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I have needed new bedding since Kale and I moved in together, all the way back in March. When we moved into our new apartment together, we would turn on the light at night, and our older gray bedding turned green! It was a cruel trick of light, that we just couldn’t figure out, but it looked horrendous. Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, Mia, my younger and more “curious” dog, started eating the pom poms off the edges! She got about halfway around before I figured out where they were all going. All of this led to the necessity for new bedding. When Serena and Lily reached out to me about their new store opening in Dallas, I was all too excited to jump at the chance to pick out new bedding.
Serena and Lily are known for their quality and easy breezy luxurious California-inspired style with great design. The look reminds me of an elevated coastal home, but the pieces are very livable and cozy. If I did my whole home in Serena and Lily it would feel like a luxury vacation home! While I can’t re-do my whole apartment right away, I’m settling for the new bedding.
Serena and Lilly Bedding Review
Serena and Lily have a decently high price point, but the quality is 100% there to match. I also made sure that there weren’t any pieces too tempting for Mia, so she doesn’t feel tempted to snack on any more pom poms.
My parents always told me your bed is something you should never skimp on because it’s where you spend most of your time (although my desk chair might disagree). Its possible they were talking about the frame and the mattress, but I’m going to expand the definition. You should have quality linens, pillows, and blankets on your bed.
Solana Duvet Cover and Shams
I needed a really lightweight duvet. Kale runs hotter than the average human so he would not go for anything weighted or heavy. Not to mention we live in Texas, so the summer heat here is no joke! I tried a quilt, similar to the Sutter Linen Quilt, instead of a full bedspread over the summer but decided I prefer the fluff of a comforter. I chose the Solana duvet cover for my down comforter to make us both happy. I figured this would be a good year-round piece for us.
I like simple styles, something classic that I won’t get annoyed with after a couple of months. I looked for solid colors and found the Solana Duvet Cover and bedding set. I chose fog (a light gray, but currently there is only white available). There is also a matching sheet set, including a linen sheet set! Naturally, I got a matching set so I grabbed the Solana Shams standard size in fog as well. We tried white in the past but that didn’t go well with the dogs. Even when they don’t get on the bed, their fur gets everywhere! Don’t forget that the shams are sold separately so don’t forget to buy two!
Currently, the Solana set comes in percale, a lightweight fabric. When we got ours, there was a European linen version, but it was a bit too thin and tore, so it appears they updated to a stronger fabric.
This was the piece that I definitely didn’t need but was the most excited about. There are very few nights that I need a blanket here in Texas, but I think now that Kale and I live together, I figured we’ll keep the heat off for longer. I’ve wanted a big chunky knit throw for a while but every time I looked last year they were sold out or really tiny. This one from Serena and Lily is sold out, but this Fisherman Knit Throw is another amazing option!
I love a wool, super cozy, a thick blanket. I love the ivory for contrast. Despite what the photos below show, I don’t let the dogs anywhere near it. I was actually trying to get Mia to sit next to the bed and she interpreted that as jumping ON the bed. She completely crashed my shoot but the photos turned out so much better, to be honest. She looked so cute, I just couldn’t kick her out.
Yes, another throw blanket but on the opposite end of the spectrum. This one is really lightweight and has an adorable fringe on the ends. I use this one on the couch mostly, but throw it on the bed for decor when I’m not using it. I love it because the alpaca is super soft. I have an alpaca scarf that my mom got me years ago and I wear it all winter long! My exact throw has since been discontinued, but Serena and Lily are always coming out with new gorgeous alpaca blankets and throws!
Kale says these are called throw pillows because he can throw them on the floor when they are in the way. He absolutely hates extra pillows and sees no point in them. I, however, love them and decided that one pillow would be a good compromise on our bed. The pillow I chose has since been discontinued, but there are always new beautiful throw pillows! This is the insert I got for my pillow.
Where To Shop Serena and Lily Bedding
Of course, you can shop Serena and Lily’s bedding online, but when looking for home decor and furniture, sometimes it is easier to buy in person. A reminder when you buy online, to always carefully read materials and measurements! Serena and Lily have a gorgeous store in Dallas, TX! It is located on McKinney off Knox Street.