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I love making up a bed, because bedding can totally transform the look of a bedroom. I often find myself picking up bedding on vacation since it's easy to transport (especially pillow shams and cases!). Personally, I'm a fan of mixing different patterns, colours and textures together — don't be afraid of mixing styles on one bed!

This bed is more coordinated, but I love the mix of patterns.

I think this is a great combination of mix-and-match bedding. A simple brown and white bedskirt, pillow cases, Euro shams and a large graphic print duvet cover.

For this photo shoot, I used a DwellStudio duvet cover and shams, chunky knit Euro shams from Pottery Barn, and a simple blue and white rectangular lumbar pillow.

This is the guest room in my own home, and I went for a mix of different pieces of bedding: Muted orange Euro shams from Area Home, pale blue-green pillow cases trimmed in white, simple white sheets and a vintage wool blanket. I love using Euro shams, especially in front of the sleeping pillows, they always add a nice amount of height to the bed.

For more beautiful bedding, see our 16 Gorgeous Bedrooms gallery.

Photo credits:
1. House & Home October 2007 issue
2. House & Home May 2008 issue, photography by Angus Fergusson
3. House & Home July 2011 issue
4. House & Home Makeovers 2009 special issue

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