When Charlie and I got our king size bed several years ago, I splurged and bought a Pottery Barn duvet cover for it. I did buy it on sale, but it was still more than I had ever spent on bedding. And I LOVED it. It was a dark grey and white smaller stripe, and it was soft and luxurious. It was exactly what I wanted.
But here is the thing – I wash our bedding including the duvet every single week. And our dogs get on the bed. And bedding just doesn’t last THAT long. So that duvet that I loved so very much didn’t last more than about 2 years. I loved it so much that I tried to rebuy it, but it was long gone.
So I no longer spend a lot on bedding. And I don’t think you should either. If you have kids, if you have pets, if you wash it a lot, it just doesn’t make sense. I did think, “Well maybe if it is in a guest room,” but if it is in a guest bedroom and you don’t have many guests, no one will ever see it. Plus, bedding is a great way to really change up a room without doing much.
To be honest – I buy my master bedroom bedding from Ikea. They have a grey and white small stripe duvet set that I like. I find the small striped to be very calming. I tried a bold black and white stripe one time and nearly lost my mind. It isn’t the best quality, and it isn’t made to last for years. But given our situation with the dogs and the washing, it works for us, and it is $50 for the king. Ikea actually has several cute duvet options.
Here are some other options for bedding on a budget (Nothing is over $100 for a King):
I absolutely love the colors and print in this one from Target’s Opalhouse line. It is also reversible so you can easily switch up the look! Plus they have pillows and sheets to match! It is the most expensive at $90 for the king.
Although it looks like this one is just white, it actually has a pale gray scalloped pattern, which I find super calming and tranquil.
This paisley print bedding is also from the Opalhouse line and also comes in a blush. It only comes in twin or full/queen, but I think it would be really great in a guest bedroom or a teenager’s room. You can also get it as a duvet.
This grey stripe is also a duvet cover, which I actually prefer. Yes, it is a pain to get on, but it takes less time to dry (I bought a crazy cheap comforter that I use as the duvet).
I love that this plaid comforter has a print, but the colors are toned down so it isn’t overwhelming.
And if white is your thing, I like this option with the trellis border (you can get it in navy or grey). It gives it just a little bit of color.
So those are just a few options for getting bedding on a budget!