When we first moved into our home, there was plenty of space. Our oldest son was 8, our daughter was 5 & I didn’t even know I was pregnant with our youngest (found that out a month after we moved in. Surprise!). We only have 2 bedrooms but with only 2 kids at the time, sharing wasn’t an issue. We figured we’d live here a couple of years and buy something of our own. 5 1/2 years later we’re still here & now there are 5 of us living in a 2 bedroom. However, I think that living here has taught us to do the best with what you have. Our place might not be the nicest on the block BUT we live in a nice neighborhood that we really like, our rent hasn’t gone up in over 7 years (friends of friends lived here before) and we have just enough space.
The downside is, we still only have 2 bedrooms. The older 2 kids are in bunk beds in the smaller room & Ryan has a twin bed in our room. Thank you God that our master bedroom is a good size! Because of this, we’ve never really decorated our side of the bedroom or invested in nice bedding. Since I am trying to make Ryan’s side more organized & more inviting (so he’ll sleep in HIS bed, not mine lol), I decided it was time to make our side look nicer too.
The first step in making our bedroom look better was choosing bedding from bedding.com. I was really impressed with how many choices I had when I went to look at the queen comforter sets & the queen quilt sets. There were so many that I personally loved but I knew that my husband would like something neutral & not colorful. I decided on the Trafalgar Quilt Set. The colors are different from anything I would normally choose but I loved the texture of the quilt. My husband thought that the one I chose was still “too busy” but I swear if it was up to him, our quilt would be all one color (ala our last comforter which was solid brown…boring!)
Description: Colorblocked with rich tones of rust, gold, moss and cream, Trafalgar features floral and scroll quilting with embossed texture enhanced by the soft lavish microsuede. Bordered and reversed to a solid chocolate. Face: 100% Microsuede. Back & Fill: 100% cotton. Each quilt set includes 1 quilt and 2 pillow shams (1 sham per Twin set). Dimensions: Twin Set 68×86″ + 20×26″sham, Full/Queen Set 86″x86″ + 20×26″ (2)shams, King Set 100″x90″ + 20″x36″ (2)shams.
I really love the feel of the quilt & pillow shams. It’s incredibly soft but I also love the texture of the scroll quilting that is sewn on top. It really adds another dimension to an already beautiful quilt. I added a high thread count sheet set (from Ross, I paid $40 for the set) and a great, plus mattress cover (also from Ross & $30) and my bed is the best it’s ever looked! I even found a great place for my new OWL pillow that I picked up at Target!
I am extremely happy with the look and quality of my new quilt set from bedding.com. I am also THRILLED that it is machine washable and it actually fits into our washer! (Our old comforter didn’t fit & I’m not one to get to the dry cleaner very often!)
Question: I’d like to make something simple to go above our bed, any ideas? If you’ve made any DIY projects or seen any good ones, leave the links below so I can check them out!
Take a look at bedding.com and I think you will love what you see. They have everything from Baby Bedding to Kids Bedding, Sports Bedding, Hypoallergenic Bedding and much more. You can also like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, follow them on Pinterest, & also on Google +.