Dorm Room Inspiration

Each summer the Bedside Manor team works with a lot of students before they head off to prep school or college in the fall. Although we are mainly known for our high-end bed and bath linens for the master and guest bedroom, we are lucky to carry some very fun, fashion-forward brands that are perfect for a younger customer.

I clearly remember picking out my dorm room bedding (many years ago) before I went to school on the East Coast and thought it was such an exciting moment in my life. I had always grown up sharing a room with my younger sister so we always needed to work together to coordinate our bedroom decorating style.  Designing my college dorm room was a fun way for me to show my own creativity! Below are a few different back-to-school looks that will hopefully help you make those tiny dorm rooms feel a little more like home.

There is something so classic and timeless about a preppy bed. The combination of crisp white percale and the colorful embroidered border will make a clean, crisp look. Add a monogram to the sham or duvet for an extra detail like the below Bel Tempo bedding by Matouk.  For a little more color, layer the bed with a bright blanket or coverlet like the cozy Boyfriend Matelasse in fuchsia by Pine Cone Hill.

Bel Tempo Custom_

Boyfriend Fuschia

For a more bohemian look, our go-to designer is John Robshaw Textiles. John is never afraid to mix color and pattern together. We love how the Mala bed looks with different shades of blue. Added bonus: the fitted sheets fit a Twin XL! If you want to scale back a bit from the pattern, add in just a sham or fun decorative pillow One of the hand painted pillows will be sure to make your bed unique!

Mala Bed



We realize not everyone wants a colorful and bold bed for their college dorm room. Plus, many back-to-school students may be heading to Law School, Business School, etc and are decorating a new apartment. We are constantly creating beautiful neutral bedrooms in our stores and we think this look will never go out of style. Pine Cone Hill’s ruffled bedding comes in white and ivory and is detailed with a feminine ruffle on the edge.¬† Plus you can always glam up the bed with a fun faux fur or metallic dec pillow!

Classic Ruffle


Be sure to stop into the stores or shop online to find your perfect back-to-school look and dorm inspiration!

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