Recently we had guests stay over and while I was making up the futon, I realised that our bedding had seen better days. But as it was just before our guests arrived there was little I could do about it. I guess (hope!) that like much of the spare room bedding out there, it's bedding that has been passed on from the main bedroom, when newer items have arrived there.
Please tell me I'm right, or else I'm going to feel quite bad for our guests, and I guess most of you won't agree to come to stay either...
So when I saw that Julian Charles were inviting bloggers to put together a post detailing how their products would enhance my home, I knew just which room I'd focus on - our spare bedroom which we decorated last summer. The main wall is painted Dove Grey with black wall art and some large modern pictures, so this Ashford Silver Luxury Duvet set would be just the thing.
I like its pattern, and think the detail provides texture and interest without being overly feminine. And every well dressed futon needs a throw, especially for those colder nights and the Darla Grey Luxury Quilted Throw looks a good match for the bedding I've chosen.
While I'd love to show you more of the bedding sets on the site, to make my spare bedroom more welcoming for my guests I have to go back to basics. Because a fancy duvet set isn't much use without something to put inside it. And I don't know about you but I think it's such a treat when you stay in a good hotel with good bedding, and that's the feeling it'd be great to reproduce at home for our guests.
So my last three choices would be:
5 Star Luxury Super Soft 10.5 Tog Duvet
5 Star Luxury Super Soft Pillow - Medium Support
Luxury Quilted Pillow Protector - because let's face it, with such fab bedding I'll be having lots of people over and no-one really wants to (or needs to) share pillows do they?
I think if my spare bedroom was kitted out with this bedding I'd be welcoming more house guests, so I'd need one of my many empty notebooks to keep everything on track and make sure I didn't make any double bookings!
And you really can't beat new, crisp bed linen can you?
* This post is my entry into Julian Charles' Best Dressed Interior 2016 competition