It's not news that I've been struggling with my master bedroom for almost a year. It started when I had to move to the basement bedroom last fall. Now that we're in a new house, I'm still whining and wringing my hands. Because I'm just plain tired of my bedding. (I know, I know....first world problem for sure).
I got this black and white set from the teen section at Target over five years ago which is eons for me since my taste changes so often. Love the cute black, white and pink print but it's been done to death.
Once I see something at Walmart, I know it's time to move on. No offence to Walmart or anything. Also, it's looking pretty grungy around the edges.
When we moved in the master bedroom was poop brown. I kid you not. This is the same color that's in the main floor bathroom. I don't like it much better down there but that's for another day.
Anyways....I've been hunting for bedding for awhile when this Kate Spade bedding caught my eye at Bed Bath and Beyond. But with a $199 price tag that's pretty much all it caught.
I've searched everywhere for something similar but I eventually gave up on finding anything in navy and white.
Then I came across a yellow and grey set by Cynthia Rowley at HomeSense for $79.99. Yes! Grabbed it and made off like a mad woman, thrilled that I've finally made a decision. Ignore the black shades and drapes, k? They're on their way out.
Except I didn't love it when I put it on the bed. Boo. It's just a bit too short on the sides and it doesn't look terribly durable. I have a 2 year old who loves to flop around on my bed. Durability is a big deal right now. Double boo.
More fretting, more stalking of the Kate Spade until I gave in to impulse and bought it while I was in the store getting a wreath hanger. That's right. Went in for a $5 hanger and spent $200 plus tax on the bedding.
Aaaaaannnnnd.....I'm not loving it either! Or maybe I like both of them?
I've dressed and re-dressed the bed with both sets and I still don't know what I'm doing. I'm now leaning towards the yellow but it's definitely not going to last for years and years. The ruffles are pretty flimsy as is the fabric.
Which is totally reflected in the price, right? But soooo cute.
The Kate Spade will probably last forever and is loads more practical (and won't show stains like the yogurt tube that Charming shot all over the bed a couple of days ago.) But it requires purchasing extra throw pillows and the shams are huge. So more pillow buying to find ones that fill them out better. Expensive!
So I decided to post pics of both and get your thoughts. If we go with the navy, I'm doing coral accents (so in love with coral!). The yellow and gray will get some aqua accents.
Now I'm turning it over to you guys and looking for your feedback. Let me know what y'all think and what's important to you. Durability? Price? Cuteness? I'll be checking in and in a couple of weeks, I'll let you know what the final decision was.
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