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Let’s Decorate with Floral Bedding

It’s been a while since I put together one of these “Let’s…” posts. They’ve always been fun, but I’m especially excited about this one because I’ve expanded on the concept! Will you let me know if you like the change in the comments?

OK, onward. For this edition, we’re going to design a bedroom around floral bedding. This new design kicked off the idea, but there are a few other floral patterns out there that I love and wanted to bring in for the post.

Floral Bedding

Which bed, bedding, and bench would you put together in a room from the choices below? I’ll share my choices with you, after the jump. Here’s the added portion though — normally I would simply show you the three items I’d pick, but this time I’ve taken those three and continued the idea, actually pulling in the elements for an entire room.

Ready? And… go!

Designing a Room Around Floral Bedding

Which would you pick? Continue reading and I'll show you my choices below!

  1. Architecture Bed, Room & Board, $899-1299

  2. Blue Linen Paige Bench, World Market, $279 $167

  3. Garden Trellis Bedding, West Elm, $16-69

  4. Wright Bench, Charcoal, One Kings Lane, $369

  5. Alchemy Shiny Brass Bed, CB2, $599-699

  6. Woodland Meadow Duvet Cover, Schoolhouse Electric, $109-145

  7. Avignon Headboard, Serena & Lily, $1295

  8. Nikolette Pillow-Top Bench, Cream, One Kings Lane, $315

  9. Zimmer Trunk, Pottery Barn, $699

  10. Orange Quilt Amanda, Roberta Roller Rabbit, $175-250

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I would choose numbers seven, eight, and ten from above. That headboard is so interesting that I would complement it with a simple bench at the foot of the bed. Florals love polka dots, so I’d bring those in with the sheets and then add another color in the bedding — mustard yellow is always a favorite of mine with pink. Natural wood in the furniture plays off of creamy white ceramics, a vintage portrait works in the room without being matchy-matchy, and the rug brings in more pink in a subtle way.

The only problem with expanding on the post like this is that it makes me want to redo my bedroom, top to bottom. That urge happens all too often when I put together a new design though, so I think I can safely ignore it!

Designing a Room Around Floral Bedding

  1. Avignon Headboard, Serena & Lily, $1295

  2. Nikolette Pillow-Top Bench, Cream, One Kings Lane, $315

  3. Katie Black and White Sheets, Biscuit, $250

  4. Organic Brighton Matelasse in Horseradish, West Elm, $34-209

  5. “Concord, Cara” (Vintage) by Rip Matteson, Serena & Lily, $1485

  6. Ziggy Table Lamp, Crate & Barrel, $149

  7. Modern Gustavian Natural Chest, Wisteria, $1299

  8. Orange Quilt Amanda, Roberta Roller Rabbit, $175

  9. Ribbed Ceramic Vase, Pottery Barn, $19.50 $15

  10. Parallels Wool Rug – Macaroon Pink, West Elm, $129-799 $109-679

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  • Catherine
    June 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    #1 and #6, the legs on both benches are too fancy for me, but I like the top of #8 the best. I’d get some striped sheets and paint the room an aqua. For some reason I think it would be the guest room, which is absurd unless my room was already (re) done!

  • Patty
    June 17, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I would pick 1,6,8.

  • Vanessa
    June 17, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    5, 6 & 8. Love that brass bed.

  • Jennifer S.
    June 17, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    My picks are 6, 7, and maybe 8 (not sure about the benches). I have that bedding pinned on my Bedroom dreams board and really love it but it is a bit too pricey for my thrifty self – plus I suspect that it would feel too girly for my husband…. sigh.

  • Kristi
    June 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I’d pick 1, 6 and 8.

  • Laura
    June 17, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    From the first set: 4, 6 and 7. I just purchase an Indian Kantha floral quilt for my toddlers room and I can’t wait to see the room come together.

  • Katie
    June 18, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Everything was lovely till I saw #7 headboard, then 7, 8, and 10 fell together. I’d change out your dresser inspiration for something heavier, like a dark antique dresser with interesting hardware – otherwise, that would be a pretty perfect room to me.

  • Lisa
    June 18, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    My picks would be 1, 4 & 6. I love the softness of the floral combined with the masculine lines of the bed.

  • barb
    June 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    No nod to the Chicago Blackhawks? C’mon, Nicole. You live here. Next post – decorating with Blackhawks colors?

  • The Office Stylist
    June 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I would pick #1, #4, #6 and then add some navy blue hues in there as well, maybe with a rug or a vase. But I just love the combination of the more masculine tones with the fun, summer patterns! Loved the other pieces like that brass headboard and the quilt. The dresser is another favorite as well, so cute!
    – The Office Stylist

  • Britney
    June 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I love this entire post….so much!

  • Katy
    June 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I love that first bed and would love to put it into the new house. It fits my wants (pretty canopy bed) and my husband’s (modern) perfectly! :)

  • Monique
    June 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I love this post and the addition. SO cool to see your choices come to fruition with the whole room look!

  • julie.
    June 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I *just* got that floral quilt from schoolhouse electric, it is even prettier in person and not too girly. I toned it down with some of the other elements in the room (wood bed frame, gray rug…)

  • Emily
    June 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I like 1,9, and 10 together. I would add the rug, the painting and the plant as accents. I already have lamps I love: They are white matte faux bois. The tag at Home Goods says they’re “Broyhill” but I’ve never found them anywhere on a Broyhill site, so probaby re-tagged.

  • Summer
    June 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    What gorgeous inspiration! I love a fun, bold floral pattern!

  • Linda/makedoanddiy
    June 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    #5, #6, and #8 I think, though I love your choices too, just not for my house. Unfortunately I’m not going to be in a position to spend that much on bedding anytime soon more’s the pity. LOVE that brass bed.

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