Geometric Crib Bedding

by Robert Meier - Date: 2006-12-28 - Word Count: 410 Share This!

As an internet retailer of crib bedding, I have for years found my sales dominated by heavily themed collections. These collections feature jungle animals, farmyard scenes, flowers and butterflies, popular characters, cowboys, and dozens of other popular themes. Recently, I have noticed a surge in consumer interest in crib bedding collections that feature geometric patterns; and manufacturers appear to have responded with and increasing number of offerings in this category.

In particular, Glenna Jean, a crib bedding manufacturer for over 25 years, specializing in soft textured fabrics and hand-patched bedding, has jumped into this category very strongly in the past year. It seems that nearly half of their new releases are in this category. They started with a pattern called Flashback that was released in 2005. True to its name, Flashback features fabrics that are reminiscent of "Mod" circle and square patterns of the 1970's, in shades of brown and tan. The clear success of this pattern induced Glenna Jean to try two more: Mod Squad, featuring stripes, dots, squares, and circles in shades of blue and brown; and Scribbles, featuring abstract swirls of pink, tan, brown, and white. Scribbles was followed swiftly by Scribbles Blue, with the same designs in blue instead of pink. And finally, came Soho and Spa to round out Glenna Jean's full line of geometric bedding collections.

As is normal for Glenna Jean, each of their geometric crib bedding sets are accompanied by a wide selection of nursery décor accessories, including mobiles, valances, pillows, wall décor, and lamps. Unfortunately, these collections do not come cheap - typical four-piece crib bedding sets, including quilt, bumper, dust ruffle, and fitted sheet, start at nearly $300. Buying a set and just a few nursery décor accessories can quickly bring the entire purchase to in excess of $500. Of course, Glenna Jean uses only premium quality fabrics, making their collections worth the price for those who can afford it.

Much simpler, and less expensive, options are available for those interested in geometric crib bedding. Como and Milan, by Crown Crafts, feature large polka dots and stripes and are accompanied by a modest selection of decorating accessories. The four-piece crib sets start at about $150, keeping them well within the budgets of far more families.

For those who wish to split the difference price-wise, Cocalo Baby recently introduced Zen Baby under their Kimberly Grant line of merchandise. Retailing a four-piece set for approximately $250, this set also has a modest selection of nursery décor accessories.

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Robert Meier is President of Baby Supermall, an online retailer of baby crib bedding and other nursery decor accessories.

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