Hello Friends! I hope you are all having fun getting your houses ready for warmer weather.
I have been busy working on my guest bedroom for the One Room Challenge. If you missed last week’s post, the One Room Challenge is a 6 week long challenge for decor bloggers to make over a room of their choice. I did my master bedroom last fall. It’s pretty nuts, but a damn good time!
I focused on bedding this week. I wanted to go for the comfortable, easy, un-ironed look 😉 (Disclaimer, this post was generously sponsored by Perfect Linens. Click here to read my full disclosure policy)
How It All Came Together:
- Duvet & Shams – IKEA (plain white… well, their plain white is more like off white…)
- Bedskirt – believe it or not, it’s a flat bed sheet! I used Tasha’s method. She blogs over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. Girl has wicked skills 😉
- Peachy-pink pillow – Home Goods
- Throw Blanket – IKEA
- Black Trim on Duvet – I used regular 5/8″ black grosgrain ribbon and Heat ‘n Bond (UltraHold). I used two rolls of Heat ‘n Bond and 4 rolls of ribbon. Each roll was $1.50 at Hobby Lobby (it was 50% off), and the Heat ‘n Bond is $2.99 each, but I got a roll for 40% off with my coupon bookmarked on my phone. I didn’t spend more than $12 on supplies!
- Sheets – Perfect Linens. Mine are the Babies Bottom sheets in white (queen size). More on the sheets below.
For the black trim on the duvet, I used this simple “no sew” method to attach the black ribbon. Heat ‘n Bond has become one of those staple DIY products for me. This is the second time I’ve used it and it’s amazing. If you have an iron, you can do this. And it’s never ruined a fabric I’ve attached it to. Follow the instructions on the back of the package and voila! You’ll love it. I attached the black ribbon on both sides of the duvet on all four sides. So eight long pieces of ribbon. I got two long pieces out of each roll of ribbon.
More on the sheets. Perfect Linens was kind enough to reach out to me. They are an online company that sells only a small selection of sheets, so that bumps them up to sheet expert, right?
If you’re like me, you’re used to buying your sheets from Home Goods, Marshalls, TJMaxx. So having really nice sheets was new to this girl. I just about fell over when I found out they do research (like Nike and NASA) on their sheets. Say huh? They use objective tests and fabric analysis to find the most comfortable sheets. And here I thought you could just test them by napping on them! Oh yeah, and they are made in the Good ‘Ol USA.
When I pulled them out of the package, I could immediately tell they were heavier than what I’m used to buying. For being white sheets, they were darn near opaque. I’ve had white sheets for 12 years and I’ve gone through quite a few sets. Now I can say I do, in fact, have a set of nice sheets! If you’d like to try out Perfect Linens for yourself, here is a 15% discount code: StripedHouse15
In case you’re wondering, the headboard will likely go away. I hit up every thrift store in town this weekend, but can’t seem to find what I’m looking for. I’m headed to a town 45 minutes away that has a district of thrift shops this week. Fingers crossed!
Stay tuned for next week’s update!
Thanks to Perfect Linens for sponsoring this post. All opinions and thoughts are my own.