Cheeky, Snarky & Downright Fun Bedding

Bedding_2.jpgWhen it comes to home design, I usually prefer a very buttoned-up and tailored approach. But if there's one place where I might loosen up a bit and add a little punch of tongue-in-cheek humor, it's the bedroom.

Livening up your private retreat with an unexpected pattern or whimsical design adds a uniquely personal touch which may encourage you to shake off the stress of the day and relax, or perhaps spark some playful passion. But what do you think — clever or never?

The Dutch company Snurk Bedding is by far the master of quirky bedding, offering a wide range of sheet sets and comforter cover designs imprinted with precise photographs of cardboard boxes, undressed mattresses, a curled-up dog, tossed laundry, and even Grandma's crocheted afghan. All products are crafted in 100% percale cotton and the company often engages in collaborations to support local charities — proceeds from their "Cardboard" and "Cement" designs support local homeless youth. Prices begin around $60 for fitted sheets and $80 for duvet cover sets with pillowcases. Here are a few of their humorous designs:
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Sin In Linen designs flirty bedding that infuses fetish imagery into retro patterns. Raven's Dream sheet sets are a modern take on stuffy toile; $69 for the twin set. Raven's Dream.jpg
Make Love Not War bedding by Miss Geschick and Lady Lapsus finally settles the fight over who's hogging more than their fare share of the bed; prototype 100% cotton duvet covers are available as custom orders through the designers. Make Love Not War.jpg
Quiltsryche designs heavy metal-inspired quilts that will celebrate that wild child of your youth; made to order and beginning around $800.

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The Bedtime Stories duvet cover not only helps those suffering from insomnia but allows couples to share a book in bed. Printed with the Grimm Brothers' story of 'The Sleeping Beauty,' the covers are hand sewn at the Sewing Workshop at Tires Prison Facility for Women (Lisbon, Portugal); about $105 for a king sized cover. Bedtime Stories.jpg
Martina Carpelan's Rise and Sigh is a collection of revealing bed linens with raised and reversed embroidered images which leave embossed messages on various areas of your, and your guest's, body; starting around $20 for pillowcase sets. Rise and Sigh.jpg
Bedclothes by Vadim Cherniy is a line of graphic bedding which can be mixed and matched for your mood or choice of guest. Most designs must be ordered directly from the designer, but the male/female set is available for order with black or red figures; starting at $299 for the full/queen duvet cover and pillowcase set. Bedclothes_1.jpg Bedclothes_2.jpg

(Images: As linked above.)

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