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7 Favorites: Gingham Bedding for Warm Winter Nights


7 Favorites: Gingham Bedding for Warm Winter Nights

November 30, 2023

All of the beds in Goldilocks and The Three Bears were made with gingham linens—at least in the version I recall. Which makes sense: this classic check is reliably homey for adult and child-size setups. With caveats: so often gingham bedding is too cute. Or it’s too bold.

But when the details are in harmony, gingham is just right, especially for wintry nights. Here are seven standout versions. Add your own bedtime story.

from uk gingham specialists piglet in bed, the berry gingham linen bedtime bund 12
Above: From UK gingham specialists Piglet in Bed, the Berry Gingham Linen Bedtime Bundle starts at $342.75 (marked down from $457). A Berry Gingham Linen Sheet Set starts at $260.25 (on sale from $347).
merci in paris generally sticks with solid colored linen sheets and duvet cover 13
Above: Merci in Paris generally sticks with solid colored linen sheets and duvet covers, but from time to time, in store only, it offers gingham bedding.
the gabrielle paris gingham washed linen duvet cover in black starts at \$\20\1 14
Above: The Gabrielle Paris Gingham Washed Linen Duvet Cover in black starts at $201 from Smallable, the Paris-based “family concept store.”
the piglet in bed honey gingham linen bundle starts at \$34\2.75 and includes a 15
Above: The Piglet in Bed Honey Gingham Linen Bundle starts at $342.75 and includes a duvet cover, pillowcases, and a fitted or flat sheet.
from heather taylor home, mini gingham black duvet cover starts at \$\19\2.50 ( 16
Above: From Heather Taylor Home, Mini Gingham Black Duvet Cover starts at $192.50 (marked down from $275), and Mini Gingham Pillow Shams are on sale for $61.60 for a pair (from $88). All are made of cotton handwoven in Chiapas, Mexico.
the gingham sheet set from schoolhouse comes in russet (shown) and juniper, and 17
Above: The Gingham Sheet Set from Schoolhouse comes in Russet (shown) and Juniper, and starts at $119.30 (on sale from $149).
les indiennes indigo check duvet cover is priced from \$384 to \$500; indigo ch 18
Above: Les Indiennes Indigo Check Duvet Cover is priced from $384 to $500; Indigo Check Standard Pillow Covers are $80 each; and Indigo Check cotton fabric is available by the yard.

Featured photo: Les Indiennes Red Check Pillow Covers from Saving (and Splurging) with Style: Hollywood House Flippers Amanda Pays and Corbin Bersen in Upstate NY.

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Frequently asked questions

What is gingham bedding?

Gingham bedding refers to bed sheets, duvet covers, or pillowcases made from fabric featuring a pattern of small, usually evenly spaced, colored checks or stripes. It has a classic and timeless design, often associated with a cozy and rustic feel.

What are the benefits of gingham bedding?

Gingham bedding can add a touch of charm and character to your bedroom decor. It often creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Additionally, gingham patterns are versatile and can complement various interior styles, from vintage to modern.

Is gingham bedding suitable for both adults and children?

Yes, gingham bedding is suitable for both adults and children. It can bring a playful and youthful vibe to a child's bedroom, while also providing a classic and stylish look in an adult's bedroom. Gingham can be enjoyed by all ages.

What colors are available in gingham bedding?

Gingham bedding comes in a variety of colors, although the most common are classic red, blue, and black. However, you can find gingham patterns in other colors too, such as pink, green, yellow, or even multicolored options.

How do I care for gingham bedding?

The care instructions for gingham bedding can vary depending on the specific fabric it's made from. Generally, it is recommended to follow the washing instructions provided by the manufacturer. Most gingham bedding can be machine washed on a gentle cycle with mild detergent and tumble dried on low heat. However, it's always best to check the care label for any specific instructions.

Where can I buy gingham bedding?

Gingham bedding can be found in various home decor and bedding stores, both online and offline. Additionally, many online retailers specialize in offering a wide range of gingham bedding options. You can also check out the suggested seven favorites listed in the article on Remodelista's website for some specific recommendations.

Can I mix gingham bedding with other patterns?

Yes, mixing gingham bedding with other patterns can create an interesting and eclectic look in your bedroom. However, it's important to ensure that the patterns complement each other in terms of color and scale. Consider using solid-colored pillows or throws alongside gingham bedding to create a balanced and cohesive overall design.

Is gingham bedding suitable for all seasons?

Yes, gingham bedding is suitable for all seasons. Its lightweight and breathable nature makes it ideal for the warmer months, while it can be layered with additional blankets or throws during colder seasons. Gingham is a versatile pattern that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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