Dorm Therapy

11 Twin XL Sheet Sets That Look as Good as They Feel

updated Jul 19, 2023
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College starts back up soon and depending on the person, the experience can look a little different for everyone. Maybe you’re opting for remote learning or community college. Maybe you’re living it up in a dorm at the school of your dreams. Whatever’s on your fall agenda, there’s never a bad time to upgrade your bedding. So, yes, whether you’re shopping for the perfect pieces to bring with you on move-in day or just trying to make your childhood home feel a bit more adult-like, you deserve a new set of sheets. That’s why we rounded up some of our favorite Twin XL sheets (the standard college bed size) to help you find a pair you’ll love just as much in your dorm room as you will in your upgraded childhood bedroom. Because after all, we all need a good night’s sleep no matter where the late-night cram sessions are taking place, right?

Do you have a set of sheets you swear by? We want to hear all about them. Let us know about your favorite finds in the comments below!

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PB Teen

Unsurprisingly, PB Teen should be one of the first places you check for high-quality, teen-friendly bedding. In particular, this sheet set is made of 100 percent organic cotton percale and is simple, soft, and perfect for any sleeper. Choose one of the brighter color options, or go neutral with white or gray. Whatever you pick, the 200 thread count and Fair Trade certification will help you get sound sleep every night.

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Urban Outfitters

A simple way to add instant personality to your space: these peachy-keen sheets from Urban Outfitters! Pretty little peaches decorate the blush pink sheets for just the right amount of playful color. The neutral-ish pink makes it easy to pair other colors and styles with the sheets, but the pop of personality is sure to make you smile every time you climb into bed.

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If you're a dorm-bound student, chances are you've scrolled through Dormify once (or twice) before, but did you catch a glimpse of these sheets? Featuring an adorable dual-sided design, this adorable set features a fun floral design on one side and an array of beautiful butterflies on the other.

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was $149.00

If there's one bedding brand that's been blowing up your social feeds as of late, it's Brooklinen, especially when it comes to sheets. Brooklinen's Classic Core Sheet Set is well-loved by both editors and readers alike, thanks to its crisp, cool, and breathable feel (it even took top honors on our Best Cotton Percale Sheets List!) making it a pick you know will live up to the hype.

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Soft and cozy, this microfiber sheet set from London Fog is an affordable staple set any student would love, especially if their style leans a little more classic. Available in four solid hues, they offer a casual elegance thanks to their incredibly smooth design.

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The Company Store

T-shirt bedding is perennially popular, but if you’re going to go with jersey material, be sure to get sheets that are made to last. This set from The Company Store is made with mega-fine yarns that make the sheets as comfy as your favorite tee, but they feature a tight construction that makes them more durable. Plus, there’s no shortage of color options: Choose from 14 hues, like bright island blue, perky kiwi green, or neutral navy blue.

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was $46.97

This Mellanni set is one of Amazon's top-selling sheet sets with over 250,000 five-star reviews (no, that's not a typo) and with that kind of hype, they have to be great, right? Don't worry, we put them to the test and can confirm — they're as great as they seem. “I’ve slept on them for about a month and they’ve been to my local wash & fold (which does not hold back on the high heat/high-speed cycles) a couple times, and they’re as soft as they were out of the package, which is to say, extremely soft,” Tara, our News & Culture Director, said.

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Although these linen sheets are a bit of a splurge, they’re sure to last you through college and beyond. Parachute sheets are crafted in Portugal from the finest European flax that only gets softer over time. Not only is linen completely natural and ultra-breathable, but it’s easy to care for and will last for years. Pick from 13 stunning color options (that is, if you can manage to pick just one!).

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My Sheets Rock

Another cooling alternative to cotton, these sheets are made from sustainably grown bamboo. Bamboo is an increasingly popular eco-friendly bedding material, as it requires significantly less water and energy to produce than cotton and feels even softer. If you’ve been looking to switch up your bedding game, these sheets are the way to go.

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SOL Organics
was $159.00

Sol Organics began with one goal: to bring ethical integrity to the textile industry. Every one of their products supports that mission, including these 100 percent organic cotton sheets made with a lightweight percale weave. The cotton is Fair Trade certified, and any dyes used are low-impact and free from harmful chemicals, making them non-toxic on all fronts. You’ll love that as much as you’ll love the 300 thread count that makes this bedding soft, breathable, and perfect for warm sleepers.

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was $9.50

Get a luxe feel without the high price tag by shopping at the go-to store for college-bound students everywhere: Target. These Room Essentials sheets are the store’s most popular, and that’s no surprise: Made with 100 microfibers, they’re soft and seriously cozy and cost just $10! They come in a range of pretty patterns, including bright florals and muted geometrics, so you’ll have no problem finding a set that suits your personality.