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.

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  1. 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!

    1. “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. 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? 😉

    1. I don’t mind at all, Donnamae. They’re the Threshold brand from Target. Super affordable!

  3. 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?

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

    1. Thank you, Linda! Very nice of you to say.

  5. 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.

    1. Wrenda, than you for your nice, encouraging words.

  6. Mimi Tafour says:

    Hi Julie, the bed and bedding are beautiful and looks very comfortable. What is the source of your upholstered bed? And fabric? Thanks

  7. Mimi Tafour says:

    What is source of your upholstered bed and fabric?

    1. Mimi, the bed came from Nebraska Furniture Mart. It’s been so long ago that I don’t have a source, unfortunately.

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