Dorm bedding today does not need to be dull and dreary. The bed takes up a large space in the dorm room and can look decorative as well as in tune with the times. There are specially designed sets for both men and women, which means it is possible to put your own special spin on how you want your room to look.
It is always good to start out with a mattress cover and a mattress pad. This offers great protection should something be spilled on the bed. In hot summer months, you might just want to lie on the bed covered with a sheet, while watching TV or studying. Many times a soda or something else is in hand and it is easy to spill. If there is no covering then it is going to soak straight through to the mattress.
Unless you bring your own mattress, the ones found in dorm rooms can be far from soft. If an egg crate or other type of foam pad is added, it will provide extra comfort to enjoy. There are also allergen guard pillow protectors for anyone who has allergies.