Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Look For Spring

For some odd reason while it was snowing on Saturday, I got a little spring fever. I decided to switch our bedding back to white. I have it in browns for the fall and winter:

In the spring and summer I go with all white:

I realized that I wanted to switch it up even more. We have had the white bedding since we got married 4.5 years ago so I was ready for a change. (Side note-People always tell me that they would love white bedding but could never do it with kids, pets, etc...we have had this for a long time and it still looks great! Everything is washable. Go for it!) I still love the all white look so I didn't want to completely change it so I just went with a quilt and accent pillow.

I found this great light blue quilt at TJMaxx for $30.00. I couldn't believe a king quilt was that cheap! I think I have bought almost every piece of all the bedding in our whole house at TJ. They just have the best deals.

I went down the pillow aisle and grabbed a pillow that had white and blue in it and I was done! I love changes that are so simple and pretty inexpensive. I might go back to the all white look in the summer but for now I am loving the blue. Interestingly enough, it is the only blue I have in my whole house. I think is says, "spring."

99 comments:

Cari said...

I love it! I love TJ Maxx & Marshall's for bedding too. I can not wait for the snow up here to go away!

LuLu said...

I am quite green at the moment! I love all 3 of your bedding choices... 3 my favorite number and you get to switch out! Love all! The blue addition is perfect.
Job well done... must find a TJMAX
xo,
LuLu

jenjen said...

It looks great! I have a white duvet I put on for Spring/Summer too. I love how it brightens up the bedroom. I will have to get it out soon - how exciting!

XOXOOX
Jen

julie & joe said...

It's beautiful! I love TJMaxx. We have a new one in Joplin but they don't seem to have as much or look as nice as some of the others near us.

The snow on Saturday was crazy! We got a little over an inch in the yard.

Brittany said...

You're so good! What a great change! I wish I could change it up every now and then!

coco said...

Very pretty...the blue is just enough. So good to have options and TJ Maxx is great for bargains.

Holly said...

Every time I think, oh, I like her bedding, I should look for that, you change it! Looks great!

Mandi said...

Your new bedding is beautiful! I used your blog today for a couple of ideas...you are so helpful!

Mandi said...

It does say spring, and it is beautiful. I always love the brown fall/winter bedding, but this blue is fantastic!

Justin and Jenn said...

Love it! that room looks so cozy!

AdoptedbyGrace said...

I, too, LOVE to change out bedding. It's a cheap way to get a whole new look in the room. I'm always on the lookout for discounted bedding items!

Jenna said...

LOVE it! You have such great taste!

Karyn said...

I have had the same everything in my bedroom for ten years. I am insanely jealous!

Alex and Jill said...

We think the same in the bedding dept. :) I have all white bedding and I change out the quilt on the end. I *heart* TJ Maxx.

Xazmin said...

It looks so great! I want to have seasonal bedding!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

TJX is a fun store! Love all your bedding choices and I totally understand about wanting to change things out, especially when the seasons change!

Manuela

At Home In Georgia said...

Well I like all of them. The light blue looks pretty with the brown walls. Light blue gives me the feeling of spring! Enjoy

amanda said...

I love it! Ha! We have all white bedding too, except ours has a trim of blue dots, from pottery barn. I added a blue quilt last summer because our duvet cover is too hot. I had been hunting for some coordinating sheets (because our sheets are all white too and, it turns out, even showered men are a little dirtier than women). I found sheets in that same paisley pattern at my TJs and bought an accent pillow too. I love it.

Wendy said...

I love your all white look. I also love the white with blue look. I have been thinking about going with all white bedding and painting the walls light sky blue in our master bedroom. It would be a HUGE change for me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful room...it is inspiring!
Blessings,
Wendy

Betsy said...

The only blue in my house is in my bedroom or the boys rooms. Funny huh?

Kelly said...

LOVE IT!!! I always look at T J for bedding! Your bedroom looks great! I want to re-do my bedroom so bad - you are inspiring me!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Very pretty. I love the blue quilt and pillow. Just can't beat TJ Maxx!

Emily said...

Oh I love the white look. So pretty and the touch of blue makes it look very springy!

Lana said...

I love how clean and fresh white bedding looks! I would love to have white wedding, especially for the spring and summer! It's so nice to change things up like that! The blue really looks great with it, also!

duchess said...

Beautiful choice - as usual. The blue does remind me of spring.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a difference a little change can make. Love the blue!

Angie said...

I love it!! It looks so comfy and great! I love the blue and white together.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love it Shannon! The blue is so pretty and I can't believe the bargain you snagged at TJs! You are inspiring me to go make a springy change in my bedroom as well! :)
Carrie

cherryTreeLane said...

I love how subtle changes make a HUGE difference! Love it!

aswewalk said...

Oh, I love that robin's egg blue. I'm about to go all-white. But that blue just might have to make its way into my house, too.

Amber said...

Everything looks great!! Love it!

Tami said...

Looks so inviting and fresh!! Love TJMaxx!

Have a great night!
T

Emily said...

I love all three looks! I love the touch of blue. I'm going to have to keep my eye open at TJ more often.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Beautiful! I love the pillow! I love how pretty your bed looks...fall or spring.

Nicole ~ said...

I love your bedding it is so fresh & definitely says spring. I also like all of your white pillow shams with all of the different textures mixed together, they are so pretty. You always do such a great job decorating.

Amanda said...

I love the spring look! I change the rest of my house with the seasons, but I've never changed my bedroom. I've been inspired now! Thanks for sharing your beautiful space.

Suzanne said...

Hey Shannon!
I love the blue! We just painted our bedroom SW Languid Blue and I love it! You can always find amazing deals at TJ! I can't believe you found a blue/white pillow to match on the same day! Decorating is in your blood! Take care!
Suzanne

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Do I see a painted ceiling in there? LOVE the room, love the blue.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

LOVE the blue! The room looks so good Shannon!

Janice said...

The bedding looks beautiful. It is bright but peaceful and has a clean, crisp feeling. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Oh, I love the arrangements of plates above your bed. Are they plates?
I like it.

Our Complete Family said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty and oh so chic hun!
Hugs, Les

Vashti said...

Fresh! I love the blue.

HeathahLee said...

Yes, it does say "Spring!" :) It's very pretty...I want to do my master bathroom (it's actually a tiny 1/2 bath) in pretty pale blue with a blue toile mistreatment. We'll see if that actually happens!

Denise K. said...

I think your bedding looks absolutely beautiful! As does your whole house and ALL your ideas!!! I think you're wonderful! :-)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love an all white bed and would totally do it with my kids. Yours is gorgeous and the blue makes it perfect. I love it!

Amber said...

I looove the paisley accent pillow! Our bedroom is the only place we have light blue too! I love that it is so calming and serene. I actually just posted tonight about a lampshade makeover I finished for our light blue bedroom!

Linda said...

never been to tj maxx
i change our bedding with the seasons, too. feels fresher and more interesting. our bed is my favorite place in the house!!!

Deidre said...

Beautiful!

I have been looking for a light blue quilt for spring. Right now, I have brown/blue bedding and want to change. My bedroom is the only room with blue also. The rest of my house is red/gold/green, so it's sometimes a challenge to wrap my mind around it. I do love your ideas!

Ally0005 said...

I've had white bedding my our MB for years. I have two dog and two chilren. The key is they are can not get on the bed.

MyThoughtExactly said...

Your bed looks beautiful. You have great taste (our bed is outfitted in the same colors).

Do you have Home Goods where you live? It's also a great place to find awesome, inexpensive stuff.

Have fun in the snow. Our boys would love it if it snowed here, but we're in FL and that just ain't gonna happen!

Michelle said...

Looks beautiful and definitely says "SPRING"!!! My teenage daughters share a room now and need to have coordinated bedding so I think I'll go check out what TJMaxx has to offer.

Have a happy day!

Vanilla Lavender said...

So comfy and pretty!! Love it!! Have a nice day!! :) Vanessa

Katie said...

I think that light blue looks so pretty against the color of your headboard and bedroom walls. I love my all-white bed, too, but this is the perfect way to change it up without losing that look. I've never had any trouble either with stains or anything either on my bed, and I do have Miss Amelia, who loves lipstick and markers. What other furniture do you have in your bedroom besides the bedside tables and the bed? (I'm being nosy...hehe!)

Ashley said...

Shannon- so cute. I love how it turned out!

JanMarie said...

What a beautiful and relaxing haven:)

Shea said...

I love the touch of blue, its perfect! Yay TJ MAXX!

Emily said...

AWW! I love your bedding! You inspired me to change up mine. And i love it! TJ max and Marshall's are my favorites!

Emily

Chris said...

Beautiful! I'm a big fan of changing bedding, and both of yours are fabulous!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love TJ Maxx for bedding also! Very pretty quilt!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I LOVE IT! (Is there room for three boys, a cat, a dog and my hubby and me?!? I didn't think so...)

june@craftyniche said...

I love your new bedding and pillow! In fact, your all white bedding as inspired me to use that in my room when I get to my bedroom project. :)

~aj~ said...

The blue makes a beautiful touch and yes, TJ Maxx is the best!

Jacki said...

Looks great!!! I love the plates above the bed!!

Jill said...

LOVE IT!

Sarah said...

Very pretty! I am actually considering painting my walls taupe and leaving my lavendar/periwinkle accents. I think it looks great! :)

Living with Lindsay said...

White bedding is SO easy with kids and pets...that's why I have white! We have a cotton duvet cover that I literally throw in the washer and dryer w/ bleach every couple of weeks. It's so nice!

I like the blue mixed with the white. Nice job!

Heather said...

Love it!! I have found bedding at TJ Maxx before too and love it, probably love the prices more!! Thanks for sharing!! It looks great!

Sherri's Southern Style said...

LOVE IT!
The blue looks so pretty with your other accessories.

Gail said...

Very pretty! I love TJmaxx- and where I live they have Home Goods too- which is part of TJ- love that store. Your bedding looks great- I have taken your tips about creating a pretty look for your bed- loved that post- and it works- even for decorating- challenged ME! ....if I haven't told you in a while- I love your blog!!! :)
blessings~

Jennifer said...

The blue looks fantastic! I'll have to see if there is a TJ Maxx near me anywhere.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

It looks so fresh and pretty. Very springlike. I am dying for an all white bed. I think they are just beautiful. I just have to go buy it!

Inspired Kara said...

LOVE all your shams! Did they come in a set, or have you collected them over time?!

McGlaughlin Family said...

Love it, the blue adds just enough color! Spring and summer it is:)

audrey enloe said...

I am going to have to try out TJ Maxx. I need new bedding as well and this is so simple and darling! i love the classic clean lines! :) LOVE your blog too...and you said that Karen Kingsbury is your favorite author? I am totally hooked on her books now!

Kaitlyn said...

This is so lovley-- it looks so peaceful in your bedroom!

Kate said...

I love it & would love to do all white, but w/kids & my dog who likes to jump on the bed.....

honeysuckle said...

I like the shade of blue with your brown walls. It looks like the color of robin's eggs. It should help spring come quickly:)

emily said...

I want to climb up in that beautiful bed NOW! I love it all. I have white plates above our bed JUST like that! I guess you all don't have earthquakes either :) Love it all.

Lori said...

All the white is absolutely beautiful, but it wouldn't stay that way at my house. I don't even dare get white towels :).
I like all the looks, you have a great sense of style.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Looks great! You really have a knack with bedding. Looks like an expensive hotel! I really like the blue.

I'm working on my master bedroom right now. Still trying to find the perfect fabric for the windows and accents. Going to Hot Springs on Friday to a 40% off fabric sale. Wish me luck!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Love, love, love your room! In fact, I really want to copy everything in it to make it my own. My bedroom needs some serious TLC!

Katie said...

Oh yeah! That's right!! I do remember the other side of your room now! hehe! ;o)

Darlene said...

It looks FABULOUS!!! I get to go to TJ Maxx on Monday....I can't wait! I sure wish we had a closer one, but then I would probably be in debt up to my eyeballs!!!!

Joanna said...

It makes me want to add a little spring to my bedroom. Quiet lovely!

The Pampered World said...

Love what you always do! By the way, I tagged you! :-)

Harris Family said...

Cute birthday plate and I love your white bedding with the blue added in! I love white bedding too and we have too dogs that crawl all over our bed!

Erin said...

Beautiful! I love the blue. I am feeling a bit of spring fever too!

Kasey said...

I have 3 kids and my house is completely french cottage....white.
it's lovely.
xo

Kim said...

I love it! So bright & fresh looking. Courtney has had white bedding since she was little, we have white bedding, and we have always had very light carpet... never a problem... not once! Our main sofa is a very light cream color... I wouldn't have it any other way!

Lisa said...

SO LOVELY AND INSPIRATIONAL.

SO GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOUR BLOG.

I TOO LOVE TJ'S

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

We have white bedding and we LOVE it. It just looks so clean, plus you can put any color with it! You are right! Everything is washable!

Ok, on a radom note, I dreamed last night that I went over to your house and when I walked in everything was gone except a few pictures and a sectional. You told me you had decided to go modern! I almost passed out, but then I woke up! I told Josh and he didn't seem to know why I thought it was funny, but I knew you would get a kick out of it!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Most definitely two great looks! Jackie

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oooh love the blue accents!!

The B's said...

I LOVE the blue!!! I was thinking of adding that color of blue in our living room to lighten things up! :) Now I am inspired!!! TJ Max...here I come!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Gotta love TJ Maxx. You can found the cutest things there. Love all 3 of your bedding choices. The blue does look nice and fresh for spring though.

Linda

diXymiss said...
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Gretchen said...

Shannon,

I just did a post on bedding and I really could use your help.

Your bedroom always looks so beautiful. I've even thought of making a cover to slip over the headboard.

Any ideas you have I would appreciate.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

miss shortcake said...

That periwinkle blue is such a fresh choice with the white bedding - it reminds me of oxford shirts with sleeves rolled up, linen shorts, and sandals. And sun, not to forget the sun! ;)

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

I love this!! So fresh!! Spring really is right around the corner!