Dressing the Bed

Designer Confession: I have made MANY beds in my life, but very few rarely is the bed that I make my own. Scandalous, right? So with the New Year, and goal setting happening all around me, I’ve made up my mind – this year my resolution is to get my bed dressed!

Think ahead and buy bedding that fits your overall design intent.

Of course, a big part of dressing my bed is going to include finally figuring out my bedding aesthetic. When it comes to my own bedding, I’ve long been a perpetrator of buying what I like in the moment, without thinking through my overall design intent. My own style schizophrenia has resulted in years of miss matched sheets, duvets, coverlets and pillows! Actually, the sheets always match each other. I’m not savage.

This darling illustration from One Kings Lane got me thinking: what does my bed say about me? So far, nothing good….

What do your pillows say about you?

(Hint – if all this pillow talk is making you uncomfortable, you my friend, may be a Minimalist)

Before I pull the trigger on a total bedding revamp, I’m having the age old internal debate: white vs. color. While I love the crisp simplicity of an all-white “hotel” look, I’m really digging the idea of layering a few colors and textures. The two images below are both making an excellent case for themselves.

All white bedding creates that crisp hotel look.

Yeah, I could get used to waking up here…

Mixing in color and texture bring warmth to a bed and make it feel inviting.

Luckily, The White Sale is happening right now! Our stores have literal piles of lovely linen sheets, special pillows and uber soft blankets on sale – it’s truly the stuff good dreams are made of!

kathryn | alice lane home collection

[images via Elle Décor, One Kings Lane, New England Home, Lonny Magazine]