Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dreamy Bedding

Over time, as I find things like I've envisioned in my mind (at a price that doesn't break-the-bank) our master bed (and bedroom) is slowly but surely coming together. It kind of goes in stages, you might have seen stage 1 and 2 in a previous post. If you missed it this is what it looked like...
...I simply removed the comforter and shams (that we've used since we got married in 2006), along with my favorite Pottery Barn blanket and pillow (that will be stored until winter)... and replaced them with my great-grandmother's white comforter that my mom handed down to me.
~ Stage 3 ~
Since then, to complete the look I added a white bed-shirt, comforter and shams (all from Target's Shabby Chic Collection). I also got some new white sheets (Wal-Mart), and used my grandmother's comforter as a throw...
Don't you just LOVE white!?! It makes a room feel so fresh, bright and luxurious! It also makes the space feel larger! No more dark colors in mi casa (in stages of course)!

I used an old church pew as our foot-board (it used to serve as seating in our living room). I'm still searching for something to use as a head-board, I'm thinking an old garden gate or some kind of old architectural piece (maybe an old door). I l.o.v.e the head-board Dana from House Tweaking made from an old fence...


One of my favorite things about it is how the throw drapes on the floor...
Another great thing about this look is that the bed doesn't have to be made "perfect."  In fact, a bit messy is preferred. Thanks to Rachel Ashwell (the designer of Target's Shabby Chic Collection and author of Shabby Chic Interior... which you can find on my side-bar) I am learning to embrace the "unmade bed!" The embracing has come more since these photos were taken, so next time you see my bed it won't be so neat-and-tidy (though it would help if I had a fluffy duet cover).

Another "unmade bed embracer", Mary from Urban Farmgirl...
Who knew an unmade bed could look so good?!? It's relaxing, dreamy and romantic! I could definitely see myself curl up in those beds! I could also definitely go with not making the bed!

Now go toss your sheets and throw your pillows around!



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