[Image of Cirrus Bedding from Anthropologie]
I have decided that I really like confessing my decorating sins to you. It’s cathartic, and you all make me laugh about it. So today, I’m going to ‘fess up about another problem I’m having in the hopes we can have a little group therapy session. Last time, it was the attack of the cute. This time it’s the bed.
I have shown a few glimpses of our bed here and here, and I am thinking you probably didn’t guess just how strategically I was taking that photograph so as not to show you the grim reality. My duvet cover and sheets are just too small! (See photo of “sad bed” below.)
So here are the problems: (for those of you who are sight-impaired and/or too kind to notice or “those just so distracted by the thought of having white bedding and muddy children/pets” AKA “my sister”)
- The duvet cover is too small. Or my mattress is too big. How come the duvet does not cover the end of the bed? I’ve tried sliding it down so the top of the duvet cover is 1/3 of the way down the bed, but this seems to look a little bit sad and lumpy with a fluffy down comforter. I find this whole thing borderline depressing. I want to find more pillows and accessories for this room, but I would like to start off with great, simple bedding that works. I went to several stores to see how they were arranging the beds for their displays and realized that half the time, they are not even displaying a full bed! It’s more of a half-bed display-thing that makes the bedding look awesome and fluffy. (Cheaters.)
- The sheets are just not deep enough for our super fluffy mattress. It’s a little hard to see in the photo, so I’ve taken an even worse picture for you.
The Even Worse Picture:
- And lastly (yes, there’s more): our duvet cover is open at the end. It’s been on my “to be fixed” list for months now, and I’m really going to do it this time. (That’s why we’re having this group therapy meeting.) I’m trying to decide between buttons (which kind of drive me nutty on duvet covers) or ties (which might be ok, but could just draw more attention to the “short bed syndrome”).
Unsightly oozing of duvet cover:
So now I want to hear from you! Anyone else suffering from bedding disappointments? Why do they label these things King, Queen, Full, etc. if they don’t really fit your bed?! All of you master stylists, I want to hear the tricks of the trade. It makes me wish that Holly at decor8 made house calls. And it’s ok, if I’m really the only one, you can tell me. Sometimes a little dose of tough love is needed.