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 by category
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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 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
Material: 100% cotton percale
Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cali-King
Miminic the ocean waves without going overboard with this chic sheet set. In a high-quality percale cotton, it'll feel like you're on vacation.
Material: 100% cotton
Sizes: Full, queen
Coastal schemes are all about being bright and light. Keep it simple with these breathable cotton bed sheets – plain, soft, and easy to wash, they're perfect for a guest bed.
Material: 100% Belgian flax.
Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali-King
Linen is the breeziest of bed fabrics, making them perfect for the summer months. In a pale blue, these linen sheets will bring a calming feel and fresh look to any bedroom.
Coastal comforters and quilts
Material: 100% European linen front, 100% cotton poplin back
Sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King/Cali-King
If you don't need a whole new bedding set, buying a comforter or quilt like this Sutter Linen one is a great way to inject some soothing textiles and colors.
Material: 100% Cotton Voile
Almost shell-like, this quilt and sham set brings the beach inside. In a pretty light teal colorway, it won't go totally nautical, but it subtly plays on seaside schemes and styles.
Material: 100% Belgian flax linen
Sizes: 8"L x 26"W x 14"H
This crochet-look linen bed pillow injects natural tones and materials into your scheme. It's a great way to avoid a coastal bedroom feeling cold from only cool colors and fabrics.
Material: Polyester blend
Sizes: 20'' H X 20'' W X 0.2'' D
The natural trim on this sham set adds a touch of opulence to the coastal trend that could easily verge on thematic. The navy textured colorway will stand out in a neutral bedroom.
Material: 100% suede leather, 100% linen, 100% cotton
Sizes: 16" H x26" W , 20" H x 20" W
This pillow set brings all things coastal into one: natural textures, with brown tones of the leather and the piped blue trim that almost looks like waves creates a modern coastal scheme.
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.'
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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.
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