I’m having a bit of a “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” moment…
In October, I bought a new bed (mattress + box spring). It was time. I upgraded from a Full size to a Queen size. Heavenly!
But then… If you buy a new bed, you will need new bedding. And if you buy new bedding, you will want to read in bed. So you will want new bedside lighting. Chocolate chips and milk, someone gave this mouse a cookie!
I have been on the hunt for new bedding since October. But I’ve purchased nothing, because I’m hesitating to decide on a look. The bedding will need to coordinate with everything in my studio apartment, as I will be seeing it all the time.
I have no headboard, it is just the bed against the wall. The walls in my apartment are grey (Manhattan Mist to be exact). The other two main colors in the apartment are wood (most of the furniture) and white. Any new bedding needs to work with my grey, wood and white color theme.
I did what you do. I turned to Pinterest and created a Bedroom Ideas pinboard. And then I found it. The inspiration. I heard bells ringing.
I fell in love with the couch on the left and the window seat on the right. I loved how the bold and bright patterns popped off the grey couch or the white window seat. It was like someone took my apartment’s color palette and added vibrancy! And happiness! Now I knew what to look for.
I had a bit of trouble finding exactly what I was looking for. I found a lot of grey rooms with white bedding. In looking at these, I noticed I loved the feeling of serenity they created. I particularly love the mix of textures in Image 1.
But I also loved the bright pops in the bottom row. Please forgive the barely visible bed in Image 3, clearly the accessories were the point of the picture, but the bed does peek out and I love the color scheme. The bright colors do pop really nicely against the grey and white.
Which makes me think that adding bright accent colors to my bedding will brighten up my one room apartment and make it more cheerful. I love the idea of adding color with a lot of pillows, because I love the support they provide when I read in bed. And I still need to hunt for the perfect lighting. There’s that mouse with his cookie again…
But I shall start with bedding. First I need to decide the serenity verses cheerful debate. And then I shall make a mood board to see the look before I purchase. Stay tuned for more decisions…
And you? What would you choose? Serenity or cheerful, bold accents? Any bedding you’ve fallen in love with lately? Feel free to share links to inspiration in the comments.
Until next time!
Postscript: Hi, Mom! Thank you for loaning me bedding while I figure out exactly what I want! xoxo