Coordinating Bedding for Kilim Noir

Saffron Marigold - Updated: August 4, 2014

Mysterious, exotic and stunningly unique, our handprinted Kilim Noir reversible duvet cover is just the thing for a bold bedroom that whispers of far away lands.  An ochre motif, printed on a rich black ground is the centerpiece of this print, however the surprisingly bright border in gold, tangerine and cerulean is absolutely eye catching as well. Today we’ll create bedding looks for Kilim Noir, covering four sheeting options and several throw pillow ideas for this print, each of which will play with the global palette of our print.

Kilim Noir Duvet or Bedspread
Kilim Noir Duvet or Bedspread

Sheeting for Kilim Noir

A creamy white zigs and zags across the reverse side of this regal duvet, and is seen in the border as well.  To pull out this tone, and for the most subtle sheeting option, we suggest cream sheeting such as Pinzon Velvet Flannel Cotton Sheets (ahh!) available from Amazon. For a “wow” factor, choose Coyuchi’s organic jersey knit cotton sheets in tangerine.  These will be impossibly cozy, and wonderfully rich in color.

cream colored cotton sheets
Pinzon Velvet Flannel Cotton Sheets in Cream – Amazon

mustard colored cotton bed sheets
Coyuchi organic Cotton Jersey Sheets in Tangerine – available at Bambeco

Also from Coyuchi (can you tell it’s a favorite? 🙂 )  we suggest a set of sheets and pillowcases in cerulean.  This will pick up the hint of azure in the Kilim Noir duvet, and contrast wonderfully with the duvet’s gold and black.  I love the thought of this pillowcase peeking out from above the duvet! For a particularly strong and masculine look, use solid black cotton sheets such as this set from Linens-n-Things. Black sheets will melt into the midnight and mystery of Kilim Noir, and act as an interesting neutral.

organic cotton sheets
Organic Cotton Sheets and Pillowcases in Cerulean – Coyuchi

black egyptian cotton
Egyptian Cotton Bedding in Black – Linens-n-Things

Exotic Bedding Looks

We know that many people feel the bed isn’t complete until it is accented with an assortment of complementary pillows.  To help you find just the right pillows for your Kilim Noir Bedding, we’ll point you to some Saffron Marigold prints that work well with it, styled in two unique ways, Exotically Simple, and Exotically Ornate.

Exotically Simple:  Pillow Shams and an Accent Pillow

All of the sheeting sets above come with shams, however, if you have a few extra pillows and wanted to do something a little more, you can consider adding a patterned or a solid sham.  Featured below are three prints which will work well with Kilim Noir.  Tropical Garden will play with the bold red-orange in Kilim Noir’s border, and add an organic note to this geometric print.  Using matching Kilim Noir shams will create the boldest look, with a visual focus on the strong black ground and golden motifs.  Indian Summer shams will mellow the look of your bedroom, tying into the gold in Kilim Noir without competing.

Tropical Garden Pillow Sham
Tropical Garden Pillow Sham

Kilim Noir Pillow Sham
Kilim Noir Pillow Sham

Indian Summer Pillow Sham
Indian Summer Pillow Sham

For our Exotically Simple look, we like one central accent pillow that unites the pillow shams and the bedspread.  Have fun with these!

Spice Route (c) Accent Pillow
Spice Route (c) Accent Pillow

Indian Summer Accent Pillow
Indian Summer Accent Pillow

Tropical Garden Accent Pillow
Tropical Garden Accent Pillow

For a simple look we recommend…

A Kilim Noir duvet, Tangerine sheets and pillow cases, Two Kilim Noir shams, and One Spice Route (c) accent pillow

Exotically Ornate: Add Euro Shams, and a Boudoir Pillow

Euro Shams add height and volume to a bed. Two or three in the same print create a luxurious bed that is sure to stun.  Line the back of your bed with Euros, then layer pillow shams, accent pillows and boudoirs in front!  Use several coordinating boudoir pillows, or choose vibrantly different prints!  These little beauties are small, and will shine like gems scattered across your bed.

Tropical Garden (c) Euro Sham and Tropical Garden Boudoir Sham
Indian Summer (c) Euro Sham and Indian Summer Boudoir Sham

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Spice Route Euro Sham and Spice Route (c) Boudoir Sham

Tropical Garden (c) Euro Sham and Tropical Garden Boudoir Sham
Tropical Garden (c) Euro Sham and Tropical Garden Boudoir Sham

For an Ornate Look We Recommend…

A Kilim Noir Duvet,  Two Spice Route euro shams, Tangerine sheets and pillowcases, Two Kilim Noir shams, Two Spice Route (c) accent pillows, One  Tropical Garden boudoir pillow

 

Kilim Noir Sample Swatch
Kilim Noir Sample Swatch

Introduce our handprinted Kilim Noir to your bedroom, combine it with anyone of these sheeting sets and pillows,  and your bedroom is sure to become the place of your dreams.

Here are a few more ideas we saw while shopping around…

If you want a bit of tone, but not too much pattern, consider one of these more neutral pillows.  (Yes, I know the first pillow isn’t neutral, but it matches the pattern so nicely, I had to include it! )

Gold and Black Pillow - HomeTexco
Gold and Black Pillow – HomeTexco

Black Euro Sham - Belmont Home Decor
Black Euro Sham – Belmont Home Decor

Gold Linen Pillow - Pillow Decor
Gold Linen Pillow – Pillow Decor

Veratex Brady Euro Sham - Overstock
Veratex Brady Euro Sham – Overstock

Next up we will feature Pacific Blue . To read the entire series go here.

Father’s Day Gift Add On

If you’re shopping for Father’s Day, consider the casual, timeless luxury of leather slippers for Dad.  A pair of these beside the bed might make leaving Kilim Noir a little easier in the morning!

Deerskin Mules - Shipton and Heneage, London
Deerskin Mules – Shipton and Heneage, London