Monday, August 13, 2012

Quick Change Bedroom

I like the classic look of an all white bed in any season.

Nothing can outshine the beauty of fresh white vintage linens.

I first showed the master bedroom dressed in white for winter.

But the whole mood and look of a bedroom can be altered with just a change of a bed cover. 

And a few perky details.

Here was the master bedroom of spring.

I was going for a more elegant tone when I used this embroidered cover in neutrals.

A simple woven lampshade at the bedside table worked well for that mood.

But what I really like is the vintage glass base. I think I am somewhat "lampshade challenged" because I have the hardest time finding a shade that I like that actually fits. It's an ongoing quest since I almost never buy a new lamp with a shade. I always prefer vintage, and the shade you get, if at all, is a crap shoot. Or just plain cr*p!

My summer solution is a very simple one. I draped a plain shade with a large crocheted doily. Easy to change for yet a different look when the mood strikes me, as it always does. And fancier than the plain white shade which wasn't quite holding it's own.

A vintage tissue holder brings in a bit more "frou" for a time too.

Dotted Swiss chiffon and lace.

Some older season mix and matched cottage prints by RL keep things casual for now.

Rachel and Ralph blend well for a cheery mix, don't you think?.

As the season changes, I'll want more of a change too.

Good thing it's so easy to do!
Does your bedroom change much with the season?
I can feel one coming on again already!

Back to school week for a lot of us.
I hope it's a good one for you!


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Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I love your collection of vintage and new linens and how you change them out so frequently. I've been working on neutralizing the linens on a guest bed, and I just haven't found the satisfying combination yet. Love the doily on your lampshade! I have lots of doilies that my mother-in-law gave me.

zapach piwonii said...

In such bedclothes it may be only a beautiful dream :)

Keeping it Cozy said...

Beautiful updates! I love the addition of the floral pillows. So pretty.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline: Each season gets more beautiful. What will you do for autumn?..Happy Monday..Judy

SizzleandZoom said...

This is such an inspiration to me. I just changed my master bed so I can change from season to season. I
made it all white. I will be posting it in a couple of weeks. You have such a beautiful effect on my brain. Lovely post.

must love junk said...

Gorgeous linens! They're all so pretty in their own way!

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore the changes with the Seasons in your Master Bedroom, dear friend! Each one comfortable and inviting; however the embrodiered cover stole my heart. Hm~m~m, I feel a nap coming on!

wendy said...

I could totally "cozy up" to any of those lovely bedroom looks. Each one had it's own personality and charm.
I was in love with your bedroom end table. Everything on it was so cool looking.
Great idea with the doily over the lamp shade. I'll have to keep that in mind.
I don't change mine up....ever. But you gave me something to think about.
Seems like here in the country, and a cowboy, there are a whole different set of "rules" that I had while living in the city.

Betty Sneeringer said...

Each one just as pretty as the one before!!

Bente said...

Hi Jacquline. All of your bedclothes is so beautiful. Love all the seasons.


Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the first picture reminds me of my grandmother bed linens! I absolutely LOVE it!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Super!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Jacqueline, Love all your seasonal changes - white is definitely always a classic - the addition of print and whimsy is beautiful. The doily over the lampshade is inspiring!
I hope you have a blessed day,

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Jacqueline,
So very pretty! every seasons is lovely and romantic.
I do change my bed from season to season, some changes are small like you say others bigger. We are still working on the Master Bedroom, its a work in process, almost done though.
Your room is sweet and full of charm.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Cottage and Broome said...

My bedroom does not really change too much with the seasons but after seeing this post I think it should!!! It would be really hard to pick a favorite season from what you have displayed, they are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Laura


I love all white bedding too, but I also love my vintage/floral/tea stained quilts. Your bedding is beautiful!

I wish here in Houston it got cold enough for duvets. I love the big fluffy cloud look! haha


I hope you'll link this post up to Cowgirl Up! tonight...

Vintage Gal said...

Love your bed linens Jacqueline ~ Just beautiful. I agree with you, an all white bed covered in vintage linens. Can't get anything better. I change my bedroom linens are the time. I have just recently added a pastel pink chenille bedspread at the bottom of the bed ~ dressed all in white vintage of course ~ Have a great day ~!

chateau chic said...

Jacqueline, Your linens are so fresh and beautiful. All your whites in your bedroom are so pretty and dreamy!
Mary Alice

Olive Cooper said...

Love the vintage bedding. Rachel and Ralph do play well together. I think lamp shades are an issue for new and vintage lamps. I change our bedding as I thrift and find vintage sheets, chenille spreads and even Rachel for a song. Sometimes I drift into silly and put Tommy H. pink flimingo's on the bed with vintage pillow cases. xoxo, olive

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, you can create so many different beautiful looks for your bedroom. Ours stays the same from season to season ~ all white linens with the occasional quilt. I need to follow your lead and try some different looks. ~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

Your bedroom looks so beautiful! I love all your gorgeous white linens.


lynn said...

just charming--all of it! how sweet are those rl florals!?

Linda said...

I love to change up my bed for the seasons..I have 3 wonderful cotton spreads, that I, when it turns chilly, I always add an afghan to the bottom of the bed...I don't care for heavy duvets or comforters..your vignetttes are to-die-for...
If you check out my latest thrity thursdays, I believe I picked up the same crocheted pillowcases...I love them...
I also like to use a "double" spread on our queen size, paired with a one is the wiser!!

Enjoy your evening...

Linda :o)

helen tilston said...

Hello Jacqueline

You have shown absolutely beautiful beds here. I could be happy any of them. I have always loved and used white linen. Presently I have a white candlewick bedspread on the bed.

Helen xx

Carolyn said...

I love all the different looks in your bedroom-impossible to pick a favorite.
I do like to make little changes im our bedroom but am probaly do for a little change again soon.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what fun pictures, you have the most gorgeous collection of bed linen! I love the elegant grey color


D said...

I love all your looks. The white looks so crisp and clean.

ImSoVintage said...

I agree that there is nothing prettier than crisp white vintage linens. I love your idea for the doily over the lampshade. A very quick and pretty fix.


Haworth said...

So pretty, Jacqueline! I made my bed a bit 'lighter' for the summer ... snow white pillowslips, white coverlet. Very cooling on hot nights. And in the winter I use more florals... and is to keep the sense of the garden alive during those long snowy months!

val's alentejo said...

Hello Jacqueline,
I simply love white linen on my beds.
You have such a lovely collection of different seasonal bedcovers..
I love your idea for the lamp shade and your lamp is so beautiful.

Chenille Cottage said...

So dreamy...every charming detail from the lush chenille to the soft laces...Your subtle changes from season to season are lovely!
What a wonderful inspiration!
Sweet dreams!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh beautiful linens. Yes, I have different comforters for winter vs summer. Like the lamp too!

Danielle said...

So many beautiful looks. I love how you change it up. I still love the classic all white look the best, but they all are wonderful. I also love the crocheted doily on the lampshade! That's brilliant!

Danielle xo

Jenny Short said...

I feel like I'm at my grandmother's in the summertime when I see this post. White is for cool. All here linens were white. Lovely. xo Jenny

Amanda said...

You have beautiful bedding! I love your idea with the doily over the lampshade.
It's all very charming!
Amanda -

Rowan said...

My bedroom never changes at all but I think it's going to start now I've read this post! I'm drawn to crisp white bedlinen anyway but it's all the other ideas that attract me.

Shelia said...

Loved seeing all of your bed doos! So pretty at any stage!
Be a sweetie,
Shelai ;)

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful bedroom, Jacqueline! I love your bed each and every way you styled it. :) It's amazing how a bit of color or texture can change the whole feel of a room. :)

xoxo laurie

suzyq said...

What a gorgeous bedroom - and loved every change you did - also love your glass bottles ( jars" ) very inspirational post! Want to go change mine right now, lol
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