Bedding Styles That Are Cozy Winter Modern

Make your bed comfy and cozy with these modern bedding styles and ideas for winter. Relax and enjoy staying indoors cuddled up in your bedroom — nobody said you had to be alone…

 

Amazing Winter Modern Bedding Styles

Check Out These Cozy and Comfy Ideas

 

The winter season is here and it just makes us want to hide further inside the bedding layers and not deal with the cold world outside. A perfect bed is a must to make the whole room come to life and to unwind after work and lazy in on the weekends. However layering your bedding doesn’t in any way means that it can’t be cozy yet modern and stylish!

The Layered Trend

Add an extra layer of comforter and duvet to stay extra warm and on top of the layering trend. This season is all about fluffy bedding styles.

Stock up your pillow collection for this season. Adding a few extra pillows gives that added fluff and warmth to the bed which is just what we all need in this harsh winter. Having a large pillow collection also comes in handy when you want to change up your room a bit. Just throw in a few fun, quirky pillows and the whole vibe changes instantly!

Add Throws

Throw in a faux fur, nubby blanket in no particular order for that added texture and warmth. Let one end of it touch the floor and it just yells ‘come lets snuggle’
Keep a couple of these in your winter collection too to give the room a changed look with different colored throws

The Tassel-Pompom Trend

Adding to the throw trend, this season is all about incorporating latest clothing trends into bed sheets and comforters in one way or the other. Tassels and pompoms have been on a roll this year and the style is here to stay. Just add another layer or warm fuzzy sheet with tassels or pompoms hanging on the ends. Find a sheet that has a nice contrast with your comforter and voila! A chic new look to your bedroom.

Stock up on blankets

Just like pillows and throws, go get your blanket collection sorted! Blankets are what make the whole bed pop!  Add Egyptian cotton blankets (this can be used both in summers and winters) and wool blankets to your bedding list.

Colors and Patterns

A good color scheme is important to maintain a certain vibe of any room. Why must the bedding be left behind?! This season, change things up a bit by contrasting the colors. Keep the bedding in warm tones according to the overall theme of the room. This gives a very autumnal and warm feeling which makes any cold harsh day better. If you want to step aside from the norm, go all out and bring the color in. Throw in colored blankets and pillows to spice up any room. If you’re like me and you are into the white bedding trend but still want some color, throw in pillows of deep browns or burgundies. A white-lined bed with a colored blanket or pillows will look trendy yet classic.
If you’re someone who likes to be edgier than the rest, throw in some cushions with quirky patterns or sayings on them.

 

~Elena Juliet

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Pillow Shams – Easy Peasy

Pillow Shams – Easy Peasy

I can’t believe it is already the end of May.  It just warmed up here in Northwest Iowa.  We are now getting some nice weather, and I am excited to be outside.

Hi Life with Lorelai readers.  I am really excited to be sharing this super easy sewing tutorial with you this week.

 

 

Pillow Shams – Easy Peasy

This need for bedding came about when I created my DIY Shutter Headboard. I went to shoot some photos of this awesome headboard I had just created, and my bedding looked like something from a dorm room or worse.  I was so upset and thought there is no way I can put this on my blog. I have always worked on the other rooms in our house that are seen by guests, so this room has always been on the back burner.

I headed to my home improvement store to pick up a 9×12 canvas drop cloth.  And, I was in luck.  They were on sale for $13.99.  I was so excited.

We have a queen size bed.  This one drop cloth created the bed spread and the pillow shams.

The drop cloths are pretty stiff when you first open them.  I ran it through the was 2 times; then, put it in the dryer.  It is pretty nice now.

I laid the drop cloth across the bed and all I had to do was cut off one end and finish the edge by turning it under and stitching it.  Bed spread…DONE!

For the shams, this is what I did:

I like to use pinking shears to cut the fabric.  I think it helps with fraying edges.

I used a sham from the guest room as a size and pattern guide.  I cut the front piece of the shams about 1 inch larger than the sample sham.  For the back side, I cut it about 4 inches larger in width, but the same size in height as the front piece.  This gave me an overlap  in the back to insert the pillow.

You can see the overlap in the above photo. ( My overlap ended up not being quite big enough.  There is a little gap-o-sis in the back when the pillow is in the sham.  You can overlap more if you have enough fabric.)

The two edges on the overlapped pieces need to be turned under and stitched.

Then, place right sides together (the front and the two back pieces) pin, and stitch all the way around the edges.  I use a ½ inch seam allowance.

After you have stitched all the way around, trim the corners a bit (just cut the corner at a diagonal being sure not to get too close to the stitches.

Turn the sham right side out. Take time to poke the corners from the inside, so they are not too rounded.

I pressed it good then did two rows of stitching on the outside.  One row really close to the edge and the other row about 1 ½ inches in.

Then, you are done!

I think they turned out pretty nice for a drop cloth project.  I hope you like them too.

~Michelle

 

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Guest Room Bedding Ideas

Guest Room Bedding Ideas

What would you do?

 

We are revamping a room in Luke’s house to make it a bright and cheery guest room. The space will serve not only as a guest room, but also multipurpose as additional storage, and as a place for Rory to call her own when we are at Luke’s.

Now, as you may have read previously, Luke is an avid rose gardener with about 20 rose bushes. Gorgeous roses, I am such a lucky girl! We also live at the beach in Southern California. So, our thoughts are leaning toward taking these things into consideration for the decorating scheme.

The room has two full walls (one does have the door), and two walls that are broken–a window in one, and the closet in the other. We have been tossing around the idea of painting two walls in a whisper white, and two walls with a pale yellow, and trimming the baseboards and window sills, etc. in a Swiss coffee white.

To me, the focal point of any type of bedroom is the bed. And in this small 10 ft. x 12 ft. room, finding the right bedding is important because it will make such a large statement. We want the bedding to be pretty, fresh, and relaxing. We want it to convey a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. We want our guests to be comfortable. So, I have been gathering some bedding ideas.

Here are some of the bedding ideas I’ve found:

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Birdsong Mint Quilt Set – Yorkshire Linen

Catherine Lansfield Canterbury Quilt Set – Tesco

Natural Shells Bedspread – Bed Bath and Beyond

Amie Floral Stripe Reversible Quilt – Sears

Teal Stripe Quilt Set – Next

Laura Lemon Reversible Duvet Cover Set – Tesco

Bedding Set – Yorkshire Linen

There are so many lovely possibilities with these bedding ideas. I think I like the idea of a reversible bedding–something that is less feminine on one side for those male guests who come to visit. And as for the decor scheme, perhaps a beachy garden theme. What do you think?

Which of these bedding ideas is your favorite?

Do you have an idea for a decor theme?

 

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