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Thursday, August 25, 2022


This post is sponsored by Walmart.

I hope you enjoyed the look at my daughter's desk and study corner in her college apartment the other day, today I'm sharing the other side of the room with you (her favorite part)... her bed!  We picked up several college bedroom essentials in the latest styles and trends all at low prices from Walmart. 

If you've had a college student you'd probably agree with me that after one year of college living a little bedding refresh might be in order before they head back to college for a new year.  I've had several friends who had to round up entirely new bedding when the size of the bed was different than what their student had the previous year.  Although her bed was the same size as last year so we didn't have that issue, she was excited to start a new year back to college in a new room with a new comforter and sheet set.  

My girl preferred a more neutral color palette for her room (shocking, right?!?😆) but we still kept things interesting with a good mix of patterns and textures.  I totally fell for this gray pinstripe comforter set and was glad that she liked it too, it's fluffy and soft and I knew it would be a good mix in her room.  The super affordable soft gray leopard sheets were fun to add in as well and the blush quilted shams added the perfect little pop of color.  This Better Homes & Gardens arch pillow is a winner, if I didn't know better I would think it was much more expensive than it's under $20 price tag!

Everyone loves these super soft and cozy throws (that are lightweight but warm and easy to store and throw in the washer, too!), the pom pom trim adds the perfect detail to the edges. 

I saw this lighted marquee sign last minute on the website and picked it up curbside, so fun! It has a remote, a full alphabet with numbers and emojis, runs on a USB cord or batteries, and displays a wide range of modes and colors that flash or glow steady.  The little stick lamp has a USB port in the base, so it's perfect to plug in things like the marquee light or the curtain lights and makes a nice bedside lamp. 

 (Just a hint, there were only 2 "E"s in the letter set, so I got creative with an F and a black Sharpie to make the third E that I needed.)  

Alright, I've done my part to ensure a good night's rest, now I hope she keeps to a good sleep schedule so she's able to do her best in classes each day!  Wishful thinking that she gets her 8 hours, I'm sure.... ha!

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Chambray Stripe Comforter Set- $54.98- I was extremely pleased with this set, it exceeded my expectations in quality and comfort! It might be hard to see in the photos but there's actually a small white pin stripe, love it! 

Blush Quilted Sham Set- $14.99- She favors neutrals in this space, but these sweet blush shams were the perfect soft pop of color.  

Ultra Soft Sheets Set- $9.44- Yes, they really are super soft and I love all of the colors and patterns available, what a deal! 

Soft Pom Pom Throw- under $10- in an apartment full of college age girls there can't be to many cozy blankets around!

"HAPPY" Decorative Pillow- $11.97-  The cutest little accent pillow.

Faux Fur Bedrest Pillow- $13.98- This is a workhorse!  She used it often last year as well, and it was also nice as a floor pillow to lounge on when guest were over for movies or games. 

Upholstered Nailhead Trim Headboard -$87.30 for full- Such a comfy headboard to learn against.

Arch Textured Pillow-  for $18.80 I'm seriously impressed with the fabric and quality of this pillow, very nice! 

Curtain Lights- $9.88- This LED set offers a variety of flashing or steady modes, a remote control, and plugs in to USB port.  The perfect amount of ambient light as well as nice decor for a large wall.  

Command Hooks- $8.48- these clear mini hooks were perfect for hanging the curtain lights. 

Classic Nightstand with Drawer- $49- good storage for all of those bedside essentials.

Stick Lamp with USB Port- $21.97-  So many things that we're using in her apartment plug in with a USB cord, it's so nice to have pieces like this with built in ports!  

Light Up Marquee Box- $15.98- super fun wall art!

Jute Color Block Pouf- $35- the perfect assist to hop into bed especially when so many college students raise their beds with risers, nice for extra seating or a footrest as well.

Pastel Agate Art Print- $14.99- so pretty! 

Whole Room Table Fan- $16.96- some kind of fan is a must for every college student!  This one is powerful, has 3 different settings, and lots of near perfect reviews.  

I hope you enjoyed touring these spaces this week, next week I'll give you a tour of the living room in the apartment she shares with her roommates.  Be sure to check out this handy College Checklist to double check everything you'll need as your student heads back to campus! 

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  1. As a mom of a new college student, thank you so much for this great content! I also really loved your graduation gift ideas, and while I follow and love a lot of blogs, I’ve noticed that very few have content for parents of older teens and college students! So thank you so much for filling this void, and I think you have such a great eye! I was wondering if you would consider doing a post for ideas of what to wear to fall college football games? I’ll be headed to a few SEC games this fall and I never know what to wear because of all the different factors, such as comfort for the long days, layers for changing temps throughout the day, etc. Thanks so much!!

    1. Thank you so much for that kind feedback, Nicole! I'm so glad this college content has been helpful. That's a good idea on the game day post, I'll see if I can come up with something! Thanks so much for reading!


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