If you want to create a fully coordinated bedroom decor without a lot of stress or effort, make the design process simple by starting with a bed-in-a-bag set. Basic sets include sheets, pillowcases, and a comforter or quilt in matching or complementary fabrics to set the foundation of your color palette and design style. Larger bed-in-a-bag sets include additional pieces, such as decorative pillows, shams, and window treatments. Available in every bed size and in a rainbow of colors and patterns, these sets typically come in easy-care, machine-washable fabrics, including cotton and polyester. Overstock carries bed-in-a-bag sets by nationally known companies, such as Laura Ashley, Madison Park, Betsey Johnson, and Porch & Den. For the little ones in your family, we also have bedding sets in fun designs kids love by Disney, Heritage Kids, and Nickelodeon, so they can select their favorite colors and patterns. To find out more about bed-in-a-bag sets, keep reading.
Made from woven plant fibers, cotton is a renewable natural material. Cotton bedding is machine washable, so you don't have to lug a bulky comforter to the dry cleaner. Bedding made from lightweight, breathable cotton can help you stay cool and dry while you sleep. Prized for its outstanding softness, Egyptian cotton is crafted from long, thin fibers woven into extremely strong yet supple yarns. Because of its higher price point and desirability, Egyptian cotton is often used in high-end bedding. Another variation of cotton, sateen bedding features a sheen that can lend a bit more formality and elegance to your bedroom, while providing a luxuriously silky texture.
Made from synthetic fibers, most polyester bedding is extremely durable. It's available in a variety of patterns and colors to suit many types of decor. Most polyester comforters can be safely laundered at home, although you should check the care instructions on the label before throwing your comforter in the washing machine. Many bedding components are crafted from a blend of polyester and cotton, combining the best qualities of both fabrics. Poly-cotton bedding is wrinkle resistant, so you don't have to worry about ironing it when you pull it out of the dryer.
Comforters crafted from microsuede offer outstanding softness and warmth. Made from polyester fibers, microsuede bedding is more affordable than real suede. Some microsuede bedding mimics the look of genuine suede, making it a good choice for rustic decor. For added warmth, some styles of microsuede bed coverings come with a Sherpa lining on the reverse side.
Ideal for urban spaces, contemporary bedrooms often feature monochromatic bedding in neutral colors such as grey or taupe. Tailored lines and geometric designs are typical of contemporary-style bedding. Since the overall look is spare, unfussy, and restrained, contemporary bed-in-a-bag sets frequently contain only the essential elements needed to make up a bed without a lot of extra decorative pieces.
Global decor reflects influences from around the world. Homes decorated in this design style often give the impression that each element was hand-selected during your travels to exotic locales. Bed-in-a-bag sets that feature global style often offer paisley and mosaic designs and indulge a love of vibrant colors.
Traditional decor is inspired by antique furnishings and classic fabric patterns, including florals, plaids, toiles, and nautical stripes. Ranging from formal to casual, traditional bed-in-a-bag sets may come with either a comforter or a quilt. With their intricate stitching and handmade look, quilts can lend vintage charm to traditional decor. Some quilts are reversible, so you can easily switch up your room's appearance by simply flipping over your quilt.
Whether your child is a fan of super heroes or Disney characters, bed-in-a-bag sets for children and teens allow them to express their personality while giving their bedrooms a unified design scheme. Animal prints, sports themes, and emoji designs offer fun touches to an older child's space. From butterflies to space ships, you can find the perfect bed-in-a-bag for every child in your home.
What are some differences between a comforter, quilt, and duvet?
As the top layer of your bedding ensemble, comforters, quilts, and duvets establish your bedding style. Comforters are typically made from dyed fabrics encasing a layer of filling that provides warmth and structure. Stitching holds the filler in place. Although they are similar to comforters, quilts have less loft. Quilts are a popular choice for traditional decor since they often feature vintage fabric patterns and stitching designs. Duvets are essentially blankets made from cotton or polyester and filled with down or another soft material. Designed to be inserted inside the open end of a duvet cover, which protects the duvet from becoming soiled, duvets are usually tied or buttoned in place inside the cover to prevent shifting. Duvets allow you to transform the look of your room whenever you want by simply slipping on a different duvet cover. Since duvet covers are made from lightweight sheeting fabrics, you don't need to use a top sheet with a duvet.
What's the function of a bed skirt?
With the exception of bedspreads, most bedding toppers don't reach all the way to the floor. A bed skirt conceals your box spring and helps anchor the look of your bed. Bed skirts are constructed of panels of fabric that are left open at the corners to accommodate the legs of your bed frame. They may offer a simple, tailored appearance or be embellished with ruffles or pleats. Larger bed-in-a-bag sets often include a coordinating bed skirt.
How can you personalize the look of a bed-in-a-bag?
To add custom touches to a bed-in-a-bag set, layer the set with your own bedding accessories to create a look that's all your own. Drape a folded coverlet in a solid color at the foot of the bed, or add a lumbar pillow embroidered with your monogram. In a teen's bedroom, hang a blanket that features the logo of their favorite college sports team over the foot board. As long as you keep all the accessories in the same color family and overall style as the bed-in-a-bag set, you can have fun putting your own personal stamp on your bedding ensemble.