an unexpected blanket

A few months ago, this image stopped me in my tracks.

Obviously, the first thing I noticed was that beautiful wallpaper but the more I looked at the image the more I realized that it was actually the deliberate contrasts between all of the objects in the room that got me excited. On paper, that striped red Hudson's Bay or Pendleton blanket should not work. If I were to say to you as a designer, I have a great idea for you master bedroom. We're going to paper the walls in the most delicate, pink Chinese wallpaper and then we're going to use a traditional nailhead detailed headboard flanked by two rose-coloured, pleated shades and then to finish it all off we're going to make the bed with a red camping blanket you would probably send me packing. But it works, it actually makes the whole room much more interesting and how nice is it to see what is traditionally considered a rustic blanket in a much more luxurious setting.

Seeing this all the time gets a little boring...

Last Christmas, I received a new Hudson's Bay blanket as a present. It is something which I have always wanted. These blankets are treated like heirlooms in Canada and often passed down through generations. In recent years, I've moved away from sleeping under a duvet at night preferring the weight and feel of a wool blanket instead. As luck would have it, many of the colours that already exist in our bedroom work well with the characteristic red, green, yellow, and indigo stripes of the Hudson's Bay blanket.

Hands down, this is the most colourful room in our house! And while I'm still thinking of moving towards an overall more serene bedroom

(all this would take is a few hard days of painting) I'm quite happy with our bright and sunny bedroom, especially during the grey days of winter.

Image Credits
1) Ngoc Minh Ngo via This is Glamarous and Fondly Seen
2) Various via Re-Nest, George Interior Design and Fondly Seen.
3) my own
4) my own from Elle Decor.