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Bedding is an underrated way to update your house and make you feel better. It’s also one of the harder things for me to buy. There are just so many choices. Do I want to have a comforter, a duvet cover, or a quilt? Do I want to go girly, nautical, cutesy, or just all white? When you go on the websites (because who can go out now?) there are so many choices! How do you narrow it down? I have some helpful hints for you guys!
I’m going to be completely honest, my bedding is completely lackluster. Well, I guess I should restate this as my comforter is bad. I got the cutest comforter a few years ago; it was two sided – one side was gold polka dots while the other was gold zigzags. After years of wear and washing the gold is now a weird green color. I have no idea why or how it got that way. All I know is that I could really use a new comforter, quilt, or duvet cover.
How do we break them down? A comforter is a blanket filled with down feathers or is hypoallergenic. A quilt is “a warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of stitching, typically applied in a decorative design.” A duvet cover is a cover you usually put over a comforter. It’s harder than heck to put on especially if you’re trying to do it alone. Somehow it always gets messed up, and I’ve crawled all the way inside to try and straighten it out, but it was still wonky.
1. Urban Outfitters – Samantha Embroidered Floral Duvet Cover | 2. Joss & Main – Wilson Coverlet Set | 3. Macy’s – Lauren Ralph Lauren – Graydon Bold Stripe Full/Queen Comforter | 4. Nordstrom Rack – Southshore Fine Linens Vilano Springs Oversized Quilt Set | 5. Nordstrom Rack – Queen Neal Hotel Collection Embroidered Bed in a Bag
This color grabs me. It’s perfect for spring and for brightening up your room. Since we’re spending WAY more time in our homes than ever before, this set would be so nice to see every day. I especially like the flowers on it because they’re not overwhelming. They’re just enough of decoration.
This one is for my friends who run warmer than the average person. It’s a quilt, not a comforter, so it shouldn’t be as warm. I’m a bit obsessed with white bedding because it tends to make things brighter, as well as to help open up a room if it’s on the smaller side. I live in a studio apartment in New York City – so I can use all the help in opening up my room.
Here’s another quilt that brightens up the whole place. Just looking at this blue hue makes me feel happy. It’s also a pattern that I like.
Last up is this hotel inspired bedding set from Nordstrom Rack. I used to have a set like this and loved it. It made me feel like I was at a hotel with all the amenities of home. This one will give you more bang for your buck since the quilt is included with 2 shams, 1 decorative pillow, flat and fitted sheets, and 2 pillowcases. I love when stores do this because then your bedroom is all matchy-matchy like the ones in your favorite Instagrammer’s homes. I mean, we all aspire to that level, don’t we?
There you have my top 5 picks for bedding for right now. If it doesn’t feel right shopping for clothes, maybe shopping for house-wear is more palatable. I think we should continue to buy things in order to keep our economy going. I tend to think it might be helping out someone who needs the help more than I do. Let me know if you all like these, or if you have other ideas on where to find great bedding!