Home Away From Home
Anyone who knows me knows I’m always looking forward to the moment I get to return to my bed at the end of the day. To be fair, I am in college, and my bed takes up the majority of my room so getting in bed signals the end of the day or a brief moment of relaxation.
When I learned about the concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-guh even though I read it as higgie every time), it stuck out to me because it’s all about comfort and coziness, which is what I think a college room should represent. A dorm room is where you go to relax and escape the craziness of everything going on around you, and should inspire that feeling of well-being and relaxation so it can truly be a place for you to unwind. The same goes for any short-term housing.
As the semester starts to wind down, summer housing has been a main topic of discussion. Whether it’s friends looking for homes in different cities for a couple of months while they intern, or soon-to-be college graduates looking for somewhere new to live, everyone is looking at big housing changes for a short period of time.
College dorm rooms and apartments are the first chances most young adults get to really express themselves and bedding is such a big part of that. I love the simple patterns offered by Crane and Canopy, but what I really love is the duvet covers. My roommate has an old, classic duvet cover I can’t count the number of times she has asked me to help her it on and struggled with it. The hidden zipper in the middle of the Crane and Canopy Nova collection and the two-tone top for a well-made bed look are game changers, especially for college students who want their bed to look put together but don’t want to waste the extra time in the morning before an early class or internship. I especially love the Montgomery Yellow, pictured above, (because everyone needs a little brightness in a poorly lit, stuffy dorm room) or the Pacific Grey for a more neutral look.
Unfortunately, I won't be in the market for new bedding anytime soon, but I know where I'll be looking as soon as I am.