Today want to share some summertime cottage bedroom inspiration with you!
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I finally found the perfect bedding! I am so excited to share it along with some other summertime cottage bedroom inspiration!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that the past few bedroom tours I’ve shared with you guys have featured thrift store duvet covers. And while I have no shame in using second hand finds throughout my home, bedding is one of those decor items that I’ve finally decided to just invest in.
Not only that, but the covers I’ve tried never fit my insert right. They are always too large or too small, probably because the duvet was from Ikea and it’s not a standard King size.
Summertime Cottage Bedroom Inspiration – What to Look For
Now if you find your dream bedding second hand, that’s one thing. But the past few duvet covers I’ve purchased were sort of “make do” until I found something I really loved. And since I will be spending a lot of time in my bedroom space once the baby is born, I really wanted our room to feel like a retreat.
I was hoping to find bedding that felt relaxed, but something I could layer as the weather changed. Something light for summertime, but with texture and warmth for cooler evenings. That’s when I discovered my friend Rhonda’s amazing small shop – Hallstrom Home.
I love supporting small business, but even more so when shop owners strive to curate unique items that are special and collected. Rhonda’s shop offers items like one-of-a-kind, handmade pillow covers to French made soaps.
But when I saw her Abby Collection, a lightweight muslin bedding set, I fell in love.
The gorgeous, floral block print on the shams was simple yet perfect for summertime cottage bedding. I love the fact that the small gray flowers tie in perfectly to the muslin blanket, which I was so impressed with.
Guys, this blanket is soooo soft and cozy, but not too heavy for warm summer nights. It’s extremely large for king size bedding, and almost touches the floor on either side of my bed. I also love the fact that it’s reversible! One side is gray, but the other is a neutral cream.
Summertime Cottage Bedroom Inspiration – Creating Layers
In order to make your bed look like the ones you see in catalogs, it’s important to create layers. I decided to start by adding some simple, white sheets that are a linen blend with a ruffled edge. I scored mine at Home Goods on clearance, but I’ll link some similar ones for you here!
After adding Rhonda’s bedding, I really wanted her floral shams to pop. I decided to keep my three white Euro pillows, but I’m not sure if the covers are available still. I got them at Ikea years ago and I love the peek-a-boo stripe on the inside of them.
For my duvet cover, I decided to look for a cover from Ikea so that I would finally get an exact fit. My hope is that white will never fail me, and I’ll be able to use this cover no matter how I end up switching up my bedding.
This is the Ofelia Vass cover in a king size, and once I finally decided to purchase it, it was unavailable online. Since the nearest Ikea is over three hours away from me, I just assumed that I would have to keep looking.
After sharing my bedroom dilemma in my Instagram stories, I could not even believe it when a sweet follower reached out and told me that this cover was not only at her store, but that she also wanted to buy it and send it to me.
I am still so blown away by the kindness and love that my sweet readers have for me. I don’t deserve it, and it brings me to tears every time I think about this community and all the love and support I’ve been shown.
I’m not anyone special, just a busy mom sharing her love for all things home. Such a kind and thoughtful gesture like that one won’t ever be forgotten. Every time I look at my bed now I can’t help but smile. God cares about every detail and works even the silly things out in the most special of ways. 🙂
The very last touch on my bed was a bit of blue, and I added it using a cotton throw blanket tucked into the duvet. All of these layers and textures feel so cozy and inviting to me, and I look forward to plopping down into this bed every single night!
Summertime Cottage Bedroom Inspiration – Simple Surroundings
Not much has changed in the rest of our bedroom space, but there are a few new items I wanted to share!
The gorgeous Denim Fog rug is by Loiloi rugs, and I love the blue it adds to our bedroom space.
It’s literally the softest rug ever, and I love the way it feels under my toes in the morning when I get out of bed! It adds just the right amount of color and pattern without feeling too busy for the space.
You may have noticed a few new vintage finds in our bedroom space, including the rustic ladder that I shared with you in my garage sale haul a few weeks back! I love it up here and I may use it for blankets as the weather cools down!
Another fun find that I haven’t shared here yet on the blog is this baby basinet. I got it while thrifting with my mom for just $20! It’s so perfect up here in my bedroom and I love the texture it adds.
I already shared about my nightstands in this post, if you’re interested. I took both pieces down to the raw wood finish and I love how they look in our bedroom!
Earlier this year I shared an Ikea shopping trip with you all, and these gray Hannalil curtains were a part of my haul. I love how they pop behind my headboard, and they tie in so well to the new bedding!
The remaining decor has all stayed the same, I even brought out my spring artwork that I painted over a year ago. They are pretty rustic and I think my painting has improved since painting those, but I love knowing that they started me off on my painting journey!
I hope you guys enjoyed this summertime cottage bedroom inspiration! I have big plans for our bedroom one day, but for now I’m so pleased with the direction that it’s headed. Do you love creating layers and texture in your bedroom as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below!