Assembling the crib isn’t the most fun job, unless you have a thing for 10-page instruction booklets and ratchet wrenches. But buying the bedding? That’s a whole different — and super-exciting — story. Crib bedding sets the stage for your entire nursery, so enjoy the process of shopping around. We get you started with 16 styles that caught our eye, from bold chevrons to muted stars. Flip through our album and start dreaming.

Chevron Punch

Like a Dreamsicle on a summer day, New Arrivals' zig-zag and polka dot bedding will put a smile on your face. The contrast is lively and playful -- just like the little one that will call this crib home.

Available at laylagrayce.com, $168/two-piece set.

What is your nursery’s theme? Let us know in the Comments section below.

— Kelly Aiglon