3.) It’s Bedtime
Often, a bedding set or pattern will define a theme for a nursery (see above note regarding reordering these steps!). However, it doesn’t have to work this way – you need not limit yourself to the printed choices available in Babies ‘R’ Us, Buy Buy Baby, and the like. In fact, I would suggest considering simple solid colored crib sheets as the basis for your bedding ensemble. Solid colors offer design flexibility, as well as another benefit – they are less likely than busy patterns to distract your child while they’re trying to get themselves to sleep.
Another great option for crib bedding is going the custom route – selecting combinations of solid colors and patterns from a wide variety of fabric choices to get exactly what you are looking for. I ordered my bedding from Carousel Designs. You can use their great interactive design tool (complete with room mock-up and ability to color walls, furniture, floors, etc.) purchase coordinating nursery accessories, and create a registry! Best of all, the prices are actually quite reasonable and the quality is great (I can say this confidently after 7 1/2 months of heavy use).