We adore color, but we also know that its impact is heightened by pairing it with neutrals and everyday basics, which make it simple to tie a room together. Think about it: is there a bedroom in any home where a high-quality set of embroidered white sheets won’t work? Our point exactly.
These bedding essentials have major staying power, not just because of their ability to play nicely with color and pattern, but also because they take on a sleek, streamlined character when layered with one another. They offer a nuanced, balanced approach to decorating that feels easy and effortless while still looking rich. Bonus: bedding essentials even make great gifts for newlyweds or new apartment or home owners, because they go with anything (literally, anything).
When shopping for essential bedding, here’s what we look for:
- Pale neutrals, like white, sand, tan, khaki, and pearl grey
- Limited pops of color
- A seasonless feel—coordinates that come in different weights for layering (or paring back) all year long
- Classic silhouettes and details that are easy to dress up—or down—in any decorating style, from country chic to coastal, ultramodern minimalist to multilayered eclectic