Invest in Lovely Linens (31 days to Love the Home You Have)

31 days to Love the Home You Have

This post is part of a 31 day series – 31 days to Love the Home You Have.  I am blogging through the 31 day challenge in the back of the book “Love the Home You Have” by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room.  You can read all the posts in the series so far here.  And to make sure you don’t miss a post you cansign up to have every post delivered to your inbox , or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest orInstagram to get even more home decorating ideas and inspiration to help you fall in love with your home.


 

What kind of linens do you have on your bed right now?  Are you a quality linen lover or honestly don’t care? Smile 

I will say that when I first got married I had no idea what good linens were, I didn’t really care what we had on our bed, and never really thought much about it.  But as we have traveled a bit more and we have stayed at hotels – those crisp white sheets, down filled comforters, white comforters have slowly converted me.  Plus the fact that I could found that I could browse thrift stores and find beautiful throws and pillows for super cheap to add to our home as well.

I have slowly replaced the worn out colored sheets that we got when first married with crisp white or lightly colored sheets.  And as we needed new bedding changed to white comforters although still bought on a very frugal budget.  The comforter in my master bedroom is from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart and is only $40!  It is super easy to care for – machine washable – and if in a few years we need to replace it I will feel like we definitely got our money’s worth.    I also have a white comforter actually a duvet on my guest bed and it came from IKEA for less than $30. 

white bedding on bed in master bedroom

So once again back to our post on why you love vacation and staying at a hotel so much – is some of it because of the linens on the bed?  Then begin to invest in linens that you LOVE for you own home!  If you are on a budget, Ross, TJMaxx, and Marshall’s are a great place to find high quality/name brand sheets, towels, bed sets for much cheaper than the department stores. 

When we got married we only had 1 pair of sheets for our bed – so I just washed and put back on the same day – but they completely wore out with holes in them in just a few years.  You may have to start with only one set if you are wanting to invest in quality linens.  Eventually as I have watched sales and browsed the stores mentioned above I have been able to pick up a second set for each bed.  Which has helped them not wear as fast.  Christmas is coming as well – maybe put a bug in your husband’s ear that you would really like new bedding for Christmas if that is something you want. 

But I encourage you if the linens or pillows or bedding on a bed on vacation make you feel special – then create that same feeling at home!  Gradually over time as budget and needs arise.

Challenge for today: Think about the linens in your home.  Do some need replacing?  Do you really love them?  Then think about what you want to replace them with and save/shop until you can afford them.  Make your bedding/pillows/throws in your home create a beautiful/cozy home that you love.

Comments

  1. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    So what do we look for in quality sheets?
    Don’t take us this far and drop it!
    Thanks for this info.

  2. Joni Thurber says:

    Hi. You talked about the color. But I was hoping to hear what you thought about the thread count and how you know, when buying at a thrift shop, when the linen is good quality or not. The thrift shop buys often don’t have the thread count on the tag. And what thread count do you consider quality, without going to the most expensive? Thank you!

  3. I totally agree that a wonderful linen collection is a must. Creating a bed which is comfortable and special is a great idea. We spend about a quarter of each day in our beds, make it wonderful.

    As for thread count, noted by Joni; personally, I noticed anything <300 TC pills and feels like you're sleeping on sand. In my opinion, you get what you pay for.

    My frugal mottos have been –
    "buy good quality ONCE; not cheap quality MANY times".
    "Being frugal means being smart with where you spend your cash".
    In other words, it doesn't necessarily equate to buying the least expensive item. Just the smartest option with the funds you have.

    So – it's okay to spend more money on a better quality item if you only need to buy it once in your life and that quality item WILL last a lifetime. (ex: vitamix instead of a Black and Decker blender). Christina was smart and saved her money, scouted for sales and bought the best quality linens with the funds she had.

    I absolutely LOVE Christina's bed cover. It's beautiful. Can't beat the price. She put together a stunning master suite with frugal finds I'm loving it.

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