Answering Questions About My Bed and a How To

2.18.2014

Yesterday when I shared the bench at the end of my bed many of you asked where my white comforter at the foot of the bed came from and some other questions so I am answering them at the end of the post.




Many of you just loved my big fluffy comforter, but I have a little secret.

Here is what it really looks like. Yea, kind of limp and boring. So today I will share how I make it look big and fluffy. If you have extra bed pillows that you don't want to place at the head of the bed this gives you a hiding place for them.

First I spread the comforter out completely over the bed top side down and fold each end in to the center.

Just lay the two pillows end to end at the foot end of the comforter.

And here with the help of my arm and hand model, Mr. Savvy, take the other end and fold it over the pillows.

Here you can see the folded over ends.

Now you have a big fluffy comforter instead of thin and flat.

Now, you know one of my little tricks.

The white quilt and shams were found at the Pottery Barn outlet a couple years ago. If you are near an outlet you can get better prices there especially when they run an extra off special.
The buffalo check bed skirt was purchased from One Kings Lane within the last two years and I have seen it sold again periodically and in other colors, too. It is by French Laundry and I believe their line is sold at Neiman Marcus or Needless Markups as I like to call it. Much cheaper on One Kings Lane.
The two decorative pillows are also from PB outlet.
The toile pillow in the front was purchased at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta a couple years ago.


Hope you come back tonight and share some of your tricks and wows at Wow Us Wednesdays.

Have a super day!

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46 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea!! Mine is down, so I am usually trying to flatten it so it's not a foot tall. I'm going to try that with the quilt we have now at the foot, though.

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  2. Sweet trick :)
    LUV your bedding.
    Happy today!!

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  3. Best tip, EVER!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a great tip! Thanks for letting us in on your secrets! I wish we had a Pottery Barn outlet near us..
    -Shelley

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  5. Oh, so glad to see those are pillows and not Mr. Savvy!...:)
    Great idea!....love it!

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  6. What an excellent tip! I'm trying that today! Such a beautiful room. Thanks Kim!!~~Angela

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  7. oh oh, I am sooooooooo gonna do that to my comforter~!! thanks bunches for the tip.

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  8. The bed skirt had me at hello! Thanks for revealing the sources!

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  9. The bed skirt is lovely - I'll have to check out that site and see if they will ship to Canada.

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  10. That is such a good trick. I've actually done that before myself. It's a great way to get extra pillows off the floor when they're not in use.

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  11. Ok Kim this is genius and a great way to have the extra pillows. Thanks for sharing this. Wow easy peasy and it gives a great look. Love this idea.
    Kris

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  12. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I LOVE your fluffy blanket trick!
    I do something similar in my bathroom with half full toilet paper rolls. I put them between my folded "pretty towels" to fluff them up.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    I'm absolutely going to use your great idea!
    Have a great day, Kim,
    Suzanne

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  13. You are too darn clever girl. I am so copying this:) Thanks for the sources too!!!!

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  14. Kim I am in love with your little bench and I see you do the same thing as I do with my comforter at the end of my bed! I love how puffy it makes it look, don't you?

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  15. Great minds think alike......http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/2010/04/lofty-disguise.html

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  16. I noticed your white comforter yesterday and wondered where you got it....so I was glad to see your response today. I've used that "pillow" trick in the past but got tired of taking it off the foot of the bed every night (husband hates it there!) so my solution was to make a long "bolster" pillow out of a body pillow to place at the foot of the bed when I make it so it looks good but is easy to remove...it looks identical to the one Holly Mathis uses at the foot of her bed...I need to get a good picture of it because it really is pretty!

    I'm so glad we're finally getting some nice temps around here, aren't you? Makes me think spring is not too far away!

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  17. wow. that's really a great tip!!

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  18. Ooh that is a very clever idea! (If only my figure could go from fluffy to flat that easily!!!) Jane

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  19. Brilliant and beautiful :)

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  20. Great idea! I love the pattern on the comforter and the quilt.

    xo
    Pat

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  21. How pretty...you are just too clever! Thanks for the tip.
    Judy

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  22. LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for sharing it. I've been into restyling the bedroom lately, so I'll definitely give this a try. (Plus my husband will be glad to see that I found a "use" for some of the many pillows on our bed:)) xoKathleen

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  23. It's like a "bump-it" hair piece for your bed! Love it.

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    1. I love it!!! The only difference is that this "bump it" works! :)

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  24. You are so adorable I wish I could hug you!
    And, I love what you created with the comforter. You see, I would spend all kinds of time making things more beautiful as I really believe in making yourself happy, and I'm happy when surrounded with beautiful things. Disorder is definitely OUT in my house. Sending love, Kim ....

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  25. Great idea with the comforter, Kim. It really poufs it up for a bit of extra oomph! Hope you are having a great day- xo Diana

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  26. Aren't you the clever (and sneaky) gal??? What a huge difference adding those two pillows make on the entire look of the bed! Love it. Also am crushing on your bed skirt Kim...I am currently looking for a new one so I will definitely be checking out One Kings Lane! Thanks for the tip!
    XO Barbara

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  27. What a great idea !!! Your room is just beautiful ( even without the tricks :)

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  28. You are so clever Kim! Love the bedding!

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  29. We don't have extra pillows. Tallulah eats them. However, if we ever do, I will steal that idea! LOL!

    xo

    Andie

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  30. Kim that is genius! Love how it looks all fluffy and poofy!

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  31. Clever, very clever! Love the look of your bed with the beautiful white linens.

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  32. Ah ha! Your bedroom is gorgeous Kim! Better than the catalogs!

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  33. Your room looks great. Hiding the sleeping pillows under the comforter is an old trick I learned years ago when working as a decorator, and it is still a good one. I like having a huge nest of pillows on the bed when I retire, and it is a great place to stash the extras.

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  34. Simply genius! Now why didn't I think of that? lol! Thanks for sharing this tip!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  35. Beautiful bed, Kim. Great tip on the concealed pillows! LOVE that toile pillow!!

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  36. What a great idea! I have never seen this done before. Thank you for the tips!

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  37. Thank you that is a wonderful idea! Love your pillows and the mirror over the bed. Sleep would come easy in this room.

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  38. Very clever! Your bed looks so cozy and inviting for a nice nap. So wish we had a PB Outlet here in FL!

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  39. So pretty, comfy and inviting! I just want to dive right in! Don't worry - I'll refluff the pillows after my nap! LOL Thanks for the puffy comforter trick! Hugs, Leena

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  40. I LOVE that pillow trick. I have always hated the pillows we use for sleeping just tucked behind the shammed ones. Is there such a word as "shammed?" Now I know where to hide them. In the summer, I fold and hide the blankets under the mattress. Takes up less closet space. To keep them fresh smelling, I put a dryer sheet inside the blanket.

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  41. Wow..I'm impressed what a clever idea! Leave it to you to come up with this great idea! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  42. Wow!! I love this trick!! I never know what to do with my extra pillows, now I know!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  43. Very clever idea! I love your toile pillow (I have a thing for toile). I wish there was a PB outlet near me!

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