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Is Your Bedroom In Need Of A Pick Me Up? It Might Be Time For A Bedding Refresh (+ 36 Affordable Picks)

I recently bought new sheets and it stirred something in me that I didn’t know I was missing. For the past year I have been focusing on my living room design, so my bedroom has been grossly neglected. It’s actually a bit depressing to have one part of your home coming together beautifully and another part just utterly dull and uninspiring but so it goes when you only have the budget (and let’s be honest–the attention span) for one room at a time.

To be completely transparent, I only bought new sheets because our old ones had actual holes in them. Yep, that’s how little I’ve been taking care of my bedding and bedroom in general. So it was time for new sheets, clearly, and without really thinking about it I just bought these from Target. WELL, let me tell you, once I made the bed with my new sheets I felt like a new woman. The floral pattern paired with our plain white duvet and vintage Kantha quilt actually looked very cool together and I realized I needed this to give my bedroom life again. It felt nice to have nice bedding so I went ahead and replaced our old duvet and put together a bedding combo I enjoy looking at. The best part? I want to make my bed every day and give my bedroom in general more love because I can finally take pride in it again.

It turns out buying bedding is akin to turning a new leaf, so if you are trying to shed the remnants of the past year (who isn’t) then this is a fun, simple, and affordable way to do so. Here are our picks to get you started:

1. Twyla Ditsy Floral Sham Set | 2. Linen Bedsheet Set | 3. Printed Pattern Percale Sheet Set | 4. Soft Washed Organic Sheets | 5. Printed Jersey Sheet Set | 6. Organic Cotton Sheet Set Sour Cream/Railroad Gray | 7. Cloud Brushed™ Organic Flannel Sheets | 8. Cozy Slub Tie Sham Set | 9. Washed Cotton Tassel Sham Set | 10. Microfiber Printed Pillowcases | 11. 400 Thread Count Printed Performance Sheet Set | 12. Ditsy Daisy Sheet Set | 13. Leo Grey Flannel Sheet Sets | 14. Goldie Floral Sham Set | 15. Pinstripe Sheet Set | 16. Cotton Sheet Set | 17. Tattersall Sheet Set | 18. Cozy Slub Sham Set

If you want to spice up your bedding, patterned sheets are a great place to start. You can maintain whatever color palette you want, but by adding a small or large-scale pattern your bedding will feel new and exciting. We love a small pinstripe or large-scale windowpane pattern for neutral bedding combos or solid color sheets if you want to bring in pattern with throw pillows or blankets.

1. Twyla Ditsy Floral Duvet Cover | 2. Gray Floral Print Duvet Set | 3. Truly Soft Everyday Kurt Windowpane Duvet Cover Set | 4. Natural Hamsa Quilt Set by Jungalow | 5. Martha Stewart Skylar Chenille Duvet Set | 6. Tufted Geo Duvet Cover | 7. Truly Soft Printed Windowpane Duvet Set | 8. Duvet Cover – Olive Green | 9. Blossom Embroidered Duvet Cover | 10. Sol Quilt in Deep Ocean by Like a Lion | 11. Holli Zollinger Agean Stripe Duvet Set | 12. Plaid Seersucker Duvet Set | 13. Eliaf Tufted Duvet Cover | 14. Kahelo Quilt Set by Jungalow | 15. Kiyomi Grey Striped Duvet Covers and Pillow Shams | 16. Linen Loft Quilt | 17. Palmer Linen Blend Duvet Cover | 18. Manzanita Organic Handstitched Quilt

Maybe your bedding needs a full makeover and if that’s the case, you can’t go wrong with a duvet and pillow swap. It’s the easiest way to transform the feel of a bedroom and bring new life to your space. Or, you can start small by layering a colorful or patterned quilt or coverlet. Either way, if you need a bedroom refresh these picks will get you there.

Before you go, don’t forget to reference our guide to picking out the best bedding combos (it’s easier than you think!):

Alright friends, that’s all for now. See you next time and let me know what other affordable roundups you’d like to see from us. xx

Opener Image Credit: Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: How to Pull Off “Quiet Maximalism” With Target’s New Opalhouse Spring Line

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5 days ago

I’m starting to be convinced that my hair gets oily from the oils that I put on my face at night transferring to my pillowcase, so I’ve started turning the pillows over and switching them each night. This means every 4 nights I put on fresh pillowcases. I’ve started to gather a bit of a collection, all of which go with the room scheme and white duvet, but are totally different. Florals and stripes and rich colors and sateen and linen – they all work together, and i can mix and match as much as I want. This brings me a surprising amount of happiness.

4 days ago
Reply to  Katie

Would it be easier to tie up your hair in a silk scarf each night?

3 days ago
Reply to  Katie

great idea!

Melody Christensen
4 days ago

Do you have a link for the room you used for this article? It’s almost exactly what I’ve had bouncing around my brain for a while. It is so pretty, and I want to see more of it.

Thank You,

4 days ago

I think this was a Boho bedroom refresh with Target post from 2 years ago. Check around in the Rooms section then bedrooms and see if you can find it there. They had everything listed out in the post.

Melody Christensen
4 days ago
Reply to  Amy

Thank You, that was very nice.

4 days ago

I, finally, bought myself (and my best friend) a weighted blanket! I did so.much.research. and gotthrm 40% off! The best environmentally friendly one I coildfind that wasn’t $300+. She’s tryinghers out next week, on holiday (our state’s eliminated Covid…for now). I’m saving mine as z giftto myself once I’m “free” from my Ex.

I’m going to buy some new dheets n bits n bobs when he’s gone and ourend of financial year sales are on, end of June.

I really like yourround up, Ryann, yet cannot get over how cheap linens, etc. are in the US compared to Australia!!
When I was there several years ago, I actually bought up big on bedding. Even with excess baggage costs, it was so much cheaper than here.

4 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

Gah! Sorry about all the typos… really numb fingers today.🙄

Eden Weber
4 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

Hi Rusty, Which weighted blanket did you buy? ~Eden

3 days ago
Reply to  Eden Weber

I bought one called “Koo”. But I think it might only be an Australian brand?
It has glass beads and is ethically made.
Hard to find reasonably priced decent ones – I got iton sale plusastore memership discount. I joined on the spot, haha.
I recommend checking reviews on any brand before you buy.
Hood luck 😊

3 days ago
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4 days ago

I wish I could buy more bedding a la carte! I do not like “shams”. I resent being sold “shams” with sheets. (Shams are to be avoided. If not avoided, then turned into rags. If not rags then textile recycled.) My preference is to buy sheets as separates. I prefer to buy oversized flat sheets and then “do hospital corners”. Where can we get great flat sheets and normal pillow cases?

3 days ago

Nice post and affordable choices.
But how to style your bed when you live alone???
Thank you.

2 days ago
Reply to  MSZ

How would it be any different than those who don’t live alone?

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