Aug. 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM ET
Tuition isn’t the only high price that comes with going to college. Bedding, bookcases, lamps and everything else your child will (kind of) need in their new home away from home can add up to some serious sticker shock. So let TODAY help bring that cost down a bit. We scoured popular home goods stores and rounded up 10 duvets and comforters that are priced for less than $30, so your not-so-little one will sleep soundly and be ready to (hopefully) go to class in the morning.
Two for one
Your pocket book can go a long way with this graphic-print duvet cover as its reversible, so your college-bound kid and freshen up that room with just a flip of the cover (Room Essentials Geo Duvet Cover Set, Target, $28.49).
This duvet’s metallic striped-print is a perfect way to glam up those bleak dorm rooms (Xhilaration Distressed Metallic Stripe Duvet Cover Set, Target, $14.98).
Color blocking is not only trendy in style, but in décor as well. Keep that dorm room hip with this number from Target (Room Essentials Striped Colorblock Duvet Cover Set, Target, $18.99).
Black and white
Is your teen too cool for bright colors? Then this black and white duvet is just right (Room Essentials Watercolor Duvet Cover Set-Black/White, Target, $14.98).
Whether it’s your son or daughter heading to college, this nautical duvet will give that dorm room a classic nautical touch (Room Essentials Rugby Comfort-Blue/White, Target, 18.99).
The price on this IKEA set makes it a clear win for college shopping. At approximately $13, your kid can walk away with a duvet cover and a pillowcase (Krakris Duvet Cover and Pillowcases, IKEA, $12.99).
Score the pillowcase and duvet cover deal again with this graphic-printed set (Bjornloka Ruta Duvet Cover and Pillowcases, IKEA, $12.99).
This checkered duvet/pillowcase combo comes in a variety of colors, so your teen is sure to be satisfied (Brunkrissla Duvet Cover and Pillowcases, IKEA, $19.99).
Is your child shipping off for colder climates? This sassy flannel number will make sure they don’t feel those dropping temperatures at night (The Seasons Flannel Reversible Duvet Cover in Cheetah/Solid, Bed, Bath and Beyond, $29.99).
Similar to the duvet above, this number will keep your kid warm and cozy all year long (The Seasons Flannel Reversible Duvet Cover in Blackwatch/Forest Green, Bed, Bath & Beyond, $29.99).