May 27, 2015

Bedding on a Budget: College and Beyond

This is a sponsored post. All opinions, however, are my own and that of The Caro Diaries. 

Every Spring, I get a little itchy to clean up and pack up my room, especially since I've been at college. This year was no different, except I had 10x more things. You don't realize just how much stuff you have until you start packing it up during your spring cleaning.


I moved my things out of my dorm room and into a storage unit towards the end of the summer, and I can't tell you how many trips I had to make. It's scary just how much stuff accumulates over the years. But this spring, I was fed up of seeing my room looking the same. I looked around one day and it just looked drab, boring. I've had the same grey, red and white DKNY bedding since freshman year, and I was ready for a change. And that means new bedding and new crafts, like those Lilly letters above my bed (I'll be sharing how I made those soon!).


As a college girl on a budget, the last thing I wanted to do was shell out the big bucks for new bedding. I love the look of Pottery Barn's white duvets, but at that price, it wasn't exactly college budget friendly. So when I discovered Bedding Style, and saw their wide selection at all different price points, I knew I hit the bedding jackpot. 


I found the perfect duvet cover (also available as a comforter!) (c/o) that checked off everything that I wanted: budget-friendly, white, comfortable, and not too boring. The pleated design on the bedding gives it a little something extra, but still looked clean, classy and young. I also snagged one of Bedding Style's down comforters (c/o), and to tell you the truth, not sure how I get out of bed every morning. 

I didn't trust myself too much with the white bedding though, and stuck with my grey Calvin Klein sheets from my original bedding set, because white sheets and white comforter is just an accident waiting to happen. 

Adding the perfect navy Vera Wang pillow (c/o) and a red quilted pillow that I picked up from Home Goods, it was the perfect way to start Spring. 


I wish I had known about Bedding Style when I was an incoming freshman because it probably would have made my move-in a whole less stressful between my constant trips to Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Goods and every other store that carried bedding in a 15 mile radius of my campus (#internationalstudentproblems). 

The nice thing is that it isn't just for college students, and I can see their selection fitting in everywhere from dorm rooms to new apartments to my parent's house. There really is something for everyone - even boys! 

Now let's just hope that I manage to keep this clean for the next year, and finally steam out the wrinkles in my bedding (how embarrassing!) at some point when I get back to campus for senior year (ew vom!). 

Have you heard of Bedding Style before? 


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46 comments:

  1. I have not heard of them before but thanks for sharing!! I am moving in a couple of months and kind of want to change around my bedroom decor. This site will be very helpful!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It ...

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  2. I have a white comforter and I am constantly bleaching it trying to get mascara stains and smudges off! It's so pretty though it's worth the high maintnience!

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    1. Oh my goodness I feel your pain. I swear mascara will be the death of my white bedding. I'm like how did this mascara smudge get at the FOOT of my bed? Haha

      XOXO
      Marie
      Progression By Design

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  3. So wish I would have found them back when I first went off to college - would have made packing a lot easier! I find myself always wanting to change up the decor in my room, so white bedding (as dangerous as it may be) is always a must for me!

    Pick Your Beau

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  4. This is perfect, thank you for sharing! I am currently looking for new bedding and can't wait to check out these sites!
    xo, claudia
    www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

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  5. That awesome! I kept the same bedding as freshman year this year. But I like knowing that I have options for the next few years. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. My step son is off to college in September, so this is helpful. He needs everything.

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  7. I'm a guy, so I don't really have a bedding style. If I can cover up with it, I'm good. My GF, however will get a lot out of this. I'll have to send it to her.

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  8. I love white bedding but I don't trust myself with it...mostly don't trust my messy boyfriend with it.
    I've never heard of this site though so thanks for sharing.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  9. I love white bedding, so easy to throw in the washer with bleach!

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  10. I am always interested in saving money. This is great information for my son who is starting college.

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  11. I love the duvet cover so pretty! I am also digging that name on the wall, that is so pretty too! I'm always for saving money and college can get so expensive! - - jeanine

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  12. I wish I knew about Bedding Styles when my daughter went off to college. At least I learned about it in time for my son.

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  13. I've never heard of this but that's awesome! I'm always looking for new, inexpensive bedding!

    http://www.fashionablykay.com/2015/05/stripes-on-stripes.html

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  14. I have never heard of Bedding Style but like to switch up our bedroom decor and color combo every couple of years so it sounds perfect. I also purchase small accents like throw pillows and furry blankets numerous times throughout the year.

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  15. I love the idea of white bedding because it looks so pretty, but I'm such a clutz and would probably spill stuff on it! I've never heard of Bedding Style, but my boyfriend and I are looking into getting some new bedding, so I'll definitely have to check them out!

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  16. I've never heard of it but the duvet is very pretty. LOVE white.

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  17. I had to get a new bed size between freshman and sophomore year, so I got to choose new stuff, but now that I'm back to a twin bed (my own from home), I kept the giant comforter and bought new sheets. Bedding can be so much fun to look at.

    Laura | Ginger & Co.

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  18. This sounds perfect I definitely will recommend this to my little sister! xoxo

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  19. True story: my dorm bedding is the same bedding that was in my room as a kid!! (We repainted and re-did the bedding when I was 9 so I'm using the set that I was when I was REALLY little! Lol!) This is a great resource though for college bound students! And LOVE your Lilly letters- I have a Lilly A in my room but I bought it off Etsy!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  20. I think it turned out perfectly. The pops of color from the pillows and whatnot totally worked!

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  21. I am addicted to Home Goods. I always find the most fun stuff there.

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  22. Very pretty! Nice that you're able to make your dorm feel like home with your own style. It looks better than my master bedroom does! :)

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  23. Great post! I love your sense of style!

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  24. Oh my gosh I've never heard of this and now I'm cursed... I LOVE anything bedding related.. and affordable?! Ah!

    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  25. I so sadly want a white comforter. I know after my kids are a little older it will happen!

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  26. I haven't heard of bedding style before. I will let my friends know about this who have kids going off to College this year!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  28. I love switching out my duvet covers every season so I will definitely check it out! I feel your pain on the too much stuff thing. I just finishing cleaning out my junk ahem I mean coat closet and I seriously was shocked how much stuff I kept pulling out!

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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  29. I LOVE that red pillow! So much better than the bed in the bag days!

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  30. I hadn't heard of Bedding Style before. I am really loving that red pillow. I'm re-doing two bedrooms and I need to check this out.

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  31. I haven't heard of bedding style before. But I am in LOVE with that red pillow, it ties into your Caro sign in the background!

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  32. I wish this company was around when I was college. What a great idea and affordable.

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  33. LOVE! Absolutely loving your name on the wall. :)

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  34. I am loving this set! I am in love with the duvet cover! I totally want one in a comforter.

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  35. Cute bedding! Thanks for the idea!

    www.jenna-grace.com

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  36. Perfect for my new apartment renovations! Thanks for sharing!

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