Made in USA Bedding Checklist for the College Dorm Room August 15, 2018 08:31

Whether it's you or your child's first year away at college or fourth, making sure you have all your bedding covered is important to guarantee a good night's rest. Use this list of Made in USA bedding options to help make this part of your to do list extra easy during this busy time.

Before we dive in, be sure to check with the school to confirm if their dorm rooms are outfitted with regular twin size or XL twin size beds. 

1. The Base - Made in USA Sheets

Bedding always starts with the sheets! We recommend getting two sets of sheets to help you or your student make sure they keep theirs fresh. Be sure each set consist of the following, and you should be all set for the school year:

  • 1 Fitted Sheet
  • 1 Top Flat Sheet
  • 1 Pillow Case (typical for a twin size set vs other sizes)

Our Made in USA recommendations are all great quality but vary based on the design preferences of your student:

2. The Comfort - Made in USA Pillows

You'll want to make sure to find the perfect pillow for yourself or your student to get a great night's sleep. With a twin bed, one standard size pillow should be more than enough to keep their bed comfortable. Our Made in USA Pillow picks: 

  • Made in USA Pillow at a Great Value: My Pillow
  • Made in USA Organic Pillow: Lifekind

3. The Top of the Bed Style - Made in USA Coverlet or Comforter

The top of the bed is really where you or your student can show off their personality. One top of bed layer should be plenty for your student as these don't need to be washed as often as your sheets.

We recommend coverlets over comforters since they can be washed in a regular washer or dryer and don't need a separate duvet cover, but it's really a choice to be made based on comfort and style preferences:

4. Optional Extra Layer - Made in USA Blanket

If you or your student is heading somewhere that has a cold season, we recommend adding an extra layer to their bedding list to ensure they can stay warm when the temperature drops. Our Made in USA Blanket picks:

5. Optional Accent - Made in USA Throw Pillow & Throw Pillow Covers

The last part of the bedding puzzle is of course, a throw pillow. This is another way for you or your student to express their personality. We recommend starting with an insert so you or your student can switch out their throw pillow covers from season to season (a pillow cover may also make a great holiday gift when they return after their first term!):

We wish you and your student a fantastic school year! Let us know if you have your own bedding favorites that work well in the dorm room in the comments below.