There’s something about just plopping on your twin XL that you suspect is from the 1980s for a mid-day nap between classes. And to reach that collegiate nirvana, you need a solid bed setup. Specifically, dorm room bedding that makes you feel like you’re traversing through Europe with Mary-Kate and Ashley on a seemingly unlimited budget.
Because we all want to feel like Mary-Kate and Ashley crashing with their Parisian ambassador uncle (IYKYK), we rounded up the best dorm room bedding to capture that feeling. Basically, it needs to feel super soft and look super chic.
Obviously, dorm room bedding has to nail your decor aesthetic. However, there are a few things you should think about beyond the style. Like, are you a hot sleeper? Then cooling sheets are definitely something you should look into. Do you have sensitive skin or eczema? Then keep an eye out for sheets that are certified OEKO-TEX standard, which is a worldwide certification given to textiles that are thoroughly tested for harmful substances.
All of these prices reflect twin-XL sizing because, well, that’s what most of you are sleeping on. However, each bedding set comes in a variety of sizes for those who are lucky enough to have a mysterious roommate who never showed up and can push both beds together.
Peep below for the best dorm room bedding because you deserve the bougie world.
Best Dorm Room Bedding
$20 at Amazon
This bedding set from Bedsure is simple, classic and wildly affordable. The relaxed vibe and gorgeous natural texture fit seamlessly into any dorm room — and with whatever bedding set your roommate decided to bring. It's made of super soft microfiber fabric, which is basically buttery-smooth luxury on a budget.
While it only comes with one pillow sham and one duvet cover, you still have ample opportunity to mix and match your vibe with different colored sheets, etc. I mean, it boasts a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating based on over 55,000 Amazon reviews. Reminder: Amazon reviews are ruthless.
Available Colors: 28
$223 at Amazon
If you have literally nothing when it comes to dorm bedding already (because those 25-year-old pillows your Grandma gave you are just not it), this all-in-one Amazon bedding bundle is the best thing. It comes with 21 pieces, including all of the basics; it's basically a dorm room fairy godmother without a magic wand.
With it, you get the classic reversible twin XL comforter, two complete microfiber sheet sets, two pillows, a mattress topper and a mattress pad. Oh, and there's so much fun stuff, too. The set also comes with two standard towels, two hand towels, two washcloths, one plush blanket, two under-bed storage bags and one laundry bag. So, yeah, it's pretty great.
Available Colors: 19
$55 at Amazon
Ever since Pinterest became a thing, tufted bedding sets have been a college staple. The tufted design of this bedding set from Bedsure makes it look so much more expensive and elegant than you would think. Unlike the more basic Bedsure set above, this bedding set comes with one comforter, one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, one pillowcase and one pillow sham.
Cozy up and pretend you're Eloise chilling at The Plaza. No one has to know that instead of The Plaza, you're actually living in a linoleum-and-cinderblock box of drab.
Available Colors: 20
$180 at Sijo
Here's the gist: This gorgeous bedding set from Sijo is sustainably made from the pulp of FSC & PEFC-certified eucalyptus wood. By nature, this material is cool, soft, and moisture-wicking, making it ideal for comfy sleep. The fabric also has a sheen on the surface for a super luxurious and expensive look. Reviews rave about how lightweight, smooth and comfortable these sheets feel.
Basically, all of this is excellent for when you just want to cuddle up after a long night of rush parties or horrendous library all-nighters — but, like, in a fancy way.
Plus, the set is OEKO-TEX standard, so you can be sure that it's safe for your skin.
Available Colors: 8
$48 at Amazon
When it comes to basic touchable softness on a budget, you can't go wrong with a cotton jersey. Made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester jersey knit, you can trust that the duvet is soft but durable enough to handle any less-than-stable dorm laundry room situation. And because there's no duvet insert, you can just throw the whole thing in the wash and then plop it on your bed when it's clean. You're in college; literally no one has time to stuff a duvet insert back into its home
And if you're looking for a Goldilocks situation, the comforter provides the perfect amount of fluffy fill to make it a suitable weight for all seasons. You're pretty much guaranteed to have a cozy sleeping experience.
Available Colors: 5
$209 at Urban Outfitters
If you're down to 1) have a super bold dorm decor aesthetic and 2) get super cuddled up in bed, then this retro-inspired pink quilt is basically made for you. The puffy polyester filling with the soft, velour fabric gives it a cozy and luxurious feel. But if you're stressed about it feeling too hot in the warmer months — or if you're a hot sleeper — don't. The pink comforter is backed with a crisp cotton panel for a cooling touch.
$469 at Parachute
Parachute makes top-tier luxurious sheets but with a chill vibe — especially when it comes to the brand's popular linen sheets. Think of them like the ultimate laidback SoCal surfer girl who comes from generational wealth.
Made of 100% European flax and certified OEKO-TEX standard, these linen sheets are eco-friendly and antimicrobial. They're also both durable and insulating, meaning both hot and cold sleepers alike will find them comfortable. Another cool thing about linen sheets is that they get softer with every single wash, like, to the nth degree. Why? How? IDK, but linen is one of those magic materials that does it all.
Available Colors: 12
$271 at Cozy Earth
Per the brand, the Cozy Earth Premium Bamboo Sheets are "the world's softest sheets." Even Oprah agrees because she named them one of her Favorite Things back in 2018 (and has continued to add even more products from the brand every year). And we all know that when something gets added to the Oprah's Favorite Things list, it's worth it.
What makes Cozy Earth sheets different from other viral sheets out there is the brand's use of temperature-regulating technology and enhanced weave textiles. The bamboo-derived blend also means the sheets are hypoallergenic and durable.
TL;DR: They're breathable and buttery soft.
Available Colors: 9
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