Okay when I say mixed bedding I mean not one item on the bed is from the same store. It’s more like a mix of department stores exploded on our bed. If it was on clearance or marked down I now own it. I’ve noticed over the years I have a bedding obsession and really how many times a year do you change the look of your bed? Please tell me how often do you swap out your bedding look? For me more often than I’d like to admit and our bed is in the loft so the only people that ever see it are hubby, the dog, and myself. In some homes you can see the master bedroom from the main level and if I’m lucky enough I can take a quick peak when I’m strolling to the potty or something. Do you do that too; take a quick look for decorating tips?
This look all started by me wanting to use more duvet covers for a fluffier and fuller look on the bed. I didn’t want to spend big bucks so I started with and Ikea duvet cover (the tan and white buffalo check) and added a duvet insert from the clearance section at Target. If you’re ever looking for an insert Target has the best prices even when they’re not marked down. The Target store in my area always has terrific clearance prices; do you find that at your local Target too?
Then my favorite flannel sheets had seen better days so I found the gray Country Living flannel sheets marked down to $30 and decided to give them a go. I normally get my flannel sheets from Garnett Hill but I pay a much higher price for them. So far so good, they are very soft and wash up nice so this brand may be a keeper. The top two pillows on the pile are also from the County Living line but not flannel. I figured pillowcases are cheap so if they don’t last long I’m not out a lot of money. Has anyone else tried this line and liked it?
The ruffled bed skirt and paisley quilt are both from Overstock. I’ve had them both for years and they’ve held up wonderfully through several washes. I think my quilts hold up so well because other than in photos they’re always covered up by a white sheet. I never know when the dog is going to get on the bed so I’m prepared at all times. It’s not pretty but I don’t want dog hair all over our bedding. Every morning when I get up I make the bed, and put a fresh sheet over it. The things we do for our pets. The dog has a bed on the floor but always starts out the night on our bed and when she gets hot she moves to the floor.
I’ve changed most of our home over to neutrals and I think they look best with the cabin. With so much wood they seem to fit in better than any of my other color combinations. Hubby just put a new Ikea piece together for me to use in the living room so come back soon to see that and I’ve also swapped out the furniture slipcovers to a new neutral. I have spring fever and am wanting change, now if the weather would just get on board with it all.
Tips: for inexpensive art use a calendar page like I have on my nightstand ☺
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