Much, much brighter.
Corey and I have been planning for a while to update the bedding in our bedroom. We absolutely love the white look, but it was way too hard to keep up with, and quite frankly I wanted something that packed a little more punch. We’re not believers in the whole serene, relaxing bedroom idea. I want my bedroom to make me smile.
And we found some new bedding that does just that.
We stumbled on this bedding one day when we were browsing the clearance section of Anthropologie. We agreed that we really liked it, but we weren’t sure how it would look in our room – our walls are such a bold color that we were worried that a brightly-colored bedspread would just compete with the walls. Well, we couldn’t stop thinking about it, so a few days later we headed back and bought it with the reassurance that we could return it if we put it in the room and hated it.
We totally don’t hate it.
It’s called the Shanti Paisley quilt, and we absolutely love the giant burst of color it brings to the room, and we love that it goes with the wall color without looking too matchy-matchy.
It’s definitely one of those design choices that not everyone will love, and we know that. But we love it and, in the end, it’s our house and we’re the one who has to look at it every day. And we lurve it.
We’re going to love it a lot more once we get a chance to give our bed a makeover. Trust me. It will look fabulous.
I also love how versatile it can be. The pillows have a nice blue pattern on the back, and I like to switch it up every once in a while to keep Corey on his toes (he likes the paisley side better).
The best part? The pattern has so much color and visual interest that we don’t have to worry nearly as much about getting stuff on it. It’ll hardly be noticeable. Time for some breakfast in bed!
And, just for comparison’s sake, here’s a nice little side-by-side of the official before and after.
I, for one, think it’s a huge, HUGE improvement.
We have plans to get some throw pillows and maybe a blanket for the end of the bed, but we just haven’t gotten around to it yet. We’ll keep you updated, though!
Have you ever bought something you didn’t think would work, only to end up loving it?