How To Style A Bed With Mismatched Bedding

*This post is sponsored by CULTIVER

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

Our guest room is one of those spaces that’s been through a lot. It started out as my office, with original minty painted walls, an old ceiling light fixture, and bright, colorful accessories. Then, it turned into a guest room with the same mint walls, an updated ceiling fan, and white bedding. Eventually, I painted the room bright white to match the rest of our home, and then neutralized the color palette with more toned down accessories and a two-toned Moroccan style rug.

Today, though, it’s time to reveal the latest look in this ever-evolving space—a newly made-over guest room that is still very neutral, but one that sports a little more personality and sophistication with mismatched bedding.

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

My main goal with this update was to inject a homey, cozy vide into the room, something I felt was lost when I painted the room white and added white linens on the bed. The white-on-white look was pretty, but it also felt a little bland. So, today, I’m teaming up with CULTIVER to add back some subtle flair with new linen bedding and a couple of key accessory updates, too.

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

Resources: Duvet, Throw, Quilted Bedcover, Pillowcases, Sheets, Silk Velvet Pillows

Taking inspiration from this Pin, I decided to do something a little outside my comfort zone—use a collection of totally mismatched linens. I’ve never tried my hand at putting together a strategic bedding palette. Instead, I’ve always just bought matching linens (the type that come in a zip-up bag), so the idea of using pillowcases in navy blue, a duvet in army green, white sheets, and a couple of layers in neutral tones was kind of intimidating. Luckily, my inspiration image helped me make fairly confident decisions.

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

The good news? Everything came together exactly how I had pictured it in the end, and all it took was a quick lighting change, accessories swap, and art rearrange to finish the room around our new linens. Hopefully you can see my GIF animation a couple photos down so you can visualize what a difference the fresh textiles made in the space.

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

Before, it was very “vanilla” but now the room feels like it has personality and vibrance. It really is amazing how much character you can add to a room when you layer different colors and patterns into it. Even if you stick to neutral tones like we did, you can still make a room feel edgy and interesting just by combining a range of colors and textures.

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

Accessory resources: Vase (smilar), Black And Gold Desk Lamp (similar), Lovable Livable Home Book, Surf Shack Book, Woven Basket Tray, Blue Table Lamp, Rug (similar)

A couple of quick tips when styling a bedroom: If you want to get the look of an oversized, luxurious lumbar pillow (you know, the kind that spans the entire width of a bed) try laying two identical rectangular pillows side by side. It gives the illusion of a full-length lumbar pillow without the added expense, plus two separate pillows are easier to store then one massive one.

Another thing: Don’t feel like you need to fill your guest room with expensive fresh flowers every time a visitor drops by. I cut this leafy branch off a tree in our back yard, and I feel like it gives the room life and interest without having to spend a penny or deal with arranging unruly flowers.

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

What do you think of the combination of colors, patterns, and textures that we ended up with? Would you feel cozy and relaxed staying overnight in a room like this? And are you brave enough to try mismatched bedding in your own home?

The CULTIVER site has a ton of photos to use as inspiration, so my advice is to start there and then use your chosen picture to pull together a collection of mismatched linens to recreate your dream room.

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

How To Style A Bed With Linen Bedding | dreamgreendiy.com + @cultivergoods

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