January 2, 2012

✥ "Expensive" Bedding on the Cheap ✥

Hello friends! I don't have a project for you today, but instead I thought I'd share my new bedding. Exciting? I'm not sure, but hopefully it's not too boring! ;)
We were in dire need of a change. Here are some of my inspiration pics.

The first is from  from West Elm. You can buy this Herringbone quilt or the Lexington quilt for $159. I do love the herringbone- but obviously not the price! That's not even considering the duvet- this is just a quilt we are talking about here.To recreate the look of these awesome beds I turned to Ikea. I bought the Alina coverlet in gray.

The second inspiration pic is from... dah, dan, dah...Restoration Hardware! Surprised...yeah, I thought not. I love the mix of pattern, texture and color! But obviously not the price, regularly the bedding sells for $279- don't worry though. It's on sale for the bargain low price of $219. {Yeah right!} 
I looked high and low for a duvet to match the beauty of the Restoration Hardware bedding. In the end, I struck out. Disappointed, but determined to find something- I took a look at the bedding I started with. Remember this pic?

This duvet comes form Target in their Fieldcrest line- but from many moons ago. I still love the simple pattern, but want to move the bedroom into the new color scheme for the rest of my home. I finally decided to use the duvet cover- empty as a sort of sheet for the bed.
Just as a partially temporary solution until the right sheets come along to introduce the same sort of subtle pattern and beauty.
I love how the gray coverlet brings out the gray tones in the taupe, rather than the brown ones. Yay!

Lastly, the new duvet cover hails from Ikea as well. It is simple white  fabric with a very subtle, tonal pattern {Alvine Medaljong}. So subtle that I had a very hard time getting it to show up in pics.

Here's Ikeas pic of the bedding- I think they had some trouble getting the pattern to show up, too!! That makes me feel better about my lacking photography skills! Ha!

 I pretty much got a whole new look for the same cost as the quilt from West Elm! And for far less than the duvet from RH! So what do you guys think?
I'm also linked up here.


  1. I love it! At first I thought your room was the one with the white headboard and was a bit disappointed lol I'm happy to see it wasn't because your room is better!!!!!

  2. So gorgeous! I love the new bedding, looks wonderful! Your room is very pretty & flows so well!

  3. Soooooooooooooo pretty! I love it! It looks super chic and expensive! Great job :)

  4. Awesome, it all looks very classic and chic and considering we sleep a good part of our life away I think our beds should be comfy and welcoming!

  5. I love this too! I found these on Confessions of a stay at home mommy's link party, and I am your newest follower! I hope you stop by my blog to check it out as well! Have a great day!

  6. The grey looks so good, doesn't it? So pretty my dear!

  7. Can I come and crawl in bed with you? It looks so soft and inviting! What a great way of getting your favorite look for sooo much cheaper! IKEA is my go-to place for bedding as well. They are cheap enough to change occasionally without feeling bad. Love!

  8. So funny.... I was just looking at those quilts at West Elm and I've had my eye on that quilt at Ikea! You've got some great taste ;) I might have to purchase the white one for my room when its all finished. I LOVE the way it looks on your bed!!!! Its a definitely a great alternative to the more expensive versions :)

  9. I think it looks awesome. That duvet from Target (Fieldcrest)... I have that duvet on my bed!! You pulled together a great look. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  10. Love it!! Love how warm and cozy yours looks!!

  11. Oh my word! Absolutely beautiful! I finally found my dream bedding the other day and it totally transformed my bedroom! I'd love for you to stop by my blog and share some decorating advice. We just bought a new house and I am really struggling with all the large wall spaces!

    Amanda O'Banion

  12. Perfection, Becca! You're going to have a hard time getting out of that in the morning! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  13. Absolutely beautiful! I would love for you to link up with my party at http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-10-link-up.html

    Happy Monday!

  14. Love the bedding, so pretty and what a deal!! Thanks for linking!

  15. Looks fantastic! It's always nice to have new bedding!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. Really pretty! Thanks for sharing all your sources!

  17. Nice job! It looks really good!

    Visiting from Met Monday. Have a great week!

  18. Really pretty and I love the colors! Have a wonderful evening!


  19. FANTABULOUS!! Good for you finding such a gorgeous look for less. Takes a little more legwork, but making the dollar go farther is so worth the effort!!

    You rock!

  20. Love the bedding!
    Ikea is the best:)
    Where did you get those pillow covers that have the ties on them?!

  21. This duvet comes form Target in their Fieldcrest line- but from many moons ... targetbedding.blogspot.com


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