4 Tips for Matching Bedding to Décor

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4 Tips for Matching Bedding to Décor

Staff Writer · Dec 15, 2010

When choosing any bedding decor, it’s important to tie in the look of your bedroom with the other decorating elements in your apartment. Whether your enjoy a traditional or contemporary decorating scheme, you should make sure that the bedding you choose works well with the overall style. What you select in the way of bedding, then, will be determined by the treatments you choose for your windows, the colors of your walls, and your choice in furnishings.

#1 – Consider the Theme

Ask yourself what style of decor predominates your apartment. Do you live in an apartment that has Victorian styling or is it more influenced by a retro design? Maybe, you prefer more contemporary furnishings, or like a shabby chic look? Look at the overall theme in order to find the bedding that can be incorporated with the design. For discussion here, let’s take a look at contemporary styling, traditional decors and global designs.

#2 – Matching your Bedding to a Contemporary Theme

In a contemporary decor, furnishings are streamlined and colors are neutral. You will also possess a good amount of storage to maintain an uncluttered look. Bedding should be simple and sophisticated and display a palette of various tones, primarily in hues of stone and beige. You want to create a uninterrupted, pleasant and orderly look. Therefore, bedsheets and bedding should be stylish and plain and colors layered to create an even flow. A bright color, rather than a variety of shades, should only be used to break any kind of monotony. Modern geometric prints also enhance the style.

#3 – Matching Your Bedding to a Traditional Style

In a traditional decor, you will see a mix of antique as well as classic-inspired designs. Lighting is often recessed in bedrooms and furniture, such as beds, can be rather dramatic looking. The use of quality accessories with classic lines and features help create a timeless look. Bedding, too, should reflect this style. Pick soft colors and cotton fabrics that lend a sense of peace and serenity. Match bedding prints with window treatments. Choose small floral patterns or quilted looks with identically printed or colored shams to reinforce the look.

#4 – Matching You Bedding to Fit a Global-Type Theme

The global style is broadly appealing as it combines traditional styling with colorful patterns while providing practical elements in its design. Combining styles from around the world, you can include furnishings, such as handcrafted basketry, Asian furniture and marble-type accessories. Therefore, a global look can include a mix of cultural styles or focus in on one specific region. As a result, it’s important to combine colors subtly.

It may be best to color walls in beige tones and highlight certain regional colors, such as the turquoises and bright pinks of India, or the reddish hues of China. Choose bedding then that reflects where you want to place the emphasis, such as an Asian or South American scheme. Select prints and colors related to that portion of the world.

Whatever you choose in bedding, you want to make sure that it works well with your total decor. Choose a theme and you’ll find the right building for your particular style and tastes.

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