When we registered for our bedding when we got married, we registered for both white and chocolate sheets. We wanted our bedroom to be very serene and calm and found a duvet and shams that we loved in a light blue and chocolate brown. I wanted white sheets to lighten it up in the summer months, when you want crisp and fresh bedding. We use the chocolate brown sheets in the winter for a warmer, cozier look.
When we were preparing to move into our new home, we needed to pick out a blue paint color for our bedroom walls. We weren't happy with the color we'd had in our bedroom in Austin because it was too white, with not enough blue tone. I realized that I'd forgotten to bring one of the shams from our bedding to select a new color, so we went to the store to purchase a sham to use in selecting paint. While we were there, I happened across these white shams with a blue and brown line of embroidery around the edges, that perfectly matched our bedding! And they were 60% off in the clearance bin! I was so excited. I thought they would be perfect to switch out to in the summer months when we wanted to add a lot of white for a very crisp and light, summery feel.
Here is our bedroom with the all blue bedding that we use in the fall and winter months:
(I'm not sure why the strip of bedding at the end of the bed looks like a different color than the rest of the duvet. It's not.)
And here is the bedding with the new white summery shams:
I am so happy with how they work with our bedding to add a layer of fresh white! I picked up some fabric at JoAnn's yesterday for 60% off to sew some additional throw pillows for our bed. We also have plans to order a light neutral area rug to go under our bed. We love the wood floors in our bedroom, but it will be nice to have something cozy underfoot when the chilly months of winter come!
In my next post, I am going to share a tutorial for the stripe technique we used on the walls in our bedroom. It's a subtle sheen stripe that is hard to see in these photos, but I've done my best to capture it in a few photos that I'll share with the tutorial. We still have some details and decor to add in our bedroom, but so far we are really happy with how it is coming together!