Have you ever had one of those moments when you love your bed more than people? Bed is bae. You could kidnap me, duct tape my face, throw me in a cardboard box and I’d still make a cozy space for a nap.
Note to self: If you are going to kidnap me, you better hide your Netflix password, popcorn and wine.
You see, there’s a secret to a comfy bed and life. Get ready.
Throw pillows anonymous : Yes, that’s an enormo amount of pillows on my bed, why do you ask? Because that ^^ is what my life looks like 5923634360923% of the time. Is there such a thing as throw pillows anonymous?
Start with a nice crisp white clean palette AKA white duvet cover, pillow cases and sheets and then BOOM, change things up with throw pillows when the mood strikes you. Supes comf. Supes pretty. Supes flexible. Like me, when I was 21.
PS. Throw pillows are easy change. Painting the room, not so much.
WHITE : I love white and staggering simplicity it brings to a space. You know the feeling of jumping into crisp white hotel sheets? THAT. You may think dark sheets are easier to keep clean. Nope. They.Are.Not. Dark sheets are fugly. They fade. They look ratty. Like, fast. Don’t go there. Blah.
Want to know how I keep my whites white? I hang them out on the line in the sunshine. I realize you likely don’t live in the middle-of-nowhere like I do, but hey…. I’m jelly jealous of your drive times to the grocery store. I bet it doesn’t take you 4516 hours to get to the store. Fling your sheets on your neighbours fence. Or a tree.
If you’re dealing with yellowed sheets, soak them overnight in hot water with a mix of laundry detergent, borax, dishwashing detergent, and strong vinegar. About 1/3 cup of each. Then rinse – or wash again – in lots of hot water and vinegar. Even badly yellowed sheets usually come up beautifully white.
Yes, I’ve spilled a pot of coffee on my duvet and looked at it with a desperation that usually only exists in times of war. And it was clean
after I punched it washed it with this stuff. *wipes sweat from brow. It’s a miracle cleaner. Old stains on shirts? Gone. Red wine on the sheets? Gasp. Gone. This DIY essential oil massage oil. Gone. Muddy boot stains (don’t ask ????) Gone.
Are you using a polyester comforter instead of a duvet? No no no. Don’t do it. It’s lame.
A comforter will make you go ackkkkk. A duvet & cover will make you go ahhhhhhhh.
A duvet is airy and will breathe in the summer and be warm in the winter. It’s a fluffy cloud of heaven. Add layers, details and textures with quilts, chunky knit throws, and throw pillows. Break up the patterns with solids and don’t make it too matchy matchy. When you mix and match and pair different things together, it looks cohesive and perfectly collected all at once. You are smart like that.
Natural fibers for the win. Cotton. Yes. Linen. Yes. Polyester. NO. You’ll find natural materials way easier to maintain, clean annnnnnd they just FEEL good. Use good quality cotton sheets and get ready to sleep dreamy. Cotton on the sheets, linen on the covers. For the win.
I’m obsessed with linen and found the most affordable linen duvet covers of life, right here <– I screamed that.
Linen gets better looking, softer and the-not-perfect-soft-rumply-wrinkles just get even dreamier over time. Unlike my face.
This is my fave Etsy seller for linen. Fave. Fave. Fave. LURVE. My love for them is years strong.
Invest in a comfy bed. Whatever style rocks your socks. You will be sleeping in it for 4498578495759475 hours. Totally worth it. I’ve fallen in love with foam mattresses in the last couple of years. We were thinking about changing things up and going with Casper foam mattresses in the treehouse and cabin this summer for our guests. Have you tried them? Are they d’bomb diggity? Will our guests ever want to get out of bed? Will they ever leave? Maybe I need a new plan (?)
C/O: Throw pillows were gifted to me from the beautiful Tonic Living. Okay. Truth is, I popped into the store and stole some pillows when Janine wasn’t looking. Call the authorities. Have you met Janine from Tonic Living? She’s gorgeous. A red-haired-stunner-type of gal with the prettiest store space full of pillows, ottomans, rugs and blankets of life. She’s smart. Funny. Did I mention that I hate her? Let’s punch her in the face.
Over to you. You have the floor. Uhm. Bed. What’s your fave thing about your bed? Wait. Don’t answer that. TMI. I also need you to FREAK.MY.HAPPY.OUT and tell me your fave shows on Netflix. I need these details to thrive in life.