Hey everyone!  I’m going against my norm and showing you a project I have yet to finish.  It’s getting there though.  I recently ran across some Pottery Barn bedding pictures that gave me an itch to change up my bedroom.  I love white bedding.  I love Pottery Barn white bedding.  But, with a $400 price tag on the duvet alone 🙁 I had to come up with a shanty version.

That led me on a trip to Ikea with my younger sister.

After she tried on all the baskets hats, we made our way over to bedding.  Sorry for posting these Kyndra :-))

I originally wanted a big, fluffy duvet to cover the bed so I quickly jumped on a white one that Ikea offered for $170 with the filler.  I took it home, opened it up and threw it on my bed only to find that it was way to short on both sides. UGH.

So, I drove back to Ikea the next day to return only to find out that they won’t accept returns on bedding items. 2nd UGH.  I did find a super cute $20 throw that I ended up putting over my tiny duvet at the end of my bed.

I ended up going to Target and finding a simple white quilt that fit my bed perfectly.  It was only $70.

At that point I was ready for my Euro shams but kind of lost on ideas.  Then I got this ad in the mail and fell in l.o.v.e.

So cute, right??  If I had $1000 to spend on a chair I would run out and get me one now.  I did find inspiration for my pillows though… Whoop!

Like it?  I will show you how I made them in my next post.  Don’t worry… I used hot glue 🙂

And here is my bed… As of now.  I still want more pillows for the front but I have to make those and they haven’t come to me yet.

I also have to change up my roman shades a bit…

But, overall I am happy with where I am at now.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We have such a fun month lined up and we are excited to share it with all of you over the next few weeks so stay tuned!

Have a great day!


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  1. Love it Whitney. It’s so fresh looking. I love IKEA. Isn’t it wonderful to be so close to one? By the way I have the same throw at the end.of our bed we got at IKEA a couple of months ago and love it.

    1. Hey Debbie! Thanks! Isn’t that throw great? It’s so cute and I like to take pictures of the baby on it 🙂 Hope you are feeling good!!

  2. Ooh Whit! I love it! I have also been drooling over the PB white ruffled bedding, but couldn’t afford it. I like what you did with the Euro shams. I love the bedding I have now, but they didn’t make euro shams for it. I REALLY want euro shams. I never thought of having 3 euro shams, but I like the way that looks. I may need your help figuring out how to make euro shams that will go with my bedding! Thanks for sharing! And I think Kyndra looks lovely with those hats!

  3. Oh Lovely!! I would love to change my room like this. But I live with two dirty men and a tomboy! I’m thinking I should have my own room that no one can come into! 🙂

  4. Gorgeous! We had an all white room, except for pale green walls, pre-kids. Would love to do this again but not sure how practical it would be at this point (2 boys under 3 and a girl on the way).

    Did you make the headboard or buy it? I’m hoping you bought it somewhere so I can get one. 🙂

    1. Christy.. I had two girls under three when my son was born 🙂 We bought this bed at Rooms to Go but it’s been about 2 years. I love it! Thanks!!

  5. I love the photos of the “hats”!! OH! And the bedding too! lol:) What a gorgeous room! I am in desperate need of a bedroom re-vamp but basement reno’s come first!

  6. Love it! It looks so great. And those baskets really do look like hats, haha!
    Love your bed frame, too! Did you shanty that up or buy as is?

  7. I really like the white bedding. I am itching to switch mine out for spring. I won’t even tell you about my nightmare trying to make relaxed roman shades…but the upside was I made two Euro pillows. Always a bright side…like now you have a quilt!

    1. Ha! I hear you on the roman shades… I found the BEST tutorial for mine and they have been hanging flawless for 2 years. Plus you use fabric glue on lots of it 🙂 Let me know if you want it and good job on the Euro pillows!

        1. My bedroom shades were bought but I do have other shade tutorials. Just type in lamp shade in our search box on the right. Thanks 🙂

  8. I LOVE the bed!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad that you posted this, I have been wanting to change our bedding to white, but just not sure, I love this and now I think I will do it! The white is just so not me, I am a color person, but I have been seeing so much of the white bedding and LOVE it!

    Take care….Jodi

    1. I’m a color person too Jodi but I love it! You will be so happy! And you can bring color out in other things… Do it! 🙂

  9. I just went to IKEA today! Where did you get those bedside lamps? I’m in the middle of a bedroom revamp and I am having trouble finding the perfect lamps for the besides tables and I LOVE those!!

    1. I meant to put that in the post! I found them at T.J. Maxx! I think they were $30-$40 a piece. They are mercury glass which I love! Thanks!!

  10. So inspiring-I am in the process of reclaiming my daughter’s former room-which was painted hot pink and gold-I am looking for elegant-and this defines that concept!

  11. I love IKEA’s bedding, but it is ALWAYS too short. I usually have to go up at least one size. When we get a king bed, that’s not going to work though. haha

    Super cute!

    1. Thanks so much Christina! I think the big plus to white is that it can be bleached… Maybe you could pitch it to him that way ;-)??

    1. It is sad, but the reason most places will not do returns on bedding has to do with ….BEDBUGS…… Yup, it is a big problem all over the world right now.