Gallery of 12 Fabulous Beach-Inspired Bedding Ideas

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Sea Creatures and Ocean Colors

Bedding ideas inspired by beach colors and icons can transform a bedroom. You can opt for ocean blues and white sands or simply add decorative throw pillows featuring iconic beach motifs.

  • For this look, introduce two beach motifs - a seahorse and starfish.
  • Transform a medium-gray, quilted bedspread with a pair of ocean deep-blue pillow shams.
  • Add a multi-blue pillow with hints of gray for a subtle and easy color shift in this bedroom decor.

Tropical Beach Theme

A tropical beach themed duvet featuring palm trees, coconuts and tropical flowers will complement any breezy bedroom decor with a touch of exotic Hawaiian beaches or Florida coastline.

  • Add matching pillow shams supported by crisp white pillows and textured brown accent pillows.
  • Match a bed skirt to your headboard to complete that tailored look.

White Embossed Sea Life Theme

You can opt for a subtle beach-inspired bedding design with a white embossed comforter and matching pillow shams. The textured hexagons here contain several quilted beach motifs.

  • Choose a design that features sea life motifs such as seashells, seahorses and starfish.
  • If you wish to add an accent color, select a few blue and white pillows.

Basic Beach Motifs

You don't have to update all your bedding to bring a bit of beachy-style into your boudoir. This throw pillow features a pair of gold and brown seahorses set against a sandy-colored background and looks as though it was always part of this bedding ensemble.

  • Choose a beach motif and work the design it into the existing colors of your bedding, regardless of the current color scheme.
  • Adding a simple accessory like this to your existing bedding provides a beachy motif that can be repeated throughout your overall bedroom decor.

Nautical Blue and White

Consider going with a simple beach theme that includes a blue and white pin-striped comforter set. Add an anchor motif pillow to complete the look.

  • Select your favorite blue and white bedding inspired by iconic beach elements.
  • Add other motifs that represent the beach or coastal elements, such as seashells, sea creatures, nautical elements, or beach umbrellas.

Coral and Starfish Motif

Select a coral and starfish motif comforter or duvet design to bring a hint of the beach into a boutique bedroom design. This taupe duvet set features a contrasting wide white border in an authentic boutique bedding style.

  • Select a pattern that depicts an intricate coral design, such as an embroidered bedding ensemble.
  • Add a lighter-colored set of sheets and pillowcases for greater depth and visual appeal.

Summer Blue and White

Create a cool and inviting bedding design with a white comforter set featuring blue seashells and starfish.

  • Select a design that has an artistic flair, such as a motif pattern created in an ink-sketched style.
  • Contrast the crisp white comforter and pillow shams with a sky blue sheet set.
  • Add more contrast with a blue and white plaid throw pillow.
  • Introduce an accent color with the same throw pillow pattern in a brown and white plaid.

By the Sea

Inspired by a seaside cottage, this quilt set features several blue and sandy-colored wavy lines. A sandy brown bottom hem is decorated with a row of seashells and feathery coral. Cute corner icons of sandpipers and an orange starfish make this a fun and whimsical bedding choice.

  • Select white sheets with boutique style pillow shams for a nice contrast.
  • Add a blue lumbar pillow to play up the sea creature motif.

Message in a Bottle

You're instantly transported to the beach with this modern spin of beach-inspired bedding. The duvet set has everything, from a palm tree swing to an umbrella table set on the beach. The foreground features a collection of seashells as though left behind by the receding high tide. One of the treasures remaining in the wake is a message in a bottle.

Coral and Teal

Set on a white background, this design features coral, starfish, sand dollars and seashells. This comforter set comes with three matching decorative pillows.

  • Add a starfish lumbar pillow and a coral-colored throw pillow for contrast.
  • Select a sky blue sheet set and bed skirt for a nice layering of color.

Beach Cottage Patchwork Quilt

A reversible pale teal and tan quilt set is an ideal choice for a beach cottage bedroom design. The patches stylize starfish, sand dollars, seashells and seahorses.

  • The reversible side features teal-colored seahorses against a white background.
  • Add a couple of teal velvet pillows trimmed in tan.
  • Make a statement with a message throw pillow.

Coral Pattern Color

This muted coral-colored quilt also features a coral pattern on the front. The reversible side offers a different look with a starfish and seashell pattern.

  • Keep it simple with a white sheet set.
  • Add different accent pillows, such as a teal-colored mermaid, a white bolster trimmed in coral and a lumbar pillow with beach icons in a coral color.

Many Options for Beachy Bedding

There are numerous beach-inspired bedding options that can transform any bedroom into a coastal retreat. Whether you opt for a full set of beachy bedding or you work coastal elements into your existing pieces, you can transform your bedroom to a tranquil oasis.

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Gallery of 12 Fabulous Beach-Inspired Bedding Ideas