How about instead of investing in pattern sheets that could easily go out of
style, or damage, invest in solid colors, which are timeless.
However, rather than doing the whole bed in one color, mix and match using a color palette like the one below. After all you don't dress all in a single color, you coordinate right? Well do the same with your bed linens.
Do the top sheet in one color, pillow cases in another two and the fitted sheet in yet another. If you choose a color scheme in advance of buying your sheet sets as any one element of them wares out or gets damaged all components remain interchangeable.
That way you know that all the bed linens in your closet are mix and match for endless combinations.
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