With three boys I’ve learned the best places to shop when it comes to buying boys bedding. When it comes to bedding, we don’t require organic sheets, Egyptian cotton or a particular thread count. Nope, I’m all about looks, function, and durability.
Combine Classic & Trendy
When it comes to boys bedding, I prefer to combine classic and trendy design. However, depending on their age, I may lean more heavily into one of those directions. For instance, with my 10-year-old, I gravitate toward trendy sheet prints. With the older guys, I stick with the classics: solid, ticking or pinstripe.
When shopping for boys bedding, I need options galore and love the versatility of mix and match comforters, sheets and pillows.
Durable Boys Bedding
Here’s an insider secret for all the newer mamas out there…those sweet smelling little guys they are going to stink one day. It’s a scent like no other. Imagine a mix of stinky feet and sweatiness.
Therefore, I need washable boys bedding. Washable is a requirement. EVERYTHING such as pillows, comforter, blankets, shams and anything else they lay on must withstand a washing machine.
Overstock has some great options, especially for teenagers. Teenage boys have no interest in the cute factor. Cool is how they roll. My 15-year-old has this great new comforter set, and the quality is fantastic.
The classic pattern and colors allow us to add modern pieces without being overly trendy.
Classic Boys Bedding
When buying boys bedding, I like to consider how the item will function in the room. For instance, I recently purchased a duvet cover for my oldest son. At his age, I want the style to adapt with his age. The intent is for it to last through his college years. Therefore, I was willing to spend a little bit more (but still bought it on clearance at PBTeen).
I’ve had great luck with bedding from Pottery Barn Kids or PBTeen. You can score great deals if you watch for sales. The brand offers 15% off when you sign up for their email list. Look for free shipping promotions too!
Personally, when I want functional longevity from with kids bedding, I stick with classic colors such as red, blue, gray, etc. I find these colors are the most functional. It’s easy to add trendy accessories when the base colors are timeless. As a side note, when opting for wall color, my preference is keeping the tone light and color neutral. Like the bedding, this provides the greatest flexibility.
Adding in Trendy Pieces
One of my tricks to achieving the infamous and beautiful PB look is buying pillowcases vs. an entire set of sheets. PB has an impressive NFL line of bedding. Rather than forking over the funds for the full ensemble, my football fan has the gray pillowcases shown here.
As you can see, the pillow cases have classic colors. This works perfectly with the boys bedding I’ve purchased. We bought these pillow cases five years ago. I wasn’t sure how they would hold up, but truthfully, they look fabulous with little to no fading.
Ok, let me state up front that when it comes to kids bedding: ‘quality sheets’ do not equate to expensive sheets. However, over the years I’ve learned where to purchase quality sheets without spending a bundle. Have you ever bought a ‘great’ set of sheets where the elastic has eventually failed, OR the corner seams ripped? It’s happened to me, plenty of times. So now, I don’t deviate from my trusty “go-to” stores.
Hands down my favorite place to buy boys bedding (kids bedding in general) is Target. The styles are spot on, and they offer options galore for mixing and matching.
My youngest received a new set of flannel sheets this winter from the Pillowfort line. All I can say is AMAZING. Normally flannel fades and pills quickly. Not this set. In fact, he liked the sport themed sheets so much we also bought a non-flannel set of Scoreboard Shuffle sheets for warmer months.
So, there you have it: my best advice for buying boys bedding: Combine classic & trendy, think durability and long lasting. I’ve gotten the greatest use from sticking to traditional colors. When it comes to sheets, I’m primarily a Target shopper with a touch of PBTeen and Overstock. In short, my sources boil down to three stores: Target, Overstock, and Pottery Barn.
I follow a simple formula of mostly classic with a touch of trend. When looking to replace bedding, I keep my eyes open for sales.
If you have any tried and true places where you shop for boys bedding, or girls bedding, that lasts and wears well, I’d LOVE to hear about it. Also, if you’ve not done so already, be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter so you are the first to know when a new post goes up and other juicy design tidbits that save you money!