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I know IBU to spend £1k but I'm depressed. Is it a justifiable IBU? Or unjustifiable?

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DownbutnotfullyOut Mon 23-Oct-17 22:32:20

I'm thinking of spending £1k (slightly over that in fact) for a full set of new 300 thread count Yves Delorme bedding. It looks amazing and in my head will make my bedroom look like an interior designer has landed.

I'm feeling really depressed about all kinds of life shit issues at the moment.

I can afford it but not without thinking about it. I suppose what I'm saying is it won't put me in debt but it is a big spend for me and one I need to justify.

I feel like I have no happiness and some expensive luxiourous bedding might be a symbol of a fresh start and a clean out.

AIBU? Is it worth it? Or should I just by cheaper stuff? Or forget it all together?

Mulch Mon 23-Oct-17 22:33:34

I'd buy cheaper and get a few nice bits but generally I prefer to spend on experiences especially when I'm down

PickAChew Mon 23-Oct-17 22:34:57

I bet it needs a fuck load of ironing.

SuperBeagle Mon 23-Oct-17 22:35:23

I got Yves Delorme bedding much cheaper than that. It was from a previous season, though. I wouldn't spend 1k on it, that's for sure. It's lovely, but not worth that sort of money.

DownbutnotfullyOut Mon 23-Oct-17 22:35:46

Experiences are totally transient though. only amemory left.
lovely sheet every nght. Except when in the wash.

DownbutnotfullyOut Mon 23-Oct-17 22:36:58

I bet it needs a fuck load of ironing.

Oh.

sad

Did not think of this.

SeamusMacDubh Mon 23-Oct-17 22:38:39

Can't you just get some nice Christy sheets?

Little bit worried I'm showing myself up because I haven't heard of the luxury designer you're talking about blush

Jellybean85 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:38:40

I have 300 thread count expensive bedding (birthday gift from lovely parents). It absolutely needs a fuck load of ironing to look beautiful! Even when I hang it on the line to dry, it’s gorgeous and I feel like a princess but you can get it less than 1k...

SaucyJack Mon 23-Oct-17 22:38:54

Totally fucking unreasonable smile

Remember the days when £1K used to be a lot of money!?

traviata Mon 23-Oct-17 22:39:10

I find I get bored with my bed linen after a while anyway, so it wouldn't be a purchase that would give me enough pleasure to be worth the money.

Lovely bedlinen is very sensuous, but I'd probably spend £150 on it and use the other £850 for some great experiences (theatre tickets? trip away? massages?) or something fitness related for longer term feeling good.

RangeTesKopeks Mon 23-Oct-17 22:40:07

OP flowers you mentioned that you're feeling down in your first post. Do you think counselling might help?

eastie1122 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:40:58

I hadn’t heard of the brand, so I looked it up...absolutely beautiful! But £45 for a pillowcase! shock
Personally, I couldn’t justify it...but..if you can afford it and it will make you happy..I say go for it! And enjoy all the ironing!!

Bloodybridget Mon 23-Oct-17 22:41:29

A grand on bedlinen? One set of bedlinen? Help me up . .

PoppyPopcorn Mon 23-Oct-17 22:41:43

New bedding - whether £10 or £1000 - is not going to solve the root issue that you're feeling depressed. That's what you have to deal with.

Ttbb Mon 23-Oct-17 22:42:01

Would you maybe feel happier spending that money on a holiday or a therapist? Opportunity cost just seems a bit steep.,

millifiori Mon 23-Oct-17 22:42:21

I'm genuinely puzzled. If you are feeling shit about all kinds of things in life, why not spend the 1k on sorting them out? Go to counselling or a life coach or personal trainer or to a retreat for a week. 1k on bedlinen is beyond me. A mattress, yes, but duvet covers? How will that help you feel better? (Not being sneery - genuine question. If it will, then get them. But will it?)

Caulk Mon 23-Oct-17 22:42:54

Spend the £1k on therapy. I’m pretty sure Ive paid a large chunk of my therapists mortgage.

afrikat Mon 23-Oct-17 22:43:14

I got some beautiful bed linen from The White Company. Feels very decadent but more like £150

WonderLime Mon 23-Oct-17 22:45:12

I have a beautiful Bluebellgray set that is a 300 thread count. It feels lovely and costs just over £100 instead, and actually doesn’t need much ironing (thank God!).

I’ve also not heard the designer you are talking about so no idea how it compares.

Fairylea Mon 23-Oct-17 22:46:31

Spend most of that on counselling and things to help you deal with whatever is making you stressed. Spend a tiny amount on bedding from Asda George or Next, still very nice but a fraction of the price.

abbey44 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:46:59

I've got some Yves Delorme bedding (bought for much MUCH less than that at their Bicester Village outlet shop) and while it's very nice, it does need proper ironing, lots of it. Doesn't get used much these days.

I've got other (higher thread-count) bedlinen that actually takes a lot less work and feels even nicer, so personally, I'd spend the grand on something else.

Mytupenceworth Mon 23-Oct-17 22:47:03

Tk max have bed linen just as nice at a fraction of the price. I got a beautiful 500 thread count pure Egyptian cotton duvet with pillow cases for €120. Sheet of sheets with the same thread count for under a hundred. Treat yourself to something else like a holiday with the rest!

Santawontbelong Mon 23-Oct-17 22:48:42

And I thought I was flash paying £40 for a Debenham's set!! grin

KanielOutis Mon 23-Oct-17 22:48:47

I don’t even know how many threads my duvet has. It can’t have cost more than £20 do not many threads. A whole bed costs less than £1000

WonderLime Mon 23-Oct-17 22:51:19

I will add that quality bedding is something worth paying for (though not convinced £1000 is necessarily reasonable). I absolutely love the feel of the cotton against my skin and I’ve slept better since upgrading.

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