‘Tis the season for dorm room shopping! Whether going off to college for the first time or in need of a little change for the next year… shopping for your dorm room is an absolute blast. When I was shopping for my dorm, I was very intentional about choosing pieces that I could use post-college as well. Instead of plastic shelves, I chose a wooden shelving unit with baskets. I promise—you can find good deals on pieces like this… you just need to do a little bargain shopping! I chose a solid comforter with fun accent pillows that were classic enough that I could incorporate them in future bedrooms. And while I was the odd one out in doing this, when it came time to move into my first apartment I was so thankful I went this route!

I already had key pieces which allowed me to buy other necessities. You will need XL Twin sheets but consider getting a full/queen comforter as well. The excess comforter drapes over the bed to hide all the storage underneath. When it comes time to get a larger bed-the comforter is covered! There are lots of good college bedding options that will work perfectly for your post-college years!  So save money in the long run, be stylish, and get inspired from one of the beautiful looks below!

 

College dorm rooms are normally quite neutral-neutral walls, neutral furniture, and neutral floors- thus colorful bedding is a great way to warm up your dorm room. How great is this bohemian patchwork quilt from Anthropologie? Love the vibrant colors!

Even though colorful dorm bedding is the norm, don’t underestimate the peaceful feel all white bedding can bring to a room! I love the mix of ruffles and ruching-truly gorgeous.  (Via Deck My Dorm)

 

If your heart is set on bright colors-I love the below bedding from Etsy Shop Ivy Halls. It’s fun, cheery, and can still make the transition into your first apartment.

I love this sweet look from designer Mabley Handler. A soft look with subtle color…so refreshing!

 

When my brothers went off to college, I was definitely way more excited about their bedding than they were. They didn’t even want to go shopping for it. “You can just pick something out, something blue or green, and no crazy designs.” Thus I chose blue plaid for both of my brothers-a go to classic.

 

The below image from Lovely Undergrad really stood out to me. 1. Love the headboard storage!  2. Love how charming the combination of bedding pieces is, and 3. Love the look of bringing pieces of home with you to college. There is no need to go out and by a completely new bedding set. Perhaps pick out some new XL twin sheets and a new throw pillow. The quilt you grew up with may be just the comfort you need when moving to a new place!

 

Here is another great bedding option from Lovely Undergrad. This bedding is fun and colorful enough for a dorm room, yet unique and sophisticated enough for a first apartment. I love the idea of choosing a piece of art to complement the bedding. I just can’t get enough of that gorgeous pink flower!