Quite a while back I shared the bedding woes my daughter and I had over her bedspread. When she "graduated" from her baby room to big Girl room - she decided that she wanted kind of a Paris/French theme. Her walls were already a neutral color and we both agreed with keeping it that way. We picked out a pretty chandelier and got rid of a ceiling fan light fixture. She has pretty stained glass tiffany style lamps on her dressers. We also accented the room with pictures and odds and ends that said "Paris" about them. But we could not agree on a bedspread we liked to go with the look. She'd just been using old bed covers for now.
We looked through catalogs and online. We looked around several department stores, but didn't find anything we liked. I was drawn to all things toile, as I love how it looks...and I think it would have been pretty to have a bit of something more traditional looking too. But my daughter was drawn more to bold and graphic modern kinds of things. Even though I didn't like the more contemporary look - it was her room after all - so I was willing to let her pick what she wanted. Well she hadn't settled on anything yet, when we both happened to be shopping together in Target for something completely different and spotted the bedspread we ended up choosing. Annie's room is made up of creams and tans with accents of black and hot pink for the French feel. The cover we found is mostly kind of a deep burgundy rose pink color with some blue edging (which is one of my daughter's favorite colors). It kind of has a pattern that reminds me a little of toile, while still feeling more contemporary to my daughter. We're both happy with the result.
Pretty pattern, yet the colors and "feel" my daughter liked better than toile. And every Parisian room should have a big hot pink furry pillow, shouldn't it?
She recently changed her furniture all around so the layout of her room is different than before too.
Love the burgundy velvet piping all around the edge too.