Over the weekend I decided, on impulse, that we needed a new duvet cover. We’ve been using the cop’s plain old grey duvet cover since we’d moved in together. And it worked just fine. It wasn’t pretty, but it wasn’t a horrible man-plaid concoction either. I’d dressed it up a little with a girly mirror above the bed and coastal pillows thrown on top. For the most part I was satisfied. Besides, we didn’t plan on being in this apartment forever, so what was the point of buying a new one before we moved?
But over the weekend that sad grey duvet started haunting me. All of a sudden it looked horrible, and needed to be replaced. Sort of like that day when you look in the mirror and you realize how bad your eyebrows look. And it occurs to you that you can’t remember the last time you went to the salon to get them done? Yesterday they looked just fine! But today you are a wild wildebeest. Yes, sort of like that. Our duvet had turned into an ugly sad wildebeest. It was time to move on. (Yes I realize we also need new lamps. I’d love to hurl the ones that we have at the street from our 2nd story window. But alas that must wait until another day).
I poured over the internet for deals and inspiration to make this difficult duvet decision. I was fairly certain I wanted a print. I love the look of a pure white duvet but with our apartment painted a sad shade of dirty white (we aren’t allowed to repaint the walls even though they desperately need it!) I knew it would look out of place. Beyond that I was open. The look I wanted was pretty but not too feminine. Maybe something in a calming shade of blue or grey to keep the colors consistent (our master bathroom is decorated in shades of lavender and blue). Here are some of the options I’m feeling.
Duvet Cover Options:
 Joli Paisley Duvet, $99 Pottery Barn  Montgomery Beige Duvet, $99, Crane & Company  Patch NYC Script Duvet, $49 West Elm  Marimekko Keshalle Duvet, $104 Crate and Barrel  Printed Petals Duvet, $49, West Elm  Ramona Duvet, $188 Serena & Lily
I plan to make a trip to my favorite store, HomeGoods, this evening to see if I can find anything I like even more. But in the meantime – tell me which is your favorite?