Bedding—it is really one of the most personal purchases one can make, no? There is quite a bit that goes into making the perfect bed; in the name of comfort you’ll need the right sheets, pillows, and duvet while the aesthetic angle calls for a beautiful coverlet, duvet cover, shams of every size, and bed skirt. I’ve simplified the bedding formula at Chez Muffy with a mix of splurges and saves, using quality linens I have trusted for years.
I have tried many sets of sheets, plenty of trumped up thread counts or heat trapping nightmares, and have lived to tell the tucked-in tale. The last sheets I experimented with, Brooklinen and Boll & Branch, are the two at the top of a battle royale of best bedding brands. My personal preference is Boll & Branch for a softer, more luxurious feel but if you prefer crisp and cool, I found a percale set that rivals Brooklinen’s at less than half the price (see below).
Muffy’s favorite sheets: Boll & Branch Signature Eyelet Sheet Set, $248. Irresistible texture and beautiful detailing to boot without the sticker shock of luxury label pricing.
Buffy has entered the chat, as the kids say. This new-to-me bedding company kindly sent me a sheet and duvet set and they are incredible to sleep on. Their process involves ringspun yarns, a process often left out, which delivers incredible softness. (Cotton percale sheet set, $169)
Bang for your buck: 100% Organic Cotton Percale Sheet Set, $53. Ideal for those that love a crisp yet sateen-esque sheet feel. Perfect for children’s beds, guest beds, and to have a set or two on hand in the linen closet.
Pillows aren’t one size fits all, but with 200,000 reviews on Amazon this one seems to be beloved in many beds. These down alternative pillows are accommodating to every preference of soft and firm at Chez Muffy.
Bedtime winner: Hotel Collection Bed Pillows, $45 for a set of 2.
This one is easy: Matouk makes the very best coverlets. Lightweight, soft, a cinch to care for and so attractive, their diamond pique is always what I dress our beds with. Matouk offers free fabric swatches to try before you buy (no fee or shipping!) which is one of the many reasons why I am so loyal to this boutique brand. I’m currently mulling over our new primary bedroom coverlet and it will be one of the following:
Tried and True Staple: Scalloped Diamond Pique Coverlet, $198 for queen size. This style is the best value I’ve found in luxury bedding and comes in 8 colors. Accompanying shams right this way! (This pique also comes in tablecloth form, I use my green one all the time.)
Statement Piece: Mirasol Matelassé Coverlet, $774 for queen size. All the comfort of pure cotton with an elegant embellishment inspired by shop awnings in Palm Beach. In person, the champagne hue is exceptional! Mirasol shams here.
Handsome Choice: Lanai Coverlet, $259 for queen size. A crisper cotton coverlet with a taped scallop edge that has a more masculine verve. The Lanai is on our son’s nursery bed along with the accompanying shams.
Just like pillows, duvets are another hotly debated topic. My pick for top duvet will keep you from getting too toasty with temperature regulating goose down. Did I mention it ships via Amazon, is 100% organic and sustainably sourced, and a great price point? Comfort aside, my favorite perk is that it fluffs up nice and high so when I tri-fold it at the foot of the bed, it looks 5 star hotel worthy.
Duvet of dreams: All-Season Organic Down Duvet, $64 for queen size.
I like for the coverlet and shams to do the statement making so I keep the duvet cover simple and easy to care for. This crisp cotton one, another Amazon find, is so comfortable and holds its own amongst your more elevated bedding.
Simple, Sensible Option: 100% Organic Sateen Weave Duvet Cover, $65 for queen size.
Now we’re getting to the fun part, the frosting on the layered cake if you will. I like 2 Euro shams, 2 standard shams, and a boudoir or bolster pillow to tie it all together but any combination looks smashing. The detailed edges of a Matouk sham are such an elegant embellishment to incorporate if you have an upholstered headboard. Scallops, appliqué, taping, and embroidery all fit the bill. If you are looking for a punchier statement, patterns from D. Porthault are as classic as it gets.
Be still my heart: Aziza appliqué sham, $198 for standard. Comes in 6 colors.
Feminine finery: Lorelei scalloped sham, $225 for standard. Comes in 7 colors.
Lumbar Looker: Blue Brunschwig & Fils Talavera pillow, $110 for 14″ x 22″.
Personalized Piece: Embroidery monogram scalloped lumbar pillow, $275.
For baby and child: Parterre clover stripe petite pillow, $60. Comes in floral fabrics as well.
PS For a complete source guide to the nursery turned big girl room pictured in this post, head here.