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XL Twin Bedding

Updated on December 1, 2014

Are you Looking for College Dorm Bedding?

If you are looking for Twin XL or XL Twin bedding, than you came to the right place.

Most Colleges dorm beds are a Twin XL.

It is always wise to check with your College or University to get the exact bedding sizes in your dorm room before making any purchases. Most Colleges websites will provide this information for you.

So, what does that XL mean?

XL is short for extra long which simply means that a Twin XL or XL Twin are longer than the standard Twin, 5 inches to be exact. So you will be need Twin XL bedding to fit these longer mattresses and it is important to get the right size.

This page is filled with XL Twin bedding options for you. I have also provided some tips and insight on exactly what type of bedding you will need for your new college dorm bed and how to make that thin mattress more comfy and feel more like home.

Photo: Product Image Horizon Stripe XL Twin Comforter Set Available at Dormco!

Bedding Facts

Bedding Measurements & Sizes

Mattress Sizes

  • Twin Mattress - 39 x 75 inches - Sleeps one
  • Twin XL Mattress - 38 x 80 inches - Sleeps one - Most commonly used in college dorms
  • Full Mattress -  54 x 75 inches -  Sleeps two and also called a double bed
  • Queen Mattress - 60 x 80 inches - Sleeps two

Bedding Measurements

Fitted sheets - It is important to get the correct size to fit your mattress.  If it is to big it will be uncomfortable to sleep on.  These measurements will be helpful in selecting mattress pads also.

  • Twin Sheets - 39 x 75 inches
  • Twin Extra Long Sheets or Twin XL or TXL or XL Twin - 39 x 80 inches
  • Full Sheets - 54 x 75 inches
  • Queen Sheets - 60 x 80 inches

Tip: If you have a couple of extra twin sheet sets at home, save a little money; just replace the fitted sheet with a twin extra long fitted sheet to make a set for your twin extra long mattress. A standard twin flat sheet is 66" x 96" and will fit either a twin or twin extra long bed.

The most important thing to remember is your fitted sheet must be made to fit your mattress, meaning you need a twin size fitted sheet for a twin size mattress. You need a twin extra long fitted sheet for a twin extra long mattress and so forth.

Comforter or Duvet Measurements

These are typical measurements to give you an idea. Some manufacturer may vary and be a little larger or smaller, so it is best to check the exact measurements on the packaging.

  • Twin - 68 x 86 inches
  • Twin XL - 68 x 90 inches
  • Full - 80 x 90 inches
  • Queen - 86 x 94 inches

Tip: If your bed is going to be raised, you may want to consider a larger comforter. Using a queen or full on a dorm bed on risers will not only give you more coverage but will create a drape extending down toward the floor. This drape will be great to hide all that stuff you will have stored under your bed and make your room look neater.

Purple XL Twin Bedding

Fitted Sheets must be the right size!

Fitted Sheets must be made to fit your mattress. This means that a twin will only fit a twin, twin XL will only fit Twin XL mattress and so on.

Teal XL Twin Bedding

Blue Twin XL Bedding

Twin Duvet - Sari Bloom by Amy Butler

College Bedding Twin Duvet
College Bedding Twin Duvet

Black & White XL Twin Bedding

6-Piece XL Twin Comforter Set - Sunset and Vine Woodland

Sunset and Vine Woodland 6-Piece XL Twin Comforter Set,
Sunset and Vine Woodland 6-Piece XL Twin Comforter Set,

Sunset and Vine Woodland 6-Piece XL Twin Comforter Set, Black/White

Gorgeous Black & White Comforter, this 6 piece set includes a Comforter, Bed skirt, Pillow Sham, Euro Sham and 2 Throw Pillows. A reversible comforter made from 100% Polyester.

Sunset and Vine Woodland 6-Piece XL Twin Comforter Set, Black/White

Flower Fantasy Bedding Twin XL - Funky & Fun Comforter Set

Flower Fantasy Bedding
Flower Fantasy Bedding

The Flower Fantasy Twin XL Comforter Set includes one Comforter (65x90) & one Sham (20x26). The funky flower comforter is made with Poly Cotton Percale Blend and is Wrinkle Resistant and machine washable. Many accessories available to complete this set. Add a bolster pillows, neckroll pillow or a toss pillow, or a shower curtain.

All available at Dormsmart!

Comforter Sets under $50

Tips on Saving Money on Dorm Bedding

So many things to buy for your Dorm, but what do you actually need?

Do you have a few Twin Flat Sheets laying around at home.

Then why not use those. You can use a Twin Sheet on your Twin XL Mattress, it will not be quite as long, about 5 inches short to be exact. Please note that a standard Twin Flat Sheet is 66" x 96" inches. But it will work fine.

You must have a fitted sheet to the exact measurement of your mattress. So there is no skimping here. If you have a Twin XL mattress you must use a fitted sheet in a Twin XL. No way around it.

A note regarding Comforters and Duvets:

You can use other sizes on your Twin XL mattress. If you use Twin Comforter, you will not have the optimal amount of coverage but it will work. So if you have a Twin sized Comforter or Duvet, you may use it to save some money.

Here is a great idea, one which I would of thought of when we were outfitting my daughters dorm room. If you are raising your bed with bed risers or whatever. You may want to consider using a larger comforter, like a full or queen so you will have a drape and more coverage. You will be able to hide all that stuff you are storing under your bed and trust me you will be storing a lot under there.

Ultimate Laundry Bag

Ultimate laundry Bag
Ultimate laundry Bag

Ultimate Laundry Bag

Go UP and DOWN Stair with ease

Rising Roller - Ultimate Wheeled Hamper

Let's face it doing laundry really stinks! But this rolling hamper is actually awesome. Roll it up and down the steps, side pockets to hold your detergent and is large enough to hold your dirty or clean folded clothes. Also can double as a weekend bag to hold all your clothes for a trip home, clean or dirty.

This is the ultimate laundry bag for college and one you should not be without. Trust me, You will thank me later.

iPod - Pillowcase with Hidden Compartment
iPod - Pillowcase with Hidden Compartment

iPod - Pillowcase with Hidden Compartment

iPod - Pillowcase with Hidden Compartment is a great hiding place for your stuff while your sleeping or just to keep close at hand. (cell phone, wallet etc.)

Check out the VIDEO for more info!

Pillowcase with Hidden Compartment - Secret Hiding Place for your STUFF

This is a great item, a pillowcase with a secret hiding spot. Now I would not recommend putting cash in here, but it is great to throw your ipod, iphone or whatever else you just need to get out of plain sight.

Want One? CLICK HERE to BUY - iPod - Pillowcase with Hidden Compartment

Throw Pillows are a must for a Dorm Bed!

Extra pillows on your dorm room bed is going to make it that much more comfy. Consider that this is the only place in your room to really sit other than the desk chair. Making your dorm bed as comfortable as possible is important, it is a place to sleep but also a place to relax and chill out after a long day of thinking so hard and studying.

Throw Pillows for Dorm Beds - A few fun toss pillows can make all the difference in comfort for your bed.

Consider adding some throw pillows to your dorm bed.

It will not only make it more comfortable for you to relax and sleep on but it will give you an opportunity to express yourself. Throw pillows are available in so many colors, sizes and designs. The possibilities are endless. Do you want yours to have a funny expression? Don't worry you can find exactly what you are looking for, there is a pillow for everyone. Here are some of my favorites.

Mattress Pads & Toppers

Twin XL Mattress Pad

A mattress pad is very important, not only will it help to make that super thin dorm room mattress more comfortable it will also secure any foam mattress topper or egg crate in place.

XL Twin Memory Foam - The SECRET to a Soft & Cozy Mattress

Memory foam is super comfortable and will add that extra amount of softness to your mattress to insure a peaceful sound sleep. The egg crate foam mattress toppers add an extra layer of softness and are usually slightly more inexpensive than the memory foam. Which ever you choose, your thin and hard mattress will be super soft and comfy.

Bed Bug Mattress Cover

Enclose your mattress with a mattress cover to help protect yourself from allergens or bedbugs which live within mattresses. Zipper enclosure to totally isolate the mattress and/or box spring from your body.

Sleep Defense System - Waterproof / Bed Bug Proof Mattress Encasement.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks so much for the blessing!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      XL bedding is so important even with tall kids. Pinned to my board - products I love and blessed.