If you’re looking to design a shabby chic nursery then finding shabby chic baby bedding is a great place to start. This way your gorgeous crib bedding will be the focal point of the room and you can buy furniture and decor to accompany it. It’s far easier to build the room around the baby bedding than it is to find the right crib set to go with the room.
Shabby chic is a fun and feminine vintage style created by an eclectic mix of ingredients. Rather than trying to emulate one distinct time period you can feel free to mix and match from several different eras.
Layers of fabric, especially lace and floral prints, are one of the cornerstones of achieving a shabby chic look. Traditional shabby chic often incorporates soft lines and icy pastel colors including pink, mint green, turquoise and light blue. If you’re looking for a more modern look you can add in some clean lines and bold colors.
When choosing furniture for your shabby chic nursery forget about those matching crib, change table and dresser sets. Mix and match is key. For safety reasons you’ll want a modern crib and a wooden or metal crib can mix in beautifully with your shabby chic style. But search flea markets and second hand stores for vintage dressers and cabinets made with distressed wood. A coat of pastel paint can give new life to forgotten treasures.
Pink Shabby Chic Baby Bedding Sets
The “Little Princess” crib bedding set features petal pink and tan toile, embroidered patterns and is accented with a cream satin ruffle. The six piece shabby chic baby bedding set includes the comforter, crib bumper, dust ruffle, fitted sheet and the unique pinafore dress diaper stacker.
Other coordinating accessories available for purchase separately include the musical mobile with lovebirds and butterflies, three piece wall art, table lamp, laundry hamper, decorative pillow and the ceiling sculpture with suspended lovebirds and hearts.
The ‘Lollipops & Roses’ collection by Cotton Tale Designs is a gorgeous pink, cream and tan bedding set incorporating roses and angels into the motif. Many elements of the collection are adorned with three dimensional cream organza ribbon roses.
The four piece crib bedding set includes the bumper, the fitted sheet, the coverlet and the dust ruffle. The eight piece set includes all the components of the four piece set plus the diaper stacker, toy bag, window valence and two piece pillow pack.
Available for purchase separately are the coordinating lamp, wall art, musical mobile and the decorative tulle mosquito net canopy.
The ‘Annabel’ collection by Sweet Jojo Designs is a cozy cottage shabby chic baby bedding set in peach, cream and sage green. The design mixes solid colors, stripes and floral patterns in a pleasing combination. The set is 100% cotton and machine washable. The nine piece bedding bundle includes the bumper, crib blanket, fitted sheet, dust ruffle, two window valances, the diaper stacker, toy bag and heart-shaped throw pillow.
Also available for separate purchase are the musical mobile, wall art, laundry hamper and diaper change table cover.
White on White Shabby Chic Crib Bedding
Also popular with shabby chic decorating is an abundance of white on white. Layers of white brighten up the room and are easy to clean since fabric can be bleached.
The ‘Eyelet White’ shabby chic crib bedding collection by Sweet Jojo Designs layers white eyelet lace over white cotton and is accented with white ribbon bows. The nine piece set will fit both cribs and toddler beds and includes the comforter, bumper, fitted sheet, dust ruffle, diaper stacker, toy bag, two window valances and heart decorative pillow.
Additional white eyelet window panels can be purchased separately as well as a matching musical mobile, laundry hamper, lamp shade, wall art and diaper change table cover.
The ‘Victoria’ Crib Bedding Set from Sweet Jojo Designs is an elegant shabby chic toddler and baby bedding set with layered champagne and ivory pinched taffeta (jacquard), sheer voile and soft cotton. Although the set gives a delicate antique look, it is fully machine washable for your convenience. The nine piece set includes the bumper, fitted sheet, comforter, dust ruffle, diaper stacker, toy bag, lace heart pillow and two window valances.
Additional coordinating accessories available include full length window panels, a memo board, laundry hamper, musical mobile, lamp shade, wall art and diaper change table cover.
French Toile Shabby Chic Nursery Bedding
The charcoal and white French toile shabby chic baby bedding set by SoHo Designs features a lovely pastoral scene with a textured white border and subtle yellow trim. The fourteen piece bundle comes with a ten piece bedding set that includes the bumper, fitted sheet, comforter, dust ruffle, diaper stacker, toy bag, two window valances and baby bib. The bundle also includes a four piece diaper set including a yellow diaper bag, change pad, bottle case and accessories case. The diaper set is not shabby chic and doesn’t match the bedding (except for the trim) but the price is a great deal for the bedding set even if you decide not to keep the diaper bag.
Shabby Chic Boys Nursery Bedding
Many of the shabby chic baby bedding sets currently available are designed with baby girls in mind. It can be a challenge to put together a shabby chic nursery for baby boys. The French toile bedding set shown above may be a good option, or there is this blue and white ruffled bedding set.
The Blue Regal Pique baby bedding set by Baby Doll Bedding is a four piece cotton pique crib set accented by ruffles and blue bows. The set includes the fitted sheet, dust ruffle, padded bumper and comforter. The matching blue diaper stacker may be purchased separately. This set is also available in ivory or pink.
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