Nothing makes me want to stay in bed all day lounging more than a rainy day.

Seeing as spring is here, the drizzle of April showers won’t be going anywhere soon. This means it is time to refresh and re-comfy (yes, I made up that word) our bedrooms for optimal rainy day snoozing.

I have been loving our new beds and bedding designs that the team has been creating. If I had to pick one trend that is slipping into my dreams it is the ever-classic, beautifully timeless combination of blue and white.

Blue and white is a traditional mix that looks fantastic in any season or room, but I especially love the combo in a bedroom setting. When I think of crisp white sheets and calming blue hues, I know I am in for a good night’s sleep.

However, while I like getting a full night of rest, I don’t want my bedding to be a snooze. One way to add some excitement to a simple color scheme is with a fun and unexpected pattern.

A double-sided custom duvet adds intrigue with a pop of animal print that can be showcased with a subtle pullback when making your bed.

Another way to add a little spice to the classic pairing is with an unexpected pop of color. This can easily be done with bedding accessories like pillows, or even by adding a rug.

To enhance a recent bed, we brought in a fun paisley print that introduced a deep coral-red hue. To take it to the next level we added a red striped rug that echoed the stripes found on the blue and white duvet.

Together it creates a cohesive look that is red, white and beautiful.

With so many fantastic complementary hues to choose from, it is hard to pick a favorite.

However, during the spring and summer months, I find myself being pulled toward beautiful floral prints full of vibrant and sunny yellow.

It is amazing how a few pillows can completely change the look and feel of a bedroom! Adding a powerful print is a great way to bring out a new side of a classic blue and white combination without sacrificing the simplicity you love.

Laughridge is the owner of Kansas City interior design destination Nell Hill’s. Email her at

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