When you start shopping for kids bedding, you’re usually faced with two groups: prints of garish, neon cartoon characters that make you feel weirdly uneasy when you make eye contact with them; and boring, plain bedding that’s more suitable in a hospital than a toddler’s room. Finding bedding that’s soft, comfortable, gorgeous, affordable and fun for kids (but that doesn’t beat you over the head with Sesame Street characters) is hard — harder still when your kids’ personalities are ever-changing and they suddenly decide they’re no longer obsessed with unicorn stuff and what were you thinking, Mom??
But before you decide to buy six sets of solid-gray bedding and call it a day, we’ve rounded up some kids bedding that checks all the boxes — and is truly gorgeous. Your kids might even be excited about bedtime now. Gasp!
This watercolor jaguar crib sheet is perfect for your little wild child — and the bright colors are eye-catching and fun.
Jaguar crib sheet, $36 at Anthropologie
This bedding set is covered in woodland animal illustrations that are minimal but playful. The print was created by Roxy Marj for adventurous kiddos.
Roxy Marj woodland animals, $16-$149 at Crate and Barrel
Gorgeous flowers, plants, and constellations cover this bedding set, and the reversible quilt and sham have a plaid design on the back.
Genevieve Gorder florals, $16-$189 at Crate and Barrel
Every kid is a superhero; there’s no use telling them otherwise. This duvet lets kids keep those dreams of saving the world from villians going, even as they sleep.
Superhero duvet, $120 at Etsy
Subdued and understated, this bedding set has a winter woodland scene with reindeer, pine trees, houses and falling snow, making it the ultimate place to cozy up and drift off to dreamland.
Winter woodland bedding, $58.99 at Amazon
Brooklinen has a cult following, and for good reason. These sheets are out-of-this-world comfortable; you may get a second set for your own bed once you see how much your tot loves theirs.
New York City sheet set, $68 at Brooklinen
If bright colors and bold patterns aren’t your kid’s thing, this simple green striped bedding set is muted but inviting.
Green striped bedding, $48.99 at Amazon
Ok, ok, technically not bedding I suppose, but badass nonetheless. If you’re looking for a place for your toddler to rest their lil’ sleepyhead — but they’re refusing to stay in their own bed — try out an awesome hammock instead. It might just be enough to rock them off to ZZZ.
Hammock, $57.06 at Etsy
From beloved baby brand Aden and Anais, this gender-neutral bedding set is made from 100% organic cotton, and the adorable star balloon pattern is perfect for your tiny tot. It’s lightweight and breathable — and comes in three different color choices.
Aden and Anais bedding set, $49.99 at Amazon
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