College Bedding Sets

Find the Highest Rated College Bedding of 2018

Updated: March 30th, 2018

Spring is in the air, and for most of us that brings with it a desire to throw open the windows and make some changes around the house. So, whether you’re upgrading a room, preparing to send a kid off to college, or browsing out of necessity, you can freshen up any bedroom with a new look for the bed.

This may mean adding, or taking down, a canopy, adding, or removing, a few pillows, or changing the bedspread entirely. There are myriad options out there for this, and the different patterns, qualities, colors, prices can make you feel like you’re trapped under a tightly tucked in blanket.

Therefore, we’ve reviewed eight, low cost comforters, in a range of colors and styles to help narrow down the search. Some we picked for economy, some we picked for style, and some just wash better than others. One way or the other, we hope one of them is right for you!

  1. 5-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag Blue Stripes

This AmazonBasics Bed-In-A-Bag is a good choice for anyone looking for a low cost option that comes as a complete set, so you don’t have to worry about finding matching sheets or pillowcases. In just one, reusable bag, this set conveniently includes a comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet, sham, and pillowcase. The navy and gray coloring gives it a classy, moderate look, and would be a great fit in an older boy’s room or college dorm. Beds with dark wood headboards or rooms painted gray, seafoam, or designed with a nautical theme could also benefit from this all-in-one set.

Features and Specifications

  • Twin/ Twin Extra-Long
  • 100% Polyester microfiber sheets
  • 100% Polyester comforter filling
  • Made in OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Factory to meet independent, high safety and environmental standards
  • 66×90 inch Comforter
  • 66×96 inch Flat Sheet
  • 39×80 inch Fitted Sheet
  • 20×26 inch Sham
  • 20×30 inch Pillowcase
  • Machine washable

What Customers are Saying

The general consensus for this set is that it’s a perfect fit for a college dormitory. The size seems to be just right for the standard college twin bed, and the quality is decent and equal to the price. It is possible that it won’t hold up for four years of college, or more, but the price is low enough that a fresh set after a few years is a viable option. It’s simple enough that it doesn’t dominate a room, but it still looks cozy, inviting, and is colored dark enough that not every spot is noticed.

The set washes well and comes with a bag that easily fits it for storage or transferring rooms. The sheets are soft and the comforter is warm, though not a top pick for anyone with a penchant for cotton, because they’re made from polyester.

CAVEATS: Slightly shiny and magnet for pet hair. Someone who prefers this set might want to consider purchasing a lint brush to keep it hair-free.

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  1. Premium 1800 Series Goose Down Alternative Comforter Set

 

The Premium 1800 Goose Down Alternative is another low-cost option for someone looking for a simple, more toned-down comforter. The plainness of the comforter may be a drawback for some, but as there are multiple colors to choose from, it can fit almost any room and setting, from classic to rustic to modern. The box stitch pattern is to help prevent the filling from shifting when washed. This set includes one comforter and one pillow sham cover, so you can pair it with sheets you already own or match it with new ones!

Features and Specifications

  • Twin Extra Long (XL)
  • Hypoallergenic, Down alternative
  • 100% Polyester shell
  • 100% Polyester fiber filling
  • Double brushed fabric, wrinkle and fade resistant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 66×92 inch Comforter
  • 20×26 inch Sham Pillow Cover
  • Machine wash gentle cycle with cold water, air dry or tumble dry low when needed

What Customers are Saying

Soft to the touch and great to see, another option for a college dorm, vacation home, or even a regular home.

Washes well and no pilling.

Basic comforter, basic quality as expected from the lower cost. As it is a down alternative, it’s not as warm as real down, but still comfy.  Because of the material, it may not be great for a kid room because spots like drops of water remain visible until the whole comforter is washed.

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  1. Comfort Spaces Verone Comforter Set

Another navy blue comforter set, with different size white and khaki stripes that give it an added touch of class and style, and may even be reminiscent of nautical themes. The colors and patterns also make this set a favorite for college dorms, boys’ rooms, or even the spare room. This set includes a comforter, a sham, and a decorative pillow.

Features and Specifications

  • Twin/ Twin XL
  • Wrinkle free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Microfiber filling
  • 66×90 inch Comforter
  • 20×26 inch Sham
  • 12×16 inch Decorative Pillow
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low 15-20 minutes

*Product has a 30-day, free return, satisfaction guarantee

What Customers are Saying

Overall, the comforter is soft, a bit silky, and lightweight.

Although most are satisfied with the colors and pattern, it seems the material and quality are not up to standard. Many complain of loose or ripped buttons after washing, which may not be so bad for someone handy with needle and thread, but can be a nuisance.

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  1. Mi Zone Pipeline Comforter Set

The style of this comforter set can give your room a more modern, trendier feel! This set comes in different colors, though not every pattern is available for each size bed. Still, the grays, red, and beige tones help match it to a range of rooms, though it would probably look best in a lighter setting. However, dark grey and a matching red may also be real options for this versatile set. This set includes a comforter, a decorative pillow, and a sham, so you may want to match it with a set of solid color sheets.

Features and Specifications

  • Twin/ Twin XL
  • 100% Polyester
  • Wrinkle Resistant
  • Hypoallergenic, Allergy Free
  • 66×90 inch Comforter
  • 20×26 inch Sham
  • 10×18 inch Decorative Pillow
  • Machine wash cold water, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Remove promptly.

What Customers are Saying

The detail in this set is a standout feature for certain customers, who make note of the combination of colors and pattern. The fabric feels soft, as well.

CAVEAT: Some customers have complained that the comforter does not stand up well to wash, as the stitching may come apart too easily. There are also some complaints about the comforter feeling more like duvet because the material doesn’t breathe well.

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  1. LINENSPA All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter

With this comforter, we move back down on price and style. However, don’t be discouraged by the simplicity of the white coloring. Many prefer white because of its crispness and ability to fit into almost any color scheme, from bright and bold colors, to muted, more moderate tones. If white’s not quite for you, this comforter has other color options, some of them two-sided, so the comforter can be flipped over as the mood suits you. As there are a variety of colors to choose from, this comforter will also go well with almost any color or pattern of sheets you’d like to pair it with!

Features and Specifications

  • Twin XL
  • 100% Polyester shell
  • 100% Polyester fiber fill
  • Hypoallergenic, Down alternative
  • Microfiber shell
  • Corner tabs for securing a duvet cover
  • 69×92 inch Comforter
  • Machine washable, dryer safe

*3 year warranty

What Customers are Saying

It’s super fluffy, even after wash!

The comforter looks nice in the room and is warm and lightweight. It’s good for warmer months in many places, but may not be suitable for the winter in areas where the temperature drops significantly, particularly as it’s filled with a down alternative and not real down.

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  1. Comfort Spaces Adele Mini Quilt Coverlet Set

This coverlet set is particularly appealing to anyone looking to add a more distinct sense of style and design to the bed and bedroom without breaking the bank. Low in price, the large medallions in the print can be set against either of two color options, blush or aqua, both of which will well complement a girl’s room. The more mature pattern also makes it more appropriate for teenagers than for younger kids. Set includes one quilt and one sham, so you may want to choose a set of solid color sheets to go with it.

Features and Specifications

  • Hypoallergenic microfiber
  • Wrinkle free
  • 66×90 inch Quilt
  • 20×26 Sham
  • Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low.

*30-day, free return, satisfaction guarantee

What Customers are Saying

The quality holds up as the set seems to wash well enough.

While the style and color is a big draw for some, many claim that decoration is all this set’s good for as it is rather thin. Note that this product is advertised as a coverlet and not a comforter.

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  1. Mainstays Gray and Teal Bed in a Bag Modern Comforter Set

Brighten, and enliven, almost any room, from kids at home to students in college dorms! This fun and bold comforter set is an ideal option for bedrooms of all age ranges. The geometric triangles that make up the design are pink, mint, gray, and silver, which means this set can match a variety of rooms, from dark to brighter ones, from similar shades to variations of them. The sheets are wavy mint stripes against a white background.

A major plus is that this is a bed-in-a-bag set, so you don’t have to worry about finding matching sheets or pillowcases, because it comes with it all! If you love the look, don’t let the price tag scare you away; there are seven pieces in this set!

Features and Specifications

  • 100% Polyester Fill
  • Channel Quilting
  • 76×90 inch Comforter
  • 20×26 inch Sham (2)
  • 81×96 inch Flat Sheet
  • 54×75 inch Fitted Sheet
  • 20×30 inch Pillowcase
  • 12×16 inch Decorative Pillow
  • Machine Washable

What Customers are Saying

Unfortunately, there aren’t yet many reviews for this exciting product. However, costumers who bought similar sets from the same company seem to be happy with their purchase.

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  1. Chezmoi Collection Ella 2-piece Ruffle Waterfall Comforter Set

This comforter set adds the right dash of pizazz to any bed with its waterfall ruffles that start about halfway down the comforter and tumble all the way down to the end. As it’s available in gray, pink, and white it can fit a variety of bedrooms, particularly for little girls to teens.

The cascading ruffles can also add the right decorative touch to a spare bedroom or guest room. One factor that makes this product stand out from the others is that a matching bed skirt is also available for purchase.

Features and Specifications

  • 100% Peachskin Microfiber
  • Lightweight
  • Wrinkle Resistant
  • 68×86 Comforter
  • 20×26 inch Sham
  • Machine Washable

What Customers are Saying

Although many customers, and the daughters they bought it for, love the look and softness of this set, the quality doesn’t seem equal to the standards of many others. The decorative value and feel of the set were enough for some, but many have noted that they’ve received defective items or that the product ruins after multiple washes.

Some customers wrote that they were accidentally shipped duvets instead of comforters, but the company gladly made the switch for them.

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