Whimsical Boho DIY Bedding Inspiration

Yippee! After a desperately long delay, Cory and I are finally going to get new bedding!

inspiration-joss-and-mainWe have been making-do with partial sets of different-colored sheets for a long time, losing a piece here and there from each sheet set over the years. At this point, everything just looks very sloppy when assembled because nothing matches.

In addition, all my nice comforters and blankets that I bought about a decade ago have, at this point, disintegrated or been destroyed by cats and I’m currently left with… an um… eclectic mix of afterthought blankets for covers.

I haven’t loved any of it for a long time, but I haven’t had the money to do anything about it since our focus has been on other projects. Plus it’s not like the sheets are uncomfortable or anything :P

But this month! We have the budget! I have been dreaming of a clean slate for our bed – all white and whimsical and puffy. Finally my wishes will be reality!

My new bedding budget is modest so I’m trying to thrift and DIY as much as possible and hopefully still get a chic look with functional pieces.

Originally I wanted to make a Moroccan wedding blanket, but a good DIY Moroccan blanket is no easy feat (!) and a little more involved than I was looking for. So I began trending toward ruffles, ruching, and pintuck duvets — LOVE!

Here’s some of what has been inspiring me lately —

Ruffles & Texture


I just LOVE this duvet cover/set from Joss & Main (above) — the eclectic mix of textures is delightful! This is the number one set that I want to DIY duplicate… we’ll see if I have enough spare fabric for all of the ruffles.


I also really love the combo of large and small ruffles on this duvet above, especially when combined with the ruching on the pillowcases!

Pintuck Duvets


On the other hand, I would enjoy making a pintuck duvet cover. Pin-tucking would be less complicated to DIY then ruffles and, in some ways, the style is more timeless.



Ruching & Flowers


Doing something like this Anthropologie ruched duvet above would be SO involved — but also so incredible if I could pull it off! I think that after I tackle a ruffled or pintucked duvet cover, I will buy more sheets and try to make another one that’s even more fancy like these. Yes, that’s it. How exciting!

zulilly-ruched flower comfortersource


My current plan is to buy a (california king) white sheet set plus a couple of extra pillowcases and flat sheets, plus a comforter… all for under $150. Then I can DIY a pintuck or ruched/ruffle duvet cover from the larger sheets. (Cue ebay crawling and coupon hunting…)

Eeee!! Stay tuned!

Update: The linens and comforter have arrived!

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9 Responses

  1. Danne says:

    I have always loved the look of ruffles on a bed! Good luck on your DIY adventure!!

  2. Pat says:

    Absolutely gorgeous examples! Can’t wait to see what you create ~


  3. Erica says:

    Love! Can’t wait to see what you come up with – there is nothing like crisp white bedding to make a room feel instantly better!

  4. All I can say is I want one, or two or more of these! I love the style! We just did our master bedroom makeover and wish I would have seen these! I’d love it if you’d link this or any other DIY on my blog’s link party :) Can’t wait to see the outcome of your makeover!

  5. Love the bedding!!! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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