Sunday, 2 February 2014

Bedding Inspiration

 Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson
Designer green Japanese Chinoise bedding set

Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson - Ivory 'British Affair' floral bedding set

Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson - Designer white tropical bird bedding set

A I have been recently looking for a house, I have been spending a lot of time looking for design ideas for when I eventually get one. One room that I can't wait to design and decorate is the bedroom, and I love looking at bed linen and throws to get ideas of different layouts, furniture, patterns and colours, etc. From browsing online, I have included some of my favourites in this post. As you can tell from the bedspreads that I have chosen, I want to have a turquoise/duck egg colour theme as I already have a throw and pillows in this colour. I prefer the more pastel colours with the white/cream furniture alongside the bedding (such as the image below). Looking at these make me so excited to buy a house - living in rented property does really restrict you on decor as you have to stick to the same carpets and wall colours, and at the minute all of my furniture has been provided, so I have no choice in that. But I really can't wait to choose all of the furniture and paint colours too, as then you can really customise your own home, and actually make it feel like a home.

The above three duvet covers I adore, they are all by Matthew Williamson, found on the Debenhams website. I particularly like the Japanese Chinoise design in green (first image) - it even has a bright geometric reverse in green, red and white creating an interesting effect when turned up. I also love the bird designs on the other two bedding designs, and the oriental style that they have, although they aren't the particular colours that I will be having.

Duck Egg Beautiful Birds Bedlinen collection, Dunelm

Blue 'Paradise' floral bird pattern bed linen, Debenhams

The above two bedspread designs are quite similar, with again, a very oriental-style floral and bird pattern. I really like the pastel blue colour, and out of them both, I prefer the Duck Egg Beautiful Birds bedding, as I prefer this shade of blue and I also love the contrasting pink colours that brighten up the design. You can also get matching curtains, pillows and throws which are a great addition. That duvet set is also great if you are on a budget, with the duvet covers ranging from only £16.99.

Duck Egg Nina collection, Dunhelm

This Duck Egg Nina collection is probably my favourite, as I love the subtle pattern, and the colours are absolutely gorgeous! I actually have the small scatter cushion, and having seen the collection in store, it is very luxurious looking with soft and velour-like textures, contrasting against satin. I love the cushion and throw particularly, and these are the pastel colours that I want in my bedroom. I actually bought a very similar satin throw from dunelm in those shades to match the cushion, so now I just need a duvet cover!

This collection is quite pricey in comparison to some of the other collections, with the price ranging from £239 for a single duvet cover. Despite the price, the subtle pattern (very subtle similar to the duck egg nina collection above), texture and colours give the bedding a very luxurious finish, therefore I think that if you were to splash out on this, it would be worth it as you can tell that it is expensive.

This collection is again, very pricy, with contrasting bold tones along with delicate and intricate jacquard patterns, giving a very luxurious appearance that is both classical and modern. The golden jacquard tones go really well with the gold furniture. I love that velour scatter cushion too - the royal blue colour really finishes off the look and adds even more luxury. I love this look overall, however, I'm not sure that I would choose it myself.