Master Bedroom Summer Refresh

West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast and @WeezeandWilma Old Navy striped teeWest Elm bedding;  pillows via HomeGoods;  Wall lighting sconces

Happy Wednesday, friends!  And yes, when typing that, I 100% felt like I should be saying “happy Tuesday” – is there anything better than a short week where losing track of the days always turns into a happy surprise?  Always good in my book.

Today I’m super excited to share a little spring and summer refresh in our master bedroom that was easy-peasy and pretty affordable to do.  If you remember back to this post last summer, our bedroom was a muted mix of greys, neutral tones, and blush pinks – with the same (not so wanted) pop of turquoise from the nightstands.

**A little back story on those – to be honest, I’ve never liked our nightstands, and the color was always an unhappy accident.  They were supposed to be MUCH more muted, almost a greyish blue.  They arrived when I was out of town, sat hidden in their boxes surrounded by construction materials for weeks, and were ours for the keeping by the time they were opened and in the house.  You live and you learn.  They’re next up on the chopping block, but I just haven’t found any that are tall enough that I LOVE yet.  The search continues…

Anywho, I was really loving the blush and grey (and turquoise I suppose) color palette, but our striped grey coverlet had really seen better days.  It was made of flannel, which we loved for the winter, but after a couple of years it was just looking tired and pretty pilled.  I searched around on West Elm and was pretty sure I’d end up with this pretty striped grey one or the grey version of what I eventually chose.

As a bedding rule of thumb around here, I do NOT do duvets anymore.  They’re too hot in the summertime, and to be honest, they’re just a giant pain in the ass every time you wash the duvet cover.  I was over that mess years ago.  We’ve also ditched the top sheet.  I buy these fitted sheets from Target that are great and have replaced the top sheet with this super lightweight coverlet that gets washed EVERY time the bottom sheet gets washed.  (I swear by this coverlet by the way – so breathable, affordable, and has held up wash after wash beautifully.)  Then I top it with something pretty – I always love the coverlet and quilt selection at West Elm (went there for the Palm Springs bedroom too), and they have great bedding sales all the time.

But this time, rather than sticking with the grey and blush palette, I decided to make a big little change and go with this yellow dotted coverlet, and I have to say, I love how much it brightens the room.  I picked up a couple of pillows from HomeGoods, grabbed minimal yellow touches like this little vase, and moved all of the blush accents into the guest bedroom.  Eric and I are loving how this room feels so fresh and new, and as you can tell, the pups are loving it too.  (Scroll down for a few more pics.)

Hope you guys have a great rest of your week ahead!

xoxo

West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast and @WeezeandWilmaWest Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast and @WeezeandWilmaWest Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast and @WeezeandWilmaMaster bedroom summer refresh with West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast White base beddingWest Elm CoverletMaster bedroom summer refresh with West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastMaster bedroom summer refresh with West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Restoration Hardware Teen pendant lightMaster bedroom summer refresh with West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastMaster bedroom summer refresh with West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Bench via HomeGoods (similar here);  similar yellow velvet pillowRound ivory pillow;  Basket and throws via HomeGoods;  West Elm yellow vaseMaster bedroom summer refresh with West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Similar grey velvet pillows; Wall sconcesMaster bedroom summer refresh with West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Mr. & Mrs. pillow (gift from a friend, found on Etsy)Master bedroom summer refresh with West Elm bedding | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki PrendergastMaster bedroom summer refresh | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast Vogue bookHomebody bookYves Saint Laurent bookYellow book;  flowers via HomeGoods (similar here);  One Kings Lane side table (sold out);  Wall sconces

4 Comments on Master Bedroom Summer Refresh

  1. Alex
    May 29, 2019 at 2:19 pm (6 months ago)

    I’ve been on the hunt for new bedding for months and can’t find anything I like and this is seriously a genius alternative. I can switch it out whenever I want and its half the cost!

    Reply
    • Nikki
      May 31, 2019 at 11:30 am (6 months ago)

      Yes! Bedding can get SO expensive, but I’ve found that just changing out the top coverlet and a couple of pillows after a few seasons is affordable and keeps things fresh!
      xoxo

      Reply
  2. Kate
    October 8, 2019 at 11:19 am (2 months ago)

    How thick is the dots and dashes quilt? I LOVE it on looks but is it warm? Is there any batting in it? I love the way you styled it.

    Reply
    • Nikki
      October 10, 2019 at 6:18 pm (2 months ago)

      Hi! We live in Southern California, and it’s plenty warm for us. Depending on where you live, it may be more of a summer weight. I don’t think there is batting in it. For the winter, we’ll add another blanket at our feet. Hope this helps!

      Reply

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