• Anna Neal

It's time to update your bedding

It seems like bedding is one of those home items that you buy once and then keep forever, regardless of whether or not you still like it. New bedding doesn't have to be expensive, but maybe the thought of swapping it out seems like a huge task. So I'm here to tell you that the time has come to invest in new bedding!

We primarily use white bedding in our staging projects. Crisp, white beds really appeal to potential home buyers and gives the illusion of a spa-like atmosphere. I like to use white bedding in my own home too - for the primary bedroom and for my kids' rooms too. Some might argue that white bedding gets dirty quicker, but I think that the idea of being able to throw my bedding in the wash with some bleach is pretty great.

Regardless of whether or not you like light and neutral or big and bold, here are some of my top tips/considerations when buying new bedding:

1) Spend a little money - As I mentioned above, most people don't buy new bedding all that often, so it's okay to spend a little money to get the quality and style that you want.

2) Pay attention to laundering instructions - I need low maintenance bedding that can withstand being thrown in BOTH the washer and dryer. While others may not mind taking their bedding to the dry cleaners periodically. Just make sure that you are buying a product that works with your lifestyle.

3) Determine how much time you're willing to spend making the bed - I actually like to make the bed every morning; however, that means spending only about 2 minutes on the task. If you don't have the time and patience for several layers and multiple pillows and throws, then I would suggest sticking to a simple textured quilt or comforter so all you need to do each morning is pull up one layer :)

Here are some of my picks for neutral and adventurous bedding! You spend a lot of time in bed, you should love where you sleep!