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This post is going to be a short one for a change, but I thought to post it here after I got some comments about it on Instagram: do you think it’s weird or genius for each person sleeping in a large bed to have their own blanket?
I ask because I shared a cropped version of this pic yesterday, where I revealed that K and I have recently upgraded some of our bedding but have continued to use two separate (twin) comforters on top of our DIY king bed. Since the duvet for a king size bed is roughly the same size as two twin comforters put together, it just makes the both of us a lot more comfortable to not have to pull or fight for the covers. It also helps because both of the dogs like to sleep on the bed for part of the night, and it’s hard enough as it is with these two cover hogs!
According to the comments the post received, this is actually a pretty common practice in Europe (perhaps I’ve unwittingly taken #scandiboho style into my very core?). I honestly had never heard of it before and thought we’d come up with a cool problem-solving hack, but we were clearly beaten to the punch on that (also, a simple Google search would have exposed our lack of originality, too, ha). For several people in the U.S. though, it was either unheard of or some couples do it in secret. Neat, huh?
As for us, it’s definitely a no-secret-shame situation. I like my space when I sleep and K does too, so why not be comfortable, right? Well… as much as one can with a 50-lb dog hogging up foot space 😉.
The only exception is when I’m making the bed or styling for photos. I haven’t really nailed the two-comforter look to my satisfaction (if you look back at the DIY floating king bed photos such as the one below, that was them!), so I’m choosing to layer another duvet on top that has a pattern I really like. It has a slight lump in the middle because of the overlap, but that doesn’t really bother me since I also drape a blanket across the end of the bed.
The gray twin sizes are far more practical with the dog hair, too, but I absolutely LOVE this black and white one, so it goes on top now. I’m currently editing some new photos with this and more bedroom-related changes for another post (and updating the House Tour page!! that’s always a satisfying moment), so be on the lookout for that.
So, what do you think? Is this something you knew about already, or have you never thought to try it? If you’ve done the two-blanket method before, did you switch back to one at a certain point? Is anyone going to come over to the two-duvet side?