Splurge vs. Steal: Modern Bedding

There’s something irresistible about understated patterns. Striking a balance between loud animal-print and dull beige, these bedding sets feature off-white backgrounds with calligraphy-thin designs. They’re neutral enough to mesh with just about any decor, but also unique enough to stand out.

Splurge

The Sketch Ink on Manila duvet set from Dwell Studio features an ornate, geometric pattern that’s both mod and romantic. Available in full/queen ($253) and king ($287) sizes, the set includes a pair of shams. Area retailers—including And Beige, Tabletop DC, and RCKNDY sweet decor — carry Dwell Studio home products. For a complete listing of retailers or to order online, visit dwellshop.com

Steal

CB2’s Taj bedding sports a similar design for less. The whimsical iron-gate motif sets the tone for a soothing bedroom. The duvet cover, which is available in full/queen ($79.95) and king ($69.95) sizes, is sold separately from the shams ($9.95 to $14.95). The Taj collection is available at cb2.com through January.

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