Teenagers have a reputation for being difficult to please. One of the most common complaints from parents is that their teenager will not make the bed in the morning. Luckily, this problem has a solution: top sheet-less beds and uncomplicated bedding!
Top sheet-less beds (also called a flat sheet) are one of those items that will always be trending with teenagers because they definitely don’t want to deal with the bed-making process. In this post, we’ll look at some top sheet-less beds your teenage child won’t mind making and how to style them so they still feel stylish and comfortable without a top sheet.
Why Bedsheets are a Thing of the Past?
Bedding has been a hot topic in the design world in the last couple of years. It’s the great top sheet debate and there are some strong opinions out there! A lot of people think you need bed sheets for a well-made bed to look finished, but that’s the last thing your teenager cares about. But bedsheets seem to be going out of style and are seen by many as an unnecessary layer. In fact, many kids in the younger generations have never seen a top sheet on their bed. What!
I think one reason for this anti-top sheet trend in recent years is that people want to do less laundry. Are you a top sheet person or a no top sheet person? It really just comes down to a matter of preference. I’m in the pro-top sheet camp. I am absolutely more comfortable with a top sheet and my biggest argument FOR them is that the blanket/bedspread doesn’t get as dirty. In addition, if you live in warmer climates or are just a hot sleeper, you may only need a thin layer of bed covers rather than a blanket of any kind. But I’ve found, with my son, they just end up wadded at the bottom of the bed.
What Bedding is Trending for Teens
I’m not going to separate into boys or girls. I think ALL teens want something comfortable and don’t want to be bothered with the bed-making routine. One popular trend is a weighted blanket. According to the sleep foundation, “Weighted blankets stimulate the production of a mood-boosting hormone (serotonin), reduce the stress hormone (cortisol), and increase levels of melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep.” This sounds like the perfect recipe for teens.
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- Target furry bedspread – comes in many colors
- Striped blanket – I like to use a blanket vs a bedspread because it’s so hot where we live.
- Pottery Barn weighted throw
- Windward Stripe
- West Elm blanket
3 Tips for Getting Your Teen To Make Their Bed
Tip 1 – Get A Bed Skirt – If bedsheets are a thing of the past, then you definitely need to invest in a bed skirt or a box spring cover. They don’t even have to touch that. Bedskirts hide what’s under the bed and make any bed look more stylish. I like this tailored bed skirt.
Tip 2 – Get TWO Pillow Cases – Get TWO nice pillowcases and don’t put more decorative pillows on the bed. Most likely any decorative pillows will just end up on the floor, so as far as teenagers go, that’s an unnecessary expense. I love these pillowcases from Schoolhouse and these grey dot pillows.
Tip 3 – Ditch the top sheet – Use a really soft fitted sheet and no top sheet. I like the Brooklinens’s cotton percale fitted bottom sheet.
So as the great bedding debate rages on save yourself extra time and frustration by abandoning the flat top sheet on your teen’s bed. Instead, use just a blanket and two great-looking pillowcases. That’s it!