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Not sure about choice of bedding
LisaFebruary 3, 2013
When I purchased this bedding online, it looked red which is what I wanted. When it arrived, it is actually more of a wine color. The reverse side of the quilt is small black and white gingham (as seen on small pillows). I like it, but because of the darker color, it's blending into the dark wood of my furniture. Suggestions, please. Thanks!
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decoenthusiaste
Send it back - you'll never be happy. It looks red on my monitor too.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 2:25PM
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carole
i agree,if in doubt,take it out!!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 3:07PM
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C Wright Design
Hi! Is there some reason that you cannot return the bedding? If so, I have some ideas, but otherwise I would return it for something that you LOVE!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 3:10PM
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Lisa
I actually like the bedding although the color is slightly off. Any suggestions on how I can add to the bedding, so it will compliment the wall colors and furniture? Thanks!
    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 9:30PM
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C Wright Design
Great, Lisa. I'm glad that you like it! From this photo it looks like the bed could use a bit of quiet visual relief to go with the patterned duvet. I would love to see crisp white pillows at the head with the two gingham pillows on top and a white comforter or white quilted blanket folded at the foot of the bed. The pattern will look great with the white! Good luck!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 9:52PM
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sjkingston
Lots of white to make the color of the spread pop and to work with the light blue walls. Consider a white matelasse coverlet as the main spread and fold this across the bottom or vice versa. White shams and a matching red/wine pillow(s) in a complementary print or stripe with the small black/white ones for accent. Maybe move the dark chest across the room to get some distance from the dark headboard. Big table lamps for the side tables in a white ceramic or a version of white and red. Bunny Williams has a blue brush strokes on white gord lamp that would be awesome (or something similar) to bring carry over the white but tie into the blue walls. If you use the red bedding as the folded coverlet, you could even bring in blue and white porcelains in the accent pieces. (That's providing you like red, white and blue as a color scheme!)
1 Like    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 10:04PM
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MAlps
Would do hotel style white bedding with some navy or light blue on it
    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 4:09AM
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charleee
The print is very busy regardless of the color. I would want to tone it down by adding lots of plain white, but with texture. I agree with adding a matelasse coverlet and crisp white pillows, I don't think the black and white gingham is helping any.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 4:16AM
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purplehoneypie
Lisa, I had the same type of room and wanted to glam it up. I bough a simple comforter from Target for $69 which also comes in blue. Look at the difference it made in the room. Before and After.
    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 4:19AM
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purplehoneypie
Now that I kept the wall color and comforter the same color, I am free to accessorize with bits of my favorite colors throughout the room.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 4:23AM
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michigammemom
Pull a color from the print of your red floral bedding and use it to create a layered, luxurious look. Take a look at this Pottery Barn example of mixing solid ivory shams and coverlets with a red print duvet.
5 Likes    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 5:54AM
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Lisa
Thank you for your comments and suggestions! I'm returning the bedding, because I don't like the color. I would love to use white to make the colors pop, but we need something that is kid and dog friendly. My search continues! Any further suggestions are always appreciated!
    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 10:31PM
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bexaliikai
I actually think white sheets/pillowcases are the best for households with kids & pets because you can bleach them! Unlike colors, you can get them back to their bright white whenever you wash them.
    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 10:46PM
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Filling Spaces by Deepali Kalia
Do you prefer a duvet cover or a coverlet? Do a solid duvet cover,and a beautiful printed runner on the foot of the bed
    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 11:00PM
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