Mix and Match Bedding

Can we talk bedding for a minute? I’ve always struggled with it. I think it’s because I tended toward bedding “sets” which ended up seeming too matchy – matchy for me. 

Recently, however, we found ourselves in need of a new bed and that purchase inspired me to revisit our bedding. 

I knew I wanted a layered look and feel, so rather than look for a new bedding set, I started with a few things I already had: toile pillows in an orangey-red, monogrammed linen pillows, and a plaid cotton blanket.

To those I added the softest flannel grey ticking sheets (these are the first flannel sheets we’ve ever had and I’m a total convert) and an extra fluffy cream and grey floral comforter.

Can I tell you how much I’m enjoying this layered, mix and match bedding? It has so many of the things I love, like toile, ticking, plaid, linen, and monograms. And when I combine the things I love, I end up happy.


  1. http://Linda says

    Good to hear from you again. Love the look – pattern, color and most of all personality! If it combines the things you love and makes you happy it speaks to who you are. I love that!

    • http://Julie says

      “If it combines the things you love and makes you happy it speaks to who you are.” I LOVE this, Linda. I’m going to have to save it. Thanks for the comment.

  2. http://Donnamae says

    That’s exactly what I’m going for, too. Looks great, looks comfy, looks casual….not stuffy. If you wouldn’t mind sharing….where are the softest flannel sheets from? 😉

  3. http://Jillian says

    Julie, I love that look! It gives me some inspiration for a guest room that’s been perplexing me. I noticed the pretty fabric headboard. Do you have any tips for cleaning them?

    • http://Julie says

      Hi Jillian. This is our second upholstered headboard and we actually haven’t ever had to clean it. I imagine you would just spot clean it with a gentle detergent or fabric cleaner. Good luck with the guest room.

  4. http://Linda says

    I love all these things too Julie. Beautiful bedding! Great choices!

  5. http://Wrenda says

    Julie, I absolutely love your new bedding! I think matchy-matchy has seen it’s day. I am wild about the plaid blanket you have used, with the combined toile and monogrammed pillows. I believe Charles Faudree would definitely approve. (I’m a toile and monogrammed ‘anything’ lover, as well as a Charles Faudree aficionado).
    I’m going to have to check out those flannel ticking sheets.
    Great design work, Julie! Looks as if you spent major $$$ to achieve this look. Always great to put to use things you already have, I say.

  6. Beautiful bedding. I just love it. Thanks for sharing this post.

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