Plans for my hotel-style bedroom are finally coming to fruition. I've made one giant leap in my quest to creating the perfect penthouse suite.
Restoration Hardware's bed linens are divine. Exactly what I wanted in our bedroom. But $300 really wasn't in our budget. So I searched all over Craigslist almost daily looking for a white duvet cover and shams. Then I found them... a white Ikea duvet cover with two matching shams. The price? Get ready for it...$15!!! Perfect!
I'm still working on the overall look: REAL sham pillows for the shams (the pillows we have right now don't quite fit), some interesting throw pillows, a blanket for the foot of the bed. But I LOOOOOVE what I've got so far.
To create this look, you'll need:
* a white duvet cover and 2 shams
* 8 yds of 1 1/2 in wide ribbon for duvet (satin is the most luxurious)
* 5 yds of 5/8 in wide ribbon for shams
* fusible ribbon (you will need two different sizes to match the different size ribbon)
* iron/ironing board
First, lay out the duvet cover on your bed and place the ribbon where you want it. You don't need to pin it down. You are just placing the ribbon to measure how far from the sides you want the ribbon. For the right look, the ribbon at the foot and head of the duvet cover will be closer to the edge than at the sides. Write down your measurements and head on over to the ironing board.
Grab your fusible ribbon (I like Stitch Witchery)
Line up your ribbon on top of the tape, using a tape measure to keep it the right distance from the edge.
This picture is of a sham, so the ribbon is very close to the edge.
Place an ironing cloth over the ribbon and iron according
to instructions on the fusible tape package.
Make sure you begin and end your ribbon EXACTLY where it should be. If you go past where you want it, it's very difficult to fix. That fusible tape STICKS!
Fold the ribbon edge and iron a crease into it to end the ribbon.
Overlap the last strip of ribbon using a tiny piece of fusible tape to tack it down.
Total cost: less than $30 with supplies to spare
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