Thursday, July 8, 2010

Living Large, even when you don't have it: Bedding

I think I have an attention deficit when it comes to visual stimulation for my bedding.  I always want to change the way my bed looks, the colors and patterns that are on it, and the ambiance it gives off.

When I registered for my wedding gifts four years ago, I registered for multiple bedding sets in hopes to be surprised by which ones were purchased.  To my surprise, I got almost all of the ones I registered for.  I was made fun of at my shower when I was constantly opening bedding presents, but I didn't care, I loved that I would get to have so many chances to change them.

Well, now we have a hodge-podge of blankets all of different colors, most of which are being borrowed from my parents during our temporary stay.  So I had to get creative when it came to making a room feel like ours, and still feeding my desire to have nice bedding.

After staying in a hotel for a couple of days (thanks to my brother-in-law), I noticed how the hotel used a simple top sheet over a blanket to make for a clean line look.  So I had to copy the idea but make it my own.  I do own grey sheets, so I went and got to decorating...

So how did I do it and what did I do?  I took two different bedding sheet sets and a mismatched BORING comforter and blended them together.  After laying the fitted sheet and a white top sheet, I put the comforter on.  Over the comforter, I layered the grey top sheet and tucked in the blankets on all three sides of the bed to make for a uniformed look.  Its simple, but helps people, who only fanticize about new bedding, create the look even though we really don't have it.  

You can easily use any sheet, pattern or solid color (like we did above), and get to decorating!  ENJOY!  

If you like this post and created on yourself and want to share with others, email ( me pics of your new "bedding" and I'll share here!


  1. What a great idea!!! I might have to try this. Your bed looks lovely, by the way.

  2. Thank you!!! Oooh, if you try it, I would love to see what you do with it!