It’s totally normal to change out bedding every once in a while. Things get worn out or your style changes. What’s probably not entirely normal is to go through 5 in one year. In my defense, I have my reasons!
Let’s start at the beginning, though, before we focus on the bedding of this past year.
By now you may have noticed that there are three main colors permeating through my house, in all different shades: green, blue, and yellow. The first bed I showed after starting my blog was in 2012. This bedding was a true shoutout to my favorite colors.
It can be really hard for me to look at old pictures, because I can’t help thinking thoughts like “why did I hold onto that rug for so long?!”
The next bedding from 2014 is honestly probably my favorite yet. Not necessarily based on look, though I liked the look. It was just so comfortable and cozy! The problem with this bedding is that it got worn out really quickly. Like, several holes spread throughout.
And that rug, come on Mary, just get rid of it already. Did I mention how it was this super scratchy wool?! It was very in-style when I got it in 2011, but I should have known better by 2015.
The next tour of my Master Bedroom was in 2016. You can see that there were little tweaks, but not a ton. The bedding is the same. Like I said, most comfortable bedding ever. I was not eager to change it out.
I may not still agree with all my style choices, but it was a good bedroom.
When we were selling our house in Arkansas, later that same year in 2016, I changed out the bedding. I actually still like the deep navy blue. And yay, the rug is finally gone!
What a difference professional photography can make, right?! I wish I could afford an official blog photographer, because seriously!
I showed this picture of my Master Bedroom in 2018 when we were staging our house to sell. You’ll notice the pillow shams in the picture above match the entire bedding below. I didn’t love a whole bed of gray (I like color too much), but it served the purpose of house staging.
Okay, so the rest of these pictures from here are NOT professional and all but the last ones were not taken for the purpose of going on the blog. Most of them were taken so I could text my mom about my new bedding, or to take a picture of Cookie.
A Lot of Bedding in One Year
The first bedding of the last year is pictured above, because I was still using it when we moved here.
I gave the gray damask bedding to my neighbor because she loves gray and loved this bedding. I gave it to her when I found something I LOVED at HomeGoods.
I really loved this bedding, similar to how I loved the bedding debuted in 2014, but it had similar issues. It was not built to last. So sad!
The sweet part is Cookie basically went from tiny puppy to almost full size in this bedding …
I’m not sure there will ever be another photo of my bed without Cookie in it. It is her favorite place. Her tiny little eyes beg me to crawl in and snuggle with her.
In theory, I love the design of this bedding. The plaid is so on point right now and it fits my colors and my style. But what this picture can’t show you is that the bedding itself is reminiscent of sand paper and may be the most uncomfortable bedding out there, except maybe plain newspaper.
The member of the family who liked this bedding most was Cookie. Maybe it is all the fur that cushions her from the feel of it?
Seriously, for the last 10 months that we’ve had Cookie, she has made it very difficult to make the bed every day. We’re still trying, except for now we have “an obstacle.”
But yeah, even though I was already feeling pretty ridiculous at the quick turn around of bedding, the plaid set was not going to last.
This bedding was actually meant to be temporary, so I bought the cheapest thing I found on Amazon. It was a stand-in until my custom-made duvet cover arrived a few months after my duvet insert.
See, after all the costly changing of bedding, we decided to go with a duvet because then if I still need to replace often, I’m only changing out the duvet cover.
The cheap duvet cover hasn’t been too awful, except it does seem to collect lint and dog hair (from a non-shedding dog) at an alarming rate! Something about the cheap microfiber just grabs onto everything that touches it. I have been washing it each time I wash my sheets. Duvet covers are not supposed to need washing that much!
This new bedding is too new to give it a full review, but so far we are loving it. I still need to add some pillows in more colors.
I struggled to find a design I like, so I’m just celebrating that I finally found something I liked.
Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the prince, but I really think bedding is so important. So all this switching out has been kind of a mess, but I just couldn’t settle on something I didn’t like. Really, anything that helps me get better sleep is worth it to me.
How long have you been using your current bedding? My guess is you’re doing better than me.
Good luck for a good night’s sleep.