I know that I just showed you guys a glimpse into our master bedroom. But I have a confession.
We’ve been sleeping on the homemade farmhouse bed (created by the bare hands of my darling boyfriend) since the beginning of October. I know. I’m a jerk for not sharing it sooner. Consider my bloggin hands officially smacked.
So for the last few months we have been cuddling up in our new bigger bed with a king sized sheet set and blanket but with only a queen sized quilt. That’s what I like to call a loosing battle. Especially when you are up against a couple of Bower boys.
So we needed some king sized bedding. And the sooner the better. So says my freezin’-blanket-less-patootie.
You may remember that in September I asked for some help. Jer & I picked out some Pottery Barn bedding in two different colors. You guys overwhelmingly voted for the blue version. You said that it would be more relaxing…and help the new mommy in me have a calming space to sleep. Sounds good to me!
But there were also quite a few people who were like “HOLD UP WAIT A MINUTE! put a little power to it. YOU’RE GONNA SPEND WHAT!??!”
And I have to admit. Over $400 for bedding is kinda ridiculous. Especially since that didn’t include the actual duvet…only the cover and shams and quilt. So I went back to the drawing board to see if there was anything that I could have missed. There were plenty of options out there that I liked…(these are the ones I liked from Target) but none of them seemed to fit the requirements I wanted. And believe me…my standards were kinda impossible. Here’s what I was looking for:
- Duvet or quilt that had blues
- Including something close to the aqua color that is currently on the walls in our master bedroom so that I don’t have to repaint
- Including cream so that it would go well with our blanket, draped wall and bed
- Duvet or quilt under $100. Shams under $50.
- Bedding that had a bit of country charm – so that it went with the farmhouse style bed
- Available in king
- Not striped
I struggled and struggled with the decision. I even pasted several of the Target options over the bedroom to see if anything would light up that fire under my bootie to make the commitment to hit the buy button. Nothing worked.
Until I saw this:
It had everything I wanted…blues, cream, aqua, a bit of country charm, king sized, with the right price point. I just couldn’t believe WHERE I found it…JCPenney. And that it was a closeout item…and you know how much I like saving a penny or two.
So it literally took me zero point two hundredths of a second to whip out the debit card and click the buy button.
And I love how it looks on the bed.
It totally looks more blue without all the green accents like in the ad photo.
Plus it goes well with the creams and whites we had already in the room. Yes, I need to get one more of those big euro style pillows…don’t judge me.
Bonus – I kinda like how our unironed blue sheets look with it. Remember those? I got em cheap…and yes, Jeremy swears he can feel the difference in the thread counts…with his legs. I don’t know how…I mean, he’s got hair covering them. And as someone who also has hairy legs, I can attest, a furry beast could rub against me and I wouldn’t be able to tell.
I also like how one of the patches on the quilt and shams has the aqua I was looking for…it goes really well with the wall color. That’s a bonus to me since now I won’t have to repaint.
I don’t know how I feel about the center navy pillow yet. I think I might make a sleeve for it…maybe with a monogram? Hmm….
But overall, I am very pleased with how the master bedroom is coming together. Up next? Wall art.
So what do you think? Do the quilt & sham rock your world like they do mine? Or is it just a little too country for your taste? Anyone else think it’s better to splurge on bedding or save the dough and go with your gut? And have you tried to match bedding or any other fabrics to wall color before? Let me tell ya…it ain’t easy. That’s why I will always try to paint AFTER picking the linens. Colormatching is my friend 🙂