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to think that those of you of have abundant cushions on your bed are just as bad as the loons who have teddy bears on theirs?

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GetOrfMoiLand Tue 07-Sep-10 13:18:43

A friend (rather DP's workmate's girflfriend) just moved into a new house. She is a lovely girl, went round their house with some lilys to nose have a look.

She has about 6 great big cushions on her bed all nicely arranged. And one of those strips of material like a scarf at the bottom.

I made all the right noises but then said 'what do you do when you go to bed, do you just throw 'em on the floor?'

She looked at me as if I was old man Steptoe and said 'no we put them in the ottoman'. And by the window is a blanket box in which she puts the cushions at night, and then puts them back on the bed in the morning.

That's MAD isn't it?

Mind you, she is only 24. Surely a bit of real life will knock that madness out of her.

BigusBumus Tue 07-Sep-10 13:37:10

Or twigs in a vase (with optional fairy lights)?

MmeLindt Tue 07-Sep-10 13:37:53

<hides Keep Calm And Carry On poster>

It was cool when we bought it a year ago though.

lolapoppins Tue 07-Sep-10 13:37:55

Actually, what would be funny would to have big silver letters spelling out TWAT.

sanielle Tue 07-Sep-10 13:38:06

I have 2 for my head, one for inbetween my knees, one for under my belly. And 2 for Dh.

But I'm pregnant anyone else with that many is a nutter.

BitOfFun Tue 07-Sep-10 13:38:07

BigusBumus- I'm sure she has. And one that all her friends marvel at, which is, in fact, an air freshener.

Poledra Tue 07-Sep-10 13:39:04

What a loon. Almost as bad as those people who change their sheets every day................. wink

At both my mother's and my MIL's houses, the bed DH and I use has decorative cushions on it - which is fine as these are spare beds and not in general use, and it does look pretty. However, the first night we are there, I remove said cushions and place them neatly in the corner. And there they stay until the day we leave again, when I either replace on top of the neatly-made bed, or chuck 'em on top of the duveet and pillows after I've stripped the bed (depending upon preference of mother/MIL for bed-making/sheet washing).

Lynli Tue 07-Sep-10 13:39:30

Perfectly normal IMO.

But no to bears.

No to fridge magnets.

To each his own.

BigusBumus Tue 07-Sep-10 13:39:59

My DH just pushes my 3 (orange silk Conran) cushions onto my half of the bed and gets in his half. He does it every night whilst I'm taking my makeup off, without fail. Really pisses me off. Can't he just lob them on the floor like I do?

SlightlyJaded Tue 07-Sep-10 13:41:36

OOOh we have a friend with those letters everywhere EAT in the kitchen and DREAM in the bedroom. She drinks quite a lot and me and DH joked that we should buy her VOMIT for the loo....

She also has a 'weathered' driftwood 'Make Do and Mend' thingy on the hall wall and a glass vase of fake peonies with the pebbles in some kind of solid jelly substance on the hall table.

Oh and the children are only allowed to choose one thing out of the toy box at a time.

Makes my two beaded cushions seem perfectly rational.

BigusBumus Tue 07-Sep-10 13:41:43

I WANT big letters spelling out TWAT lolapoppins, thats really made me laugh!

Ephiny Tue 07-Sep-10 13:42:36

I think it's weird, who even goes into the bedroom during the day? So it's not as though anyone is appreciating the decoratation...

DinahRod Tue 07-Sep-10 13:43:32

Keep going Ninedragons writing my shopping list

I also want a feature wall

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 07-Sep-10 13:43:38

YANBU. My DD has a fancy pants cushion to match her fancy pants duvet cover. They were a bribe when we moved house to make her want to keep her room nice. Ha! On top of these fripperies, she has umpteen soft toys that must stay on her bed. I just fling the duvet over the top of them. Her bed looks like a ploughed field.

lolapoppins Tue 07-Sep-10 13:44:24

I might actually get some silver letters abouve ds bed saying FUCKING GO TO SLEEP NOW, might give him a hint grin

TheBountyMuncher Tue 07-Sep-10 13:45:17

Argh! ninedragons, I havethose things, minus the scroll and Keep Calm poster, I threw that away when I moved house!
And my letters spell COOK (which in certain lights looks like COCK. And HOME in the living room (in case I forget where I am)

Ohh I hope none of my friends are secret MNers, they're most likely chortling to themselves everytime they come round!blush

I have 3 cushions on my bed too- but not the mad runner thing at the end, that is one step too far and I can't afford one

CMOTdibbler Tue 07-Sep-10 13:45:54

Ambience in my bedroom is limited to cat added objets trouve, fragrance by the washing basket, and embellished by the abstract art of the clean washing pile.

littledawley Tue 07-Sep-10 13:47:14

lolapoppins - pmsl @ 'twat' grin

becaroo Tue 07-Sep-10 13:47:47

"pebble with important dates on"?????

what?? I, mean, really, what????? why??? For what reason???? What sort of pebble?? Does it have to be a special one????

I do have a "Keep calm and carry on" poster in my kitchen but it was a gift.

I dont have cushions or bits of fabric on my bed either. Am I odd????

QueenofDreams Tue 07-Sep-10 13:48:53

YANBU. I am just about making the effort to make the bed each day. If I had to faff around with loads of pointless cushions it would never get done. Makes me think of Along Came Polly when she has a go about his cushions.

Hmm haven't actually made the bed yet...

Lauriefairycake Tue 07-Sep-10 13:49:06


I have all those things you mentioned apart from my 10cm silver letters spell out FUCK next to the bed

piprabbit Tue 07-Sep-10 13:49:58

I am not a loon (much).
I have 4 pillows, 5 large cushions and a bolster on my bed (plus the banana-shaped pregnancy pillow is still lurking about).
They aren't decorative, they enable me to recline in huge comfort and read watch TV in bed.
When it's time to go to sleep, I just lob them over the side on to the floor. This allows DS (2yrs) to mountaineer his way into my bed every morning without waking me up.

(I do have one of those scarf-thingies over the end of the bed, but I made it myself to match my homemade curtains and it stops the plain white bedding looking too dull - it generally gets kicked off in the night blush).

ninedragons Tue 07-Sep-10 13:51:11

What about strings of those fairy lights with the little flower around each bulb?

becaroo Tue 07-Sep-10 13:51:30

Can you get those word thingies for the kitchen that say

Needanewname Tue 07-Sep-10 13:51:35

Oh dear - we have a new bed and new gorgeous duvet cover which is just crying out for some silly cushions - I know they're daft but they look so lovely and I only want a couple!

However I am also loving the idea of large letters spelling out twat! Does one cancel the other out?!

becaroo Tue 07-Sep-10 13:53:37

ooohh, fake flowers <<<shudder>>>>

Unless you are actually allergic to all flowers whats the point? they look so sad all dropy and covered in dust in their "vase" sad

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