What to Look for When Choosing Bedding
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What to Look for When Choosing Bedding

Our guide to building a bedding look that looks & lives well

Not all bedding is created equal… 

and whether we are sourcing bedding pieces for our clients or designing products with McGee & Co., we are always considering the smallest of details. The bedding we love and use most is made to look and live well long after the first wash, from the materials to the trims that bring an elevated feeling to each layer.

Building a great bedding look is all about knowing your materials, mixing textures, working in a cohesive color palette, and layering for extra warmth and dimension.

Here are a few things to look for when choosing your bedding pieces and curating your own look:

No. 1: Considered materials

Great bedding that holds its quality wash after wash is all about the materials, and after years of sourcing bedding pieces for our clients, we knew we wanted to design our own. Whether you love the cooling effects of a linen blend, the soft feeling of bamboo, or luxurious sateen, each of our sheet sets were designed with practicality and draping in mind to give you both form and function.

From our McGee & Co. 2021 Fall Collection

From our McGee & Co. 2021 Winter Catalogue

Sheet sets we swear by

Great bedding starts with great sheets. Lay the perfect foundation with sheets made with quality and function in mind.
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Noveau Bamboo Sheet Set
Haverhill Sheet Set
Clayborne Sateen Sheet Set

No. 2: A blend of textures

Mixing textures will always lend a more relaxed and elevated feeling when mixing bedding pieces, especially in a neutral palette. For example, if our client loves bamboo sheets, we might add a linen duvet cover and cotton quilt on top to mix it up and bring more dimension to the overall look and feel. When choosing your bedding pieces, keep the textures in mind try mixing the layers accordingly.

From our McGee & Co. 2021 Fall Collection

Textural duvet cover favorites

Create a relaxed and elevated bedding look by introducing a new texture through your duvet.
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Ruffle Linen Duvet
Easton Striped Duvet
Duringer Striped Duvet Cover
Winchester Linen Duvet Cover
Carter Woven Linen Duvet

No. 3: Dimensional tones

Just like mixing textures, bedding can be a great way to experiment with tone, too. Since the bed is often the bedroom’s focal point, adding some variation in hue (even if it’s monochromatic) lends a more interesting look. If you’re going for a minimal palette, look for grays, beiges, browns, or even a subtly patterned coverlet or duvet to bring in a few different tones.

From our McGee & Co. 2021 Winter Catalogue

From our McGee & Co. 2021 Fall Collection

Quilts for the keeping

Bring in some tone or pattern variation with a folded or layered quilt.
Explore our favorite quilts
Stripe Gauze Quilt
Floral Block Print Quilt
Block Print Quilt

No. 4: Layering pieces

Adding layers to your bedding is what gives it that cozy, hotel-like feeling. We love incorporating throws at the end of the bed draped or folded to soften the look and add a new element of texture. When choosing bedding, look for throws in luxurious materials like cashmere or heavy knits to elevate any bedding combination.

From The McGee Home

From our McGee & Co. 2021 Winter Catalogue

Elevated throws & coverlets

Add a throw in a luxurious material to elevate any bedding combination.
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Ermessa Throw
Hanson Striped Cotton Coverlet
Diana Coverlet
Lane Wool Flecked Oversized Throw
Woven Fringed Throw
Sherman Cashmere Throw
Lorrelle Cotton Knit Throw
Dusty Rose Mohair Throw
Two Tone Cashmere Throw
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