SPRING BEDROOM REFRESH

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
It finally feels like spring is in the air. Spring. The season of celebrating new life; a time where everything starts to feel fresh and bright and alive again. Spring is a great time to freshen up our homes, and this spring I decided to do something I've been wanting to do for a loooooooonggg time: update our bedding!

Our old bedding situation was an absolute NIGHTMARE. We had very old, cheap cotton bedding that constantly left us too hot or too cold. Ugh it seriously sucked so bad. I started doing a lot of research on all of the benefits of linen bedding and as I learned that it's breathable, moisture wicking, and temperature regulating I knew right away that this is what we needed.

I'd followed Brooklinen for a long time on IG and always drooled over how luxurious and BEAUTIFUL their bedding was from a design standpoint.  I love the way that linen drapes, and the subtle texture it has to it, allowing you to dress it up or keep it cool and casual. And I really, REALLY love that with Brooklinen you can mix and match colors and styles, but they all play off of each other and make styling a breeze. That's something we try to do with our shop so that really resonated with me! Mixin and matchin is my JAM!

I knew I wanted a darker sheet set because, pizza in bed lol, and it provides great contrast to the lighter colors I have going on in the room. I decided to stick with a white duvet because we all know how much I love to get colorful with my pillows! So I went with the Charcoal Chambray sheets and the White Duvet.


For the extra set of shams I decided to get playful and chose the Charcoal Woven Stripe. I love how it ties into the sheets and adds a gorgeous touch of pattern and design! 



You guys I’ve never had linen bedding before. I had never even TOUCHED linen bedding before ordering, I just went off the recommendations of others and the reviews online (over 15,000 5 star reviews gave me lots of confidence!) and lemme tell ya, I was BLOWN AWAY. I have been sleeping in a heavenly cloud ever since and can’t believe I waited this long to make this change!! I could and should and probably will cry just thinking about the many, MANY restless nights I’ve spent tossing and turning and trying desperately to stay comfortable for more than five minutes.


Living my best freaking life


Another major selling point in choosing Brooklinen is their envelope closure pillowcases. A big problem in my house is that when my husband makes the bed he always seems to stuff the pillow so the tags are sticking out like a complete savage. Those dang tags are left staring me in the face and haunting my dreams until my OCD kicks in and I redo it myself and I swear to you he manages to disengage his pillow from its case every. single. night. But now I can kiss these problems good bye and say hello to sweet, sweet dreams.



All of these factors aside, Brooklinen had me hook, line and sinker with their pricing. Other luxury bedding companies charge up to TWICE as much. Keeping prices consumer friendly is something I care a lot about.  I've had people tell me I should charge a lot more, especially when seeing my competitors charging two, three, even FOUR times as much for the SAME products that we do. But my goal has always been to keep prices consumer friendly, and I'm drawn to companies that do the same.

We still have other changes in the works for our spring bedroom refresh, but I'm glad we've made the change that will impact us the most.  We're all in love with Brooklinen over here, even Ezzy can't resist snuggling for a second or two ;)



Let us know which Linen Core Sheet Set you would like to win from Brooklinen and why in the comments below! And don't forget that you can get 10% off any order over $50 with code "collectiv10"! 

xoxo,
Ally


38 comments

  1. I’d love to win this because my fiancée and I just bought a home together, so we can’t spend extra money on nice bed linens! This giveaway would help us sleep well at night, because with a newborn lord knows that doesn’t happen. My handle is @alidourlain

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  2. I would love to win a set of these! We live in Hawaii without central a/c so I am all about temperature regulating fabrics. My husband runs really warm and is always kicking off the covers. We have a linen duvet which helps but I’ve been wanting to upgrade our sheets. These would be perfect! My Instagram is @natvergara_

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  3. We would love to win this because we fight over temperature and blankets and bedding constantly. Why not have the best if it’s available to win!?
    Instagram is @fevereric93

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  4. I would love to have a set of these linen sheets! My husband and I are moving at the end of the summer and we have to get all new furniture and everything for the place. First order of business: super comfy bed! @madi.kinz

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  5. We just bought our first house! It’s fun but also stressful. Winning this giveaway would help us both out so much. Finances are start to run dry, but I follow your accounts for simple ways to make our house a home. Thanks! - @navetroy

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  6. Love love love the entire look of the room! I’m feeling inspired to pull more oranges and rust colors into our decor. It’s just bright enough to add a fun pop of color but still a little muted. So swoon worthy! - @mofin14

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  7. Our house (and life) has been such a mess the last few years with a remodel and picking up extra shift of work and now expecting our fourth child. We’ve had mismatched bed sheets and our mattress has been on the floor the last 7 years. My husband has been busting his booty getting our remodel done and liveable before baby comes this summer. It would be heavenly to have new white linen sheets (to match the kantha quilt I just got from you!!!!) to snuggle up in when we finally get our room finished that will fit us comfortably! ❤️ I’ve heard the best things about brook linen. - @ejmcrae

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  8. First of all, your room looks so great and bright and comfy!! I love the fun pillow colors and the scheme you picked for the bedding! I would LOVE a beautiful Linen set for our bedroom. I'm pregnant with baby #4 (yup and with 3 already under 5 I take my sleep seriously, as well as night sweats! lol) But I LOVE the Haze color!! I'm following and have tagged on your IG account as well, thank you for the opportunity! (@tarapeterson1002)
    PS. You have AMAZING mother of dragons (emilia clarke reference) eyebrows!

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  10. I would absolutely love to win these to freshen up my bedroom for spring and summer!!!

    @emilysue_82

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  11. I completely relate to your bed making OCD quirks I am the same way! I’ve never owned linen sheets but have always wanted them. They remind me of being on vacation where is the only time I’ve slept in them✨ It was 10+ years ago and I still dream about them to this day ��This bedding is amazing it’s out of my price range right now but someday... they shall be mineeeeee:) Enjoyed this post! insta: picking_wildflowers

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  12. Would love to win because my husband and I are buying our first house and with my thyroid and menopause issues, I’m always hot and my husband is always cold. @deedeemm

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  13. Hi there! Yes, I’m with you on the white duvet cover! I’ve always had white sheets too but I’m ready to switch to darker for sanity reasons (mom of 4 little boys) and would also choose the charcoal chambray. Your combo looks amazing!! My bedroom and bed in particular are in need of a boost. My duvet is a $15 bargain bin Ikea special and my sheets aren’t too great either. I loooove linen and have never tried linen sheets but I’m sure they’re amazing. I’m pretty sure that siting on my bed folding endless amounts of laundry would be much more enjoyable on these gorgeous sheets! Thanks for the fun contest! @julieofthesmiths

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  14. I would love to have some good bedding! As a broke college kid I can afford good bedding, so it would be such s blessing to win <3 @little_allie_walker

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  15. I love the charcoal chambray set!! We are going to be moving soon as my husband will be relocated in the army. We would love some sheets to make the new place feel like home! @kitarenee

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  16. The white linen sheets are gorgeous! I love them because they get softer with every wash. I also love the wrinkles and how beautifully they contrast with any duvet or quilt. ��

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  17. First of all I love the contrast idea, your bedding is just beautiful! I would love to win because I just graduated from college and accepted a job as a children’s hematology/oncology nurse. I will soon be moving into my first studio apartment (it’s a scary and exciting time)! The price of moving has been adding up and I’m starting to become worried. It would be a relief to not only know the price of my bedding will be taken care of, but also my bed will be a cozy oasis after a long shift. My Instagram is @madzwerner. I hope you enjoy the cuddles from your little one, he is just adorable!

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  18. I’m obsessed with this bedding!!!! I have looked at it for a long time but just haven’t had the budget for it. I just started working as a pediatric nurse and moving into a new house has been a whirlwind. I have gotten so overwhelmed with the cost of everything and have even become my own handyman because who needs a man!! I have long struggled with finding the look I want in bedding at a budget friendly price! I’ve been saving up to buy this bedding but if I were to win that would be icing on the cake! I’m sure these sheets will work some magic and help me get the best sleep after my long nights shifts so I can love on some little babies!! My Instagram is @sydneyamayfield !! Thank you so much for doing this!

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  19. I’ve always loved linen and I’m so thrilled that it’s finally having its moment! I feel like linen has been so underrated for too long! Alex and I need these sheets because you know how Boston summers are and the humidity kills at night. This girl needs some breezy sheets!

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  20. I moved into a new place and bought a new bed that I just love but I haven't been able to find the right look, bedding or color palette to really make it feel like home. I keep buying and returning sheets that are just not quite right! I've heard amazing things about Brooklinen and their cozy, soft breathable sheets but they are a bit out of my price range so I just stalk the website and drool lol. I'd take this entire room, it looks so cozy and homey and the colors are just gorgeous!!

    @blissfullydazed

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    1. I love the charcoal or navy chambray!! I can't decide!!

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  21. (Realized that I submitted my response in contact form!) I love the combination of dune chambray sheets with the stripe on cream duvet. Spring has ushered new beginnings as my husband and I became a family of three with the arrival of our baby boy four weeks ago. We are quickly realizing how difficult it is to keep our home organized and straight - but trying to give ourselves grace during these days with a newborn. Having a fresh set of sheets is a simple change that can make a world of difference when we are getting our few precious hours of sleep. @luckeesharms

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  22. This is such gorgeous bedding set up. We just purchased our first house and slowly but surely we are trying to make it cozy and exactly what we’ve always wanted in a home. Moving out of our 1 bedroom apartment and into a 3 bedroom house has been so exciting and really makes me feel like I’ve accomplished a major life goal of mine to become a homeowner. It feels wonderful to be a homeowner at last, but the best part of the experience has been gathering beautiful and well-made things to create a space that I never want to leave. I think this bedding set could just be the perfect addition. @_gillianpalmer

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  23. I am a freak about my sheets/bed! I live in sunny Arizona so light sheets are a major plus. I change my sheets every week without fail and I love fresh white or pastels colors. Would love to try your sheets. No new house or new bed just me wanting extreme comfort and beauty.

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  24. I love love love all of your pieces and you’re room has been a big inspiration for how I’ve done my decor around my house! I love the combo of the charcoal chambray with white duvet! We have white in white right now but I love me some contrast ❤️ We’ve settled into our new home with old linens so I would love a refresh!
    @kristacordoni

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  25. Like you, I have old, cotton sheets and I’m ready to try something new and cozy... especially linen! I’ve heard so many good things about them. I would love to win the giveaway so I can prove to my husband that we’ve been missing out on comfort and luxury in the bed linen department. @the_real_halsey

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  26. I would love to have some goo bedding sheet , we just moved to our new home and have not bought any bed sheet yet . Hope to win ����

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  27. I'm longing for a restful nights sleep, and these sheets sound heavenly. I get way to warm sleeping with my three dogs and two cats on the bed, and I would so love sheets that wash and wear well, and still look good. @KenyonRainn

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  28. I’d like to win this sheet set as I have a hole in the bottom of my fitted sheet currently (laying on it as I write this, slowly getting larger each week I wash then) and these sheets would be an exceptional upgrade! Instagram: carolyn_412

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  29. I would ❤️ these for the new house we are moving into soon! I love your style (and miss you!!!) and I love seeing all of the amazing things you’re doing!

    @meganpratt

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  30. @btextor

    I’d love to win. We are in need of new sheets and I have heard so many wonderful things about Brooklinen. My man is always saying how hot he sleeps with regular cotton and I have thought maybe linen would be easier on him. We currently can’t afford linen sheets so it would be a dream to win these!

    Love your blog. ❤️❤️❤️

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  31. @carlafeo

    Absolutely LOVE what you’ve done with your room!!! It literally looks like my dream bedroom ❣️❣️ I’m currently having the same problem you had with your sheets! It’s suuuuuch a struggle! Your blog is amazing, hope my house looks like yours one day. Would love to win this set so that I’m a little bit closer to my house goal!

    Will be reading future posts, so glad I found your blog!!!

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  32. @esojf_
    LOVE!! The entire decor in this room is outstanding, every inch, the color scheme. This is such a dream room. I’m entering this giveaway because I’m currently moving into a new place, for the first time i am going to have my own room. I’ve always shared with a sibling, and slept on the couch. I don’t own a mattress or bedding, and i am tight in money and this would be such a help! The blog is truly amazing! Everything on your Instagram page gives me such inspiration for decorating my room. ��

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  33. I’ve never had linen sheets and would absolutely love to slide into a comfy, not milk stained, set of sheets after a long day of figuring out this first time mom thing! Haha @diamelen

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  34. Would love nothing more than to come home after a long day to amazing sheets on my bed. Nothing is more of a retreat than crawling into bed with comfy sheets and a cool room. @catherinehouren

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  35. At almost 40, I finally got my first headboard. It’s gorgeous but now I’d love to have some beautiful bedding to complement it. I’ve had my eye on Brooklinen, and I would love the dune chambray.

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  36. Oh! My insta handle is lauraclt

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