Bedding Dilemma

Let it be known that I am the most indecisive person I know.  Sometimes I just drive myself nuts trying to make decisions.  And choosing new bedding for my bedroom is no diffierent.  Which is why I’m asking for y’alls opinion.

It’s not news that I’ve been struggling with my master bedroom for almost a year.  It started when I had to move to the basement bedroom last fall.  Now that we’re in a new house, I’m still whining and wringing my hands.  Because I’m just plain tired of my bedding.  (I know, I know….first world problem for sure).

I got this black and white set from the teen section at Target over five years ago which is eons for me since my taste changes so often.  Love the cute black, white and pink print but it’s been done to death.

Once I see something at Walmart, I know it’s time to move on.  No offence to Walmart or anything.  Also, it’s looking pretty grungy around the edges.

When we moved in the master bedroom was poop brown.  I kid you not.  This is the same color that’s in the main floor bathroom. I don’t like it much better down there but that’s for another day.

So handyman Tom got to work painting the room in my favorite Benjamin Moore Snowfall White. Seriously, y’all.  This is my third bedroom to get this white on the walls.  It’s just so warm and clean looking at the same time.  Who goes crazy for white walls in a bedroom?  This gal.

Anyways….I’ve been hunting for bedding for awhile when this Kate Spade bedding caught my eye at Bed Bath and Beyond. But with a $199 price tag that’s pretty much all it caught.

I’ve searched everywhere for something similar but I eventually gave up on finding anything in navy and white.

Then I came across a yellow and grey set by Cynthia Rowley at HomeSense for $79.99. Yes!  Grabbed it and made off like a mad woman, thrilled that I’ve finally made a decision.  Ignore the black shades and drapes, k?  They’re on their way out.

Except I didn’t love it when I put it on the bed.  Boo.  It’s just a bit too short on the sides and it doesn’t look terribly durable.  I have a 2 year old who loves to flop around on my bed.  Durability is a big deal right now. Double boo.

More fretting, more stalking of the Kate Spade until I gave in to impulse and bought it while I was in the store getting a wreath hanger.  That’s right.  Went in for a $5 hanger and spent $200 plus tax on the bedding.

Aaaaaannnnnd…..I’m not loving it either!  Or maybe I like both of them?

I’ve dressed and re-dressed the bed with both sets and I still don’t know what I’m doing.  I’m now leaning towards the yellow but it’s definitely not going to last for years and years.  The ruffles are pretty flimsy as is the fabric.

Which is totally reflected in the price, right?  But soooo cute.

The Kate Spade will probably last forever and is loads more practical (and won’t show stains like the yogurt tube that Charming shot all over the bed a couple of days ago.)  But it requires purchasing extra throw pillows and the shams are huge.  So more pillow buying to find ones that fill them out better.  Expensive!

So I decided to post pics of both and get your thoughts.  If we go with the navy, I’m doing coral accents (so in love with coral!).  The yellow and gray will get some aqua accents.

Now I’m turning it over to you guys and looking for your feedback.  Let me know what y’all think and what’s important to you.  Durability? Price? Cuteness?  I’ll be checking in and in a couple of weeks, I’ll let you know what the final decision was.

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  1. Glad to have you back linking up with us! And three links too – yay! LOVE them. I think for the bedding dilemma I like the yellow but not so much the ruffles, and I like the polka dots but the navy is a little dark for me. So, I'm not very helpful, sorry!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  2. Good morning "undecided sista." I would go back to the drawing board. I really don't like either one. If I had to choose I would go with the navy. The yellow is definately not you. Too old fashioned looking and frilly…Happy Birthday week. Hugs!!! Love you…


  3. Hi,
    I would go with the navy. I have been a "navy girl" for years and kept hopin' that the fashion gods would see their way to making navy the new black. And it slowly has come about! And I'm a polka dot person! I do like the yellow though – just not the ruffles.
    Buuuuuuut, having said all that, have you ever thought of making a cover! I don't know about you but I have a very limited amount of storage space and comforters or duvets or whatever take up a HUGE amount of room.
    Use the original black and white as your base. Check out tablecloths, curtains, fabric to get the colour(s) you want. Even make it reversible! So many choices, so little time! And, if you don't sew, use iron-on tape or fabric glue to put the cover together. Can't keep the comforter in the cover? You can get little thingies that will keep the comforter down where it is supposed to be. You could make your own shams at the size you want in your accent colour or a colour to match. You could even use plain old pillow cases. Check out the thrift stores; maybe an old bedspread or comforter will strike your fancy.
    I've even gone so far as to take out the stuffing and used the outside as the cover. If the old cover is quilted I wouldn't take out the stitching – way too little patience for that.
    I love to make changes to my decor as well. I have over 30 shower curtains (yep, I said 30 – one of my many harmless fetishes!). Though with my last move I got rid of some so am down to about 20 now.
    Also I just make or buy pillow covers so I can reuse the same pillows without taking up storage space I don't have.
    Love the idea of coral as the accent colour for the navy! That's what I have for spring and summer and for fall and winter I change to a rusty coral.
    Good luck with your decision.

  4. Cathy, I love all of your ideas. You're so creative! I did consider making one and have been browsing tablecloths and fabric and sheets to see what else is out there. Downside is I hate (HATE!) sewing but for the right project I would haul out a sewing machine for sure. Thanks for your comments and the great ideas!

  5. Hi Cathy,
    I like the yellow ruffled one. I am a ruffly sort of gal and you can get this beautiful ruffled bedskirt at in a white which I think would finish it off beautifully! I recently bought the ruffled bedskirt to use as a tablecloth. have a great weekend! Take care,

  6. My vote is for the navy, and the price will be okay if you really like it. If you're still on the fence, maybe it's best to return both and wait for inspiration to strike. You could also consider dying your original bedding another color.

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