It's a question that comes up frequently in decor: is it ever possible to have too many pillows? Between shams, bolsters, and lumbar options, the number on a bed can easily add up. While one (maybe two) from the bunch are used to sleep, pillows that add color and pattern are equally important . . . right? Like many things, it comes down to preference. Minimalists favor fewer, but some cannot resist piling them on. Help us put an end to this question for good — how many pillows are too many pillows?
If you're looking to spice up a bland bedroom, take cues from designer Grant K. Gibson and consider enveloping your space in this unexpectedly sexy palette: saffron and amethyst. The moody tones of plum perk up against the yolky yellows to create a soothing but invigorating design. We love it! Check out Grant's blog to get the scoop on his inspiration for the room, and shop the pieces below to steal the style!
- Sunset Throw ($25-$49, originally $49): Subtle fading gives this soft blanket artistic appeal.
- Robert Abbey Amethyst Glazed Triple Gourd Table Lamp ($222): A curvy silhouette and gold base add an element of glamour.
- Brass Good Luck Elephant ($28): We'd use the raised trunk as a ring holder at night.
- Ochre Border Frame Sham ($78): A pop of bright saffron perks up white bedding.
- Royal Purple Savoy Links Embroidered Sheet Set ($145-$260): If you're hesitant to incorporate patterned sheets, look for options with detailed borders.
- Beige/Saffron Pillows ($61 for a set of two): The bold ikat is the perfect match for the wallpaper's oversize paisley print.
- Lotus Wallpaper: This large-scale print is offered in a variety of pretty colors.
- Sargent Box ($295): We love the subtle shine that nailhead trim brings to everything from headboards to boxes.
- Amethyst Glass Bubble Knobs ($8 for a set of two): Try customizing a nightstand with these jewel-like knobs.
If you find yourself kicking off your duvet at night, it might be time for a Summer switch up. Quilts, coverlets, and blankets in breathable fabrics are not only lighter, but they also leave a smoother surface (see designer Jay Jeffers's tips for a perfectly polished bed!). So before you consider that unsightly air-conditioning window unit, peruse these pretty Summer bedding alternatives first!
Just when we thought we couldn't love Blabla Kids any more, the purveyors of the cutest knit dolls in the world (check out this first birthday party for proof) is expanding its kid-friendly offerings. Designed to complement Blabla's adorable knit (and more recently cloth) dolls, pillows, mobiles, and blankets, the new Petit Home collection ($24-$130) features "poetic, modern, soft goods for kids," including play blankets, pillows, handkerchief bean bags, and lunch totes, all available in four designs, each of which comes in two to three colorways. We're especially smitten with the bean bags, perfect for a playroom, and the traveling play pads, which we're betting will become a new mom must have. Check out the whole collection at Blabla now, and if you're listening, Blabla, then we only have one thing to say: we want more!
Don't revel in the unofficial start of Summer just during sunny, warm days. Celebrate the season after dark with cute kids' bedding, inspired by the sun, sea, and outdoor creatures. From mermaid-adorned crib and kids' bedding from The Land of Nod and Zara Home Kids to RH Baby & Child's subtle whale print and Serena & Lily's nautical flag sheets, the following seven bedding finds will make it feel like Summer, before and after your annual trip to the beach.
We are always looking for ways to indulge our obsession with pattern play, and the new bedding line from clothing designer Erica Tanov and artist Emily Payne makes mixing easy. Longtime mutual admirers, Erica and Emily paired up to create a line of prints based on Emily's wire sculptures, book cover collages, and lino-cut prints. The resulting four gorgeous patterns are hand-blocked and screen-printed onto quilts, duvet covers, pillows, and shams by artisans in India. Although the patterns are interesting enough to stand on their own, they take on a special beauty when layered with one another. Next month, the bedding line will be joined by tablecloths, napkins, and shower curtains! We can't wait. Click through to see the entire bedding collection.
If you consider quilts to be frilly, outdated, and aged — think again. Quilts in cool neutrals and modern patterns, can offer a room both edge and softness. Versatile, they can be used throughout the year; styled alone, draped over your bed, or layered with a duvet and throw pillows. Classic with a twist, these seven quilts may be the update your bedroom needs.
One of the simplest ways to bring a fresh look to your bedroom is to swap out the linens. Craving something new but not sure where to start? Not to worry: we've rounded up the best bedding options to suit every style personality. Whether you love preppy patterns, bohemian prints, romantic ruffles, or earthy shades, you can shop all that and more with these 10 stylish picks.
Bedding is one of my favorite things to buy, and it becomes even more fun when it involves bright colors, cool graphics, and sweet extras — in short, when it's designed for kids! Just in time for Fall, some of our favorite kid decor companies, including Dwell Studio, Land of Nod, and Serena & Lily, have debuted some adorable new bedding designs for babies and kids. Check them all out, and get inspired to create a cozier, cuter bed for your little ones, just in time for cooler weather.