Post # 1
I know its not wedding related, well it kinda is because has to do with our room for after we get married…
Okay here it is. My future husband (oooh i love the sound of that!) likes hunting so he currently has camo bedding, light switches, socket plates and one very nice ceiling fan. I was thinking about painting the room a light tan, and getting rid of everything but the fan. Even tho it is camo it is a very nice fan :). Does anyone have any suggestions as to what color the bedding should be and where to getting bedding that isnt too girlie?
Post # 3
any of the major department stores. stick with gender neutral colors: burgundy, navy, hunter green, beige, chocolate brown
brands to keep an eye out for: nautica, ralph lauren, hotel collection
Post # 4
You have the same problem as me! My hubby is very outdoorsy, and I am very…well…not. We had to mesh when we got married. A lot of our house is chocolate brown and tan because both match dead animals. 🙂 I am also having a really hard time finding a duvet cover in light blue that’s not girlie.
I really like the Woolrich line at Target. http://www.target.com/b/ref=in_br_browse_box/601-4588220-5761719?ie=UTF8&node=14122231&frombrowse=1&rh=tgt%5F3%3AWoolrich it’s much better in stores however. It’s cabin-y but still cute, I think. Red might also work as well. Good luck and let me know how it goes!
Post # 5
The Woolrich stuff is great; Columbia also has a line of towels and bedding now too (at Fred Meyer here in the northwest – not sure where else) that is very nice. The Columbia is less woodsy but still nice, rich but gender-neutral sorts of colors (eggplant, chocolate, burgundy, steel). Our bedding is Ralph Lauren, and is actually a flowers and plants type pattern, but colors like the Columbia line (our extra sheets and our bathroom stuff is Columbia).
Mrshudson – try Target for the duvet. I just saw some 450-ct sheets and duvet covers there the other day. The pattern is a woven stripe, and they come in brown, sage, cream, and a sort of light grey-blue. Very pretty, but not girly. I bought a set for DH’s son’s room, as he is all about the blue.
Post # 6
We have found common ground with sage and browns – kind of the colors in camo, but not the pattern. We have a lot of oak leaf motifs 😉 We also use brick red in a lot of things, and I keep all the walls a honey/butter color to lighten it up.
Post # 7
thanks bees!! I was looking at the honey/butter color and I really like it! I really apperciate the help 🙂 I will prob go with a comforter from nautica or columbia.
Post # 8
🙂 I got another question. His entire home is very bachelorish, should I redo all of it or leave some of it? I was thinking about leaving some of the paint colors in several of the rooms since he built the house…..just wanted to c what u thought.
Post # 9
My advice is that if you are going to be living in this home then you should make sure you feel comfortable in it! If any of the decor makes you uncomfortable you need to talk to him and let him know … I agree that you shouldnt change everything right away, but if there are sports figures all over the place and you’d like a flower here or there — go for it, just make sure you talk to him about it first. It’s a really important conversation to have — good luck and congrats!