|Seabird Reversible Duvet Cover : Joules.com*|
Of course, it took me a little while to choose; they have so many pretty designs - but in the end I couldn't resist the call of these seabirds, as I figured the colours would go nicely with the bed and the blanket box in my bedroom. I got it onto the bed as soon as the parcel arrived: no issues with sizing, here.
The contrast between the plain background on the front of the cover, and the stripes on the underneath, seem to give it a little something extra, and I'm sure I'll use the striped side as well for a change. It makes it fairly easy to match the cover to your sheets, so long as you have one of the colours in the stripes. I also love how the birds seem to have all of the colours in their feathers, as well.
I'm sure it won't come as a surprise to find that I'm not much of a matchy-matchy person when it comes to my bedding - I'm happy to mix and match the prints on my sheets and duvet covers, but I always think it's a bit odd when a duvet set and pillowcases are sold separately (here's the link to the pillowcases). That said, I do rather like the effect of the photo on the website where all of the pillowcases are mixed to contrast with the cover.
I'd read a review on the site where the commenter said the base colour of the pillowcases and the duvet cover didn't match, but I don't find this to be the case, at all. All I need now to finish the set is this cushion..which may well be in my basket as I type this..