Bedding Basics.

Do you change your bedding often? Weekly? Monthly? Maybe for the change of seasons? Or maybe you love your bedding and never change it.

I like to change my bedding style every time I change my sheets. I usually stick with the same coverlet / bedspread, but change up the pillows, cushions and throws. As cooler nights are finally here I find myself drawn to chunkier textures, plush fabrics and richer colours. Then as soon as we have a bright and sunny day I feel like throwing on some pretty florals and bright cushions. I really wish the weather would make up it’s mind!

Cooler nights call for chunky knits and texture.
Cooler nights call for chunky knits and texture.
Warm days require pretty florals and bright colours.
Warm days require pretty florals and bright colours.

I am often asked about my linen and bedroom styling details. I’d love to share with you some of my tips for getting the most out of what you have, and getting several looks from one basic linen collection.

I like to start with a very plain, white coverlet or bedspread. White is perfect because it goes with everything, and works with every style.

Initially, it may be a bit more expensive than a doona cover, but buying a few quality pieces that last will be worth it in the long run. The advantages to buying a white coverlet are numerous – You can fit a coverlet in most washing machines. You can wash it 100’s of times, bleach it or Napisan it without it fading. It is a great weight to use all year round, and when winter hits you can layer it with a doona or blanket. And it always looks fresh and new.

So, where do we find the perfect white coverlet / bedspread? Mine is from the Simply Shabby Chic range at Target in the USA. I bought it many, many years ago and it still looks as good today as the day I bought it. You can find a basic white coverlet or bedspread at most bedding suppliers, opt for 100% cotton if possible. I found some beauties available in Australia for y’all.

Airlie Bedcover | Ezibuy | $179.99
Airlie Bedcover | Ezibuy | From $169.99
Artemida Bedspread | Bed, Bath & Table | From $199.95
Artemida Bedspread | Bed, Bath & Table | From $199.95

Next addition to your basic bedding collection should be some white pillowcases. If you can purchase the matching ones to your coverlet / bedspread, do that. Otherwise, you can pick them up anywhere bedlinen is sold, opt for high thread count, 100% cotton or linen.

Standard White Pillowcase | Country Road
Standard White Pillowcase | Country Road
White with white palm tree | Island Trading Co
White with white palm tree | Island Trading Co

And now for the fun bit! Layer your classic white bed linen with your existing (or new) printed pillowcases, cushions, blankets or throws to suit your mood and the weather. Have a look around your house at what you already have, check in the dark depths of your linen cupboard for forgotten items, mix and match those orphan pillowcases, clash those colours and create something fun and original.

Lets have a look at a couple of styles I’ve created, and how to get the look.

INDIGO

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Calming blues for cool weather and classic style.
Navy Deco Pillow | Caitlin Wilson
Navy Deco Pillow | Caitlin Wilson
Shibori Throw | The Dharma Door
Shibori Throw | The Dharma Door

 

BRIGHT FLORALS and MONOGRAMS

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Bright Florals perfect for sunny days and lifting your mood.
Mrs Darcy Throw - Peaches
Mrs Darcy Throw – Peaches
Personalised Pillowcases | Keep it Personal.
Personalised Pillowcases, choose your own font and colour | Keep it Personal.

 

TEXTURE AND COMFORT

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Soft and textural for inviting comfort.
Rose washed velvet quilted throw | Citta Design
Rose washed velvet quilted throw | Citta Design
Navy Fleur | Caitlin Wilson
Navy Fleur | Caitlin Wilson

 

PRETTY PASTEL

Pretty, fresh pastels with a light weight throw perfect for summer days.
Pretty, fresh pastels with a light weight throw perfect for summer days.
Cushions | Frankie Jean
Cushions | Frankie Jean
Towel, used as a throw | Paddo to Palmy
Towel, used as a throw | Paddo to Palmy

 

ON MY WISHLIST!!!

Vintage inspired elephant pillowcase | Gorgi
Vintage inspired elephant pillowcase | Gorgi
Mia Quilt | Squeak
Mia Quilt | Squeak

I hope I’ve inspired you to be creative with your bedroom.

Hayley x

Comments

  1. says

    Hayley, I love the indigo look and believe it or no I just finished writing a post on Shibori and its going live tomorrow and we have both featured the Dharma Door throw – how funny!! I like to change it up regularly, usually monthly and rotate throws, cushions and things. It feels fresh to have a new look and to mix and match old and new! x

    • says

      Hi Ashlea, Thanks for stopping by! Oh, I love Shibori, I have the Dharma Door throw, it really is beautiful and so soft. I look forward to reading your post tomorrow. Hx

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