Comfort and durability are two of the most important things when it comes to choosing bedding for your bedroom. Everyone wants sheets, pillowcases and coverlets that are comfortable and keep them warm and cozy throughout every season. For many, color is just as important as well. Having bedding that matches and complements your existing decor is ideal. Choosing a neutral color palette, such as gray, allows you to match your bedding with nearly any color combination, as gray matches almost everything.
Match light and dark gray bedding to create contrast. For example, a dark gray quilt or coverlet pairs well with a light gray pair of sheets and a medium gray bed skirt, to complete the bedding ensemble. You may also choose from different patterns, such as dots, stripes and bracket patterns, to liven up the room, drawing attention to the duvet, quilt or coverlet.
Gray is a color that works well with any type of existing decor. Match gray bedding with pastel curtains, or light gray bedding with a deep cherry or espresso bed frame for a sharp contrast. Gray also works well against lightly colored walls as well as ones in medium and dark shades. Another great idea to add spots of color to the room is to accent the bed with bright, decorative pillows to offset the neutrality of the gray. Opt for royal blue, bright yellow or flashy purple to add a bit of brightness and cheer to the bedroom.
Material is also important when it comes to selecting your gray bedding. Cotton is one of the most versatile materials, allowing for both comfort and softness as well as longevity and durability. For those with pets and young children, cotton is an optimal choice, standing up to repeated washer and dryer cycles without fading or pilling. When choosing cotton, it’s best to look for a high thread count to ensure both comfort and durability. Organic cotton is also an exceptional choice for comforters, sheets and other bedding. An eco-friendly material, more and more consumers are selecting organic cotton because of its green-friendliness as well as its comfort level. As with regular cotton, a higher thread count is softer and more durable. Other great materials for gray bedding include sateen and organic sateen, jacquard and Belgian flax linen. Flax linen is another durable and soft material, and works especially well for coverlets, duvets and quilts. west elm features a complete line of bedding and home accents featuring flax linen, so you are able to match not only bedding and sheets, but also Belgian linen curtains to complete your bedroom’s look.
Many of the bedding and sheets sets available also have the ability to be monogrammed. This is not only a special treat for you, but is a great gift idea for housewarming parties, wedding and engagement gifts, birthdays and holidays. A special, personalized gift such as personalized sheets or bedding is always well appreciated. Depending on the sheet, you are able to add one initial or several, for a full monogram.
Those shopping specifically for gray bedding or those who want to build a theme may be interested to browse bedding collections, to get a good look at how certain colors work together, or certain patterns with solids. Many of the bedding collections are available in different colors and styles. For example, the Pattern Pop bedroom collection features a lot of gray and yellow, for those who would like to mix and match their gray bedding with a spot of color. You are also able to choose bedding pieces between collections, allowing you to combine different colors and styles for an eclectic, personal look.