Happy Tuesday, my friends! Today’s blog is inspired by my niece, who is getting married this Fall. She is in the midst of choosing items for her registry and she is thinking of using all white bedding in the master bedroom! And, in my humble opinion, you can’t go wrong with it!
Personally, I love all white bedding. I use white in most of our bedrooms. Not only is it neutral and easy on the eyes, it’s also easy to clean! Whenever our duvet cover gets dirty, I pull it off and bleach it with Clorox and Oxi-Clean. Then it looks fresh and as good as new!
TIP: By the way, here’s a trick I use when washing our duvet cover. We have a kind size bed and the duvet comforter is not quite a perfect square so it takes a lot of finagling to get it put back correctly once it’s cleaned. Finally I wised up. When I’m taking the comforter out of the duvet cover I put a safety pin in the lower right hand corner of the comforter. Once the duvet cover is clean and dry, I know which way the comforter goes back in! (with the pin back in the bottom right corner)
Anyway, back to the all white bedding. I understand this look is not for everyone. I too, love color but I try to use it in the other rooms in our house. But for a bedroom, I believe all white is restful and comforting. And there are so many styles and textures, the sky is the limit! Doesn’t this bed make you want to snuggle right in? (via Pinterest)
Plus if you use neutral colors such as white, it’s easy to change out accessories for a different season or holiday. Take for instance my son’s old room. After he moved out for good, I lightened up the wall color and added all white bedding. At Christmas when he and his wife were coming, I added some pops of red in the Euro shams and a throw to make it look festive for the holidays.
In our guest room I used an all white comforter trimmed in black from the hotel collection at Homegoods. The comforter, pillow shams and matching pillows were a bargain at $79. I bought the matching white bed skirt separately for about $20. The only downside to this comforter, is it won’t fit in my washing machine and costs $30 to dry clean. Yikes! Luckily it doesn’t get used very often so it stays nice and clean!
Here is bedding similar to that in our guest room. The dramatic walls and chandelier add the perfect touch of elegance to the space. For resale purposes we kept our walls light and used a ceiling fan instead. (yuck) However, I love this look! #futurehousegoals
In our master bedroom the duvet cover is nearly all white. It’s by Bar lll and has a decorative design down the center. Still very neutral. I really think the neutral color walls, bedding and curtains played a role in selling our house. So, perhaps keep that in mind if you are staging your home to sell. Choose neutral colors and the buyers will probably appreciate it! It makes it easier to picture their belongings in your house.
This is the duvet cover my niece, Faith Elizabeth is thinking of. Isn’t it dreamy? And she really wants a chandelier in the room too. (hint to her Momma or Aunt Dell!) photo via bedbathandbeyond.com
Here are a few more inspiration rooms for Faith Elizabeth. I think you can’t go wrong with shades of white, a crystal chandelier and pops of gold! The gray walls and crown molding are pretty too.
Breakfast in bed? Yes, please.
I’m thinking of painting my bedside lamps gold now…
A fluffy throw at the foot of the bed adds a nice casual look. Plus, if you have a miniature dachshund that sleeps with you on occasion, this is perfect for her. It helps keep the duvet cover clean. Just saying. This is Little Delilah. Isn’t she a doll?
Another pretty bed…
The beds pictured (other than mine) are via Pinterest and pinned from others so I’m not sure who to correctly give credit. But kudos on some beautiful rooms!
So, best of luck, my sweet niece on choosing your bedding! My advice is to list all of the matching sheets, throws, pillows etc on your registry so folks will know what you like and need. Otherwise, if they don’t know, they will buy you weird colored towels. Speaking of towels, I like to use all white towels, too. They are easy to clean and go in every bathroom for a crisp spa-like feel.
Well, thanks for stopping by today! Later this week my chandelier swap will continue. I’ll show you some pretty and inexpensive replacements I found. I hope you have a lovely day. xo Dell