Have you not shown your bedroom much love in a while? Perhaps it’s feeling a little neglected. It happens. I understand. However maybe it’s time to show it you care. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure you are choosing the perfect bedding for the space. Trust me when I say you will be much happier with the room if you get something that you love.
There are certain things to think about in order to get yourself the right pieces. You want to consider the colors you’re bringing in, the patterns, the weight, and the way it feels against your skin. These are all equally important.
This will change-up your bedding the most. Think about weight according to the time of year it is. If it’s hot outside, you want to go with something light. If it’s cool, you want to go with something heavy. I know it seems obvious, but this is the first step to take in choosing your bedding correctly.
Seeing as how it’s seasonal, this probably means you are going to have two types. One is for the summer, and the other is for the winter. A light blanket or throw is great for the summer, and a heavy quilt or comforter is best for the winter time. Having two different types is also great because now you get two different looks that you can use throughout the year. I mean that’s fun right?
This is the easy one. When you touch a blanket and it feels itchy, you don’t get it. You really want to use your sense of touch when choosing your bedding. Whether it’s your sheets or your top blanket, you want to get something that feels amazing. You notice that I said amazing not just good? That is because when you have something that feels amazing, you will love getting in bed each night.
When it comes to choosing what feels best, you want to think about what it’s made of and how it’s made. Sheets with higher thread count aren’t always better. Look at the fiber instead. Egyptian cotton is one of the best, while organic cotton and cotton polyester are also a high quality material. Also, this unfortunately is one of those areas where the more you spend, the better quality it’s going to be.
This is always the fun part. Your bedding is the best way for you to introduce color to your bedroom. After all it is the color that is going to help you set the mood. If you want to go with something romantic, try something darker. If you want to go with something fun, go with white and accessorize with your pillows. If you want something soothing, go with a grey or a beautiful dark blue.
Your bedding can be chosen easily once you have established your wall colors. These are the two most important areas you want to determine first. After that, the rest will all fall into place. Blues and neutrals are always ideal for the bedroom, while reds are usually a color you want to stay away from having too much of. If you’re on Pinterest, look for the commonality in your bedroom posts. What colors are you seeing repeated?
The big question, do I go with a solid or pattern bedspread? I think it’s going to look great either way. The easiest choice is to go with something solid so that it allows you to be more flexible with pillows, curtains, and rugs. If you choose a solid and avoid a pattern here, make sure you even this out by getting a throw blanket with a pattern (large or small) to break it up.
If you want to go with a pattern on your blankets, you’ll want to choose this first and allow the other elements in the room to work with it. No doubt the more bold the pattern, the more of a statement it makes. You can use this great patterned blanket to direct your color scheme for the rest of the room. If you find something with blue, gold, and black, go with some of these in your accessories. Basically what I am saying is, allow everything to work together in harmony. After all this is the room you want to find tranquility, and not chaos.
Written by Rhiannon Gillis. Rhiannon is the owner of the Amber & Honey Design Co., and she is presently leading all design and staging projects. She writes for this blog and multiple other blogs frequently. Make sure you follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
Edited by Andrea Wexelblatt. Andrea is an editor out of Reno, NV. She is a mother to two wild little boys, a student, and a wife. When she isn’t editing text she enjoys spending time with her family in the Sierra Nevadas.