Monday, 15 July 2013

Guest Post: The Latest Bedding Trends and How to Copy Them on a Budget

Hello, Friends,


Today I am glad to host Jessica who will be discussing bedding.
Fresh bedlinen is such a nice feeling, especially in the summer months. If we like them aesthetically, too, they can certainly make us feel special and closer to our dream "me".
So go ahead and read on!


Bedding trends seem to change with each season, and often take their cues from the latest fashion styles and colours. This is true in 2013 with many bedding designers embracing the Pantone colour of the year - emerald green. The other main bedding trends are listed below, to give you some inspiration.

Country Styling




It's easy to create a country chic style in your bedroom, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune to get the desired look. The basis of a good country style bedroom setting is to include lots of floral prints in subdued colours. Don't be afraid to mix and match more than one floral design. With the right combination, you can create a beautiful room with very little effort.


Check out your local flea market to buy some bedroom accessories to match the country theme. A distressed wood picture frame, antique chair and some dried flowers are all you need to create a unique and inviting room.


Clean & Simple





If floral designs aren't your thing, another popular trend this year is the clean and simple approach. Bold colours, geometric designs and plenty of stripes are the name of the game when embracing this theme.

Match the bedding with a minimalist feel to the rest of the bedroom. Store away the clutter and keep your bedside table simple and monotone to accentuate the bedding colours.

Black and White
 


Another key trend this year is for monochrome bedding sets that feature clean, simple black and white designs. Paired with some black & white art prints and some simple lighting, this type of bedroom setting can look very striking. It's a great idea for a male bedroom, but can also be pretty if the designs are made up of fine lines and delicate touches.


How to Save on the Latest Bedding Trends


If your budget is limited, try to spend the majority of your budget on the bed covers. Shop around online and look for a site that features the latest bedding styles, such as the yorkshirelinen website have latest range of bedspreads and throws. The bedspread is usually the highlight of a bedding ensemble and the extra cost involved when buying higher quality materials will pay off in the long run.

Recycle pillow cases and base sheets from before the makeover. This works better if they are flat, neutral colours. If you have the space and know-how, consider dying old sheets to give them a new lease on life.

One of the key elements to a great bedding ensemble is the accessories that you place around the room. You can save money by buying these items from second-hand markets or online. Antique auctions such as the-saleroom website are another fantastic place to buy bedroom accessories.


Black and white bedding is a big favourite this year, and you can easily find this style of bedding in discount stores. As a rule of thumb, try to buy sheets with the highest thread count that you can afford. The higher the thread count, the softer the sheet is to the touch.


Thank You, Jessica!

If you enjoyed reading Jessica's post, you might want to visit her blog 4 Interior Design and her Pinterest boards.
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