12 of the best dorm room bedding buys for your new room

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Ok, there are a lot of things you need to pack before heading to your first dorm room. Obvi, there’s gonna be the odd thing that you forget, but there’s one thing that def needs to be top of your list (yes, even before your phone charger). I’m talking about bedding, people.

You’re going to be in a completely different bed from your one at home, so you’re going to want to make it as comfortable as possible. This way, you can get a great night’s sleep, so you’re totally rested and ready for your studies.

Quick Menu:
1. Mattress toppers
2. Sheets
3. Comforters
4. Pillows

That being said, you probs don’t want to be spending a lot of cash on it and don’t need anything that’s super bougie. Luckily, I’ve got all that for you, right here. I’ve rounded up the best bedding for dorms, covering everything from pillows and sheets right up to toppers and comforters.

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Shoppers love these dorm room bedding buys, and they’re all under $100 

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Your dorm bed is going to be so gorg once you've got it properly decked out. I've also made sure all the bedding in this list will fit onto your dorm bed, which will most likely be a twin XL.
The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article.

Best mattress toppers for dorm rooms

Right, so unfortunately, your dorm mattress may not be the comfiest thing ever. Luckily, there’s an easy fix for that.

Best sheets for dorm rooms

Get tucked into bed with these gorgeous sheets that are great value for money.

Best comforters for dorm rooms

Look, I get it sometimes just a top sheet isn’t enough. These will help you stay cozy all night.

Best pillows for dorm rooms

Can you imagine sleeping without one? NTY. You’ve gotta rest your pretty head properly after a long day of studying.


What size bed is a dorm bed?

Most dorm beds are twin XL. That’s why in this guide we have listed bedding and pillows that will fit twin XL beds.

Do you need two sets of sheets for college?

Yes! It’s definitely a good idea to have a wash and a wear, as sheets can take a while to dry.

Where to buy dorm room bedding

How we chose these dorm room bedding buys

I’m a former dorm dweller myself, so I know that it’s important to grab quality bedding that will make you feel at home, but also won’t break your budget. That’s why I scoured through plenty of sites, finding dorm bedding that are great buys and that have lots of five-star ratings. I also made sure that the bedding featured had options that will fit twin XL beds, so you’ll be able to grab something that fits your dorm bed properly. 

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Eve Smallman
Staff Writer

Hi there! I’m a staff writer at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses.