I am looking for some solid colors and no funky prints or characters (dots would be okay or stripes) and I don’t want to pay a ton. I am striking out at Ikea, Target, Pottery Barn and all the traditional sources I thought would work. Wondered if you might know some secret places. Thanks, Liz
Great question, Liz! Bedding can be tricky. There are tons of awesome prints out right now from great design firms. But they’re generally pretty funky or very retro modern. If you’re looking for basic solids or stripes or simple patterns, sometimes the best place to start is middle America. Check out Lands End, JcPenney, Kohls — the kind of stores that are trying to appeal to the widest audience. They often try to keep their offering pretty neutral. Tip: don’t just search their “kids” section which is usually filled with character-themed kitsch. Search the general “sheets” section instead and watch for patterns available in twin.
The pictures above are all 100% cotton from JcPenney. Each option is available in lots of color choices.
Once you’ve got your sheets and bedspread squared away, you can always add pillows or a throw blanket in a funkier pattern from a specialty store like Modern Basics or Pixel Organics or Nurseryworks — or even make your own.