I watch with interest the discussions here in the CC on whether elegant all-white is better than fun pastel bedding, but remain very, very quiet. I absolutely should never weigh in on those, um, "threads".
Lol, I'm surprised the Phentex blanket is wearing at all @Lawrene0 ! My hubby still has a pair of phentex slippers his mom made him probably 30 years ago... mint condition still. Industrial strength stuff, that phentex. But yes, I can imagine it melting.😱
Your cozy 'homely' linens no doubt fit your treehouse perfectly. Better 'homely', as 'hotel' would be quite out of place!
I LOVE it, @Lawrene0 - Adore every photo, the home made and the animal patchwork!
I had to google the North American meaning of 'homely' - and have learnt that it's NOT a compliment chez vous. (Unlike the English connotation of 'cosy' or 'gemuetlich' as they say in German.)
- Maybe this 'homely' as, tatty, over-lived in, not good explains why American guests seem to expect higher standards than we Brits, or other Europeans? (Thinking of many a debate in the CC regarding things that don't matter imo?)
I've been weighing up whether to paint my dining room red & terracotta, or a yellowish green... (I've been living with indecision and ALL the paint tins for years!) Googling other folks efforts revealed that my intentions are 'boho'. (Or Harry Potter!) - Tho' much 'boho' appears predominantly shades of blue & white, with some red green & pink thrown in.... So perhaps your place is 'boho'?
Whatever you call it, I LOVE it! 🙂
I'm in your camp. All my linens are colored- deep red, burgundy, beige, grey. I have a lot of patterned pillowcases I made myself that co-ordinate with those colors. I might use a burgundy fitted sheet, a grey top sheet, and pillowcases that contain both those colors. I also have a couple of patterned sheets.
Not only has no guest ever complained or questioned the cleanliness of the linens, several guests have commented on how much they like them and mentioned in reviews how comfy the bed was.
And I happen to be hopeless at keeping white things white, so I don't do white anything.
Oh good, @Sarah977 ! I'm not the only one. I enjoy putting together the various combos.
I do like white a lot, but I think, among other problems, it would be intimidating for my muddy campfire-smoked guests.
Oh, and yes, I make my own pillowcases sometimes too. They are out of, you guessed it, sheets that have been rendered unusable, but still have good bits left. The bears may get a second life...
Go with the red/terracotta. Yellowish-green isn't an appetizing color for somewhere you eat, IMO. My daughter once painted her kitchen a delicious warm pumpkin color. It actually made you feel hungry.
Thank you @Sarah977 ! - I've been leaning that way (for years!) - It's not just a dining room, it serves as reception too, cos you walk into it from the street/front door... Has a sofa, so multi purpose.... I like terracotta... warm & cosy in winter, yet works in hot countries like India, Mediterranean, & Mexico(?), so won't seem wrong in the unlikely event of a hot summer!
what a charming perspective, @Helen350 - full marks from me! I am not a fan of either white sheets or white towels, personally, (and have recently included some cute Aussie native animal print quilt covers for the bunk room when kids stay) and nearly all of mine are colours that co-ordinate with the general decor of my B and B cottage and studio unit. Part of the reason for this is that my place is very pet friendly, and dogs often jump on the beds.. and after stays of a few days or more, paw prints can be the hardest things to remove from light coloured linens... it's all a matter of practicality here! Love your philosophy!
@Lawrene0 It is a typical post for women to read it! However I dared read it and now I am stepping in ! Hope you do not mind 🙂
My male opinion! 🙂 The bear is fine there and the blankets are to be remembered.
It is different from the boring white or things monocromatic ! Guests will like it, certainly!