Thanks for your comments and opinions on my bedroom linen dilemma. You've talked me out of Ikea linens (Shawn is totally giving you the side eye right now.) I should clarify that our bed is a food-free zone but Grady is three. He often has something sticky smeared on his face or on his hands and the way the universe works for me lately is that if Grady touches ONE place with his ketchup fingers, that place will be my brand new white linens.
So! I hit Bed Bath & Beyond on the weekend and came home with this duvet cover. It's reversible and we will have the navy side out so hopefully the white side stays pristine for that glorious day when I can have nice things that stay nice.
I am having a bit of a fancy person crisis now. In that I am not a fancy person. I just bought the duvet cover. Not the bed skirt or the decorative pillows. I don't like a lot of faff on the bed. Currently we have four king-sized pillows. Two have pillowcases that match our duvet cover. Two have pillowcases that match our sheets. It's not pretty but it works.
The new duvet cover didn't come with matching pillowcases or the option to buy matching king-sized pillow cases (just standard shams and Euro shams.)
I want the bed to look nice and a little fancy but function is definitely my top priority. What would you do in my situation? I bought two plain red king-sized pillow cases and our sheets are either plain white or plain taupe. I also bought one decorative pillow because it's a velvet Union Jack and there was no way I was leaving the store without it.
I don't have any pictures of my bedroom with the new linens because they're still sitting in the bag. I love the duvet colour. Navy blue is one of my favourite colours. Shawn and I both love it (which is unlikely to happen again based on our individual tastes and what's available.) But I don't know if I can get over this pillowcase thing. Will the bed look stupid with four plain pillowcases in two different colours? Is one bit of faff stupider than no faff (don't answer. I'm not giving up my Union Jack pillow.) And is the whole thing a little too "hey, sailor!" for us to pull off? Tell me the truth, I can take it.