Incorporating hot new looks into your home decor is often a massive headache, but the latest trend for simple bedspreads is a painless exception. The bedroom should be a quiet retreat from life’s crazy bustle, so it’s no wonder fashion is drifting toward gentle tones, rich textures, and soothing patterns. The best part is, you probably won’t need to swap out all your bedding to make your bedroom look like your favorite Instagram influencer.
Maybe you already have everything you need sitting in a closet somewhere, like an old quilt your aunt gave you, or a simple comforter you used in a guest room. If not, a new duvet, coverlet, or bedspread paired with existing sheets and pillowcases will probably do the trick. Think simple and cozy, not splashy and extravagant, so going shopping in your own linen closet is totally in keeping with this trend!
Simple Bedspreads: The Breakdown
Achieving this look just takes a little effort and a lot of editing. Try imagining your favorite hotel bedding, or the best bedrooms you’ve seen on Pinterest. While there may be eye-catching art on the walls, or impressive furniture, often the bedding itself is light and basic. It should be inviting, but shouldn’t try too hard to grab your attention.
One of the most important things to consider with this trend is how to make it work with what you’ve already got. Are your wall colors bright, or is your wallpaper loud? If so, you should consider monotone bedding, and perhaps try texture to add a little interest.
For those with quieter wall colors and less distracting art and furniture, there’s an opportunity to go a little funkier with color or pattern while still staying true to the core of the trend. Or you can go for a spa-like simple monotone haven! This is your chance to make your bedroom the cozy place you’ve always dreamt of having.
Texture, Texture, Texture!
Sometimes the feel is as important as the look! That’s what the textured bedding trend is all about. Try pairing different textures together in a monochrome palette or layer up the earth tones in a variety of fabrics. We’re loving elaborate quilting on white or one-tone coverlets.
Faux fur, quilting, chenille, chunky knits, crochet—you name it, it’s a texture that works! Take a trip to the bedding store and let your fingers do the shopping.
You Look Good in Stripes
Horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, stripes are an excellent choice for the simple bedspreads look. We suggest keeping your striped look to no more than two colors to stay within the spirit of the trend.
We’re seeing a lot of whites and earth tones paired with another color, or each other. Pinstripes, chunky, single stripes all work for this head-turning fad.
Whether you want your stripes to make a splash, or just want something simple and understated, this is a look that’s easy to find at the big box retailers for a quick, cheap bedroom update. You could even limit your splurge to new striped pillowcases paired with an existing white duvet.
It’s All White
Sometimes the classic choice is the best (and easiest!) when it comes to bedding, and nothing is more classic than a white duvet. This is a look that brings to mind the finest hotel rooms and the coziest morning breakfasts in bed.
With a white canvas for your bedspread, you create an oasis of calm. Stick with a simple enough palette and your bedroom could even double as a meditation room. Think of thick, cloud-like duvets, but consider a down alternative that’s easy to launder on your own to make this a look with some staying power.
White duvets also make any other small bits of color or pattern stand out even more. This gives you the chance to get a lot of punch from little pops of color in pillows or throw blankets.
Pastels are absolutely bang-on trend when it comes to the simple bedspreads look. It is certainly true that pastels tend to fall out of favor every few years, except in nurseries where they’re always in fashion. Anytime bedroom pastels are hot again, we love to jump on the chance to bring in the dreamiest of sherbet shades.
Don’t feel limited in the tones you can choose, this look is a free-for-all when it comes to colors and shades of pastels. Blues, pinks, purples, greens, yellows, choose just one or mix them all together for a beautiful mix of colors that won’t overpower your space.
To get your dream version of the simple bedspreads trend, you could even make a quilt yourself in your favorite pastel shades!