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Really Great Pillowcases & Shams (Hint: You can Skip the Duvet!)

February 12, 2016  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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We also get so many questions about our bedding. We recently added a large turkish pillow (from here) in the center and it brought everything together.

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But the real tip I can give about creating a similar look would be to look for interesting pillowcases or shams. While I love a simple white duvet and white sheets for easy cleaning, adding our navy shams (I found online at Urban Outfitters) added so much interest to our bed. I put them in front of 2 king sized pillows (we use for sleeping) and I love the contrast and interest it added. 99% of the time the pillowcases or shams will have a matching duvet cover or sheet set you can purchase separately, but if it’s just a small pop of pattern you’re after, skip the duvet and opt for the shams instead. Not only will you save so much money,  you’ll also save your bed from being too matchy-matchy. The horror.

Here are a few favorite pillowcases and shams to add to your bed right now (most come in sets of 2!) :

For direct links to everything you see in our bedroom, click here.

What do you think?

  1. Lori says:

    Love love love!!! Do you have the name of the Turkish etsy shop? The link doesn’t take you to the shop.

    Thanks!

  2. Ann says:

    OK so maybe corner fireplaces aren’t your fave, but this looks awesome. We have a corner fireplace with no hearth and I LOVE it. When we are hanging out there as a family, there is nothing better than laying on soft carpet right in front of it while playing games or reading. Really, I think you’ve got a good thing going!

  3. Evelina says:

    The pom-pom pillows are adorable and I love that floral set!

  4. So many lovely options! I always swoon over the cases at Urban Outfitters.

  5. Kait Bombardieri says:

    Loving these pillow suggestions! The floral and classic stripe prints are exactly what my boring white bedding needs. To pattern mix or not? Hmmmm

  6. Great picks! I do exactly this in my bedrooms at home too! Matchy-matchy sets aren’t my thing, but I have a definite thing for new bedding. I have changed up our room at least 5 or 6 times in the 5 years we’ve lived in the house in and am about to whip out the paint brushes and do it again! Oh well.. that’s why paint is so affordable. :-)

  7. Megan says:

    Love all those pillow sham options you shared!! I may need to go shopping….:)

    Megan
    http://www.lifeonshadylane.com

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