It is easy to choose bedding from a pre-packaged bag set however most clients tell me that they end up with a bed skirt, sham or some other component that they really do not like but since it came with the set they decided to compromise and now they ask me to start the search for a coordinating item to replace the piece they do not like or to just have a piece custom made for them.
Places like Bed Bath and Beyond as well as department stores such as Dillard’s, and Target keep a regular stock and numerous varieties and styles of bedding sets to purchase readymade but you might be wondering where does one go to get custom made bed sets? Where is the place you can go to pick and choose your fabrics, styles, quantities, trims and accent pieces so you create a bed set unique to your taste and decor?
For the most part your custom made bedding is going to be purchased thru a local interior designer such as myself or you would have to make a trip to the Valley and go to a specialty boutique bedding store.
My firm carries several bedding lines which fabricate custom pieces where you can purchase just a single coverlet or an entire set. I represent/carry lines such as Wildcat and Silverado Home as well as Pine Cone Hill and a few others. In addition to these national companies I also have items custom made thru privately owned workrooms which is great because you can choose any fabric or trim, do any size, etc. to create a bedding set that will not be found anywhere else.
When you start venturing into the world of “custom made” it is exciting but it also takes time and patience and because it is “custom” it will cost more than just going to a department store and purchasing a “bed in a bag”. A good in between alternative is selecting custom items from companies such as Wildcat or Silverado Home where they have pre-selected fabric combinations as well as the ability to pick and choose fabrics that they carry in stock.
I just completed this process with a client and it took several sessions looking thru all of the fabrics to come up with the perfect combinations in order to pull together the bedding sets that would be unique to their home. Their décor is along the lines of “rustic” but not in a country quilt fashion. We still wanted the pieces to be up to date and timeless thus we went to the Silverado Home line of bedding to make our selections.
A basic bed set will start off with a coverlet [bed spread or duvet] as well as a bed skirt and two pillow shams. From there you can add Euro Style pillow shams [square pillows] and accent pillows of all shapes and sizes as well as accent blankets, throws or even a “scarf”. A custom set with 4 basic pieces will start at around $475 for a King Set and can go up from there.
If you want to take a peek at what these custom lines have to offer then check out www.silveradohome.com as well as www.wildcatterritory.com and if you want to see their actual fabrics then you can contact my firm and we’ll arrange a time for you to view some of their options.
There is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to choosing how many pieces to use for your bed set and it is not necessary to have a bed piled high with pillows unless that is the look that you like. Minimal bedding can be just as beautiful as a bed with lots of trim and embellishments it truly comes down to what appeals to your taste; and what makes you just want to hop in [into your bed] and what you want your space to look like when your bed is “dressed”.