Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: King Me

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King Me

Well friends, the fifth time is apparently the charm when it comes to new bedding.  Last time I talked about my struggles adventures in the search for  bedding for our new king bed I had the fifth one on order (read about it here).  It arrived and I was a bit skeptical when I pulled it out of the package.  Of course it was a wrinkled mess from being packaged but it had a satin look that I wasn't expecting.  From the pictures I could tell it had a little sheen to it but not full on satin shine. 

I have no idea why but I'd always associated satin bedding with cover pictures on trashy romance novels... I don't even read them so I have no clue where this weird association came from.

Anywho, with very low expectations I put it on my bed.  I made it up and stepped back... to my surprise I thought it looked lovely.  I got a few new throw pillows because I couldn't resist them (you can read about my pillow obsession here) to pull it together and now it's complete!

It's hard to tell from the above pictures how fabulous these white damask pillows are, especially if you heart damask like I do. ;)  They are down filled, heavy and expensive.  I love the way their weight will hold my other pillows in place.  I got them at Tuesday Mornings and I had store credit so only had to pay a few bucks...awesome!!!

Since diamonds are a girls best friend I like a little bling on my bed... no, they are not diamonds, but you know what I mean, right??

I've learned the hard way that these sequins will snag the heck out of my pretty comforter, have to be really careful.  But, they are so worth it!

One more bling in blue....

What do you friends think??  Do you like my new satiny look?  Please tell me it doesn't look like the cover of a trashy romance novel because I love it! :)


  1. Your new bedding is gorgeous! Those damask pillows are TDF!!! I think I might need to head over to my Tuesday Morning to see if they have a couple because I am in L-O-V-E!!!!! Beautiful :o)

  2. It looks wonderful! And I love all your pillows :)

  3. i LOVE it! and totally the opposite of the trashy romance it lookes so gorgeous!

  4. Very elegant!!!

    Sharing Shadymont

  5. Your new bedding is BEAUTIFUL! I know how hard it can be finding bedding, 3 1/2 years for me but two weeks ago finally found something I love. I made the mistake of painting my room and then couldn't find anything I was happy with. Huge sigh of relief when you finally score!

  6. It's gorgeous. Definitely not trashy romance novel!


  7. gor-geous! You sure you have sons?? I would be terrified to have anything that pretty in my house! (but really am quite jealous!) love!

  8. Oh my, your bed is gorgeous, I totally want my bed to look like that!

  9. I think your new bedding is beautiful! Not like a romance novel cover at all. If you really want to know...well, the only thing I would change is to maybe remove 1-2 throw pillows and possibly add a round or bolster shaped pillow. There are lots of squares on the bedding, pillows, etc. I think a few rounded shapes would look lovely :)

  10. I think the bed looks so beautiful! And don't worry...romance novels usually seem to have hot pink satin bedding with a long haired man (which I can't see Brad doing) and an abnormally voluptuous woman gracing the cover. He He!

  11. YOU DID IT!
    The bed looks so gorgeous!
    I love all the colors and the bling and the damask (I am a lover of damask, too!)
    It is very romantic and classic!
    After all that headache with the old bed--look at your new blessing!

  12. I loooove it! It looks so luxurious! One of these days when I don't have dirty little boys who climb on my bed with their shoes on or with sippy cups full of chocolate milk that leak, then I'll have a beautiful grown up luxurious room like yours. Beautiful!!

  13. Where, oh, where did you find that comforter???!


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