Please excuse the predictable title, but what else would I name a blog post about grey bedding?? As you may have noticed from my previous blog post about choosing a new paint colour, I’m giving my bedroom a bit of an overhaul and picking out some much-needed new bedding is the next step in that process.
Due to the damp weather last weekend, I still haven’t gone the whole hog and painted the bedroom walls but I wanted to be prepared and gather everything together so that I can give the whole room a blitz, 60-minute-makeover style. So last week I spent a good few hours on the Habitat website choosing my new bedding, and here are the images that inspired me to make the transition over to ‘the dark side’.
I decided on grey sheets as I knew that they would coordinate well with my existing bedding. I already had a striped duvet set (you may be able to spot it in my photos) which has a subtle grey stripe so the grey pillowcases and fitted sheet will work well with this set. I also noticed a lot of white-and-grey bedding combinations on the Habitat website so I’m hoping that my new grey duvet set will breathe new life into my old white sheets (and maybe make them look more fresh in comparison!). I picked out grey bedding from two different ranges – ‘Washed’ and ‘Lavis’ and crossed my fingers that they would work well together. When the bedding was delivered I was pleased with how well they went together. The Lavis Kingsize duvet set comes with two pillowcases but we have four pillows and two large square pillows on our bed so I needed to get a couple of coordinating plain pillowcases. The fact that the bedding is in two different textures – ‘Lavis’ is Egyptian cotton and the ‘Washed’ bedding is stonewashed – means that the bedding coordinates well without being too ‘matchy’, which I love.I was particularly impressed with the ‘Washed’ bedding because the stonewashed texture is so gorgeous. I didn’t know what to expect when I ordered it online as there are no close up photos of the texture and was pleasantly surprised when they arrived. They are just like the old comfortable sheets that you’ve used and washed for years, with that level of softness that you just don’t get with new bedding. This therefore meant that they went perfectly well with my striped bedding – they are practically the same texture already!I also couldn’t resist getting a new mattress topper while I was shopping on Habitat. The last mattress protector that I bought didn’t dry particularly well (it took days) and this one is from the ‘Ultrawashable’ range which means it can be washed at 60 degrees and is quick drying. I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on with this when I put it to the test! The old mattress topper will be used on my caravan bed from now on and I’m sure it’ll do a great job of smoothing out the creases where the cushions join together to make up the mattress.I am pretty sure that the bedding will look great with my new denim blue walls (when I get round to painting them!) and help to create that relaxed, masculine, stonewashed look that I’ve been hoping for. The dark wood furniture looks great against the grey and I think that the bedding is the final piece in the jigsaw to bring the whole room together. Keep your eyes peeled for my next post when everything will (hopefully) be finished and I’ll be able to show your my ‘new’ bedroom.Let me know what you think about my ideas for my new bedroom décor by leaving me a comment below and please tweet me your photos @Cassiefairy if you’ve already used grey and blue in your home.