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Bedlinen: if you don't do the ubiquitous crisp white bedding look, what do you do?

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nkf Mon 01-Sep-08 21:51:37

Because I'm starting to find it all a bit dull.

Sobernow Mon 01-Sep-08 21:55:52

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 01-Sep-08 21:57:35

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NomDePlume Mon 01-Sep-08 21:57:36

Oooooooh, I love crisp white bedding.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Mon 01-Sep-08 21:58:04

Shades of blue and yellow - very 90s dahling, but we still like it (although do feel tempted by the pristine white look ...).

binkythebullet Mon 01-Sep-08 21:58:23

plain white for me too

janeite Mon 01-Sep-08 21:59:20

I like cream rather than white, with a vey subtle pattern just along the pillow end. But I have been known to come over all Cath Kidston in the summer I must admit.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 01-Sep-08 21:59:23

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 01-Sep-08 21:59:24

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NomDePlume Mon 01-Sep-08 21:59:27

The antithesis of white bedding

nkf Mon 01-Sep-08 22:00:40

Well, yes, NomdePlume. Enough to make white bedding look lovely again.

norkmaiden Mon 01-Sep-08 22:00:55

mostly crisp white, but occasionally put on a v brightly coloured set from Descamps. They have lots of cheerful looking stuff that's also stylish (imho)

No throws except for in winter (for warmth rahter than looks)

NomDePlume Mon 01-Sep-08 22:01:09

bright bedlinen on anything but kids beds is terribly vulgar, dahling

Bowddee Mon 01-Sep-08 22:01:17

Purple. Scrunched up due to DS's bed jumping. Manky throw to keep cat hairs off duvet.

Oh how I would love to 'do' Crisp White.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Mon 01-Sep-08 22:04:26

<<slinks away in shame from good housekeeping, having divulged her lack of bedding taste to the entire nation>>

nkf Mon 01-Sep-08 22:06:45

I just think the white bedding is a bit, well, white. I want something else but I'm not sure what. Something pretty but not girlish. Welcoming but not dark. More lavish feeling. It's a bit austere the white stuff.

malfoy Mon 01-Sep-08 22:06:58

How do you guys "do" crips white look?

impossible for us -mainly due to the cats although the children do not help.

malfoy Mon 01-Sep-08 22:07:40

How do you guys "do" the crisp white look?

impossible for us -mainly due to the cats although the children do not help.

nkf Mon 01-Sep-08 22:07:58

Well, it does involve ironing. And thick cotton to start with. And it's not always crisp. But that's the idea. What do you have?

norkmaiden Mon 01-Sep-08 22:08:44

I thought so too NdP, but actually love this set. It's very 30s-esque, i think - remainds me of a Vanessa Bell woodcut. Still usually use various whites though, so I can't be that vulgar after all wink

malfoy Mon 01-Sep-08 22:08:55

how bizarre -I previewed & posted at the same time.

blowsy Mon 01-Sep-08 22:09:50

We do the pristine white look.

Don't let the dc's or dog in, apart from for a fleeting visit. It is my one bit of sanctuary in the whole bleedin' house.

NomDePlume Mon 01-Sep-08 22:09:54

I do have 2 black cats though which can often hinder the crisp look

malfoy Mon 01-Sep-08 22:10:21

mine are blue & green checks.

The palest we go is cream but never crisp because we do not iron.

DanJARMouse Mon 01-Sep-08 22:10:46

i dont do white!

I have coffee and cream colours.

my fave set has faux suade (sp?) at the bottom of the duvet cover and on the edges of the pillow cases.

I am a cheap slut when it comes to bedlinen though, and argos does!

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