15 Dorm Bedding Ideas for Every College Freshman

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July 18, 2019

Chic Sleeps

Brighten up your dorm room with this crisp and classic hotel-style bedding set. Each set includes one Twin XL duvet cover and a matching standard sham with gray grosgrain ribbon borders. Both pieces are crafted from 100-percent cotton sateen for a smooth and luxurious finish.

Buy It: Dormify, $89.00

Bold Brushstrokes

Amp up your standard dorm room with this punchy and pigmented abstract duvet cover and sham set. The pair is crafted from a comfortable polyester microfiber material and boasts a mix of lush green, deep teal and pale peach brushstrokes that demand attention. Accessorize with crisp, white sheets, a velvet toss pillow and a simple throw blanket across the end of the bed.

Buy It: Target, $179.00

Dreamsicle Comforter Set

Whoever said orange is the new pink must have seen this vibrant comforter set. The reversible comforter features a fiery scribble on one side and bright paint-splatter confetti on the other. Each Twin XL set includes one comforter and one matching sham crafted from machine-washable cotton for soft sleeping and easy upkeep.

Buy It: Joss and Main, $79.99 (Originally $99.99)

Trendy Tassel Duvet

Neutrals not your thing? Go bold with this beautiful berry bedding set with trendy ombre tassel details. The set includes one muslin cotton duvet cover and one matching pillow sham with decorative tassels on each corner. Choose between rich magenta, coral rose, white, gray or a soft sage-green hue.

Buy It: Target, $36 (Originally $40)

Warm Rust Duvet

Keep things cozy at college with this rust-orange duvet cover. The duvet cover is crafted from ultra-soft cotton material for breathable comfort and easy care. We’re obsessed with this design because it serves as a stylish base for endless combinations of throw pillows and blankets that fit your personal style. Opt for this rich hue, or choose one of the nine(!) other colors to best execute your dream dorm design.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $69.00

Geometric Blue

We’re big fans of this geometric blue-and-white set because it feels fresh and clean without appearing cold or sterile. The modern geometric motif makes a statement without appearing overly busy or overwhelming. Each set includes one hypoallergenic and fade-resistant reversible duvet cover and one matching sham.

Buy It: Joss and Main, $34.99 (Originally $59.99)

Cool Kilim Duvet Cover

Infuse your dorm with good vibes and even better style with this beautiful boho kilim duvet cover. The gorgeous piece features a breathable gauze top, intricate details along the sides and a smooth cotton back for easy sleeping. Choose between this airy oat hue or a darker peach variation to complete your dorm design.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $89 (Originally $119)

Inky Ikat

Steal the show on your dorm floor with this bold black-and-white duvet cover set. The high-contrast, graphic motif serves as a spunky backdrop for neutral toss pillows and colorful accents alike. The dynamic duvet cover features a flirty black tassel at each corner and comes with one matching sham with tassel details for a complete look.

Buy It: Target, $53.99 (Originally $59.99)

Free-Spirited Floral Set

Bright teal foliage pairs with pale peach and magenta blooms to create this dreamy bohemian bedding set. Each set features a plush comforter and a matching sham crafted from a soft cotton-blend material for maximum breathability and comfort. Snag the same set in an orange medallion pattern or solid dove gray design.

Buy It: Target, $36 (Originally $40)

Tufted Diamond Duvet

Simple isn’t synonymous with boring. This airy duvet cover is great because its minimalist diamond design adds interest and texture without feeling visually overwhelming. The versatile cover is machine washable and crafted from 100-percent cotton for breathable comfort throughout the night. Craving color or contrast? Snag the same set in a pale peach or a deep inky-black hue.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $109.00

Off the Grid

Escape under the covers after a long day of studies with this classic duvet set. The set comes with a cozy duvet cover, a matching pillowcase and very convenient tote bag for laundry days. Snag the white option for a fresh aesthetic perfect for IG photos. If you’re like everyone else in college and plan to snack and/or eat full-blown meals in bed on a regular basis, go ahead and opt for the more forgiving dark gray variation.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $59.00

Cozy Camo

Hide from your responsibilities with this neutral heather-gray camouflage bedding set. The set comes with a cotton jersey duvet cover and a matching sham with button closure. Style with white sheets for an airy look or add a punch of contrast with olive green or black sheets.

Buy It: Dormify, $99.00

Dreamy Pink Duvet

Drift off to sleep beneath this dreamy, dusty rose and navy blue duvet set. Both the duvet and matching sham are crafted from smooth cotton sateen and feature a distressed bohemian motif with touches of dark and light blue details throughout. Create a cohesive look and style the set with navy sheets and crispy, white accent pillows. Drape a fluffy white or pink faux fur throw blanket to the end of your bed for a touch of glam texture.

Buy It: Dormify, $69.00

Preppy Stripes

Doesn’t this dapper bedding just exude classic collegiate style? The smart striped design sets the tone for a sophisticated and studious first year of college. The preppy ensemble includes one navy pillowcase, one navy fitted and flat sheet, the striped comforter and a matching sham cover.

Buy It: Target, $30.00

Midnight Blue Duvet

We’re obsessed with this midnight blue cotton duvet cover. The dramatic hue and tassel-trimmed details make this duvet a must for a minimalist or bohemian dorm room design. The striking design is crafted from machine-washable cotton and features handy button closures for easy removal on laundry day. Love the look but not the color? Snag the same tasseled design in 10 additional hues including blush, burnt orange, sea glass and smoky lilac.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $89.00