The last time I shared the bedroom (not long ago really), I’d already ordered some new bedding, I was just waiting for it’s imminent arrival. I love my John Lewis bedding but it’s getting a bit old now and repeated washings mean it doesn’t look quite as good as it did when it first arrived.  The bedding I’ve bought since then just never measured up and so I’ve been on the lookout for something a little different.

I finally found something I really liked.  While you know I love a dash of colour, I decided a more tailored look was required seeing as I have quite a lot of pattern and colour going on already.

So a crisp white set with a simple black embroidered ribbon border was my answer.  I’m clearly having a bit of a love affair with the combination of black, white and gold lately!

I purchased the bedding from The Linen Field – it’s their Belledorm The White Collection Madison Duvet set which isn’t exactly cheap but I think when it comes to bedding, you get what you pay for.  Happily, in this case, it’s currently on offer at 20% off so ya know, every little helps.  I’m all about a bargain.

People have asked me seeing as we have kitties, how I keep my white bedding free from cat hair. Well, as any cat owner will tell you, it’s not easy keeping on top of it! However, I use a small handheld Dyson vacuum cleaner (it’s this one) a few times a week.  Pablo seems to always just sleep on the same corner of the bed so it’s literally a two minute job to run the little hoover over that bit of the bedding and job’s done. Obviously the bedding gets washed a couple times a month as well but at least it keeps the pet hair at bay in between.

So, while I still need to sort out the vignette on the chest of drawers and we still need to replace the carpet and the existing wardrobes, at least the bed is looking much better these days.

And yes, because I’m a complete saddo, I did iron the bedding before taking pictures of it.

I know what you’re thinking already

Clearly, I need to get a life.

So, what do you think of the new duvet set?  Any tips for keeping your home pet-hair free? Do you ever iron your bedding*?

*when it’s new out of the package, it’s all wrinkled – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

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