let’s talk about it, shall we?
i’ve spent many hours on the internet, searching for the perfect bedding for baby z’s crib…and let me tell ya, it hasn’t been an easy task. for three reasons:
1. not to offend, but most of the bedding sets at places like target, babies r us, or kohl’s…are gaudy. affordable yes, but gaudy. not only that, but we don’t want a “theme”, per se and i really can’t stand the matchy-matchy element of a set.
2. the bedding that i do like is super expensive.
3. we’ve considered going the “basics” route. meaning – basic colors and ala carte items – sheets, bumper, bed skirt, etc. however…did you know that some basics are often more expensive than a set?! crib bumpers (plain white ones!) can be 115 bucks a pop!
so…what’s a swollen-footed, watermelon eating, penny-pinching, waddling pregnant woman to do?
i’ll tell you!
sheets, bumper, skirt – we’re going basic. although some websites charge an arm and a leg for ala carte items, places like babies r us and target offer affordable mix-n-match pieces. woo hoo!
comforter/blankets – sometimes you can purchase items from a set, separately. for example, i really dig dwell’s menagerie and skip hop’s flower burst (see below).
nursery decor – eclectic thrift store/vintage finds, of course!
*note: the only “set” that i can imagine purchasing is the skip hop flower burst. i like that the sheets/skirt are somewhat neutral and the design itself doesn’t scream, “hello! i’m a theme!” and…it’s available at target.
i’ve included a few photos of colors and patterns that i really like. there’s no rhyme or reason to the choices – some are neutral, some are girly (but not too girly!) the colors are pretty similar though – tangerine, salmon, minty blue, lime greens, and neutrals.
let me know what you think. and if you’re a new mommy (or even if you’re not!) and have any suggestions, i’d love to hear them!
thanks for your suggestions/ideas!