Master Bedroom Update: White Duvet Alternative

Mar 5, 2015

Will I ever learn the lesson that white does not work in a house full of three boys and one very naughty dog? Probably not considering the recent décor choices I've made. I did make one very wise decision recently regarding my white dilemma. I finally said goodbye to my white duvet. I love the way duvets look, but I have had horrible luck keeping them clean and unwrinkled.

Here is my bedroom with the duvet. This one is new and I bought it knowing I wouldn't use it. I really just wanted the king shams that came with it. Surprisingly, it was cheaper to buy it as a set than to buy the shams separately. I suppose I can throw on the duvet if I want my bed to look nice for company. Yeah, that will never happen. It is nice to have the option.


It looks a little too white in here until you see how it contrasts with the dark wood floor.

Now, here is my new alternative.

It's still light and bright, but the faux fur does not get nearly as dirty as the white cotton duvet. It's perfect for lightening up the black coverlet. Keep this in mind when you want to lighten up any area of your house. If you want to lighten up a dark sofa place a light colored throw or pillows on it, or both.
I added a bit of decor to the nightstands as well. We don't really have room for it with our laptops, phones and drinks we carry up here every night (wine). But, it looks nice for now.

Just in case you're wondering that really is I picture I took when we were in Paris. I promise I didn't leave the fake photo in the frame. I might have done that in the past, but not this time.
I showed you the dresser a few months ago, but here it is in case you haven't seen it.
I really love the way this room has come along, especially considering the very small budget. I did have to DIY almost everything, but it was so worth it!

Update for Source List

Headboard-Originally from and recovered in a white microfiber fabric (See the DIY project here)

Black Coverlet-Restoration Hardware

White Duvet and Shams-Overstock

Dresser Hardware painted gold, Throw Pillows-Lowe's (Yes, Lowe's!)


Black stencils-Overlays painted black

Drapes, Picture Frames, Gold Vase, Chevron Tray and Throw Blanket-ZGallerie

Lamps, Bust-Homegoods

Nightstand Hardware, Gold Sunburst Mirror-Home Depot

New banner June 2014


  1. I love the new black duvet! I have that white one on a bed in my guest room - it's fine there, but when someone stays over and plops their suitcase on the bed -aarrggghh! Love the way your room looks!

  2. Oh wow .. I love the look! I too have the WHITE duvet and it DOES darken over time. Your throw is gorgeous as your side table and accent pieces. Enjoy your weekend! xxleslie

  3. I love white beddibg too but with dogs, it's a no go! The brown looks just as lovely, the room is gorgeous!
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  4. Jennifer I really love the black duvet (do you mind if I ask where you found it)
    With the white fur throw and white pillows it is perfect! Love your bedroom!

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  5. I love how your room has evolved! I like it both ways, with the dark coverlet and the white duvet. I have the same duvet for my bed, I've used twice, each time is on the bed my husband takes it away because he doesn't want to mess it! :D Those overlays on the dresser are so striking, love them!

  6. I absolutely adore this bedroom! You did an amazing job!


  7. Jennifer. This should be in a magazine. I swear, I almost never say that to people because it is rarely true, but it is here. You nailed it - it's perfect. Congrats!

  8. Will you tell the paint color? Pretty please ;)

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