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Can you give me some ideas for new bedding please?

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GinAndOnIt Sat 06-Aug-16 09:07:11

I feel like I've lost my touch! I used to be a housekeeper FGS, making beds look lovely was what I did. I can't seem to get our bed looking right though since we inherited a bed that's quite high off the ground.

I'm going to get a white split corner valance so it will go all the way round (I know they're not to everyone's taste, but I like them) and would like to keep a white duvet, but I'm stuck after that. I can't decide if I want blue touches like the Dunelm Dorma Blue Toile collection (which I love but not sure it fits this room) or more of a dusky pink. So I'd like a coverlet in whatever colour I decide, and then maybe a flat sheet for under the duvet in a similar colour, with some colour in the pillows too.

But should I be getting square pillows as well as rectangle? Or three rectangle in a row on each side, with a square cushion in front?

Do you think I'm making the bed too girly for the colour scheme? Oh it's so hard! Any ideas, tips, suggestions, links, whatever - please send them this way! I can't trawl through Pinterest anymore.

plimsolls Sat 06-Aug-16 09:08:23

Get linen duvet covers and pillowcases. I think they feel lovely but also manage to make beds look artfully rumpled and inviting, rather than messy.

GinAndOnIt Sat 06-Aug-16 09:11:46

I've just googled 'linen bedding' and saw this pic, I see what you mean. It looks really cosy and inviting.

GinAndOnIt Sat 06-Aug-16 09:12:36

Should I be going more simple with the colour scheme like the picture too do you think?

plimsolls Sun 07-Aug-16 08:33:55

I've just had a proper look at your pictures and, as a personal preference, I think a simpler colour scheme would be fantastic as the colour of your walls plus the (amazing!) floorboard would really work with a more understated linen.

However, my tastes do veer towards the simple and I'm not brilliant with dealing with loads of colour so it might just be a personal taste thing.

I suspect you won't go far wrong as you have excellent 'raw materials' in what you've already got.

Ilovewillow Sun 07-Aug-16 08:37:20

Love the bed and the wall colour - I like plain but different fabrics so I would probably opt for a dove grey rather than blue or white. Maybe some linen and velvet backed cushions - try cox and cox all very understated but luxurious!

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Sun 07-Aug-16 08:59:57

What about the two top pillows and a throw being the same colour as your blue wall.

GinAndOnIt Sun 07-Aug-16 09:12:19

Buttered I did try that originally, because DP is a farmer and always makes the bedding filthy, so I tried to add some dark things in. But it was impossible to match the blue exactly, and it was too close to the wall for an 'almost' match.

I really like the picture I posted above of the linens, the plain colours are more 'me' so maybe that's where I was going wrong, trying to get too complicated. I love Cox & Cox too.

Now another question grin - what pillows should I have? Should I try and get some square ones or will all rectangle suit the 'relaxed' look more?
I also have a small double in one of the spare rooms and struggle with pillows on that, because it's not quite wide enough for two rectangles side by side. Should I get two square for that bed maybe? That's more of a well-made bed because it never gets used so I would like it looking less relaxed than our bed. I'll find a picture, hang on.

Also, what size duvets do you all have for your beds? This is a king size on a double bed, and the small double has a double duvet. I prefer the double though because it's feather, and I think it would look cosier with linen bedding. I'm just not sure if it will drape enough either side and whether I should invest in a King feather duvet?

GinAndOnIt Sun 07-Aug-16 09:17:14

Here is spare room. Ignore the bed frame colour, it was given to us free and will eventually be black when I can be bothered and also the walls haven't been painted yet. Wall behind bed will be French Gray. Any ideas for this room's bedding?

GinAndOnIt Sun 07-Aug-16 13:37:46

I've just seen this on Pinterest, it looks so luxurious. That's the colour the spare room will be - I wonder if I could do that with the spare room bedding? Frantically trying to find a use for it in the house before I start painting our blue wall green grin

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Sun 07-Aug-16 16:37:00

Yes it's nice. Although I do like your curtains in the spare room already. Could you do floral on the bedding or accessories to match maybe.

GinAndOnIt Sun 07-Aug-16 17:01:31

I know, I did think it would be a shame to take them down. I got them from Oxfam and really love them. I've got purple in the dressing room though so I could potentially put them in there, or in the lounge. They're the only curtains we own at the moment unorganised grin

GinAndOnIt Sun 07-Aug-16 17:04:45

I'd really like them in the lounge actually, but I don't think they would work as there's a window at either end of the room and I only have the one pair sad

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