Master the New Slow Decorating Trend With These Tips

The prospect of decorating your bedroom is an exciting one. After all, this is one of the parts of the home where you spend the most time. Not only does the average person sleep seven to nine hours a night, but many people use their bedroom for activities like reading, studying, watching TV, picking out clothes, and participating in a craft or hobby. It’s only natural that you’d want your bedroom to look its best because of its importance in the home. However, the process of decorating this space can be stressful. 

It’s no secret that redecorating comes with certain challenges. If you’re choosing new furniture, accessories, bedding, and decor, then you want to take steps to ensure these purchases spark joy for years to come. Additionally, new bedding often represents a significant investment. If you spend your hard-earned money, you want to know your purchases will hold up for years rather than falling apart the first time you toss them in the washer. 

Fortunately, the customs around home design are changing. Increasingly, people are embracing a practice known as slow decorating. A recent trend, slow decorating involves taking your time when choosing pieces. Rather than rushing to fill a space with furniture and accessories, slow decorators choose items with care and consideration, often over months or even years. These mindfully selected items should reflect your unique taste and preferences. Additionally, investing in quality means pieces are more likely to last for years, so you don’t have to replace what you put so much effort into picking out. Some shoppers even choose high-end furniture and antiques with the goal of one day passing them on to other family members or friends. Think of a beautiful four-poster bed or a lovely hand-sewn quilt. 

Benefits of Slow Decorating

Slow decorating offers several advantages over traditional design. One of the best reasons to consider slow decorating is that it’s about taste instead of trends. Rather than choosing a bedroom piece or comforter just because it’s popular at the moment, individuals select pieces that appeal to them on a deeper, more personal level. Choosing items based on your unique aesthetic reduces the odds of your home looking cookie-cutter. It also allows you to let your unique sensibilities shine. 

Additionally, customers are drawn to this design method because it keeps costs in check. With slow decorating, shoppers aren’t buying everything at once. Because they’re selecting pieces more methodically, they can save their money until the perfect purchase appears. In the long run, rooms furnished with slow design tend to be timeless rather than trendy, featuring quality products that hold up for years. They draw compliments from visitors and guests. 

Finally, slow decorating is optimal for those who want to cut down on clutter. How many times have you purchased an item on a whim only to find it doesn’t suit your needs? How often do these pieces wind up taking up valuable real estate in your closet or storage room? With slow decorating, you can start selecting items more thoughtfully. The result is less waste and more space in your home. 

Mix and Match Styles

The success of the slow decorating movement is due in part to the fact that it allows customers to embrace different looks in a single room. When you follow the trends, your bedroom often ends up resembling a page in a catalog. And while these more common styles are attractive, they’re also more generic. By choosing pieces slowly and carefully, you can come up with a bedroom design that reflects you and your partner as individuals. This means incorporating styles from different periods and aesthetic variations. You could pick out an antique bed but opt for a more modern comforter design. On the other hand, you could select a contemporary armchair and cover it with a classic knit throw.  


For example, those who appreciate the beauty of the outdoors may want to incorporate a smattering of Mother Nature into their decor. Created by Ann Gish’s Art of Home Collection, the Alyssum Throw features an elegant floral print that’s perfect for all seasons. Designed to elevate a space while showcasing the owner’s unique taste, this brand is focused on easy, pleasurable living. So it’s no surprise that the Alyssum design marries form and function with its delicate fringed flowers and embroidered grey leaves. You can rest assured that this piece will complement a wide variety of bedrooms and styles. 


Slow decorating fans love adding fresh pieces to their existing decor. If you want to give your room a look that’s youthful yet worldly, it’s hard to go wrong with the Kara Cotton Jacquard 3-Piece Comforter Set. Designed by Madison and Park, the Ink & Ivy Kara Collection feels modern thanks to the cotton jacquard striping and aqua diamond print. However, the overall design is globally inspired. You might see a similar piece in bedrooms around the world. As a bonus, this fashion-forward set is machine washable, so you can toss it in the laundry when it needs cleaning. And because the set is OEKO-TEX certified, you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals leaching into your skin. It’s a great choice for style-minded home decorators who are also health conscious. 

Know Your Materials

The popularity of the slow decorating trend is due in part to a growing movement toward high-end materials. These days, the best furniture and bedding products are natural and hypoallergenic, manufactured free from volatile organic compounds and toxins. Not only are these items more healthful, but they also last longer. This is in contrast to cheap and synthetic fabrics which tend to develop pills and regularly come apart in the wash. 


The good news is that Latest Bedding is embracing this trend by showcasing a wide selection of high-quality products made with natural materials. For example, the YALDA PILLOWCASE SET from Pure Parima is a great option for those who are concerned with the place where they’re laying their heads at night. Made from 100 percent certified Egyptian cotton sourced in the Nile River Valley, this collection is sumptuously soft thanks to the extra-long staple, hand-picked fibers. At once silky soft and impressively strong, the Yalda pillowcases won’t irritate skin like other materials or develop rips and tears. And because Egyptian cotton is exceptionally breathable, you don’t have to worry about waking up in a pool of sweat on warm nights. Customers have plenty of style options with the Yalda cases, which come in colors such as White, Ivory, Linen, Spa, and Olive, among others.  


Looking for something extra cozy for nighttime? Treat yourself to the ultimate in luxury with J Queen’s Cracked Taupe Ice 4-Piece Comforter Set. Warm and opulent, the collection is made from 100 percent polyester jacquard and boasts a 270 GSM fill for cold winter nights. Plus, the multi-dimensional weaves and textures give it a contemporary look, while the shades of taupe and ivory ensure it melds well with just about any bedroom style. So you don’t have to worry about whether new purchases will match. Along with a comforter, this set features two pillow shams and a satin bedskirt.

Focus on Sustainability

Just as fabric quality is becoming an essential consideration, many shoppers are making sustainability a priority. The good news is that an increasing number of companies are aiming to become more eco-friendly, embracing responsible manufacturing practices and treating employees with respect and kindness. If sustainability is important to you, Bebejan is a great brand to consider. Known for its sustainable, environmentally friendly practices, the company sells products that boast OEKO-TEX certification. Additionally, Bebejan packs products in sustainable materials and includes reusable fabric bonus bags with every luxury comforter set. Stow your set when it's not being used or repurpose the bag in another part of the home. 


A great choice for those who want to embrace sustainability and natural fabrics, the 

BEBEJAN GARDEN BOUQUET 100% COTTON 5-PIECE REVERSIBLE COMFORTER SET offers customers a chance to bring the outside in. Alive with charming peonies, hydrangeas, and roses, the collection showcases shades of pink, peach, and green against a creamy backdrop. However, you can easily flip the comforter over to reveal the calmer tonal printed linen design of the reverse side. Additionally, buyers receive two reversible pillow shams, an 18-inch by 18-inch embroidered pillow, and a 12-inch by 18-inch printed pillow. A self-fabric reusable tote finishes off the collection and offers an easy option for storage. Crafted from silky cotton sateen, the Garden Bouquet Set comes in sizes queen and king. We love how this set looks in master bedrooms and guest rooms. 

Another awesome option for Bebejan, the BEBEJAN NATURAL LEAVES 100% COTTON 5-PIECE REVERSIBLE COMFORTER SET offers a modern twist on the floral tradition. Showcasing neutrals like ivory and tan, the set features a sleek botanical leaf print on the front with small leaf silhouettes on the back. The result is an aesthetic that blends seamlessly with just about any bedroom. Along with a reversible comforter, this set includes two matching shams, a printed pillow, and an embroidered pillow. A self-fabric tote comes with the collection, which is machine washable. Choose from sizes queen and king. 

Choose Machine Washable

Slow decorating is all about buying for the long haul. If you want to avoid having to replace items because of damage or wear, investing in machine washable pieces is a great way to go. If something you love winds up stained or soiled, all you have to do is toss it in the washer and put it back on the bed. The end result is you spend less time shopping for new bedding and save more of your hard-earned salary. 


Are you looking for a comforter set that can be washed at home? With the LILLIAN CREAM 3 PIECE COMFORTER SET, you don’t have to sacrifice quality or comfort to enjoy bedding that lasts. Made from clipped jacquard fabric and boasting a timeless lattice pattern for extra dimension, the set is overfilled and oversized for added coziness. Plus, the set reverses to a clean 100 percent solid white cotton back to allow for options. At once classic and modern, the Lillian Cream Collection comes with two matching pillow shams with hidden zippers. It’s available in sizes full/queen and king/California king and works as well in your primary bedroom as it does a guest suite. 

Save Time on Room Design

Of course, not everyone is looking to embrace a new design trend. Need to decorate a master suite or teenager’s room with speed? If slow decorating isn’t for you, Latest Bedding still has what you need. We’re proud to carry a wide selection of luxury comforter sets. Along with a cozy comforter, these collections include all the accessories you need to make a space look finished. Our sets typically come complete with pillow shams, bed skirts, and throw pillows. However, you can spend a little more to pick up additional coordinating items, such as window treatments and Euro shams. Additionally, Latest Bedding offers a wide selection of throws and spare blankets to keep sleepers warm on even the coldest of winter nights. Ultimately, the right decorating choice is whichever one works best for you and your family. 

Make the Latest Bedding Your Choice for Luxury

Latest Bedding was founded with the belief that everyone deserves a bedroom that’s comfortable and stylish. That’s why we offer a wide selection of brand-name bedding at better prices than you’ll find in department stores. Whether you’re looking to redecorate your room on a timeline or thinking of embracing the slow decorating trend, Latest Bedding can help you turn your home into a haven at a reasonable price. Shop online today to see a wide selection from Latest Bedding. We look forward to helping you outfit your home on a budget that works for you.