The best Christmas bedding: 7 cosy picks to get you in the festive spirit

Because you can totally put on your Christmas bedding in November...

Debenhams Christmas bedding
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We know Christmas bedding isn't for everyone. We know not all of you will want to sleep under sheets covered in dancing elves or skiing penguins or sausage dogs in bobble hats BUT our round up of the best festive bedding for 2020 is so stylish (sure there will still be some animals dressed in snow gear) and so subtly festive that even you Scrooges out there will approve...

When you are done drooling over our Christmas bedding, make sure you head over to our Christmas decorating ideas too so you can match the rest of your home to your new bedroom set up.

1. Go for a classic red and white scheme 

H&M Christmas bedding

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Seeee we told you, subtle! This is way more winter bedding than Christmas bedding anyways. This set up is from H&M (opens in new tab) and would be so simple to recreate at home. Mix your crisp white bedding with a sofa red blanket and voila – a nod to the festive season without being overly Christmassy. 

2. Snuggle up with a cosy tartan

M&S Christmas bedding

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Another lovely, classic set up. You can't go wrong with a checked print at Christmas, it's subtle but still incredibly festive. This printed bedding set is from M&S (opens in new tab) and is a gorgeous cosy fleece too, and if you haven't experienced sleeping in fleece sheets you NEED to.

P.S We can imagine there are going to be a ton of bedding sales going on over Black Friday at all our fave brands she be sure to check out our deals page too.

3. Keep it simple with stylish grey Christmas bedding 

Debenhams Christmas bedding

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If you really can't cope with all that red and green and are more into the neutral look when it comes to Christmas bedding, you don't have to stray too far from your standard grey. This grey Brushed Cotton Duvet Cover (opens in new tab) from Debenhams sounds like a dream. Yes, it's relatively plain but take some tips from the pic above and festive it up with some rustic Christmas decorations too. 

4. Pick a retro vibes ski print

Next Christmas bedding

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First of all this Christmas bedding from Next (opens in new tab) is waffle texture, so that gets out vote straight away, we are also loving this retro print with the little old school ski lifts on the cushions, so cute. The details are lovely too, like the red piping around the edge of the pillows. 

5. You can't go wrong with a classic snow scene

John Lewis Christmas bedding

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If you are big into the traditional Christmas vibe, then this Sophie Allport (opens in new tab)Christmas bedding it for you. It just has everything you would want from festive bedding: red, white and green colour scheme, that all-important classic red car with a Christmas tree on top... love it. Made even cuter by the fact that there is currently 20% off in the John Lewis Black Friday sale.

6. Get two Christmas bedding sets in one

Wayfair Christmas bedding

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The whole woodland thing seems to be a big Christmas trend across across loads of our fave brands this year, and Wayfair is going strong on the theme. In this very subtly festive bedding (opens in new tab), you've got deer and bears and skiers but not a bobble hatted sausage dog in sight. Plus this set is reversible so you can switch it over to a lovely grey tartan too. 

8. Pick an alternative colour scheme this year

M&S Christmas bedding

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Surely this set from M&S (opens in new tab) is as elegant as Christmas bedding gets? Love the alternative blue colour scheme too. We think we'd have to buy the matching velvet blue cushion (opens in new tab) too just to complete the look!

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.