White and gray...pretty bland for alot of people, but when you're dealing with dark hardwood floors, a dark hardwood bed, cedar chest and side tables...sometimes that is exactly what you need to make the space feel warm and cozy.
I chose this duvet for the texture. Isn't it amazing? We currently have a big heavy chocolate brown microfibre duvet, which is lovely and warm, but it is dark and makes the room seem heavy. A duvet cover like this with the texture and visual interest would be such an easy switch.
Our bed linens right now are pretty basic, light blue and cream, so I don't feel the need to swap those out just yet. I do, however, want to get some new throw pillows in whites and grays, and add in a new blanket.
Next on my list is a floor covering. I would so absolutely love a large sheepskin rug, something warm to put your feet on in the dead of winter, but since those are insanely expensive, I think we will settle for two smaller "his and hers" rugs on either side of the bed. Maybe an extra one at the end for a future ottoman.
Are your bed linen and textiles looking a little dated? Need an update? Look at basic pieces, and update what you already have. Duvet covers and throw pillow covers are an inexpensive way of updating a whole room on a budget!