Bedding….I like to change it up a lot. You don’t have to have a full store’s worth of duvet covers and quilts at your disposal in order to create a beautiful bed! I’m going to share with you a few of the ways I have styled ours and include some tips for things you can use other than traditional bedding.
Get ready for some evolution in style and photography oh yeah.
This is going WAY back….like almost 3 years back. But I wanted to share this one because you see that round cream and gray piece on the bed? It’s actually a wool rug! I used a mixture of throw pillows, euro shames, duvet and a rug to create this look. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. If you have a beautiful rug (especially a vintage piece) drape it over the foot of your bed. Instant texture and a punch of interest!
Next up we put in horrendous carpet, please ignore that, (when we thought we were selling our house) but kept the layout. Same duvet and a few pillows with the swap of a couple. The big addition is a suzani I draped with the underside showing and then overlapped the front back over itself.
This is another textile trick you can do, drape a handmade piece or throw on the bed and it just pops. I’ve also hung this suzani on the wall, over the bed and it’s currently hanging on display on a vintage barn ladder.
To learn more about Suzanis!
A new layout with *almost the same bedding sitch. The one change here is the white quilt instead of the pink duvet and a couple of new standard shams. It brightens everything up! Clearly I was new at the plant mama thing, that poor guy in the corner! (hides my face in shame)
You can see that cream and grey rug from the first photo on the floor, I’m a big fan of using things multiple ways!
Read about my 15 ways to accidentally kill your plants.
Here is a bigger change! I kept the white quilt but added a chartreuse comforter from World Market and a velvet patterned quilt from Anthro. (which I scored on clearance yay!). I used the anthro quilt for sleeping with, folded up the white quilt and placed the chartreuse on top for some extra oomph. I wanted a shot of color without a busy pattern. Now, I use the chartreuse in our daughter’s Jewel Box Bedroom !
Check it out here, the Jewel Box bedroom.
Slap yo mama hello! (don’t really slap your mama) The white quilt remains with the swap of the suzani! I picked this beauty up from my friend Jo in Australia. Obsessed with the colors and pattern on this piece and I had to use it. It wasn’t big enough to drape across the entire bed but casually tossed over a corner, oh yeah. I also used more throw pillows I stole from the family room sofas along with extra large furry pillows I used to stand in for euro shams. Don’t be afraid to use large throw pillows instead of Euro Shams, it opens a whole array of options!
Same large blue throw pillows as euros, standard shames and peach tassel blanket are new with the addition of a vintage chenille bedspread I scored at a flea market.
Check out this post for a few more shots of this look!
I want you to know that there is no wrong when it comes to bedding style and pieces used. I have done suzanis, throw blankets, throw pillows, and rugs in mine! I would be tempted to use one of the Beni’s too but my hubs complains about how it would be too hot haha.
A quick little recap and evolution in style for ya. I am contemplating changing it again. Maybe some different paint? Wallpaper? Bedding combo?
What do you think, would you ever use a rug as an accent on your bed? How about different textiles or throw pillows from your sofa?
I always love to hear from you so hit me up in the comments!
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