I've always thought that bedding is the most important decor piece you can choose in a bedroom (especially in a dorm when your bedroom is your entire living space!) My mom was an interior designer and she told me that you should start your design inspiration in the same place you start every day, and to find the perfect blend of comfort + style.
Whether you're heading to a dorm (is it crazy that I'm so jealous of that?!) or a new apartment or house near campus, you'll need a comfortable and chic bed to crash in after all-nighters at the library and late nights out with friends.
I'm considering changing out my sheets soon after writing this post because some of these are so freaking adorable! I've rounded up some of the best ones I could find for Twin XL and regular sizing, so no matter where you're headed, you're covered (and cozy!) It's always a good idea to have a spare set of sheets at college so you're never without them while you do laundry, too!
These are the sheets I have right now and I love them!
There are a million places to find a duvet cover or comforter, and I think people tend to have a stronger personal preference when it comes to those, but I did stumble upon a couple that were just too adorable not to share...and I will suggest that you lean towards a patterned bedspread, because college kids like to eat in their beds a lot, especially in the dorms! Okay, okay...I still eat in my bed. But not nearly as often!
One great way to make refreshing your room year after year easy is to pick simpler bedding and add in some decorative and fun pillows! They're cheaper to change from time to time, and there are so many options!
Don't forget to cover all of the bedding basics, too! Obviously it isn't mandatory, but I combined a feather bed and a foam mattress topper for most of college and in my current apartment, and it feels like a complete cloud. It might not be as good as at home, but it comes pretty close!
There are a lot more of these back-to-school posts coming throughout the rest of this month, but please keep commenting on what you'd like to see!