12 festive Christmas bedding sets to get you into the holiday spirit

Because your bedroom deserves a little Christmas cheer too

Christmas bedding set in bedroom from the White Company
(Image credit: The White Company)

When it comes to getting out the Christmas decorations and decking the halls for the festive period, it's usually all about the tree, tinsel, and table decor. But this year, more of us want to cosy up every corner of the house — including the bedroom. And why not? If you live with flatmates, have moved back home to your folks, or have a tiny studio flat, transforming your sleep space into your very own grotto may be the best way to get your home feeling festive. 

Besides, new bedding can have a big impact on the way your room looks, and feels, without having to spend a lot or do too much. Go bold with bright red Christmas covers or have fun with penguin-patterned, or winter scene sheets. There are more subtle styles too, with simple stripes or scalloped edges, and ones made of super-soft fabric like teddy fleece or velvet. All at a great price, of course. 

So go, kickstart the countdown to Christmas with these 12 festive bedding sets, carefully curated to get you in the holiday spirit.

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How we chose these Christmas bedding sets 

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Louise Oliphant

As the Real Homes sleep expert, instead of counting those sheep, you can count on me to help you find everything that you need for a good night's rest.

As someone who loves a seasonal homeware buy, I selected these Christmas bedding sets with both style and quality in mind. After all, the best duvet covers need to be warm enough for winter but their design should also complement, if not enhance, your existing bedroom decor scheme

Budget, of course, will play a part in which festive bedding set you choose, because I get that buying a bedding set, just for Christmas, is something of a treat. So it has to be affordable, and good enough quality to last you longer than the month of December. 

Thankfully, retailers that we know and love, like Dunelm, George at Asda and Habitat, as well as some more premium brands like Beddable and The White Company, feature affordable Christmas bedding sets that are timeless in design and made of premium materials so they are sure to last beyond 2022.

How to choose a Christmas bedding set 

Pink and red striped bedding set from H&M in grotto room

(Image credit: H&M)

With so many options out there when it comes to Christmas bedding, it can be difficult to decide. Do you go for a fun festive print, an on-trend design or a plain duvet cover that won't distract from the rest of your Christmas decks? 

Don't just take it from us, we've spoken to Yusuf Ozkanli, founder of Beddable for his advice on choosing a Christmas bedding set. He suggests going for "a plain colour you won't get bored of by next year. Our tastes evolve and so a simple option is often a safe bet as it won't go out of style." Investing in a set of good quality, also comes into play. A 100 percent cotton cover will be breathable enough to last you into the transitional seasons, and is easy to care for when it comes to washing and drying. Otherwise, If you're wanting the extra snuggle-factor, Yusuf also recommends "opting for a fabric that comes with a cosy finish. Washed or brushed cotton will feel soft to the touch and keep you warm on cold nights".

When should I put on my Christmas bedding?

There's no set rule book when it comes to dressing your bed for the season, especially if your bedding set is also suitable for other seasons. A striped duvet cover or a plain colour set won't look out of place before the countdown to Christmas begins, for example. Typically however, we would suggest waiting until after you've taken down your Halloween decorations before you begin getting festive. And most people follow the 12 days of Christmas to get in the spirit. But of course, it's never too early for Christmas in our eyes. 

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat.