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.
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 a 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!).
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!
Whether its 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).
While it's not a dorm bed necessity per se, it is a nice to have. In an otherwise utilitarian room, a throw pillow in a fun colour, 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 in when the mood strikes or the seasons change.
An Indoor Plant (or two, or three...)
Far from making your dorm bed 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!