Our Best Back-To-School Dorm Bedding Picks (Under $100)

Our Best Back-To-School Dorm Bedding Picks (Under $100)

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Dabney Frake
Jul 13, 2015
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When I moved into my new dorm freshman year, the first thing I did was make the bed. The bright color of my new patterned comforter battled the blandness of the room's off-white walls and standard-issue brown furniture, making it automatically feel more comfortable, personal and ultimately like home. Bedding is one of the most important choices you can make when you're shopping for back-to-school decor, so pick something that makes you really, really happy.

Here are some recent favorite picks that are readily available from well-known stores, and almost all include either a comforter or duvet cover, and some shams, for under $100. If it's a cover you're interested in, IKEA sells simple comforter inserts between $8 and $50. All prices are for twin size sets, unless otherwise noted.

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This blue comforter set from Target is reversible with dots on one side and stripes on the other. It's available for $34.39 in four different colors and comes with shams.

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West Elm is selling some cute floral duvet covers and shams for $43 combined. The brushstroke style is available in three different colors and patterns.

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IKEA's bright SOMMAR check bedding set is only $14.99 and includes a duvet cover and sham.

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I love Urban Outfitter's Locust Inigo Hand Duvet Cover for $79 (also lead photo above). The shams are a little pricey at $39, so I'd pair it with some regular pillowcases instead to save some money.

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Betsey Johnson's Va Va Voom Cotton Set is a super bold orange and pink floral, available from Overstock. A twin is $99 and comes with comforter and shams.

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$89 will buy you a duvet cover and sham from Land of Nod. To get the layered, multi-patterned look above however, you'll have to spend more.

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PBTeen has these great mini dot duvet covers and shams for about $85. For a little less you can do pillowcases instead.

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You can't go wrong with this classic rugby stripe set by Nautica for Wayfair. It just squeaks in there for $99.99 and comes in coral or navy.

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And one more floral pattern (which I love with the non-traditional navy background) by Teen Vogue at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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