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This giveaway is closed. The randomly selected winner was Nicole Dziedzic, who loves her bedroom leather recliner. Congratulations to Nicole and thanks to all of our Maple Harbour 8-piece comforter set giveaway participants.
Are you still sleeping on sheets decorated with Disney characters? Or on threadbare extra-long sheets from your college dorm? It’s time to upgrade to a more adult look for your bed and the easiest way to do that is a brand-new comforter set, like the ones offered by our friends at Maple Harbour. They are sponsoring a GIVEAWAY of one 8-piece comforter set, a $259 value, that is guaranteed to give an instant upgrade to your bedroom! See below for GIVEAWAY details and how to participate.
So, what makes me the MFA’s resident decor-diva and bedding reviewer? I’m in my mid-20s, I’ve only been out of college for about 3 years now, I’m a Georgia native and dweller, and I’ve moved way too many times after getting my bachelor’s degree. And by “way too many times,” I literally mean way too many times. At each new apartment (or house owned by a too-kind relative or former professor), creating a stylish, inviting environment has always been important to me. When I get settled into a new place, I want to fill it with things that make me happy and make me feel at home when I walk through the door.
But, because of post-grad budget limitations and a hefty pile of student loans knocking at my door, I’ve had to tackle one room at a time. So far, the kitchen, living room, office, and bathroom aren’t looking too shabby — in fact, I’d dare say they even look like they belong to an adult — but, this isn’t the case with the bedroom. Right now, I have my bed frame in storage because it won’t fit in my current room, I’ve got two matching night stands and lamps (win!), sheets passed down from family members, and a coverless white duvet I call “the cloud.”
Needless to say — the room needed a facelift. Well, I’m happy to report that our friends at Maple Harbour have saved the day. They sent me the Madiera 8-Piece Comforter Set to review, and promised another one as a GIVEAWAY to one lucky MFA reader. Frankly, I didn’t have any expectation that the comforter set would actually be the one thing I needed to really tie my entire room together. So, I did a small (and very shocked) happy dance when I unpacked the set and tried it out on my bed — it looked fabulous!
My set, like most others on their site, was a complete bed set. Not only did it come with a nice, quality comforter or two pillow shams, it also included two euro shams (which are made for big square pillows), a bed skirt, and two throw pillows. Each piece is made out of nice, non-scratchy, 100% polyester material and seems really well constructed. The comforter itself is also perfect for sleeping with year-round. It’s lightweight — which means that all you need to do is pair it with a set of cool sheets in the summer and you’re set. But, it’s also a pretty good thickness for keeping your bed warm when you’re trying to snuggle up in at night in the winter. Personally, I’m always cold during the winter — must be my Southern blood — so I would recommend adding a light blanket underneath because I was a bit chilly sleeping with just sheets and the comforter alone.
There are some downsides to the comforter though, which would give me pause if I were a first time renter looking for a comforter set that would last me through the years. For starters, the polyester material is great for making sure that the comforter is great for sleeping regardless of the weather, but this material also makes this set dry-clean only. This can be costly and a real hassle — I’d much prefer a set that’s machine washable. Additionally, although the print of the fabric is perfect for my room, I would personally recommend going with a set that’s neutral like this one (this one is a light-medium grey with white designs), but that doesn’t have a print, such as a basic white or black comforter. Your tastes will change over time, so it’s always nice to have a set that is flexible when you want to decorate with a new color, change your style, etc. I also feel that this print, and many of the prints that they have on their site, limits what you can do in terms of matching your sheets. The set I have here only pairs well with white sheets, grey sheets, and perhaps a light blue set of the right shade. This is very limiting and makes it difficult when you’re buying sheets on a budget — the ability to work with what you’ve got or purchase whatever color is on sale is always great when you’re a newbie renter.
But, that said, there was also another detail that I really loved. When my comforter set arrived in the mail, I discovered that Maple Harbour donates part of the proceeds of every purchase to non-profit and adoption centers for pets in need. I don’t know about you, but knowing that on top of all the other positives (the great quality, the luxurious look, and the fact that you can actually use the comforter to sleep and not just to decorate your bed) really made me excited to own my Maple Harbour comforter set at the end of the day.
You can win your very own Madiera Comforter Set from Maple Harbour! The 8-piece set includes 1 comforter, 1 bedskirt, 2 pillow shams, two euro shams, one throw pillow and one boudoir pillow. To enter, just tell us in the comments below what is the one item that makes your bedroom cozy.
GIVEAWAY deadline is April 17, and the randomly selected winner will be notified on April 18. This GIVEAWAY is open to all our continental US readers and our Canadian readers.