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Fresh for Fall: The Perfect Bed

What to do when you don’t want to relegate your favorite bedding to a single season? Give it a fall refresh, with a few simple tips from Annie.

1. Find your “friends.” If you start with a key piece—like these Watercolor Dots sheets—that have lots of pairing possibilities, you’ll be able to make seasonal switch-outs in a snap. For this summery bed, Annie used the printed sheets and matching shams with a lightweight matelassé and shams in sky blue.


2. Think layers. The transition to cooler fall weather means you’ll need to warm things up, but you don’t want to be bundled like a mummy on a surprisingly mild evening. Instead, opt for several lightweight layers that can be peeled back until you reach just the right level of coziness. Here Annie added a white fleece blanket for coziness, and a tailored white box spring cover for a streamlined look.


3. Get a feel for it. When the temperatures really drop, a tactile quality is almost as important to your bedding as the layers. Look for soft blankets, knit throws and shams, and duvets and quilts with nubby textures that feel great in the hand. To the crisp cotton sheets, Annie added a matching duvet, and contrasted them with a plush, sumptuous velvet quilt and shams.  



Need some more inspiration? Cut the chill with these other bedding combos. Then scroll down to the end of the post to enter our giveaway for your own set of Watercolor Dots cotton sheets—a $270 value!



  1. Farmhouse Linen duvet
  2. Dover Crimson Fleece
  3. Bessie pillow
  4. Billy pillow
  5. Interlaken Ink bed skirt
  6. Classic Hemstitch Platinum sheets



  1. Whitney duvet 
  2. Classic Hemstitch Sky sheets
  3. Dash Stripe shams
  4. Dash stripe bed skirt
  5. Windsor Java throw
  6. Chambray Linen Flax pillow


Annie is giving away one of her favorite fall-inspired sheet sets in the goes-with-everything Watercolor Dots pattern from Pine Cone Hill! Check out the Rafflecopter entry form below for 2 easy ways to enter! Contest ends on Sunday, September 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST. View the full details.



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Congratulations to our winner,  Tracy from North Carolina! 

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Ellen Goddard September 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Love the watercolor dots sheet set. Would look great with so much!

Mimi September 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Would love to win these for my new guest room and thanks for the layering tips!

carlinda kincaid September 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I like the prints

Barbara Scofield September 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Fresh American is wonderful. The Watercolor Dots sheets are awesome. They would especially look perfect in my grandson’s bedroom.

Lori L. September 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Thanks for the tips on mixing/matching and layering! The sheets are to die for! *fingers crossed*!

Rachel September 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I love these sheets! The colors are so tranquil. 🙂

Lou Ann September 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I would love to win these sheets! They look gorgeous and I need new sheets. 🙂 Thanks for hosting

lj jasper September 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm

The set of sheets would be perfect in our guest bedroom!

Lisa Martin-Gerdes September 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm


Sarah Meandro September 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

Hi Lisa, so sorry to hear that. Is Rafflecopter still not loading for you?

Lisa Martin-Gerdes September 20, 2013 at 5:47 pm

It loaded today! YAY~!

Cindi September 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

The Watercolor Dots Sheet Set is gorgeous…I like the soft
colors and they would go with a lot of decor options!
Many thanks, Cindi

Cherish Benge September 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm

This design is very nice. Its hard for me to find patterns that I like in Cali king size. Cause of this, I only have one set. It would be nice to rock this set out.


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