Coastal bedding: our sleep editor reveals the trending bedding sets that won't leave you seasick

Including bed sheets, comforters and pillows, coastal bedding is the simplest way to make your bedroom look and feel like a sanctuary

Coastal bedding blue and white scheme bedroom

A bedroom should be a place of calm. The room you go to relax, rest and sleep, a tranquil bedroom is essential for your well-being. There's no better way to inject some serenity than with a coastal scheme. Be it the calming waves, or the idea of escapism  – there's just something so relaxing about a beach. 

But that doesn't mean you have to redecorate with fresh paint, new furniture, or tired and obvious nautical-themed accessories. Simply switching out your current sheet set to some coastal bedding will create a peaceful feel, and make your bed look all that more inviting. Think seersucker quilts, woven shams, and wavy-edged bed sheets that give a subtle nod to the ocean. 

Whether you're wanting a beach-like sleep space or one that touches on a coastal retreat, these are 9 coastal bedding buys that'll bring calm to your guest bed. As H&G's sleep editor and bedding expert, these are the bed sheets, comforters, and pillows I can't stop dreaming about. 

Coastal bedding 

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In line with classic coastal decorating ideas, coastal bedding is the best way to inject some serenity into the bedroom. 'Bringing the beauty of sandy beaches and ocean waves into the home, the coastal decor trend is all about creating a calming and relaxed interior space that connects us with the outside world.' explains Zara Stacey, H&G's content editor, and interiors expert. 

Zara Stacey, content editor,
Zara Stacey

Zara joined Homes & Gardens in February 2022 as a Content Editor. After studying English Literature at University she has worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer, and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. Zara's role at Homes & Gardens unites her love, experience, and passion for the world of design and her desire to create inspiring written content. In terms of her own personal style, she's a huge lover of color and pattern and especially loves a pastel scheme. She also enjoys nothing more than discovering new trends, brands, and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design, or lifestyle – her wish list of new things to buy is never-ending.

Coastal sheet sets

Coastal bedding blue and white scheme bedroom

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Coastal comforters and quilts

Coastal bedding blue and white scheme bedroom

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Coastal pillows

Coastal bedding blue and white scheme bedroom

(Image credit: Pottery Barn)

How we chose these coastal bedding buys

As your dedicated sleep editor, I'm always browsing the latest bedding buys. With coastal bedding high on my wish list, these are the best bed sheets, pillows, and comforter sets I've sourced to help bring calm to your bedroom. From homeware brands we have previously tried and tested to others with exceptional customer reviews, these coastal bedding sets are top-quality and great value for money. 


What is a coastal style bedroom?

Coastal-style bedrooms feature light colors and materials. 'Think blue and white color schemes, the warmth of wood, and plenty of tactile, natural texture.' says Zara Stacey. It should include a spectrum of blues with neutrals through the use of texture. Whether it gives a full beach aesthetic or a subtle reference to summer, a coastal bedroom should feel airy and calming. 

How do I make my room look more coastal?

'From a nautical color palette for your bedding and paint ideas to a more literal take on the theme with beautiful artworks or wallpaper that celebrate a coastal landscape, simple additions and changes to your room can make it feel more coastal,' explains Zara Stacey, 'anything that will make your bedroom feel like a fresh and soothing seaside sanctuary.' 

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is your eCommerce Editor and sleep specialist to help you wind down well. A connoisseur of the mattress world, Louise previously covered sleep and wellness (as well as the occasional organizational buy) at Real Homes, and has tried, tested, and reviewed some of the buys for your bedroom. With an MA in International Journalism and PR experience, Louise brings bags of bedding expertise and enjoys nothing more than helping readers find solutions and products that best suit their sleep needs.