For the last year or so, the cute hubster and I have had West Elm's pintucked duvet and shams on our bed.
If only it were all about looks. Le. sigh.
Bear with me for a moment while I explain why I decided to make a change, since I will surely be tarred and feathered for being the only person in the world who doesn't unconditionally love and adore the pintucked bedding trend that's happening right now.
There are lots of things that the pintucked bedding had going for it: it was pretty and white, it added great texture to the room, and the bed looked nice when it was made. I wanted oh so badly to love it with all my heart.
There was one major con though, and it was a big enough deal that it ruined the whole pintucked-bedding-experience for both me and my husband. This duvet cover was so delicate, almost every time one of us would try to pull it up or move it around, I would hear a 'riiiiip' as one of the stitches either popped or ripped through the cotton.
Admittedly, our footboard may have contributed to this problem since the comforter and duvet cover would work their way down and get wedged between the mattress and footboard, which would make it more difficult to pull up. But even at night, something as simple as pulling the duvet cover back over me would, more often than not, result in more tearing. And since I live with a blanket hog, I was pullin' on that duvet cover all the time!
I want to be able to live in my bed. Not literally, of course; having people bring me breakfast in bed every.single.day. would be a total drag, don't cha think? HA. I kid. But really folks, I want a soft, inviting, livable bed, not one that I'm afraid to flop down on with a book. The pintuck bedding is beautiful, and I think it would work great in a guest room, but it just wasn't right for our bedroom.
And that? Is why I bought new bedding. It's still white, and though it's not as texturally interesting or forgiving when the bed is made, it does have a nice little embroidered detailing.
The best part of the new bedding is definitely how it fits into our life. I can climb into bed with a book or relax with my kids without worrying about the structural integrity of a pintuck.
What do you think? Are you lining up to tar and feather me now? Have I committed a major offense against the pintuck bedding lovers of the world? Or are you a fan of bedding that's (gasp) comfortable and soft too?