Published on December 18, 2020

No shame if you spent more time in bed this year than ever before. Whether you were taking a Zoom call while tucked under the covers or just hiding away from the day’s news, one thing is for sure: Our beds became our sanctuaries in 2020. Still, over the course of the year, we’ve noticed a few things we would change for 2021.

Here are the three bedding trends we’re sending off to dreamland—and what we’re looking forward to waking up to for the next 12 months

Goodbye: Sleek Platform Beds
Hello: Bed Skirts and Artful Layering 

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

Platform styles keep your sheets neatly tucked in for a more tailored look, but an old-school bed skirt cleverly hides under-the-bed storage and gives you a foundation to layer in lots of textures for ultra-comfort and warmth. Think: velvet pillows, faux fur blankets, Kantha quilts, printed sheets, and patterned headboards. It’s the stuff maximalist’s dreams are made of.

Goodbye: Overstuffed Duvets
Hello: Big Bedspreads

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Photography by Mariko Reed; Styling by Kate Berry

We’re loving supersize linen bedspreads as an alternative to fluffy duvets—they’ll still keep you cozy under all that extra fabric, only without the bulk. The Orkney Linen Summer Cover comes in larger-than-standard proportions, but you can also size up for even more give. Pair it with sheets and pillowcases in the same tonal palette to maintain a minimalist vibe.  

Goodbye: Black and White Hotel Bedding
Hello: Twists on Traditional  

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Photography by Amy Neunsinger; Design by Rebecca de Ravenel

We’re all getting the travel itch, so it’s understandable if you want to wake up feeling like you’re on a five-star vacation. But 2021 will be about giving a classic look a fresh feel. Keep your scallop-edge pillowcases, but modernize them with embroidered trim in vibrant colors, a quiet coverlet, and a fresh fabric on the headboard. Light and airy—2020 has been heavy enough.

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