ask decor8: College Bound Bedding?

decor8 reader Kaitlin needs some bedding tips, "I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago, and I must say that I love it. You always manage to find the most beautiful, amazing things, and it takes me quite a bit of self-control not to empty out my bank account when I read each post. I was wondering if you might be able to recommend some good stores (preferably online) where I can find bedding. I'm off to college in a few weeks, and I've not been able to find anything that I truly love. Thank you so much for your time, and keep up the excellent work!"

Thanks Kaitlin! Here are some of my favorite spots for bedding that won't empty your wallet (okay, some may, but they're worth saving up for!)

Unison Home is fabulous - I'd own everything they create if I had enough beds. :)

Delia's is totally chic and college bound with lots of pretty bedding. My favorite is their Apple Tree bedding. It's juicy!

Martha Stewart Beach Stripe bedding from Kmart, I love the grid sheets! Great price, too.

Target, of course, has a ton to select from... But I really like the Leaves comforter set. It's very soft on the eyes, restful, simple. Just ditch the bed skirt they're showing it with - not feelin' that.

Droolworthy Kenya bedding from West Elm, it's so gorgeous.

Punapippuri bed linens from Marimekko for CB2 in dreamy aqua.

Area Four duvets at Design Public. I love the two tone clean simplicity of them and the crazy pattern mixing - fun!

Dwell Silhouette bedding (duvet + sheets) on sale at Blue Fly, available in 4 color choices. I love it in chocolate and charcoal.

Nautica Greenwich bedding from Linens 'n Things. Dressed up girly charm. Very Hollywood glam.

The pink Damask bedding set from Bed, Bath + Beyond is grown up girly and affordable. (Thanks for the tip, Michelle!)

Then of course, there are many others in all price points that you may want to peek at. I don't know what your budget or style is, but I'm sure you'll discover something you love. All of the links below take you directly to their bedding pages...

Urban Outfitters
Plush Living
Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn Teen - Dorm Central collection
Garnet Hill
There's also Ty Pennington's collection at Sears
Oh and of course, racey bedding from Kate Storer out of the UK...
Jonathan Adler bedding at Bed, Bath + Beyond

I know I've missed so many... Anyone have great bedding sites in mind for college bound Kaitlin?

(images from stores cited)