Best bedding sets for students in the UK 2022

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Hooray, you’re off to uni! Some of the best years of your life are about to begin as you head off to study your chosen course, make new friends and possibly explore a brand new city.

If this is your first time living away from home, there are a few essentials you’ll need to make your space feel comfortable and familiar.

While you may share living space, as well as a bathroom and kitchen with other students, your bedroom is likely to be your own – so you can have it just the way you like.

Bring some character and warmth to your new digs with stylish bedlinen. Whether you like a simple design or something bright and cheerful, our edit of the best student bedding sets – with student-friendly prices to match – has something for you.

Geo Sun Duvet Set With Reusable Fabric Bag

You may not be able to paint your walls, but you can introduce pattern and colour into your space with the help of bedding. This geometric sunshine print with a diagonal grid design is guaranteed to bring a burst of brightness even on the coldest of winter evenings. All items come housed in a pretty presentation fabric bag, which we’d earmark for delicate laundry.

Buy now £35.00, UO

Elements Elijah Blue Reversible Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set

A reversible cover is perfect for uni students, allowing you to switch up your look as the mood takes. Printed on one side of this polycotton duvet set is an arty, tonal pattern, while the flipside features a solid block of colour. There is an option to get this in 100 per cent cotton too, and all standard UK bed sizes are catered for.

Buy now £20.00, Dunelm

Student Bedding Bundle - 10.5 Tog Duvet & 2 Standard Pillows

In order to show off your lovely bedding, you’ll need the perfect duvet itself and this student bedding bundle from Dusk offers a 10.5 tog duvet and two pillows for an impressive sale price of £40. The perfect thickness, it’s cosy in the winter but not too hot for summer. It’s also machine washable and tumble dry appropriate.

Buy now £40.00, Dusk

Arches Single Duvet Cover Set, Dusty Green

John Lewis’ own brand range ANYDAY is the perfect place to pick up high-quality essentials for less. Amongst the collection is this sumptuous duvet cover set, covered in a pretty Gatsby-esque scallop print. Made from a polyester and cotton blend, it’s easy care, drying quickly and can forgo ironing in most cases. Anything above a double size comes with two matching pillowcases, while a single comes with one.

Buy now, John Lewis

Brentfords Teddy Fleece Duvet Cover with Pillow Case

Prepare to relearn everything you know about being cosy. This duvet set is made from the sort of plush fleece you’d normally find on a teddy, keeping you snug as a bug all through the winter. It’s available in a spectrum of colours including this blush pink.

Buy now £16.99, Amazon

Appletree Dot Silver 100% Cotton Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set

Bring timeless polka dots to your bedding with this 100 per cent cotton set, which sees white spots embroidered on a chic grey background. Made with 180 thread count, it comes with two pillowcases to complete the look.

Buy now £35.00, Dunelm

Panda 100% Bamboo Bedding Set (UK Single, Urban Grey)

Sleep like an angel in ethical bedding made from 100 per cent organic bamboo, one of the most sustainable materials on the planet. With a thread count of 320, the super breathable bamboo viscose regulates temperature to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summers. Comes in a choice of five neutral colours.

Buy now £110.00, Amazon

Utopia Bedding Printed Duvet Cover Set - Brushed Microfibre Duvet Cover with Pillowcases (Double, Navy Blue)

Just because you’re in temporary accommodation doesn’t mean you can’t dial up the bouj. Get the boutique hotel room look for less with this striking set, which includes two pillow cases with the zip-fasten duvet cover. What’s more, the fabric is wrinkle and stain resistant too, so that bold blue will stay looking fresher for longer. Also available in grey.

Buy now £13.99, Amazon

Ingrid Colourful Flower Bouquets Face and Geometric Duvet Cover Set

The gorgeous colours in this duvet set is sure to brighten up any student bedroom. Available in four sizes, from Single to Superking.

Buy now £12.99, Wayfair

Sky Blue Seersucker Cotton Bedtime Bundle

Build your own sumptuous bedding set at Piglet in Bed. The 200 thread count is made with 100 per cent washed cotton percale, with a small raised pattern acriss the duvet. The set includes a cover, flat or fitted sheet and a pair of pillowcases that can be purchased all in the same shade or mix and match. If there’s one place you should splash out on, it’s always on your bed.

Buy now £139.00, Piglet in Bed