Whilst I have nothing against pink, I will admit to finding it a little frustrating that many bedlinen designs for girls do rely very heavily on pink, for I would like to see if other colours sell equally well. (I like to presume that there is good evidence of a genetic pre-disposition in girls and boys towards a fondness for pink and blue respectively, but I have yet to read about it!) It is undeniable that for many of our daughters pink is a favourite colour and, at some point, most girls will probably request a pink bedroom or pink themed accessories.
But, for those who are hunting for an alternative to pink bedlinen for girls, here's a round-up of the great designs we stock which employ other colours of the rainbow. If you are shopping for pink,I've rounded up our pink designs in another post.
First up, from Blafre, these retro style designs are funky and bright. The Owl duvet set comes in junior (£47) and single (£57), as does the Red Elephant duvet set (junior £47, single £57), whilst the Yellow Deer/Green Flower duvet set is stocked only in junior size (£47).
Kirstie Allsopp's first bedding collection for children includes two beautiful designs which are girly without being overly pink. Alphabet Patchwork (single duvet set £22) makes use of hot pink, but combines it with beautiful aqua blue, yellows and greens for a vibrant look. Top Dog (single duvet set £22, double duvet set £32) is a lovely pastel set, in peaches and yellows.
There are a few options in blue suitable for girls, from the Helena Springfield collection. Older girls might like the simplicity of the Kew duvet set, with blue spots on white (single duvet set £30, double duvet set £40) or Pimlico with blue stripes on white (single duvet set £33, double duvet set £45); younger girls might like the Night Owl duvet set (single £27, double £35).
These Hello Kitty duvet sets, featuring Liberty Art prints, are a stylish way of incorporating character bedding into a room. The Hello Kitty Liberty Art Capital duvet set comes in single (£27) and double (£35) and has a matching bed-throw, curtains and cushions, whereas Hello Kitty Liberty Art Town is available only as a single duvet set (£27) and cushions.
Personally, I love the cool, contemporary look of white rooms for children and these two duvet sets would be the perfect addition: the White Seersucker duvet set is available in both single (£50) and double (£60), whereas we have only double duvet sets (£45) left in the embroidered Jester duvet set. Both designs are now discontinued so grab them while you still can!
Last, but certainly not least, the new Harlequin Dusk and Dawn bedding sets from Olli Ella are super-stylish in contemporary colour palettes. They come as a complete bedding set, including duvet set and fitted sheet (Harlequin Dusk bedding set single £159, Harlequin Dawn bedding set, single £159).