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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  1. Now I have a good excuse! LOL Thanks!

  2. This room looks completely different just because of the bedding! I love it!

  3. So dreamy! I would enjoy curling up in there with a good book! Coming over from Frugalicious Friday and your newest follower!


  4. I love the white beadboard and the white fabric "poster". I really like the pew at the foot of the bed. The scale looks a little off though. The pew makes the bed look smaller. What would happen if you raised the bed by 6" or a foot? Or did that AND moved the "posts" out by two or three inches? I think it would look more balanced.

  5. I did a post about white bedrooms not that long ago to get inspired and I've been trying to update my bedroom slowly over the last many months. This is an awesome post and gave me lots of inspiration so thank you!!!

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  6. Jaclyn! That is gorgeous. What a difference. Don't you just love white?! I adore the "love" headboard idea too...might have to do that somewhere! Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! xo Jami

  7. I am a huge fan of white bedding! This post is great!

  8. Wowza, Jaclyn! This post was wonderful! I'm a huge fan of white bedding, but I can't have it myself because I'm a huge fan of dogs too. The two just don't mix.

    So, I drool over posts like yours. :)

    I'm your newest follower; found you via Miss Mustard Seed.

  9. Your bedroom looks wonderful. The white makes a lot of difference. Love your bedding too. Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays linky party.

  10. Love love love your linen and that church pew is to die for , Very jealous xx Ava

  11. just a note to tell you that i am featuring your lovely light bedroom on fridays unfolded this week...have a great weekend!

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  13. Your mom shared your site with me as I will be helping her with her lastest dream. Diana Watt sells antiques, I was at her house Thursday and she has some old wrought iron fencing and other old barn stuff. You can email her at I will become a follower and FB. Cathe Messick

  14. Who knew an unmade bed could look so good? Haha! This is perfect, Jaclyn! I never thought it's easy to create this. Thanks for your tutorial. I'll start working on this dreamy bed after our bedroom renovation. :)

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