Where I Shop for Bedding

I’m starting a new series today called “Where I shop for ____”.  In each post I’ll share my favorite sources for certain things around the house, in my wardrobe, or things for the kids.  Today’s post is all about bedding!

affordable bedding - where to buy bedding

photo by Sarah Bradshaw

I recently shared a peek at our new guest room Murphy bed and I received a number of questions about the bedding.  Unfortunately everything on the bed is quite old from Homegoods, but that gave me the idea to start this new series where I will share my tried and true places to shop for certain things.   First up, all about beds and bedding!   (Also just FYI this guest room is a work in process and wallpaper has actually gone up since snapping this iphone photo last weekend.)

guest room - murphy bed - affordable murphy bed

affordable bedding - where to buy bedding

photo by Sarah Bradshaw

affordable bedding - where to buy bedding

Where I Shop for Bedding

  1. Beds- Tom and I have a vintage faux bamboo headboard and just a metal frame.  Jack has the Ikea Hemnes Daybed (with two Minnesund mattresses), which is such an incredible bed.  It pulls out and becomes a king sized bed, and the 3 drawers are huge and we use them for Jacks clothing with some baskets inside them to divide them up.  The girls have vintage Jenny Lind beds that I refinished last year prior to our move.  (I still owe a big blog post on that process.)  We just installed this Amazon Bestar Murphy Bed in our guest room and despite a really difficult building process with confusing instructions we are really happy with it.  It is very comfortable and really helps us make the most of a pretty small space!
  2. Pillows-  These Amazon pillows have been my favorite for years!  They are perfect for whichever way you sleep and they’re not too fluffy yet not too flat.  They have a gel-type center that helps to hold their shape and keep the pillow cool, and then there is comfortable down-alternative stuffing surrounding the gel center.  We have these pillows for every bed in the house (including our kids’ beds) and everyone loves them.  They wash well in the washing machine, and they are nice and affordable too.  (Currently $36.51 for 2 pillows if you check the Amazon 40% off coupon before adding it to your cart.)
  3. Mattresses-  Tom and I use a mattress that’s about 10 years old (with this amazing IKEA topper on it), but in the past few years I’ve purchased our home’s new mattresses from Amazon.  Who knew mattresses in a box could be so good!?  The girls have these mattresses (in the 10 inch thickness) on their twin beds and this is the queen mattress (12 inch thickness) we purchased for our guest bedroom.  Both are incredibly comfortable!
  4. Mattress Pads-  The kids have these Amazon mattress pads and we’ve been very pleased with them.  The ones on our queen sized beds are really old so I’m not sure where they’re from- probably Homegoods or Target.
  5. Sheets- I’m a hot sleeper and I prefer nice crisp sheets.  I typically purchase our sheets at Homegoods (Ralph Lauren sheets are wonderful) or Target.  These light blue floral sheets from Target have been my favorite for a couple years now.  We also have a set of percale sheets that Thomas Lee Sheets gifted us a couple years back and I love how crisp and cool they are.  The kids use Target Pillowfort sheets, which hold up well to frequent washes, and the colors/prints are really cute.  We now have their flannel sheets for the cooler months ahead.
  6. Silk Pillowcases-  Sometimes I’ll use the pillow cases that come with the sheets set, but most of the time I prefer to use these silk pillowcases from Amazon.  These are great because they aren’t too slippery or silky, but they still help your hair look smoother in the morning and they also help prevent sleep lines on your face (I’m a stomach sleeper so get these often- these pillow cases definitely help!)
  7. Quilts-  I prefer quilts over duvets and comforters.  They just look more timeless and quilts seem to get better with age, whereas comforters can start to look worn and tired pretty easily.  I do like the look of a fluffy duvet (and this is the Target Casaluna duvet we have for the winter), but because I’m a hot sleeper I much prefer a quilt.  I like to purchase our quilts at Homegoods or TJ Maxx (they always have pretty ones for affordable prices).  The quilt in our bedroom is by Rachel Zoe and the quilt in our guest room is Isaac Mizrahi, and both were purchased at Homegoods.  Tahari (also often at Homegoods) has nice options too.  I’ve rounded up some nice Homegoods/TJ Maxx quilt options below, but it’s always worth browsing your local store to see what they have!  They seem to have a great variety of block print quilts these days!  I’m really interested in trying out a velvet quilt from Serena and Lily for winter- though Target has a version as well. The kids all have Target Pillowfort quilts, which have held up nicely and are a great weight.  I like solid quilts for the kids (Jack’s is reversible) and then go for more fun prints for their sheets.
  8. Throw Pillows-  On our guest bed I have these pillow cushions from Serena and Lily (gifted) with these Amazon pillow inserts.  A tip for a fluffier looking pillow- use an insert that is 2 inches larger than your pillow cover!  On our bed we have a mixture of throw pillows from Homegoods, Amazon, and At Home.
  9. Bedskirts- We have this beautiful border frame bedskirt from Serena and Lily and I love the nice, crisp structure it has.  The kids don’t have beds that need bedskirts.

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Katie Vail
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  1. Sarah
    October 3, 2023 / 10:42 am

    I loved this post and am so excited about this new series!

    • October 3, 2023 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks Sarah! If you have any topic requests for this series please let me know!

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