8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

 

 

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

 I recently bought new bedding for a guest room at StoneGable and was determined to do it on a very tight budget! However, I didn’t want to give up the upscale designer look I love! Yes, you can have gorgeous bedding without breaking your budget! It’s not as hard as you think. Wouldn’t you love to have the most beautiful bedding in all your bedrooms? I know! I would too! Here are 8 budget friendly designer tips and tricks for gorgeous bedding!

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

It’s DIY TIPS AND TRICKS day! I get to work with some of my very very favorite bloggers. Make sure to stop by the bottom of this post to see Anita’s, Karrianne’s and Ann’s ideas! 

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8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

Have you noticed how expensive bedding can be? Oh my goodness! The majority of designer bedding is out of my price range if it’s not on a deeply discounted sale!

I am in the process of changing up some of the bedding in my guest rooms for spring and summer and wanted the bedding I chose to have that great designer look. I just did not want the big designer price tag!  Here are a few things I kept in mind when buying bedding!

BUY THE BEST QUALITY YOU CAN

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

Buying fabulous quality is always a good choice. I say… “buy the best quality you can”. Now, let me expand on that thought. Always, I repeat always look, wait, and shop the sales. I hardly ever buy anything for full price. I do my research on things like cloud-like soft linens, wonderful goose down duvets, and designer fabrics and then I wait for the sales or shop on sites that I know great quality merchandise is discounted! For me, it’s sorta the thrill of the hunt. 

Buying great quality bedding is also less expensive in the long run. Egyptian cotton sheets with a high thread count will wash and dry wonderfully and feel divine. AND they will also last for years!

The longer you want to use something the more money you should be willing to spend.  If you only want to get a season or two out of bedding, then don’t spend a lot. However if you want to keep the bedding for several years then a little investment is well worth it! BUT SHOP THE SALES!!!!!

CREATE AN EXPENSIVE LOOK

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

Don’t let a tight budget cramp your design style!!! You CAN get the look for less… a whole lot less! I spend a good deal of time looking at gorgeous homes and room and things. It’s part of my job. Lucky me! And because I’ve got my eye on lots of upscale designer homewares, I have studied how the designers I admire put together looks I love. 

You too can find bloggers and designers who’s style resonated with yours. Or visit stores who’s products you wish you could fill your home. Take pictures!  Study how they decorate. Pull a room or a vignette or a bed you admire apart, visually speaking, and develop a sense for how things were chosen to create a “look”.

Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder so it’s important to know what YOU like and call beautiful.

Don’t settle for less than an expensive beautiful look! Beautiful bedding can make a room!

CHOOSE A THIN SOLID COLOR QUILT AS A BEDSPREAD

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

This is such a PRACTICAL tip! Choose a solid and neutral colored quilt for your bed and use it as  a bedspread. I use thin white quilts on all my beds as a “base”. They are crisp looking, easy to wash and give my bed a designer look. I don’t change them out when I bring new bedding to a room. They stay because they always look nice and go with everything I choose!

Here’s the great things about these quilts. They are not very expensive!!!! I found all of mine at my local HomeGoods. They are all amazing, quality name brands too! 

Choosing a white quilt for a bed is a real budget friendly idea!

USE DUVET COVERS

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

A beautiful designer bed usually has a fluffy duvet at the bottom of it! Duvets are really economical and practical as well as visually pleasing! Once an investment for a duvet insert is made it will last for up to 10 years if properly cared for! 

Only the covers need to be replaced! And duvet covers go on sale all the time! Keep your eye out for duvet covers you love!!!!! I found my duvet cover for over 70 % off the original price! It’s a beautiful silky soft cotton with a modern pattern I love! A perfect weight and pattern for spring and summer!

Great quality and an awesome price…just what I look for! 

SHAMS PULL BEDDING TOGETHER

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

Make sure to purchase standard or Euro shams that work with your bedding. I like to match the duvet cover and the shams. Truth be told, I prefer Euros better than standard shams but they are not always available with every duvet. 

Usually when a duvet cover is on sale so are the shams. Buy the shams when you buy the duvet cover. Don’t wait on the shams and think you will go back at a later date to get them. You might be sorry!  Buy with an eye towards a designer look!

DON’T FORGET ACCENT PILLOWS

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

Accent pillows are like jewelry for your bed! They add color and texture and fluff! And they can be very very inexpensive! In the case of accent pillows I would choose style and color over quality! I like a nice pillow but it doesn’t have to be extravagant! Accent pillows go a long way towards giving your bedding an expensive designer look!

A great budget- friendly idea is to buy pillow forms and inserts. Use the inserts over and over again changing out the covers. This is what I have done with my new bedding! I found the two square pillow covers on sale and brought up the bunny pillow from the living room. After Easter I’ll change out the bunny pillow with another cover the same size.

ADD A THROW

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

A throw adds an additional layer of design and interest for very little money!!! Try to find one with lots of texture in a color that compliments the rest of your bedding. 

I found this nubby gray throw at Ikea on sale for under $7.00! 

USE A TRAY

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

Add some kind of a tray to a bed for the ultimate in a designer look! It doesn’t need to be a bed tray! Any tray will do.  You probably have one somewhere in your home already! Stack it with books, add a little vase of flowers or maybe a tiny picture and you have instant panache! 

Such an easy and inexpensive way to get a very expensive layered look!

8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

Now YOU can do it! Use these 8 designer tips and tricks and work on giving  all the beds in your home that expensive designer look… even if you are on a tight budget like me!!!!

YES you can!!!!

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8 BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING DESIGNER LOOK BEDDING

70 Comments

  1. U always put a smile on my face in the morning, kinda wants me to snuggle back in bed!
    Love love love what u do, keep making us smile!

  2. Love everything you do on this blog. Thank you for your boldness to proclaim your love of the Lord and the giftings He has given you!! My question is where did you get that beautiful bed?

  3. You have such a special touch when it comes to your bedrooms. It’s obvious a great deal of love and time are put into them. I’m working on two of my own and am almost finished. I have pillows and accessories yet to find. This was great inspiration for me to get them wrapped up! Thank you for a lovely post. <3

  4. Love your bedroom ideas! This question is a little off topic, though. Where do you find all your bird nests? I have looked at Hobby Lobby, but theirs are not as realistic looking as yours. Any suggestions?

      1. Thanks, Yvonne!! I am going to try that! The ones in shops here are either too “bought” looking or pretty pricey!

      1. For clarification on these pics there are no ‘sleeping pillows’, is that correct? I think I see the shams that match the quilt, or is that just the angle of the picture? To keep the number of pillows down I do the same thing but only use one set of shams then the pillows for accents….Am I doing it wrong?
        Thanks.

  5. I have often been frustrated with the attachments inside the duvet. Any helpful hints of types to look for ? I can get them inserted but it is keeping the inside in its place on a day to day basis.

    1. Yes, Maryanne. Inside the corners of your duvet should be ties. Find them and tie each corner of your duvet insert with them. Your duvet should stay in place!

  6. It looks lovely. Knack! You just have the knack!! I enjoy seeing your creativity so much..very inspiring, Yvonne.
    Sherry

  7. Great step by step tutorial! I will use it to try to create that designer look you describe. One question: I have been searching for pillow covers as you recommended. The only place I found some was Bed Bath and Beyond, with a limited selection. Could you please point me in the direction of some good sources? My thanks to you for that information and for such a beautiful blog. Leslee

  8. Thanks for those great tips, Yvonne! I pin so many of your blog posts on Pinterest because they have great “do-able” projects and your photography is wonderful too. I enjoyed meeting you so much at the Haven Conference two years ago.

  9. It looks beautiful. I have just started looking for a white coverlet for my guest room. What about a dust ruffle? any suggestions? More white doesn’t seem right. But I don’t want to fight with a pattern. Your help would be much appreciated!

    1. Hi Deb! Some of my beds have dust ruffles and some don’t. I do use white for a dust ruffle. I love that I can add any design and color to my bedroom!

  10. Yvonne, Have you thought about opening a Bed and Breakfast?? Your guest rooms are lovely. I have a feeling no one wants to leave your home. Thank you for all the helpful hints on creating spaces that will make our family and guests feel special.
    I hope your son continues to make progress in his healing and is feeling better each week.

  11. Yvonne,
    This is a great post. I’ve heard that duvets can be somewhat cumbersome. Any recommendations on how to use one? I have never purchased one.

  12. Every room in your house is so inviting and gives us all such inspiration! Yvonne you are one talented lady!

  13. Is there a trick to keeping the insides of the duvet from traveling? I end up wrestling with it every morning when I make up the bed. IKEA has great duvet covers very reasonably priced.

    1. HI CANDY~ There should be ties on all 4 inside corners of your duvet cover. Tie the corners of your duvet into them. And your duvet will stay perfectly in your cover!

      1. I have made several duvet covers and I have found that adding ties at the midpoints along each side helps reduce stress
        Points on your duvet cover. This is especially true if your duvet cover is silk. Also for sanity purposes it is important that the down filled duvet inserts have sufficient channels to keep the feathers from migrating to the bottom of the insert. A king size duvet insert is terribly heavy to ‘shake out’ and those channels really help distribute the feathers evenly.

  14. Thanks for the great tips. One day while I was at Pottery Barn I was talking with the clerk and I asked how they get the duvet to always look so fluffy , she said we always put two comforts inside .
    Be blessed.

      1. Lol. I must have missed that memo …lol thanks?? oh ok I have been looking at quilts to add to the bed. Not sure what direction to take.’ Thin or thick
        Ox

  15. What great ideas. I am working on a bedroom and this is such a big help. Enjoy all of you decorating tips.

  16. Perfect timing for these great tips! I’m working on my guest room which has 2 twin beds and struggling on what to do. Do you have anything special you’d recommend for headboard alternatives?

    One other source I like is Country Curtains….they are not just the ruffled curtains of yore. They have great farmhouse fabrics…pillow ticking, buffalo checks, and toile. Just need to watch for sales!

    Thanks again…hope my room welcomes my guests as much as yours!

  17. Hello, long time “lurker” first time commenter. I do love your blog and your taste is wonderful. Just to let you know (as I’m sure you do) that more expensive is not always the best. My friend bought very expensive 1000 count Egyptian cotton sheets and she said they were horrible they never broke down no matter how many times she washed and dried them or slept on them. Recently she bought sheets that were only $20.00 (Studio was the make) at Marshalls and they were absolutely wonderful. Very silky like with no pillage and washed and dried without a wrinkle. I have been on the look out for another pair for myself to no avail. Maybe you will have more luck than me.

  18. Hello! I ♥ this post! I will be using your tips for sure. I am trying to get our bedroom together and this helps greatly. Where did you pick up the light grey/white linen looking accent pillows? Thanks!

  19. Anita, I love everything you do! Your tips are so helpful.

    How many shams would you use for a king size bed? Two or three euro size or three regular?

    Could you please explain “light” duvet insert? It seems complicated with the weight of fill, loft, etc.

    Thank you so much.
    Sue

    1. Hi Sue, I have a queen bed so I’m not sure about a King Size bed. Many duvet inserts come in different weights. A light weight duvet insert is perfect for spring and summer, especially if you have AC. Hope this helps.

  20. I have used the same ideas to make a designer bed many times. Duvets are often difficult to find. But I have accumulated several that get me through the seasons. I have had difficulty in finding good sheet sets, so will use the “Egyptian sheets” from now on. Thank you again. Kathy

  21. This is very informative knowledge provided by you. Thanks for sharing it. If you have a pink designer bed linen made of 100% cotton please tell me. Because I need for my showroom name By Adab Bed and Bath Linen.

  22. Worked all day removing the guest bedroom wallpaper. Ugh! Thank you for the tips on purchasing bedding on a budget. I love your posts and will use the great tips offered as I go forward in completing the bedroom. Next is retexturing walls and laying hardwood flooring. Again, thank you!

  23. Getting ready to buy new queen sheets for my bed – could you send some good name brands for Egyptian Cotton white sheets. I love Home Goos, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx shopping.
    Thank you
    Sandy

    1. SANDY!!! Hi, I don’t really know any good sheet brands for cotton sheets. But what I do know is that they should have a high thread count and Egyptian cotton sheets are the best. Because of their long threads, they hold up the best.
      I use linen sheets now. A great source for them is Saphyr Linens. Find them online. They are more expensive, but they are beautiful, very comfortable and will last a very long time. Hope this helps.

  24. Great post. Enjoyed the walk through.

    Do you have a German Shorthaired Pointer? I see the silhouette print…was curious! We have one and he’s a doll!

  25. I really like the white quilts on your beds but unfortunately have a large black cat who feels the guestroom beds are his private sleeping area. Therefore my beds are always covered with washable sheets or lite blankets! Love our 4legged children but they add an entire new dimension to my decor!!!

  26. Thank you for your tips on quilts for the beds. That will be my next project to find white quilts.

  27. Love what you did in the guest room except for the tray. Where do you put it when ready for bed. Usually the bedside tables and dresser already have things on them. Just asking.

    1. I keep the tray like it is when I have no company. It makes the room look pretty. When guests come I put the things on the tray away and put the tray in a closet. I tell my guests where it is and they often use it. Hope this helps.

  28. I just noticed that on the gold bedding you allowed the duvet to hang lower on the bed, which I have never done, but really like! On the dark bedding, you only folded the duvet and did not allow it to hang down. That’s how I have always done, but never really liked it that way!

  29. As always, thank you for sharing your excellent ideas how we can try and make our home fabulous like yours. Heart tips! Helpful to.

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