Hear us out: Modern bedding is a bit like landscaping. It lends “curb appeal” to a bedroom — and it’s what separates a good bed from a great bed.
Bed pillows alone have the power to transform a bed from a flat surface to a plush and inviting haven of rest. Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, pillows can serve a function, like a memory foam sleeping pillow, or they can be purely decorative. Comforters and bed quilts are equally important. A comforter helps set the tone for a bed — and it can have a surprisingly substantial impact on the overall feel of a bedroom.
Choose pillows and comforters that complement your home’s interiors. Looking for mid-century modern bedding? Combine a slate grey quilt with crisp cotton sheets and an ultra-soft mohair throw. Or opt for a more traditional feel by pairing a tufted duvet with a coverlet and symmetrical rows of pillows.
Whether you curate a pair of twin-sized contemporary beds or a king-sized mid-century modern bed, there are no wrong answers. Modern bedding is just as integral to a well-designed room as is modern furniture — and it just might grant you a better night’s sleep, too.
How to Choose Bedding
Before making your bedding selections, refresh your memory on the different types of modern bedding. Bed throws add a tactile layer of depth (and warmth) to a bed. They’re luxuriously soft and most frequently crafted from mohair, wool, cashmere, or cotton. Either spread a throw over your bed or fold it and lay it across the foot of the bed.
A bed duvet cover, which is designed to be paired with a down duvet insert, is often crafted from a lightweight cotton blend. Some duvet covers may feature intricate details, like button tufting, embroidery, or topstitching, while others convey a more streamlined aesthetic. Opt for a solid mid-century modern duvet cover and team it with pillows in coordinating hues to define your bed by sleek color-blocking. Or select a modern duvet cover set with matching sheets for minimalist appeal.
A modern bed linen coverlet delivers subtle texture. It’s a versatile, lightweight piece of bedding that can be layered under or over your duvet. Use it alone during the warmer months or for added warmth in the cooler months. Plus, it can play double duty as guest bedding when needed.
Always opt for high-quality sheets. The best sheets will feel cool against your skin and help promote a restful night’s sleep. Whenever possible, choose 100% long-staple cotton sheet sets with a thread-count of 200-300.
Finally, don’t forget the foundation for your bedding: a modern mattress. Memory foam mattresses are an investment, but they boast a plethora of benefits, including adaptiveness, responsiveness, and support. Together, a modern mattress and bedding will instantly elevate your bed — and your room — from good to great.