The Best Duvet Covers

I’m currently working on a fun, budget-friendly bedroom refresh (I’ll have more about that in an upcoming post). Because we’re planning on staying in this apartment for a while, I’m trying to make the space feel “finished” – it makes a big difference in making our apartment feel like home. We don’t have a huge home décor budget right now, so I try to change things that can be done without spending a lot of money. Swapping out your bedding is a really easy and budget-friendly way to update your bedroom! (Paint is great too, but not always apartment-friendly.) We just have a plain white cover for our duvet, so when I started the project, I wanted to find something a little more interesting. I immediately began a quest to find the best duvet covers (that didn’t cost way more than we can afford).

Ironically, while I was putting this post together, we decided to buy a quilt instead. (We bought this one, and it’s great – soft, pretty, affordable, and it washes well. I’d recommend it! It might be a little small if you have a box spring or tall mattress, but it works well for us.) Scott and I are both pretty hot sleepers, so a quilt is good for us because it can replace our duvet during the warmer months. I also appreciate the versatility of a quilt; we can use it as a coverlet, layer it on top of our duvet, or use it alone.

I didn’t want all my shopping to be in vain, though, so I’ve rounded up some of the best duvet covers that I came across in my search! Most of these are under $80, but I did throw a few splurges in there – sometimes it’s worth it!

The Best Duvet Covers, Home Bedroom Decor, Affordable Duvets

 


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I especially love this washed linen set from H&M – it looks so beautiful and comfortable, and it comes in a ton of colors. I’m a sucker for a good linen!

Apartment-Friendly Christmas Décor

Decorating for Christmas is fun, but when you’re in a small, rented space, it can be difficult! Today, I’m sharing a mini Christmas home tour with you all, so you can see how we’ve decorated our small space! In an apartment, it’s important to use Christmas décor that’s easy to store, versatile, and doesn’t take up too much space. Here are a few guidelines I kept in mind while decorating for Christmas!

5 Easy, Apartment-Friendly Tips for Christmas Décor

Apartment Friendly Christmas Décor

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The Best Free Christmas Prints

I’ve mentioned before how much I love using prints to decorate. I’m all for hanging art, but it isn’t something I prioritize spending money on right now, so I like to make it as affordable as possible! I’ve found several ways to do this – Scott and I painted a few canvasses (and they’re actually pretty good); I’ve framed pages from an old atlas; I buy frames at Goodwill (frames are expensive), and of course, I like to find artwork that I can print at home. With Christmas coming up, I wanted to gather up all of my favorite free holiday-themed prints, so you can all spend your hard-earned money on things like gifts and a real Christmas tree! I’ve rounded up the 10 best free Christmas prints for you; these will make a great (and affordable) addition to your holiday décor!

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