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Baby Crib Sets Buying Guide

Match Your Décor or Get Inspired with Baby Crib Bedding

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The finishing touches on your nursery can have more impact than you might think. When it comes to selecting baby crib bedding, it’s more than just the icing on the cake. What you choose for bedding can either enhance the style you’re trying to achieve or add more color and texture than you wanted.


Assess the décor of your nursery before you buy crib bedding. How much color and theme has been established already? Do you have wall art or a mural? Are you planning to complement a special piece of furniture or large toys? Or are you starting from scratch and hoping to draw inspiration from your baby bedding before designing the rest of the room? Either way, if you plan ahead your bedding will be a delightful addition to your nursery.


Colors and Patterns in Baby Bedding

When you start to shop for crib bedding, your first consideration will probably be color. Are you creating a girl-or boy-themed nursery? Or do you prefer the atmosphere of gender-neutral furniture and décor? Making that choice first will narrow down your selection straight away.


Once you’ve established what kind of atmosphere you want to create for your baby, you can move on to evaluating what colors of baby crib bedding will work with your walls, carpets, and nursery furniture. Although decorating a nursery can be more flexible in terms of busy colors, shapes, and textures, you still might want to add style elements one at a time.

Design Ideas from Your Crib Bedding

If you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to a theme for your nursery, crib bedding can be a great start. Look for animals or patterns that can follow through into the other accessories you purchase. Cotton Tale Designs has a great selection of gender-neutral colors with fun animal characters. Choosing a Cotton Tale set is a great way to achieve a theme for your nursery.


At this stage, the atmosphere of your child’s room will be more for your entertainment than your baby’s. You’ll be surprised at the volume of design selections for baby crib bedding that can incorporate your favorite animal or color.


However, many new parents are looking for bold, stimulating colors and patterns. Stripes, dots, waves and other combinations of line art can feature vibrant colors and lots of contrast. If you want crib bedding with shapes only, but aren’t looking for bold fabrics, you’ll still find subtle pastel tones that are more your taste.

Baby Bedding on a Budget

Choosing bedding for babies can be a heartwarming experience, but remember that you’ll likely need to purchase more than one set. You’ll want room for life’s little messes so that changing your crib won’t be a stressful scramble.


Like adult bedding, baby crib bedding can be expensive. On a limited budget, you’ll be looking for your most affordable options. Crib bedding from Dream On Me and Bebe Chic is on the economical side of the spectrum, yet comes in many charming colors and patterns.


Around the middle of the road price-wise are the Cotton Tale products mentioned above. You might want an adorable animal theme or stylish pattern for one set of crib bedding, and then choose extra sheets and blankets from a more economical product line. You can build your theme around Cotton Tale imagery, but still have back-up bedding that complements your core nursery colors.

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