word pretty. We are not aiming for any one beauty standard, rather we view the term on a broad spectrum to include all types of styles that fit into the category. We’ve pulled simple looks that include the bare basics, bohemian styles, and one that fits the ideal comfy, cozy dorm room everyone strives to attain. 

Pretty Dorm Room Bedding

Now let’s talk about the perfect dorm room. All first year students go into college not knowing what to expect -- you’re given a checklist with items that you are recommended to bring, but oftentimes we find ourselves needing extra. The ultimate goal is to build a living space you’re comfortable with -- this helps you adjust easily to college life and ensure you’re getting the proper amount of sleep, because it’s difficult to sleep in a stressful environment. 

Back to our college checklist -- these usually include the bare basics, meaning everything you need to survive in college. What it excludes are all the unnecessary items that ARE necessary for creating a comfortable living space -- wall art, tapestries, lights, posters, and other decor items that don’t make the final list. 

When you walk into your dorm room for the first time, the sight is unpleasant -- empty white walls, bare mattress, and a wooden desk and dresser. This can seem overwhelming at first, but this is exactly where all of those unnecessary items come into play. You want your dorm room to feel like home and in order to accomplish that, you need a comfortable bed and decor to hang throughout your room. The more you personalize your room with the things you love and enjoy, the more comfortable you will become with it. 

This doesn’t have to break the bank either. When selecting your bedding and decor you have a few options. The first is, you can buy individual items at your leisure depending on your budget at the time. The other option is to purchase a dorm room bedding package which can be as basic or as extensive as you like. Packages range from just bedding essentials to bedding and toiletries, to all of that and some added decor and storage items. 

Sometimes, bedding packages even match the dorm room inspiration you see on Instagram and all over the internet. This ensures you will get the trendiest styles available. So, don’t worry yourself with thinking a bedding package will lack in style. 

When creating your first dorm room choose your style and your budget, not one or the other -- here’s how to get your favorite insta-inspired dorm rooms for an affordable price:

  • Modern dorm room bedding for girls
  • Simple inspiration that anyone can recreate
  • Bohemian inspiration for our colorful friends

Cozy Modern Aesthetic 

Pretty Blush Pink, White, and Gray Dorm Bedding Inspired by @janie_altman

We’re calling this dorm inspiration modern because gray, blush pink, white, and gold colors are all trending right now. If there has become a new standard for colors -- these are in, especially on college campuses. We are loving how cozy this room makes us feel -- the beautiful comforter, fuzzy throw blanket and pillows, and even the headboard! The map on the wall is a nice personal touch that also matches the color of the bedding, which ties everything together. The pops of warm pink balance out the cool gray and white neutrals. 

This room can also easily be recreated! Since the comforter is graphic, we’ve pulled a textured one to help you achieve a similar look. Any fluffy, fuzzy blanket can be paired with it -- or really any throw blanket you like, we’re just living for the fluffiness. Then add your favorite accent pillows and maybe even a headboard to truly help your room feel like home. 

Get the look with this cute Superior College Twin XL comforter. Click to shop!

We’ve chosen this white comforter because it offers a similar graphic design and texture like the one in the image. It’s a great starter piece because it’s white and can be paired with any other colors. The possibilities to take this comforter and upgrade it to something you love are endless!

Keep it Easy and Simple

Delicate Gray Bedding and Graphic Pillows inspired by @isacamargoreal

There’s something to say about the look of simplicity -- sometimes simple is better because the eye isn’t bogged down looking at multiple things at one time. It’s easy to recreate too -- let’s talk about this room. The main items are two accent pillows, a gray blanket, and simple pictures on the wall. To recreate this look, pick out your favorite color blanket, a few accent pillows to match, and any wall decor you like! Simple is elegant and timeless -- meaning it never goes out of style. 

Since the inspiration features a gray color scheme -- anything can be paired with it since it’s a neutral color. If you want to go in the same direction this is an effortlessly beautiful look to have in your dorm room. If you’d rather go a color route, bedding blankets come in an endless variety of colors -- and finding accent pillows to match shouldn’t be difficult either!

We think this dorm room is the easiest to recreate on your own with a few simple item purchases -- or this look can be achieved through a dorm bedding package. That’s right, bedding packages typically focus on one to two colors, so if you’re favorite thing about this room is one simple color then you’re in luck! 

We think minimalists can also benefit from a dorm bedding package because everything you need can be purchased with the click of a button. If you don’t want to spend the time shopping around, paring colors and patterns, and watching college items build up in your basement throughout the summer, then again, a dorm bedding package is the right option for you. With the purchase of a bedding package -- you have the option to have it shipped to your college. So, just pick up and package on move-in-day and it’s smooth sailing from there. 

And here’s a helpful hint -- lots of times, college bedding packages will go on sale as move-in-day gets closer. So, if you’re under a strict budget, this is a great opportunity to capitalize on! 

Get the look with this twin XL microplush blanket in gray. Click to shop!

Just this one blanket? It’s that simple -- any comforter or blanket can serve as the centerpiece or focal point of your new room. All you have to do is pick your color and build around it. This microplush blanket comes in four easy colors -- gray, white, black, and navy. Any of these can easily be paired with a variety of other colors. 

That’s not to mention, who doesn’t want to snuggle up to a soft microplush blanket every night? This blanket exudes coziness -- grab one for your bed, favorite study chair, or even take it to the library with you on a busy night studying. 

Bold, Beautiful, Bohemian 

Celebrate Pops of Color with White and Orange Bedding Inspired by @madisonmariella

Living a boho dream indeed with this beautiful insta-inspired dorm room! We’ve covered three styles with these posts -- comfy and cozy, simple, and now bold bohemian. All of these looks are pretty and will look great in any dorm setting. Even though we just made the case for simplicity -- we are loving the complex, bold style choices and unconventional colors and patterns that make this room extremely personalized. Sometimes crazy, bold styles are just your personality, and if this is you, let your wild style shine! 

Even though there is so much going on in this dorm room -- every piece compliments each other rather than trying to overpower each other. How is this possible? The pops of warm orange tones are found throughout the entire dorm room -- in the bedding, on the tapestry, and in the dream catcher. Having a consistent color in your items will help tie everything together. 

If there’s anything we know about a bold room -- it’s sure to get the conversation flowing. If you want to strike up a conversation with your new roommate this is a way to do it! 

Get the look with this floral accent throw pillow. Click to shop!

Our favorite part of the dorm inspo we pulled from was the pops of red-orange color. So, we kept that in mind while choosing a piece to feature. This pillow also fit the bohemian vibes we were liking from the photo. We love these pillows a little bit extra because they are designed by artists who benefit from every purchase. 

The small hints of orange paired with the delicate, yet intricate floral pattern will make a nice touch to your room. This can be paired with a bold comforter and basic blanket or vice versa. When you’re working with bold prints you want your pieces to complement each other. Choosing too many bold items with different colors and patterns will fight against each other to capture your attention. This is where our tip of one consistent color comes into play. 

Another way to achieve a pretty dorm bedding aesthetic is to buy one that has already been put together for you. You guessed it -- we’re talking about bedding packages. As we’ve said, bedding packages come in a wide variety from the very basics to the most extensive -- nearly an entire college checklist fulfilled with one package. 

There are many styles to choose from -- so you can have peace of mind that you won’t have to choose between style and budget. You’ll be able to choose from a number of styles -- simple solids, bold patterns, bright colors, textured, etc. All have been expertly paired with sheets, pillows, and toiletries to match. 

This is a great option if you are unsure of how to pair styles together -- or you just don’t want the headache of trying to match colors with an item you already bought. 

Each of these pretty dorm room aesthetics can be recreated either on your own time or with a click of a button. And remember -- anything can fall into the pretty category so don’t be afraid to think outside of the box and create something that is different from the other dorm room inspiration you see on the internet.   

And who knows, maybe having the most interesting dorm room in the hall will get you noticed more. The more people who visit your room the more chances you have at making friends! This is super important in college because your friends become your new support system. Since you’re away from home and living on your own -- your parents won’t always be there to help you when you’re in need. This is why making friends is so important -- they will help you better adjust to independent life away from home. 

College is all about expressing yourself and finding out more about who you are -- so this is the time to express yourself! Like we’ve said before, the best way to make college feel like a comfortable second home environment is to personalize your room as much as possible -- and we can’t stress that enough!

Whether your style exudes coziness, prefers simplicity, or enjoys being surrounded by bold colors and patterns -- make it shine through when creating your dorm room. If you do this, then you’ll have no problem making your dorm room feel like home.

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