My best decorating advice is this: start with neutral foundational pieces and then add accessories that can be easily switched out when you feel like you need a change. This happens almost each season for me and because all of our main pieces are neutral (like our sofa, our bed, our wall colors) I can change pillows or sheets or artwork and have our home reflect a trend or favorite fabric or season without spending a ton of money.
One of my favorite neutral pieces is white bedding – in particular, a big, fluffy, down-filled duvet cover. There is just something so crisp and peaceful about white bedding (no wonder most fine hotels stick to white!) and even though it may require more washing, it’s totally worth it.
The neutral cover allows for various patterns and textures with sheets, quilts and shams that can be changed out for completely different looks. We use striped flannel sheets in the winter, solid white sheets in the summer and play with colorful throws or decorative pillows just to add a punch when it feels right.
I seriously love my bed. The linens are smooth and soft and don’t get too wrinkly after a good night’s sleep (or hour of emailing!). It feels fluffy and peaceful and calming.
Audrey’s a big fan of our bed, too.
She should love her own because up there in her still-not-finished bedroom she has a new white duvet as well (also courtesy of Crane & Canopy).
I ordered her this gold dot/stripe cover and sham which is super cute and we’ll keep using it from time to time, but Audrey is particularly pleased with the girly ruching of this white duvet set. With patterned sheets and a few colorful pillows and blankets, her bed is cozy and pretty.
The simplicity of a bed clothed in white is just what we need at the end of a full day.
Thank you to Crane & Canopy for sending us these beautiful linens. They really are high end quality for affordable prices and there are many different styles to choose from (and not only white, if you’re not a white-bedding-type-of-girl). If you are in the market for fresh bedding, check them out here.