in the ridiculous
amount of pillows
that I have to
put on and remove
every day when
I make the bed then
prepare it for sleeping!
Yes, it looks lovely in it's presentation, but I needed to simplify my pillow life! I ending up doing a switcheroo!
As you can see, in the above picture of the master bedroom, I have 10 pillows on my bed! TEN! The hidden first set are our actual bed pillows, then two brown king size shams, the two white euro shams, then two black and white regular size shams, then a long and a small decorative pillow! Can you tell I love making pillows? It's a sickness for sure!
I also wanted a bit of a different look. It popped into my head that I could switch the bed skirt from the master and the large guest bedroom. So I did that first.
The bed skirt from the guest bedroom is a ruffle floral with a single sham that I made...
It has a hint of green as do my lace curtains that I made in the master...so it would soften the look and coordinate.
Now that the ruffle was on this king size bed, I re-used the brown king size shams, then made a new long pillow with a body pillow form.
I love the way it turned out with various buttons sewn on, out of my button collection.
Now this bed has 6 pillows instead of 10. The hidden actual bed pillows, the brown shams, the new body pillow and the long decorative pillow from TJ Maxx. But knowing that I only have to remove four pillows every night is a good thing!
Now on to the changes in the guest bedroom!
This is how it looked before the switcheroo. I had the two bed pillows, a single pale blue/gray matelasse sham in king size, then the green/floral sham that I made and a needlepoint decorative pillow. Now this was a non issue since I didn't have to remove these pillows every night...just when guests are here. But I needed that dust ruffle remember!
This is a queen size bed and I just overlapped the bed skirt in the center so you can't really tell that it is too wide for this bed. In case you were alert and wondering about the green/floral bed ruffle, it is a king size as well, and as luck would have it, I had done the same thing when I used it on this bed.
Initially, when I made the white euro shams, this bed frame was in the master but then we changed to a king size bed. This bed frame went into this guest bedroom and so these euro shams fit better once again.
This room is off white with pale blue accents. (The ceiling is pale blue as is one feature wall.) The drapes happen to be black and cream check...
Therefore, the black stripe bed skirt works well in here. Also, the wing back chair that was in here went to live in the study, but that's another story. It made perfect sense to move the in-the-way-chair to this room...
Basically, I removed two black/white regular size shams and the green/floral sham out of this scenario. It makes for a happier me!
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