07.20.2022

12 Design Ideas for Dorms

Dorms don’t have to be boring. Go back to school in style with these 12 essentials. Pro tip: Plan your color story ahead. Choose your favorite color, or two, or more (John Robshaw himself is a maximalist) and go back to your color story when making any of the below design decisions.

Jami Belushi in her dorm room above.
Featuring John Robshaw bedding, pillows, and custom ottoman.

1. TWIN XL SHEETS & DUVETS

John Robshaw sheets and duvets fit both Twin and Twin XL (dorm beds are 5 inches longer)! Duvets have ties in each corner so the comforter doesn’t get lost. So many prints to choose from! Choose one color or mix and match.

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2. HEADBOARDS

Adding a headboard can really make a design statement. The John Robshaw x Cloth & Co. collection has twin headboards in 7 prints and 4 solids. (Or you can make your own using fabric of your choice!)

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3. ART

Your walls should talk. Tell your story through art and photos. Hang pieces that makes you smile. Explore John Robshaw art and add to your collection.

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4. KING EUROS

The perfect college pillow! It can be used on the floor for extra seating when having friends over, or doing schoolwork in bed.

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5. OTTOMANS AS END TABLES

Adding an end table upgrades the entire room. The John Robshaw x Cloth & Co. collection has four ottoman styles available in 7 prints and 4 solids.

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6. RUGS

You have the floor, now design it! Explore John Robshaw Indigo Dip Dye Rugs.

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7. QUILTS

For warmer climates, sheets and a quilt might be the perfect weight. For colder climates, add another quilt as an extra layer. Choose from our 40+ quilts in both prints and solids.

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8. OVERSIZED COMFORTERS & PILLOWS

John Robshaw Down (& Alternative Down) Comforters are oversized so they fit a duvet end to end. Our down pillows offer the perfect amount of ‘give’ under your head at night. All of our down and feather products are sourced from a Responsible Down Standard (RSD) certified supplier.

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9. DECORATIVE PILLOWS

Decorative pillows are a nice way to focus a bed. One of our favorite styles for a twin bed is to add two 22x22 decorative pillows, with a 12x18 pillow in front.

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10. TOWELS

Bath towels don’t need to be boring. You can coordinate and extend your bedroom style with printed towels in the bath.

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11. THROWS

Throws can have many purposes from being an extra layer of warmth to being an extra layer of protection in keeping your bed clean when hosting friends.

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12. BED SKIRT

Hide your suitcases and storage under the bed with a bed skirt. You can easily create your own using fabric from our John Robshaw Fabric Collection. Use a custom bed skirt pattern or don’t be afraid to just staple fabric to wood platform (as long as it’s ok with the school of course!).

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