Assistant design editor Jen Masseau shares her favorite spring bedding picks.
After months of dreary winter days, waking up to the sun streaming through my windows and birds chirping outside feels so refreshing. That’s why for me, the bedroom is the first place I start when giving my home a seasonal decor update. Packing away flannel and wool blankets in favor of lightly quilted cotton and crisp linens is my ritual for welcoming the season.
Lightening up doesn’t have to mean forgoing textures and layers in your bedclothes. Here are 10 spring bedding picks that are perfect to usher in the warmer weather.
There’s something about a slightly rumpled bed that looks so inviting. This gauzy-textured linen is perfectly disheveled, and the two-tone shades of soft blue help to create a calming, carefree retreat.
Embroidered cotton eyelet is one of those quintessential summer textiles that never goes out of style. This delicate sage green is a fresh take on the fabric, and would look equally lovely paired with warm or cool colors in the rest of the bedroom.
I’ve been noticing tons of beautiful quilts and coverlets on the market. Rather than packing these layers away as the weather warms, lose the duvet and let a lighter covering take center stage in your bedroom. The earthy color palette and curved geometric stitching remind me of an early summer sunrise.
Switch out plain sheets for a set with an embroidered scalloped edge for an instant dose of pretty. This subtle detail delivers big impact when paired with a tailored, solid duvet.
The mismatched look has been catching my eye lately. I love Aussie brand Cultiver’s Linen Separates. The pieces are sold individually, giving freedom to play with endless combinations of colors from their palette of just-right shades.
Playful tasseled trimming runs the perimeter of this duvet and sham set, adding a textural element to the art deco print. The classical fan pattern gets a whimiscal twist in a sweet coral hue.
Products: Tasseled Deco Fan Duvet
, $138 - $188;
Seersucker is another one of those classic summertime fabrics. Done in iconic blue and white with thick-rolled edging around the border, this duvet has a look that’s casual and tailored at once.
Products: Seersucker Duvet Cover
, $228 - $288
It wouldn’t be spring without a dose — or should I say bouquet? — of florals. Adorned with cherry blossoms, magnolias, peonies and lilies boldly illustrated on crisp cotton percale, this duvet welcomes the season with open arms.
There’s no breaking in required for this duvet cover — the organic cotton is garment-washed for an ultra soft, lived-in feel, because no one likes stiff and starchy bedding. Dainty dove-grey stitching adds subtle texture against the dusty blush pink background.
This bedding proves that both minimalist and bohemian sensibilities can co-exist. A pattern of neatly composed dots and lines in graphic black and white are offset with diamond arrowheads and dainty tassels.