The bedding in a young person’s room really sets the tone for the entire space – usually the colours, patterns, and style (traditional versus contemporary) of the room will begin with the type of bedding that is chosen.
The range of options is seemingly endless, and if you can’t seem to find a print that you and your child like, there are always companies in your respective city or online that can custom-make comforters and throw pillows to your specifications. It can be a surprisingly affordable option.
If you don’t know where to start, here are some kids bedding ideas to get your creative decorating juices flowing.
Choose a theme
Depending on your child’s special interests, whether that be skateboarding, Hello Kitty, or Justin Bieber, you can find a corresponding duvet set. While these are a bit more time-sensitive in that your child will likely outgrow these “trends,” you can find relatively inexpensive ways of incorporating such themes in kids bedding ideas – look for a “bed in a bag” where you can get the bed skirt, sheets, pillowcases, and comforter for a good price and then keep the rest of the room neutral with solid colours. That way, when your daughter’s Justin obsession has passed, you’ll just need to switch out the bedding instead of redoing the entire room.
Other popular themes right now include pirates, Disney princesses, race cars, sports, and comic book-related spaces with superheroes and iconic characters.
Pattern can bring a lot of personality into a room, and that includes anything from stripes and polka dots to plaids and floral prints. Used on a bed, which often takes centre stage in the space, they infuse the bedroom with dimension and depth. They also allow for a range of decor accessories. Both Simons and Sears carry different patterned kids bedding sets.
Mix it up
While one primary pattern can keep kids bedding streamlined, don’t shy away from mixing up a range of prints. We love how Pottery Barn kids takes a melange of stripes, floral motifs, plaids, and polka dots and will incorporate them into one bedding set. This kids bedding idea lends a sweet vintage look to the space. Paired with a few complimentary colours and traditional white furniture, and the bedroom becomes a veritable oasis.
Photo: Girls bedding from Pottery Barn Kids