Dirty Pink Sheets: By Danijela Zaric, Interior Designer


In a sea of sheets available today, it is not always easy to pick the right one for your bed, style or even budget. I have been on the hunt for a good set for days now. I want luxury, on the budget of course, and I want them dirty pink.

We all need a little pink in our lives and we all need a little dirty in our bedroom.

Living in Manhattan Beach has skewed my view of what is shopping on the budget. Is spending $30 dollar for a set buying you only a piece of cloth that will fall apart after a month? Is $800 buying you a set that you will love for a long while because it only looks and feels better with time?

I say buy the best sheets you can afford. Years ago when I was in my 20s, sheets did not matter much. Color and cute were the important factors- and cheap! But as an adult, I realize that I spend one third of my life in those sheets, and that they are as important as my mattress and shoes.

There are many factors that make the sheets cost money: the production process, where they were made, material, availability and brand name, of course. To get a quick look at the types of bed linens, read The Bed Linen Vocabulary.

Dirty Pink Sheets – My Favorites

After all the searching, I put together a list of my favorites. These are the dirty pink sheets that excite me, make me want to go to bed, sleep, make love or snuggle with my kiddos in the morning (OK I would do those things in any sheets). What attracted me to this bunch is their sophisticated color palette and superior materials- linen, washed stone linen, Belgian flex linen, organic cotton, flannel and wood fiber! A Target set I picked for its fun pattern and unbelievable price, in case you are digging pink, but want something more fun and are still paying off your college loans.

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My Favorite Dirty Pink Sheets – Linen

Blegian Flax Linen Sheet Set

$259 Belgian Flex Linen Sheets

Belgian Linen Sheet Set is crafted from fine Belgian flax, which is washed for a lived-in look. Soft and breathable, linen keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. West Elm runs promotions all the time, and if lucky, you can score this set for little over $200.

Linen Sheet Set without Flat

$189 (Without flat sheet) Linen Sheet Set

These dirty pink sheets are 100% linen woven from flax made in Portugal. Simple at first sight due to a “natural color palette and unfussy style,” but sewn with a great attention to detail. I love the envelope pillow enclosure and the fact that you do not have to buy what you do not need – in this case, a flat sheet.

Washed Linen Eileen Fisher

$414 Eileen Fisher Washed Linen Set

Made of pure French linen, these dirty pink sheets are the ultimate in luxury. Picot trim detailing and a raw-edge double fringe accent the pillowcases and flat sheet. They feel so soft, wash beautifully, and are a very generous size. Perfectly cool for summer.

My Favorite Dirty Pink Sheets – Cotton

Organic Hand Drawn

$119 Organic Hand Drawn Stripe Sheet Set

Printed on 100 organic cotton percale, this set is decked with a simple pattern inspired by a sketch from one of West Elm’s designers. Certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard which meets strict harvest-to-market criteria for all of us who care.

Perla Powder Flat Sheet

$365 Washed Cotton Sateen

When the interiors are too jazzed up and overdone, dirty pink sheets like these from the Perla collection by Viesso can help calm things down. Made of 100% washed cotton sateen, this super soft and comfortable set is the perfect choice to give your body the comfort it needs. Skin-friendly, you will not want to leave your bed. The flat sheet, pillow cases and fitted sheet can be separately purchased.

Target Cotton Blend

$19.48 Cotton Blend Sheet Set

You can’t beat this price. These dirty pink sheets are stylish, comfortable and affordable. Made of a durable cotton-rich blend that resists wrinkles and dries easily. Perfect for a low key couple who likes to eat pizza in their bed.

Flannel Bedding

$196 Garnet Hill Signature Flannel Bedding

Cooler than a blanket, warmer than percale — these pure cotton flannel dirty pink sheets are ideal all-season comfort. Made in Germany in a family-owned mill using the same methods passed down through generations, this bedding has a denser, more durable weave than most. Perfect for winter as they completely eliminate the icy chill one gets from climbing into cold sheets.

My Favorite Dirty Pink Sheets – Wood Fiber

Classic Sheet Set

$780 Wood Fiber Legna Classic Sheet Set

This bedding is a whole new level of luxury sleep. Free of chemical bleaches, dyes, and formaldehyde, these dirty pink sheets are crafted from wood fiber harvested from responsibly managed forests. Sophisticated and sustainable, the bedding pairs a glamorous sheen with soft, neutral hues.

About the Author:

Danijela Zaric has been an interior designer and admirer of all things beautiful for many years before the inception of SpaceIntervention, a full-service interior design and decorating firm. She is living proof that dreams do come true and that there is hope for all people who need courage to turn their hobby into a career. Her desire to become a part of the exciting design community was materialized when she started working on rebuilding her own house four years ago. Determined to complete the job within the budget, she worked hard to independently execute each step of the process, from sketches, through plans to permits and spent next twelve months on the job site working side by side with the crew. The experience and knowledge she gained there, launched her now successful career.

Although she is a modernist at heart, she does not like to label herself with any style. To her, each client has a particular set of problems that require a particular solution. She develops that solution through the careful examination of needs and wants of her clients, the relationship of the exterior and interior of the house, as well as the context of the setting. She strives toward creating functional and warm spaces with casual elegance that can be elevated or subdued depending on her clients’ needs.

“I strive to create harmony and balance within every space, regardless of its style. I have been blessed to work with great clientele who appreciates uniqueness and luxury in home design. I see myself as a guide who enables a client to get exactly what he or she wants..”

Danijela is well connected and collaborates with architects and contractors who are able to deliver in a timely manner with impressive results.

She resides in a community of Manhattan Beach, with her husband and two fabulous boys, surrounded with both natural and manmade beauty that inspires her every day.

Danijela Zaric::  818-203-9875