Congratulations on being accepted to your dream college! While the road ahead is full of excitement and possibility, there’s one aspect of embarking on the college journey that students may be less excited for: sleeping in a dorm room. After all, the average residence hall tends to be lacking when it comes to luxuries. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to turn even the dingiest dorm into the perfect space for sleeping and studying. Keep reading for Pure Parima’s top tips on upgrading your college bedding to certified Egyptian cotton ensuring a good night’s rest.
Check the Mattress Size
Dorm rooms aren’t exactly known for offering a lot of amenities. However, one thing they do tend to provide is a twin XL mattress to accommodate taller residents. As a result, families need to do their due diligence before purchasing college bedding. Regular twin sheets won’t fit these beds, and the last thing you want to do is waste money on unnecessary items. A quick call to the school (or glance at the website) can probably tell you what mattress to expect when you arrive on campus.
Add a Topper
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that dorm beds tend to be on the hard side. If you want to ensure your college student gets plenty of rest, consider picking up a mattress topper. Options vary, with some families opting for the traditional egg crate while others choose a more expensive memory foam topper. Test out a few options to see which one works best for you.
Get an Extra Sheet Set
Investing in quality sheets is well worth the cost. After all, sheets are the article of bedding that makes the most contact with your body. Whether you’re a hot sleeper or just someone who has sensitive skin, Egyptian Cotton sheets are a natural choice. Luxuriously soft and highly durable, this material also resists pilling and tearing, making it a great choice for college students. Additionally, it holds up well to regular laundering.
When choosing a sheet set, be sure to pay close attention to your mattress size. You may also want to avoid white sheets, as they’re more likely to suffer stains if someone spills coffee or soda during those late-night study sessions. We’re big fans of the Ariane Collection for college students. Featuring a lush sateen weave, this set is made from extra-long Egyptian cotton fibers hand picked in the Nile River Valley. As a bonus, these sheets come in an array of unique shades, including gray and icy blue, and are available in the twin XL size required for most dorm beds.
Consider Comforter Type
Dorm rooms can be drafty, and you want to choose a comforter that will keep you warm all winter long without causing you to overheat. We recommend opting for a comforter and separate duvet cover so that you can toss the latter in the wash along with your sheets. For example, this Egyptian cotton Hira Duvet Cover Set features a silky soft texture and contemporary accent diamond embroidery, giving it a modern and youthful feel. As a bonus, this option is available in stain-resistant shades like charcoal, spa, and tan.
Get Plenty of Pillows
It’s hard to overdo it when it comes to pillows for a dorm room. After all, you’ll want at least two full-sized pillows for sleeping and a few throw pillows for studying and lounging. You might also want to consider a body pillow, which is great for reading in bed. Pillows are also a great way to add personality to a dull dorm room. Consider incorporating different colors and textures, such as faux fur, velvet, and suede. Just be sure to try them out before leaving for school. You don’t want to arrive on campus only to discover a feather allergy last minute.
Showcase Your Unique Style
When it comes to decorating your dorm room, don’t be afraid to choose pieces that reflect your taste and style. Along with your bedding, you can add those personal touches with curtains, area rugs, photos, posters, and fairy lights. The goal is to create a warm, homey space that will bring a smile to your lips every time you walk through the door.
Make Pure Parima Your Choice for Premium Bedding
At Pure Parima, we believe people of all ages deserve the best quality bedding. To that end, we sell only the high-quality 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets made from fibers hand picked in the Nile River Valley. Because all our products bear the coveted Cotton Egypt Association seal of approval, you don’t ever have to worry about your bedding pilling or falling apart in the wash. Ready to find the perfect sheets or duvet covers for college? Shop our selection online and start enjoying sleep more.