5 brilliant bedding ideas – for a chic bedroom makeover on the cheap

These bedding ideas are brilliant if you're yearning for a new look for your bedroom but money is tight. Update your duvet cover and your room will be transformed

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Looking for bedding ideas? Are you a sophisticated plains, bold checks or big blousy floral design lover? Or are you totally way out and love to mix and match? Whatever your style, we have sourced some great new hot-off-the-press duvet sets that each have their merits. Take a look at our top picks that are all available now AND are great value – which will you choose? 

For more fabulous bedroom ideas, don't miss our design gallery. And if you don't find what you're looking for with our selection, today's best bedding buys are just below.

1. Go dotty with spots

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This charming printed black and pink spot Penny duvet set is a great alternative to a floral. It’s fresh and modern and will look great in a contemporary bedroom. You can team it with jet black accessories which is bang on trend and pop in other spotty pieces that go with this range - there’s black and white pillowcases and this Cheetah cushion that’s the perfect addition!

2. Bring in the leafy greens!

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The ‘inspired by nature’ trend never tires, so if you love it, continue to embrace it! This leaf print set from George Home is called Olive Leaves, it’s earthy tones will keep you grounded after a hard day at work and this design is reversible – so you can change it to a two tone green leaf design whenever the mood takes you. 

3. Choose a ditsy floral

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This is another reversible set - which quite frankly, we think is a great idea! Inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement, the Hardwick duvet design features classic floral motifs but with a fresh stylised pattern. On one side it’s pale tones of blue and the other is darker, more inky shades. Each side has pops of ochre that you can link to with throws and cushions. 

4. Or pick a beautiful plain

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This deep emerald green LUKTJASMIN bedding has a luxurious silky-soft feel with a shimmery lustre due to its lyocell and sustainably grown cotton mix fibres. It comes as part of a set and you can team it with other textures to create a truly tactile experience. Dusky pink and a brighter green look fabulous with this deep tone - have fun experimenting with the colours! 

5. Find a geo print if modern's your thing

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If you think that trad florals are overly fussy, and plains are a bit dull, then why not choose a retro-inspired print? They are timeless and will withstand the coming and going of trends. Next Home’s reversible retro petals set has a large geo petal print in yellow and grey on one side, and a subtle grey design on the reverse. Team it with yellow and grey accessories and let the duvet be the star! 

Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.