When I was young my mother made the smart choice of a simple coverlet of pale pink flowers for my bed that was pretty enough for a little girl yet sophisticated enough to take me all the way through college. Following her lead, I've been hunting for something similar for my own young son and daughter. I was happy to discover several timeless options in Anthropologie's latest bedding collection.
Sheet sets available in all standard bedding sizes, from twin to California king. Prices quoted are for twin size.
Above: Whimsical bird drawings dot Anthropologie's Path of Flight Sheet Set; $148.
Above: Who wouldn't want golden fleece marching across their bed? Herd Sheet Set, $148, at Anthropologie.
Above L: Reminiscent of old-fashioned wallpaper, the florets on the Arga Sheet Set have a vintage appeal; $148. Above R: The pattern is also available in a pink and gray combination.
Above: For company at night, the Creatures Hideaway Sheet Set is patterned with bounding wildlife; $158.
Above L and R: Embroidered birds cover the Aviary Coverlet; also available in gray, and currently on sale for $99.55 from $198.