The beauty of a comforter set? The coordinating is done for you. But you can take it from there, using these designer secrets to turn a comforter set into a bed dressing with your own personal style.
First, when selecting a comforter set, take a cue from your room’s wall color, wood tones and existing textiles for inspiration. For easy pattern mixing, start with a set that has a clean overall pattern, such as the Royal Velvet Damask Stripe Egyptian Cotton Comforter set, which includes a comforter and two pillow shams. From there, start building your own individual look.
For the romantic: Select a set with pretty detailing, such as Royal Velvet’s Captiva Comforter Set that features an embroidered scroll pattern. Tuck in a blanket in a complementary color so that the bed looks as if it evolved over time. The Royal Velvet Silk Touch Blanket adds both shimmery texture and a soft layer of color. Mix in a few more layers of pattern, soft color and accent with Euro shams—the Royal Velvet Coralie shams could link to the blanket’s color—and a decorative pillow such as the Captiva oblong.
For the minimalist: Opt for solid colors, and limit layering. Royal Velvet’s Damask Stripe comforter set offers a clean look with subtle tone-on-tone striped pattern for interest or reverses to a solid color. Pair it with crisp, white cotton sheets from Royal Velvet’s 400-count WrinkleGuard Sheet Set, and layer a white Egyptian-cotton blanket. Add a tailored bed skirt such as Royal Velvet’s Cotton Sateen bed skirt in white to finish out the crisp look.
For the traditionalist: Dress your bed with a classic, elegant pattern, and then add a few well-thought-out extras. Royal Velvet’s Palais comforter set features a woven medallion pattern and chenille cord trim in soft, sophisticated neutral hues. Add ivory linens with additional classic detailing, such as Royal Velvet’s 400-count WrinkleGuard Sheet Set with an embroidered edge. For opulence, pile on a few more pillows, such as luxurious Damask Stripe Euro squares combined with a single bolster, or a neat layer of oblong decorative pillows. Instead of a blanket, top with a classic Royal Velvet Coralie Matelassé coverlet, folded neatly at the foot of the bed.
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