I thought I would do this separately from the other thread. I need an answer pretty quick.
In all my travels today to find things I found a couple of duvet covers (since the one I wanted to use is packed away somewhere). I found 2 but neither are perfect. I don't have time for perfect unfortunately. here are the pictures from the packages.
I'm thinking that duvet is so poofy it may be better just to hide the duvet for showing and use the covers like a bed spread for now.
The black and white one is 4" too short for my over sized queen duvet but I can probably live with that as it will just be extra poofy when I put it all together whenever. It's reversible, black background or white, same with 2 shams. The problem is my bedskirt is chocolate brown...not perfect but I can't change it now. So can I get away with it or am I pushing my luck?
The second one is a king size I found at Costco (I think they came in about 4 different colour combos, very nice for about $70). It's too big but I thought I would try it anyway because the colours looked right.The feel of that thing is heaven. Just like my favourite sheets I got from Costco. It's about 8" too big for my duvet. The stripe is chocolate brown with a blue background that matches my sheets but is a not quite with the blueish walls (it's too cloudy here to actually see what it looks like in daylight so that is my judgment with the lights on). I tried this one on the bed and the stripe around the perimeter more or less falls off the mattress instead of being on top and I worry that it will be a pain to keep straight.
So thoughts? Will one of them work or should I just go back to boring duvet without cover? Here is the way it's been for showings (I have not been using the blue/grey pillow) or one of the new ones?
Oh yes for those who are following along, I got the mums. Nice bright yellow ones for the front and back of the house. I also got some nice bright yellow glads I think I will put on the mantel. Costco's mum's are always so nice and only $12 for a huge pot of them and they last through frost too which is probably a good thing since we are cold here again right now (11 degrees and dropping).