Make your dream bed a reality with lush and decorative bedding.
It may be cliché to say this, but bedding isn’t just about getting a good night’s sleep. (Although that’s important too, as you realize every time you go home for the holidays and sleep on the comforter and bed sheets from when you were 16.) Your bedding sets the tone for the most intimate room in your apartment; it helps you center yourself in an expression of your style at the beginning and end of every day. So give yourself the time to find something that feels right. Whether you live with two roommates, one baby, or just a slightly-too-comfortable dog, choosing comforter sets, pillows, and other bedding essentials is an easy way to create a space that’s all your own. Are your walls covered in prints, paintings, or other colorful decor? Go with a neutral duvet to balance things out, or opt for a bold pattern to make a statement. Pick out sheets and pillowcases to match, whether in crisp, classic white or a complementary color like light gray. Then accent everything with a blanket or quilt — richly colored for a bit of boho chic or more subdued for a transitional feel. But don’t forget about the details. For a polished look, consider a bed skirt — the effect of even the most meticulously chosen bedding sets can be thrown off by plastic storage bins peeking out from under the bed. And while you won’t see mattress pads and toppers, when it comes to being comfortable, they’ll make all the difference. Sure, you might fall asleep to the blue light from your phone. But why not sleep well and love what you see when you wake up?