30+ Cozy Chambray Buys for Your Home

From bedding to decor, cozy up your home with soft, chambray fabric.

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August 31, 2020

There are so many iconic fabrics used for clothing that are also used in home decor, such as velvet and wool; however, there’s one fabric the fashion industry loves that hasn’t become as much of a staple for textiles, furniture and bedding. But it should because it’s one of the softest fabrics on the planet: chambray. Yep, the classic, denim-like shirt material, except it's not denim at all. While chambray and denim are both made with cotton, chambray is woven with a much lighter “plain weave.”

That lightweight softness makes chambray perfect for so many things in the home, from sheets to stationery to potholders, and it doesn't only come in blue. Chambray is made by weaving white and dyed yarn together. While “denim” blue is the most popular version of chambray, the fabric also looks great in soft grey, cream, powder pink and other pastels. If you love the cozy feeling of a chambray shirt, you could outfit your entire home with it. The fabric isn’t fussy and works well with most design styles, from rustic farmhouse to Scandinavian modern. We’ve rounded up our favorite chambray buys in several different colors (and stripes!) for every room. Take a look at our top picks, and add some chambray to your home.

COZY BEDDING

Chambray is a great choice for bedding. It’s lightweight, super-soft and semi-cooling. Be careful when shopping for chambray bedding because some retailers will use the word "chambray" when referring to a light blue color, not necessarily describing the fabric itself. Other retailers such as Pottery Barn and Brooklinen have chambray sheets that are made with Belgian or French flax instead of cotton. The traditional French way of making chambray often used linen, but it's not as common as the more popular (and affordable) cotton chambray that's probably used to make your favorite chambray shirt. It’s actually a savings hack as chambray sheets are usually less expensive than premium pure linen. Boll & Branch has a great collection of cotton chambray sheets and pillow shams in several different colors.

IN THE KITCHEN

Chambray is a great fabric for the kitchen, too, from aprons to bread bags. These chambray pot holders from Bed Bath & Beyond are chic enough that you can bring them to the table with hot items or keep them out on the counter if you’re short on space.

TEXTILES + DECOR

If you don’t have the budget to completely overhaul your bedding with chambray, small throws or pillows are a great way to get the look for less. These curtain panels from Target are a low-cost alternative to pricey linen panels. Plus, they feature a polyester blackout backing that most high-end linen panels don’t have.

TABLE LINENS

In addition to kitchen accessories, chambray is a great fabric for setting the table. These classic cotton chambray napkins from Williams Sonoma should be on any couple’s wedding registry. We’re particularly smitten with this chambray tablecloth from Parachute — the subtle, navy fray at the end is absolutely gorgeous.

HOME OFFICE

You can even outfit your home office with chambray with fabric-covered journals and notebooks. This bundle from APPOINTED would make a great gift for a new college student or a friend working from home.

BATH ACCESSORIES

For a more luxurious, spa-inspired bathroom, swap your shower curtain for chambray. This dainty dotted one from Bed Bath & Beyond would be perfect for a guest bathroom. We also love this clay-colored shower curtain from Target. You could also upgrade your bath towels to chambray. These Japanese towels from Food52 are super-luxe and dry really fast thanks to the lightweight chambray.

FOR THE NURSERY

When you decorate a nursery, soft, comforting fabrics are key. And these chambray items from Pottery Barn Kids are the absolute sweetest, including this reversible comforter that will grow with your little one from the crib to a big kid bed. And we’re not sure which melted our hearts more, the eyelet chambray mobile or this baby book from Anthropologie.

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