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7 Best Dorm Bed Pillows

Health7 Best Dorm Bed Pillows

Dorm Bed Pillows

It’s time to kick back, relax, and get lazy with us! That’s right we’re talking pillows. From essential bed pillows to accent pieces, pillows are one of the top items you should focus on when designing your dorm room. We’ve picked out our top seven favorite pillows to complete your dorm aesthetic (or pillow fort).

  1. Everyday Hustlin

The Erin Andrews collection at OCM is on fire! We’re especially digging this subtle pillow reminder that after the college diploma comes the good stuff the payday! Pair up with more sequins or gold details for maximum money-making effect, and don’t forget about the inspirational wall decor, so you keep your eyes on the prize.

  1. Marbled Eloquence

Over the marble trend? Neither are we. We declare this is the year everything looks like it could be made into a statue including dorm bed pillows. The marble looks best when you match it with white or color in the marble base (like tan or bronze). Keep it as the main focal point if you want the look to work.

  1. Mermaid Colors

After marbled effects come this year’s hottest trend mermaid sequins. Seriously, it’s everywhere, and you won’t want to miss out! Find colors that pop, like purple and blues. And if you can, find ones that have hidden messages or images under the first layer. Your guests will love playing with them! It’s the perfect throw for green or water-themed rooms that need an injection of color.

  1. Celebrity Snark

Huge fan of Bill Murray? How about Bill Murray dressed in a 19th-century soldier’s uniform and recreated in an oil painting? These fine art celebrity dorm bed pillows have us doing double takes! This is perfect for a room that needs a bit of humor thrown in there. Match with darker colors, solid fabrics, and more expensive-looking decor to keep your friends guessing.

7 Best Dorm Bed Pillows


  1. Truthful Dorm Bed Pillows

You know when you’re alarm goes off, and you refuse to move a muscle? Yeah. Everyday. Erin Andrews (again) knows how to say it right with her “I Need a Minute” design. It’s perfect to snuggle with and to throw at your roommate when they’re noisily getting ready for class at 8 AM. And we especially love this simple throw pillow when added on a black and white motif.

  1. Work in Comfort

So bed-rest dorm bed pillows may be bulky, but they are essential for all of you bed-workers who insist on doing their reading, studying, and Facebooking in bed. Your back will thank you for it, and you’ll be more productive with it. Pick one that can be hidden under the bed or find one in a neutral color so that it blends in the background.

  1. Color Your Own

If you’re into adult coloring books, you must have these color-your-own-pillowcases. You can add whatever color you want to them, and there are a ton of patterns to pick. It’s an awesome DIY to go with an already colorful room, but we especially love the idea of a crafty, eclectic look to go with this whimsical and fun pillowcase.

6 Necessities for Your Dorm Room Bed

It’s back to school time! If you’re headed off to university in the next couple of weeks, you may have questions about what you need for your dorm bed. Take a look at these six things we consider necessities, and how they’ll transform your time in your home away from home.

Euro Pillow

One commonly overlooked piece that’s absolutely crucial for your dorm bed is a Euro pillow. This is the big oversized square 26″ x 26″ pillow that you’d typically see leaning against the back of a bed. Especially if you don’t have a headboard, a Euro pillow acts as great back support for reading, working on your laptop, or watching Netflix in bed (we don’t judge). Plus, its extra-large size hides your unsightly rumpled pillowcases!

Twin XL Sheets

Think all dorm room mattresses are the standard Twin size that you find in all big box stores and discount retailers? Think again. The majority of dorm room beds are actually a Twin XL size, which measures in at a full 5″ longer than a standard Twin. Don’t spend your entire time away at school stretching and pulling a too-small fitted sheet over your mattress. Make things easier on yourself with the right-sized sheets – you’ll be thanking us every time you wash them (how often you choose to do so, we won’t tell!).

Mattress Protector

It’s best not to even think about all of the people who slept in your dorm bed before you. Instead, put an added layer of protection between you and your mattress with our Cotton Mattress Protector. It protects you from dust, dirt, dust mites, and anything else that may be hidden in your mattress, and adds softness and comfort to your bed. Bonus: it comes in a Twin XL size for a perfect fit!

Jasper Duvet

Whether it’s the AC blasting in September or the freezing cold winter months, there’s one thing you can’t control in your dorm room – the air temperature. Stay warm and cozy in your bed with our Jasper Microfiber Duvet, made from a premium synthetic fill that mimics the fluffy, light feeling of goose down (but can easily be thrown in the washing machine should something spill on it).

Decorative Cushion

While it’s not a Dorm Bed Pillows necessity per se, it is nice to have. In an otherwise utilitarian room, a throw pillow in a fun color, pattern, or shape is the easiest and most cost-effective way to inject your personality into your space. Plus, you can easily swap in a new one when the mood strikes or the seasons change.

The Moptop

Far from making your Dorm Bed Pillows just look stylish, plants have numerous health benefits. Indoor plants are proven to purify the air up to 82%, which is amazing when you have no control over the air quality around you. Many plants’ scents also have the ability to make you sleepy, which can help you stay asleep longer after late nights out!

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