It’s taken me a while to feel comfortable with mixing and matching bedding. Although I love the look of it, I’ve always thought it to be a little tricky. But, when I put together the bedding for our 8-year-old son’s room, I started with the comforter and pieced the rest of it together.
I happened to be at Target and had no intention of buying any bedding that day, but I still came home with these:
Then, a couple of weeks later, I found a couple of yards of this fabric in a remnant bin:
(This one is apparently hard to find online, but I tracked it down here. It’s called “Rodeo” in jade by Golding Fabrics.)
I wasn’t necessarily planning on a cowboy theme—or any theme, for that matter—but I knew the color would work perfectly to tie in the vanity I recently painted for his bathroom:
I thought I was all finished; then, I found this fabric that worked great with the bed color:
(If you’re interested in this fabric, I had the hardest time finding it anywhere! A friend helped me track it down, but I ended up with a lot of excess. Once I have the curtains made for his room, I’ll have several yards available for sale and will let you know. . .)
I also found a few other, reasonably priced options for you while I was walking the aisles of Target. . . (Because, you know, I like to stay there as long as possible when I’m alone. . .) These would be perfect for sprucing up a guest room, as a start for kids’ bedding, or for decorating a dorm room soon. . .
Once you find a comforter (or duvet) and sheet set combo that you like, you can add more pattern with throw pillows as you find them.
When mixing patterns on your bed, do you come up with a plan first or piece it together as you go?