Pulling from a piece series: How to coordinate your bedding

I have neglected bedrooms in some of my latest posts, and so I felt it was only right to make the next part of this series all about them! (In case you want to read the other parts of this series, you can read about them here, here and here). Bedding is one of the best parts about a bedroom (besides actually sleeping) but there can be a dilemma as to how to coordinate it with your art.

There are a lot of different feelings about a bedroom. It’s a little bit more personal than the rest of your house and typically you want it to be restful, cheerful and maybe a little dramatic. So, you don't want to put something in there that will make you go crazy or look off. I've made it easy by splitting bedding into two general camps: themed or contrast. 

Theme-Based Bedding

Photo courtesy of Design Sponge

Photo courtesy of Design Sponge

Photo courtesy of Katie Ridder

Photo courtesy of Katie Ridder

Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

Photo courtesy of Design Milk

Photo courtesy of Design Milk

Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

This type of bedding uses the art piece to dictate what the bedding has. If the piece has flowers, then the bedding has flowers. If it has bold lines, then the bedding has lines. Not only does this visually connect to your piece, but it also makes it look like a complete set. Like they were always supposed to go together.  This rule can be as literal or as abstract as you want to take it, but in general the “feel” of the piece is reflected in the bedding. 

Contrast Bedding

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor

Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty

Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty

Photo courtesy of Kemble Interiors

Photo courtesy of Kemble Interiors

Photo courtesy of Tobi Fairley

Photo courtesy of Tobi Fairley

Bedding doesn’t always have to have all the colors of the piece or even match what is in the piece itself. The contrast the bedding has with the piece usually highlights both elements equally and it can be really dramatic. Many times, the bedding will be white while the art (paint, furniture, floor) is a different color.

I am a huge advocate for some sort of art in a bedroom. It doesn’t have to be on the wall though. It can be on a nightstand, dresser, or bookcase. This is especially true if you fall in love with wallpaper on the wall or have a window behind your bed. Just remember that art brings a little bit more character to a room and can make your room that much more amazing.

 

Do you have any art in your bedroom or do you find it challenging to find anything that will work?