So you’re shopping for kids bedding. Fun! Well, it seems fun, until you realize you’re probably faced with two groups of products: 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 of this year’s top kids bedding that checks all the boxes — and is truly gorgeous. Your kids might even be excited about bedtime now. Gasp!
From its adorable brand name (kids ARE just little human rookies learning the ropes, aren’t they?) to its one-of-a-kind artist-designed bedding, Rookie Humans hits all the marks to make for a well-rounded whimsical bedroom/play-space for your kiddos to rest, imagine, and dream.
Woodland dreams full-size bedding set, $200.00 at Rookie Humans.
The sky’s the limit with this monochromatic constellation-patterned sheet set, new from iconic design duo The Novogratz. And hey, whoever said space sheets were for kids only? Snag a set for yourself — these beauties come in sizes up through King. And at this price point for such gorgeous design, they truly are out-of-this-world.
Novogratz sheet set, Full-size, in Stella, $58.96 at Amazon.
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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A version of this story was originally published in May of 2019.