Back To School Inspiration
Going back to school can be a little daunting, especially if it’s your first time away from home. Although there is so much excitement with this new chapter there are endless to-do lists that can make the process a bit overwhelming. Luckily, Bedside Manor is here to help!
Bedrooms should express your personal sense of style–preppy, boho, coloful, etc. Last year, we wrote a post on style inspiration for the dorm room, and now we are adding a few essentials that will help complete the look. Be sure to stop into our stores to get expert feedback or contact us at any time. Plus, remember to have fun with the experience!
Twin XL Sheets
Most dorm rooms will require fitted sheets to be twin XL, and we are happy that many of the designers we carry cater to this size. For example, all of John Robshaw’s twin fitted sheets will fit a dorm room. John Robshaw is well known for mixing and matching patterns and color, like the multi-toned Hunir Indigo shown below. Looking for something with less pattern? Sometimes a white sheet is just what you need. Our private label twin XL fitted sheet is a luxurious blend of crisp and soft Italian cotton. Tip: we always recommend having two sets of sheets (one for the bed and one to wash). This will also give you another way to mix and match your bedding. Try using a printed sheet as your flat and a simple white sheet as your fitted.
Fun Duvet Cover
A duvet cover can be the focal point to your bed.The duvet also provides warmth and comfort for a good night’s sleep. Designers Guild is known for their beautiful prints, like the bold and feminine Delft Sky collection shown below. Go a more classic route with the Essex bedding by Matouk. The simple embroidery on white percale gives a clean, sophisticated look.
Sometimes a cozy blanket can feel just like a big hug. The Pom Pom Quilt by Pine Cone Hill is made from100% cotton and so comfy. This textural coverlet is detailed with scattered pom poms and available in two colors. The Boyfriend or the Brussels Coverlets by Pine Cone Hill are similar options that add warmth and comfort, but are available in additional colorways. Looking for something with a little more color? The Lina Quilt by John Robshaw (shown below) is made from 100% cotton voile. This beautiful quilt is detailed with hints of navy, coral, orange and lavender.
Unique Decorative Pillows
Express your own sense of style with decorative pillows that are colorful, textural and unique. The three pillows below will make a statement on their own or look great mixed together. Top: Cool As a Cucumber by Laura Park, Middle: Macrame by Pine Cone Hill, Bottom: Dragonfly by Designers Guild.
Colorful Towels & Other Basics
Remember to pack your bathroom essentials for back to school! Designers Guild makes the Coniston towels in so many fun colors that will be sure to coordinate back to your bedding. Finally, don’t forget about the basics that are needed for your bedding, ie. down comforters, pillows, and pillow protectors. The Arcadia by Sferra is a popular collection at Bedside Manor which is made from hypoallergenic down alternative and is easy care.
We hope we were able to help with your back to school list. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Bedside Manor Team