Bedding collections are a great way to shop for and buy bedding. These collections can be grouped together in a number of ways. Retailers use this term often, however, the way that bedding collections are grouped together can vary from one store to the next.
Individual Bedding Collections
Many collections have their own individual names and are comprised of a certain pattern. Individual collections or bedding sets come with different accessories such as:
- Comforter, duvet, bedspread or quilt
- Sheet sets
- Bed skirt
- Throw pillows
The sets are sometimes called a bed-in-a-bag. Read the description of the bedding carefully to see what pieces are included in the set. Some items pictured may not be included and are sold separately.
Bedding by Brand Name
One of the most common ways retailers categorize bedding into collections is by brand name. Bedding designers usually brand their own name, so you can find collections such as:
- Calvin Klein bedding
- Ralph Lauren bedding
- Tommy Hilfiger bedding
Sometimes designers that have their own line of bedding will then create their own unique bedding collections. For example, Ralph Lauren has the following collections:
- Brook Street Collection
- Upper Fifth Collection
- The Heiress Collection
- Tartan Party Collection
Companies that manufacture bedding also brand bedding by name and some retailers categorize collections by company brand names such as:
- Thomasville bedding
- Croscill bedding
- Roxy Bedding
Bedding by Design Style
Collections can be categorized by style in a couple of different ways. This can include decorating styles such as:
- Contemporary bedding
- Southwestern bedding
- Animal print bedding
- Asian bedding
These are just a few of the many bedding styles available. A retailer might also categorize a collection by the type of bedding being sold like:
Sometimes bedding linen collections are categorized using a combination of style and type, such as "Lodge Quilts" or "Asian Duvets".
Decorating Advantages of Bedding Sets
The advantage of using bedding collections as a guide for shopping is that most were designed and put together by interior decorating experts. These professional designers know how to match colors, textures and patterns in creative ways that are visually appealing.
Try browsing through different websites that feature bedding collections. Pay attention to how the bedrooms are put together and how the designers use pillows and other accessories to complete the look. It's a great way to get inspired and discover ideas for decorating in your home.
Buying the complete set of a bedding collection takes the guesswork out of trying to match comforters, bedspreads and quilts with sheet sets, bed skirts, throws, and decorative pillows. Many bedding collections also come with window treatments such as curtains, draperies and valances that coordinate beautifully with the bedding.
Some collections even go beyond window treatments. The look can continue into the bathroom with coordinating shower curtains, bath towels and bath accessories. Other collections have matching decorative décor, such as picture frames, lamps, candle holders, wall art, and so on.
Children's bedding collections often have fun matching accessories for the rest of the bedroom and sometimes you can personalize items with your child's name.
Where to Shop
Whether you're just browsing to get decorating ideas for your bedroom or you're looking to buy new bedding, there are dozens of websites that have great, professional looking photographs of their bed linen collections. You can often enlarge the photos to see how designers have decorated the entire bedroom.
If designer collections are out of your price range, try looking at more affordable bedding. You might even find enough inspiration to try putting something together on your own.
Look for sales on individual bedding items that have been discontinued. You can take an ordinary comforter or bedspread and really dress it up just by adding decorative pillows in different shapes and sizes, a bed skirt, and maybe a decorative throw. Sometimes you can buy these items individually, for less than you would spend on an entire bedding collection.