When the seasons change, it makes me antsy to make changes in our house! Let me tell you, there has been LOTS of changes in our house this winter. Great deals and ideas coming your way soon!
Today my focus is on our master bedroom duvet cover. Our room has received very little attention since we moved in. Primarily because I like how the bedroom looks. There is just a few tweaks that need to happen to give it a spring refresh! Here’s a quick list.
Master Bedroom Refresher for Spring
- Master Bedroom duvet cover
- Update throw pillows
- Replace chairs
- White linen draperies
- Possible furniture arrangement
Today, I’m just focusing on finding the perfect duvet cover for us. When it comes to the duvet cover, I’ve discovered I’m PICKY. The white hotel look really appeals to me. In fact, that was the intended route. Look at these beautiful white duvets. Who wouldn’t want such a crisp, clean look?
Duvet Cover: My reality
The reality of it is that people do lay on my duvet. Not just at night either. We will lay on top of our duvet cover to watch TV, read a book or my very favorite: take a nap. SO because of how we use the bed, all white bedding ain’t gonna cut it!
We are not painting our room. The color is Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay and it is one of my favorites. That means anything I pick must work with this neutral color. In a previous post, I discussed finding the perfect color pallet for your home and also how to pick the perfect neutral. The great news is that because Oyster Bay is neutral there were many options available to me! It came down to these two duvet covers.
Duvet Cover: Color and Pattern Options
First is the Mackenna pattern. The teardrop shape pattern with swirls and florals is right up my alley. It has the soft movement I gravitate toward in a pattern but wasn’t overly feminine which appeals to my husband. The colors are amazing. They are a bit muted with light blue, spa blues, taupe, off whites and a little navy. My fear was the bedding would look too dark.
The next option is much lighter than the Mackenna. This is also from Pottery Barn and is the Charlie pattern. What I like about the Charlie is how light and bright the background fabric is. It doesn’t appear heavy or weighted. The color and tones are the lovely spa shades I’m drawn toward.
Ultimately, what I opted to go with is the Mackenna pattern. As much as I love Charlie, Mackenna was more in line with the direction of our home. Most rooms in our home have the color navy blue. It’s a consistent accent color and I wanted to stay with that. Also, the taupe tones are everywhere on the main level as are the spa colors. Those are important design factors and I’m in love with the pattern and colors. The Mackenna duvet cover is a perfect fit for our needs.
I’ll give you a little update later this week on the bed and how it’s coming along. Then later in the week, I’ll go over how to make the perfect bed, especially if you are putting your house on the market. You won’t want to miss this next post even if you’re not moving.
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Comment below if you prefer to use white or patterned when it comes to bedding covers. I’m very curious what people gravitate toward!