Beach style bed sheets bring vibrant color and style to any sun lovers bedroom. Bring memories of an ocean breeze of Cape Cod to your bedroom with crisp white bed linens with a red sail boat and gold and navy rope pattern winding its way across the fitted sheet and a solid red top that you plan to fold over the duvet cover and pillow shams with their striped navy and white nautical theme in soft Egyptian cotton. A bit of Americana and the beach take you away to some of the happiest memories of your life. Monochromatic or eclectic colors and patterns are your options when you’re looking for shore-themed bedding. Your tropical theme sheets can be solid and your quilt patterned or vice versa or you can mix and match patterns; it’s all a matter of taste and making your personal island getaway.
Imagine the sway of Caribbean or Hawaiian palm trees, the floating tiki hut bar in the pool where you are enjoying a cocktail, the sounds of laughter as your toddler runs from the ocean to the sand with pails of water to help build a sandcastle or your early morning walks shell seeking with your little girl as the waves lap at your feet. Every one of these memories can be tied to a pattern and color to make any bed with coastal-inspired sheets. Add in your matching bed cover, comforters, duvet cover, bedskirt, shams, decorative pillows and rugs and your bedroom will provide a daily escape. When it comes to bedding, bed linens are one of the most important components as restful sleep adds to a happy outlook. Good quality, supple bed linens and beach patterns can create a tropical oasis where rest and relaxation are reminiscent of your favorite vacation cottage or luxury hotel stay. What is a quality sheet? It is determined by thread count, ply and the type of cotton from which it’s made. Easiest is to remember double ply, higher thread count are softer than single ply, lower thread count they also wash better and last longer. Whether it’s the soothing shades of beige and tan of the sand or the vibrant fuchsia, blueberry, mango and crimson of Mexico and the Caribbean, your coastal-style bedroom should reflect what you love about the beach. The kids will think orange and red balls playfully “bouncing” across their bed are pretty fun with bright blue flip flops and striped sunglasses on their duvet cover.
Bed linens come not only in a variety of sizes, remember to check the pocket you need for your fitted sheet whether it’s a twin for the daybed in your teen’s room or the deep required for your king bed; twin XL for your daughter’s dorm platform or loft bed or the full or queen in your guest room that requires a deeper pocket. Don’t forget that they may be sold in sets of fitted, flat and pillowcases, flat and fitted together or each sold separately. You might want to purchase them as part of a bed-in-a-bag option. There are plenty of affordable and inexpensive choices especially if you look for sales and clearances. Many sites offer special discounts for signing up for a newsletter or updates so that’s an added savings. Online reviews are also great to find and read as you find tips, opinions and suggestions from fellow shoppers. What are beach sheets? Flat and fitted bed linens and pillow cases with a beach theme prints, designs and patterns. They come in a variety of tropical colors and coastal cottage patterns with thread counts from 250 to 600 and 2000; the higher the count, the softer the feel. Consider the various fabrics: cotton, silk, sateen, flannel, organic and hypoallergenic.