How to Register for Bedding You’ll Both Love

Combine your styles for the ultimate shared space.
by Samantha Reichstein

It’s easy enough to register for items you love. But finding things you both love? That’s where it gets tricky. While picking out a new set of pots and pans is a relatively straightforward process—you either need them or you don’t—choosing decorative items like textiles, linens and pillows can require some negotiation. (But hey, what’s marriage if not compromise?) Think of your bedroom: It’s arguably the most shared space in your home, which makes it all the more crucial one of you doesn’t cringe every time they see the duvet. To find your shared style, focus on the aesthetics you have in common—are you drawn to a bedroom that’s sleek and modern? Or do you prefer eclectic and bright? Whatever your taste, you’ll be sure to find a range of designs (and prices) with a wedding registry at Carson’s. To get you started, we picked seven bedding styles guaranteed to give you both sweet dreams.

  1. Timeless and Traditional

    If you want your room to look sophisticated and put-together, skip anything that reads too glitzy or girly. Your happy medium: a classic, tailored style in calming, neutral colors, like soft shades of blue, beige and gray. Round out the look with textured pillows or a throw in an unexpected fabric, like microsuede or velvet.

    Madison Park Bennett 7-piece comforter set, $290Madison Park Connell 7-piece comforter set, from $260; both available at  

  2. Minimal and Modern

    modern bedding

    Love the look of clean lines and uncluttered space? Then ditch the tassel-adorned pillows and busy floral prints for bedding that highlights the beauty of minimal—yet significant—design. For a little zing, a burst of color looks fresh against a stark white comforter, or try a mostly-solid duvet with a subtle geometric accent.

    Vince Camuto Lyon bedding collection, from $80; Metropolitan Home Brockton bedding collection, from $320; both available at

  3. Crisp and Clean

    crisp and clean bedding

    Forget bold patterns and bright colors. For the couple who likes to keep it simple, you can’t go wrong with all-white bedding (unless your pets sleep with you). The blank slate allows you to weave color elsewhere throughout your room, while keeping the bed itself looking as comfy as a cloud. For a finishing touch, add a little visual interest with pleated pillows or a fun texture.

    City Scene Diamond bedding collection, from $80; Harbor House Suzanna bedding collection, from $80; both available at

  4. Bold and Graphic

    graphic bedding

    Your bed is already the focal point of the room. Play it up with geometric patterns that positively pop, like a fan design or an abstract floral. For contrast, register for throw pillows in a different but still complementary color, or keep the overall look more restrained by pairing a statement-making pattern with serene shades of blue, gray and ivory.  

    Madison Park Kokomo 6-piece quilted coverlet set, from $220; Madison Park Carlow 7-piece comforter set, $290; both available at

  5. Relaxed and Rustic

    rustic bedding

    Folksy prints like plaid, paisley and herringbone never go out of style, and would look equally at home in a cottage by the sea or a cabin in the woods. Plus, the earthy tones provide a neutral foundation for layering on chunky knit throws and eye-catching ikat pillows. You’ll capture the spirit of the outdoors without, well, having to actually sleep outdoors.

    Tommy Hilfiger Mission dot paisley comforter set bedding collection, from $70; Tommy Hilfiger Surf plaid comforter set, from $135; both available at

  6. Subtle and Striped

    striped bedding

    One of you wants a comforter that commands attention, while the other is longing for something far more subtle. The answer? Stripes. In muted colors, the classic pattern comes off as casual, but still packs plenty of punch. Go with cool blues and greens, on the other hand, and you’ll be channeling a coastal vibe. Whichever you choose, the result will be whimsical—not overwhelming.

    Tommy Bahama La Scala Breezer bedding collection, from $80; Madison Park Essentials Saben bed set, $200; both available at

  7. Bohemian and Blissful

    bohemian bedding

    Nothing says “global-chic” like a well-curated collection of colors, patterns and textures. Whether the two of you are world travelers, or simply aspire to be, bedding that mixes all three is right in your wheelhouse. Keep things airy and light with a mandala design in bright shades, or play it cool with dark colors and cheeky pillows. Both will let the bed take center stage, but you can balance the statement with neutral choices elsewhere.

    Jessica Simpson Puebla bedding collection, from $260; Kate Spade New York Eclipse comforter set, from $180; both available at

    The Knot and Carson’s present Registry Know-How, a sponsored series featuring tips for mastering the registry process and getting gifts you’ll both love. Visit to set up your wedding registry and start earning rewards.

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