10 Ways to Mix Bed Linens

By Kate Riley September 16, 2019

A few years ago I wrote an article featuring 20 Ways to Make a Bed, so today’s post is a spin off that one. I was helping a client (and friend) pick bed linens for her queen size and she was asking for tips for a cozy + modern look, so I pulled together a few inspirational images for her, below are a few of them.

Since we spend a third of our life in bed, I’ve always believed your bed should be a really special space created by careful consideration of bed linens. The goal is comfort while you’re in it, and some sense of style when your not. (Although if you’re like me, I don’t make my bed on the weekends, I like to leave the linens unmade and all bunched up, inviting me crawl back in.)

Here are ten different ways to mix linens for a modern cozy and inviting bed!

Monochromatic Palette with Layers of Soft Texture

emily henderson


White Duvet & Shams + Textured Accent Pillows + Decorative Throw

parachute home


Neutral Duvet + Patterned Euro Shams + Complementary Coverlet

laura cambell architecture


Neutral Basics + Alpaca Throw + Colorful Accent Pillow

architectural digest

Neutral Basics + Large Pattern Deco Pillows + Elongated Lumbar

jean stoffer design


Washed Cotton Layers + Chunky Knit Throw + Velvet Accent Pillow

immy and indi


White Cotton Duvet + Textured Cotton Quilt & Shams




Hotel Linens + Quilted Coverlet + Mixed Accent Pillows

kelley nan


White Sheets + Black & White Striped Pillows + Black & White Decorative Blanket

kismet house


Matching Quilt + Shams + Colorful Pillowcases + Linen Throw + Fur Blanket


oh eight oh nine


From the archives, you might also like: 8 Ways to Style a Mantel with Art and 10 Tiny House Tours.


Spotlight: Line Drawings

By Kate Riley September 12, 2019

I’ve been a fan of line art for a few years, and I framed a simple line art print for the wall in this bathroom remodel.


Line art or line drawings are images created with free flowing curved lines against a plain background that represent two or three dimensional objects without gradations in shade or hue. Line art is usually monochromatic. It emphasizes form and outline, over color and shading, and tends towards realism, but it may also be a caricature or cartoonish.

I’ve taken a few art classes at my local junior college, but never officially trained as an artist. But I really love making art! I’m much more comfortable creating art digitally, and I wanted to experiment with making line art, so I scanned my own cyanotype artwork and traced the image with tools in Adobe Illustrator.





I cleaned up the edges in Photoshop with the Brush tools and gave it an off white background.


Here’s how my line art looks in a frame, not bad for a first try!

If you’re interested in adding some line art to your home, I’d encourage you to pick up a really nice black pen and just start sketching! Of if you’d like to purchase a simple line drawing, check out these shops on Etsy that offer a variety of subjects.

Sources for Line Art on Etsy

Poppy by Opposite Wall

Woman Sketch by Blek Design

Minimalist Botanicals by KiwinBerries

Abstract Cat by Liv Deco


Ballroom Dancer by Pixels are Perfect


Woman by Sundry Society


Olive Tree by Arte Print

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