In #Organizedin2013, I declared to fix my bedroom. Make it a sanctuary, a place or rest and peace. A place where a mom can lay her head down a feel like a lady, and not a bum-wiping, grape cutting, shoelace tying machine. Not that I’m complaining… just stating the facts.
The first thing that I needed to do was update my linens. Only, I have a problem. Do you ever obsess over a purchase? I’m that way with bedding. From my dorm room, to first apartment, to the registry for my wedding, bedding was always a tough decision. So many options, so personal. The bedding has to be visibly pleasing, easy to maintain, while at the same time super-comfy. Yes, in this area, I am tough to please. Not in bed, on the bed. You know…
Oh… I think my mind has wandered. Sorry mom.
Back on topic. I’ve had my current bedding for a few years, and to be honest, I’ve never loved it. I liked the soft colors, but I had to iron the shams after laundering, and who has time for that? Plus, I soon realized that simple striping shows stains really quickly. And, I can’t get the dog to stop sleeping on our bed during the day, which means, stains happen. I’ve moved into management mode. Not prevention.
I searched high and low for the perfect bedding for my bedroom. Knowing that this project was coming, I stalked Pottery Barn. Target. West Elm. Etsy. One Kings Lane. Horchow. Yes, I made the rounds. I didn’t really have a budget in mind, but I had a concept. bright earth tone colors, pattern to hide stains, linen-ish type feel, and something that wouldn’t break the bank. Finally, after many stops, I found bedding that pleased me. Oh happy day.
So here’s my “Before” bed. Not bad, just not “me.”
And, here’s my after!
What I love: A contrasting Euro shams (West Elm) and toss pillow (Lowe’s). Subtly patterned sheets (you can’t see them well, but it’s a brown and white tweed pattern – Marshall’s), which coordinates with the earth-toned floral paisley pattern on the duvet cover (Dillard’s). I topped off the look with a soft blue blanket (Target) which I’m hoping Molly dog will choose to lay on. Yes, I’m a happy duck…. hopefully, Molly will be a happy dog.
Only problem – now my curtains don’t match. Which means: Next week of #Organizedin2013, we’ll be completing our bedroom transformation! If you’re wondering what’s in store, think declutter, brighten, and adding a touch of style!